Jim Marshall – A Life Lived Loud…

The immortal Stackfather - Jim Marshall OBE with Slayer guitarist Kerry King.

This is sad news – Jim Marshall OBE, father of the modern amplifier, has died at the age of 88.  If you’ve listened to a noisy, obnoxious rock record made in the last fifty or so years, the chances are that it was made by some bunch of rampaging miscreants armed with one of the good Doctor’s cabs and stacks.

Oh look, poetry.

He leaves behind him a legacy of rocking sonic innovation which includes the iconic Marshall amplifier and a dedication to making even the most rudimentary of bedroom guitarists feel like stadium-headlining rock gods whenever they plugged in.

Why not have a look at Slayer’s Kerry King demoing his signature Marshall amp via the Tubes (warning: features awesome riffing and scary tatts).

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3 responses to “Jim Marshall – A Life Lived Loud…

  1. I will crank up my Marshall in his honor today

  2. Pingback: ‘Father of Loud’ Amp Inventor Jim Marshall Dies, Aged 88 – International Business Times « Ye Olde Soapbox

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