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Top Five Tracks That Used Marshall Stacks

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As Jim Marshall, the “father of loud” has departed to higher ground, he has left a loud legacy behind him indeed.

Without the magic of Marshall amplifiers, many of rock’s legends would have been deprived of releasing their soul, to it’s full potential. Marshall stacks resulted in an explosion of sound that exceeded to another dimension.

An avid depiction of how to use the hell out of Marshall amps, “Marbles” was 99 percent Marshall. How could Hendrix stand up next to a mountain, and chop it down with the edge of his hand? He had Marshall stacks to boost him up!


Jimi Hendrix – “Voodoo Child”

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Though nicknamed “slowhands”, Clapton delivered heavy riffs, while expressing his love for Pattie Boyd. Clapton’s passion bled out of the Fender champs, which exploded “Layla” into the hearts of all of its listeners.


Eric Clapton – “Layla”

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Slash made it clear that it was good o’l Jim Marshall who allowed the electrifying precision, when he delivered his famous guitar intro in “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.


Slash / Guns ‘N Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

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The Who’s frontman Pete Townshend, had a famous loyalty to Marshall amps. Marshall created custom amps for his fellow Brits, when their original Marshall amps were stolen. Possibly there is a correlation between the amp theft, and the title of “Won’t Get fooled Again”?


Pete Townshend / The Who – “Won’t Get fooled Again”

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Randy Rhoads, epitomized the saying “live fast, die young”. Though his career was short, his legacy still lives on. Marshall stacks had a significant role in Rhoads’ “Crazy Train” guitar solo, causing one to actually feel like they’re going off the rails on a crazy train.


Randy Rhoads / Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Train”

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