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Bernie Marsden


Bernie Marsden - At The BBC The Pauls Jones Show Sessions 2002-2010 - 2010 - Auntie-BeeB

Former member of Juicy Lucy, UFO, Wild Turkey, Babe Ruth, Whitesnake and more, Bernie Marsden has been at the forefront of great British rock music for many years. A huge devotee of the late Rory Gallagher, and influenced by Peter Green of whom he said "Peter was the guitar player that I always wanted to hear, never to emulate, I loved Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, Hendrix of course, but Peter Green just hit the parts that the others didn’t, and I always thought his song writing was special, listen to "The Same Way" on Mayall’s "Hard Road" The signs of what was coming are there". This BBC sessions is composed of tracks taken from different sessions for the Paul Jones show on BBC Radio 2 between 2002 and 2010. Bernie plays the music of Rory Gallagher, plus new releases and classic tracks. Bernie is a superb guitarist, and may not always get his due credit. A.O.O.F.C would be grateful for a complete musicians/composers list for this album. Buy the great "Bernie Plays Rory" album @ http://www.berniemarsden.co.uk/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=15 and listen to his "Stacks" album. His "Green And Blues" tribute to Peter Green album is another great recording

TRACKS from 16/12/2002

01 - Working For The CSA - B.Marsden
02 - Funny People - B.Marsden
03 - Downhome Blues - George Jackson

TRACKS from 19.08.2004

04 - Pick It Up - B.Marsden
05 - Funny People - B.Marsden
06 - Rollin'

TRACKS from 10.02.2005

07 - Boss Of The Blues
08 - Pebble Mill
09 - Place In My Heart - B.Marsden

TRACKS Recorded for the Paul Jones BBC Radio 2 programme, broadcast on Feb 8th 2010

10 - Hands Off - Rory Gallagher
11 - Continental Op - Rory Gallagher
12 - I Wonder Who - McKinley Morganfield
13 - Bad Blood
14 - Blister On The Moon - Rory Gallagher
15 - Whats Going On

N.B: Composers listed where known


Blues rock guitarist Bernie Marsden's hot licks helped launch the career of Whitesnake, as he played on the group's first eight releases, and lent a major hand in composing some of the band's most renowned songs. Initially inspired to play the guitar as a teenager due to such authentic blues players as Howling Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson, Marsden later picked up on such '60s white blues players as Peter Green, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck. The early '70s saw Marsden briefly join several renowned groups - Juicy Lucy and UFO - but each time, the guitarist exited before a full-length album could be completed (Marsden was also a member of a group that drummer Cozy Powell attempted to put together, Hammer, before quickly disbanding). The mid '70s saw Marsden join British prog rockers Babe Ruth for a pair of releases, 1975's Stealin' Home and 1976's Kid's Stuff, before the group broke up, as well. Marsden then supposedly turned down an offer to play with Paul McCartney, and eventually joined up with former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale in Whitesnake. Early on, Whitesnake pursued a much more bluesy and hard rock-based sound than their latter-day (and much more successful) pop-metal direction, as Marsden played on such albums as 1978's Snakebite and Trouble, 1979's Love Hunter and Live at Hammersmith, 1980's Ready An' Willing, 1981's Live in the Heart of the City, 1982's Come and Get It, and 1983's Saints and Sinners. Although the group achieved substantial success throughout Europe, Coverdale wanted to pursue a more mainstream sound to crack the lucrative U.S. market, which led to Marsden's exit soonafter. Subsequently, a pair of Marsden-Coverdale compositions would be dusted off and re-recorded by Whitesnake in the late '80s ("Here I Go Again" and "Fool for Your Loving"), both of which became sizeable worldwide hits. It was during his tenure with Whitesnake that Marsden also managed to find the time to issue a pair of solo albums, 1979's And about Time, Too and 1981's Look at Me Now. But instead of pursuing a solo career full-time after his dismissal from Whitesnake, Marsden opted to form a new band, Alaska, who only managed two releases, 1984's Heart of the Storm and 1985's The Pack, before breaking up. After laying low for the remainder of the '80s, Marsden resurfaced in the '90s, guesting on recordings by such artists as Forcefield and Walter Trout, and forming a new group along with his ex-Whitesnake bandmate, guitarist Mick Moody, called the Moody Marsden Band. The band usually relied on playing classic Whitesnake tunes live, and issued such recordings as 1992's Never turn your Back on the Blues, 1994's Live in Hell: Unplugged and Real Faith, plus 2000's The Nights the Guitars Came to Play and Ozone Friendly (the latter of which was a reissue of Real Faith, albeit with a slightly different tracklisting). The early 21st century saw the duo joined by another former Whitesnake bandmate, bassist Neil Murray, which resulted in the formation of a new group, Company of Snakes (with a pair of releases soon following - 2001's Here They Go Again: Live and 2002's Burst the Bubble). Marsden has also sporadically issued further solo recordings, including 1992's The Friday Rock Show Sessions and the 1995 Peter Green tribute, Green and Blues. In addition to his music career, Marsden has also tried his hand at acting (the German TV movie, Frankie), and has provided soundtracks for several movie projects in both Germany and the U.S., plus serving as the art director, producer, and author of the three part TV series, The Delta Blues 1926 - Urban Blues 1960. © Greg Prato, All Music Guide


A.O.O.F.C said...


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A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, Anonymous. You're most welcome

unkerz said...

there's good rockin' tonight.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hey,unkerz! Sex & drugs & rock and roll is all my body needs!!...TTU soon...P