BBC Four to show Marshall Amplification Documentary
POSTED 21.11.14 IN NEWS
BROADCAST ON FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2014 AT 10PM ON BBC FOUR IN THE UK, 'PLAY IT LOUD: THE STORY OF THE MARSHALL AMP' GIVES A SPECIAL INSIGHT INTO THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF MARSHALL, AND WHY GUITARISTS AROUND THE WORLD FELL IN LOVE WITH OUR AMPLIFIERS AND CONTINUE TO USE THEM TODAY.
The BBC describe the documentary as follows:
“One iconic black box has probably more than anything else come to define the sound of rock – the Marshall amplifier. It has been, quite literally, behind some of the greatest names in modern music.
It all started in 1962 when drum shop owner Jim Marshall discovered the distinctive growl that gave the electric guitar an exciting new voice. Music got a whole lot louder as young musicians like Clapton, Townshend and Hendrix adopted the revolutionary ‘Marshall Sound’. The electric guitar now spoke for a new generation and the genre of rock was born.
Soon Marshall stacks and walls were an essential backdrop of rock ‘n’ roll. The excesses of rock machismo were gloriously lampooned in the 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap.
With contributions from rock legends like Pete Townshend, Lemmy and Slash, plus an interview with the ‘Father of Loud’ Jim Marshall, this documentary cruises down the rock ages with all the dials set to ‘eleven’.”
A must watch for all Marshall fans, check it out on Friday 28th November 2014 on BBC Four at 10pm.