06 May 2009

"this goes to 11 ... "

Marshall in England first developed amps for
Pete Townshend and John Entwistle in the mid 1960's.

Marshall amps appeared at Melbourne gigs c.1966 -
Stan Rogers of The Adderley-Smith Blues Band
recalls -
"WE WERE approached, by a new amplifier company to test their amplifiers in actual performances.            Our mandate was
                         to try as hard as we could to blow them up.
Every Monday I would take them back and get a new set
...   and I am talking about a wall of amplifiers and speakers,
                                the full width of the stage of The Catcher.
That was the beginning of Marshall in Australia."
Later, -
in the 1970s the band Blue Oyster Cult -
On Your Feet Or On Your Knees' - "this is what a true live album sounds like, because it was taped and not cleaned up.   You can smell the people, the smoke, the beer, the amps, etc..   I just wish the young music fans could be exposed to BOC,    but unfortunately MTV killed this kind of Rock, and in turn killed the truth"
used an entire wall of full-stack Marshall Amplifiers ...
 read details via - Gareth Owen on STACK EVOLUTION.
the entire sub-culture   culminates    gloriously in

The Wonder That Is SPINAL TAP