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Frank Marino
& ..Mahogany Rush

Double Live Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush-Double Live (Road House)

1. "You Got Livin" (4:34)
2. "Midnight Highway" (3:45)
3. "Free" (7:10)
4. "Poppy" (10:38)
5. "Roadhouse Blues" (11:20)
6. "Who Do Ya Love" (10:53)
7. "Guitar Prelude" -instrumental (2:08)
8. "Electric Reflections Revisited" -instrumental (2:23)
9. "Sky Symphony to a Little Town" -instrumental (3:18)
10. "Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame" (5:29)
11. "Juggernaut" (7:11)
12. "Strange Dreams" (5:22)

Looked for a long time for a cd by this man and finally stumbled across this live disc used for $6.99. I use to own a bunch of Frank Marino on vinyl, but replacing that vinyl has not been easy. Regardless, this is an excellent live jam and includes two of my favorite Marino songs in "Juggernaut" and "Strange Dreams."

Tales of the Unexpected Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush-Tales of the Unexpected (Columbia) 1979

1. "Sister Change" (4:44)
2. "All Along the Watchtower" (4:34)
3. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (3:10)
4. "Tales of the Unexpected" (7:56)
5. "Down, Down, Down" (5:37)
6. "Door of Illusion" (5:28)
7. "Woman" (5:36)
8. "Bottom of the Barrel" (4:50)

There is just something captivating about Marino's guitar playing and his sound. I've never listed him as one of my favorites, yet when I popped this cd into my stereo, I have a hard time taking it out. I just really dig his 1970's heavy metal sound. The other thing I like about this disc is that it has an infectious groove from beginning to end. Gotta love that. "All Along the Watchtower" is a Bob Dylan cover that has also been performed by Jimi Hendrix. Marino's version is influenced more by Hendrix's version but he still makes the song sound like his own.

Frank Marino-Full Circle (Steamhammer) 1986

1. "Breakin' Away" (6:05)
2. "Imagine" (4:19)
3. "When Love Is Lost" (4:42)
4. "Razor's Edge" (4:16)
5. "Hang On" (4:48)
6. "Full Circle" (11:24)
7. "Long Ago" (4:30)
8. "Had Enough" (5:18)
9. "Genesis" (2:27)

Solid and hard hitting cd from guitar master Frank Marino. There are a few 80's sounding ideas on this cd but for the most part Frank doesn't stray far from the sound that made him popular in the 1970's. I never could understand why everyone said he was a Hendrix clone. Frank certainly has a style of his own, although the Hendrix influence is there, it's definitely not so out front that he should be labeled a clone. Great cd mixing the Blues with a some heavy guitar tones and some well written rock 'n' roll songs. This cd is out of print in the U.S.

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