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Monday, October 6, 2008

CD Review: Marshall Price - Hear At Last

Marshall Price - Hear At Last
2008, Grade School Records

Marshall Price hails from Las Vegas. He started playing drums at the age of ten and switched to guitar a few years later. He has developed a big guitar rock sound that is refreshing and different from the norm. He’s also a strong DIY-er, wanting to maintain control of his music and his career. His debut CD, Hear At Last, was released in 2008. Check this out.

Hear At Last opens with heavy rocker Light It Up, a rock and roll gem. This song makes me think of Kim Mitchell in his glory days and provides all of that feel good spark that is missing from corporate rock and roll these days. Beyond The Pleasure Principle is a wonderfully convoluted song, as if Green Day and Ben Folds played together with the Beach Boys singing background vocals. It's Almost Over is a straightforward rock tune that jumps out of the speakers and beats you to the ground with an infectious melody.

Marshall Price knows what so many artists have forgotten, how to write great rock tunes, perform them and still sound like he's having fun. Heavy 1970's and 1980's influences abound and every song here is like a mini-party. Other highlights include Burning The Bridge At Both Ends, Baby You Don't Know, Death On The Dance Floor and Gotta Get It Back. That said, you can't go wrong with any of the tracks here.

Marshall Price brings the rock back home on Hear At Last. This is probably one of the most legitimate and realistic rock records of the year. Great influences from the 1970's and 1980's and just a bit of Brit Rock make for a pleasurable rock and roll experience. Don't skip this one folks, Hear At Last is a must-have CD.

Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Marshall Price at, where you can buy a copy of Hear At Last. The album is also available in mp3 format through iTunes.


Anonymous said...

Sucked! Just another Vegas poser trying to get out of washing dishes.

Anonymous said...

yea you should know, Just another jealous wanna-be afraid to be a man.

Anonymous said...

Did you actually listen to End of the Night? Did he run out of cash or maybe power went out at the studio? The vocals are awful!! Sure hope he doesn't plan on leaving his day job if he was satisfied with that take.

The 1st poster nailed it!!