Thank You, Rock Fans!!
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Marshall Crenshaw

Thank You, Rock Fans!!

SKU: #081227941109
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Marshall Crenshaw: Thank You, Rock Fans!! 1LP was the 6th fan voted title and 7th ROG release pressed on vinyl. Limited to 1,155 LPs worldwide and delivered to stores in December 2017. If you missed out on the pre-order check our store locator to find an authorized Run Out Groove dealer near you.

Vinyl info:
The 1LP was mastered for vinyl by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studios with lacquers cut by Jeff Powell at Sam Phillips Recording Studio. 180g black vinyl was pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands. Single pocket tip-on jackets with 11x11 inserts were manufactured at Stoughton Printing Company.

Details about the record:
Previously unreleased live recordings discovered in the WMG vaults. Sourced from the original analog masters and mixed by Chris Stamey. 1LP set includes brand new artwork & design, previously unseen photos and notes by Marshall Crenshaw.

Info about the band:
With roots in classic Soul, British Invasion and Rockabilly, Detroit native Marshall Crenshaw has forged a very original and melodic form of crafting songs over the past 35 plus years in the music business. In the early days, Marshall was compared to Buddy Holly often, due in part to his portrayal of the doomed rock icon in the 1987 film, La Bamba.”Although he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, He soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself “—Quote from The Trouser Press. In addition to his original songs, that have been covered over the years by notable artists such as Ronnie Spector, Robert Gordon, the Gin Blossoms, America, Freedy Johnston, Bette Midler, Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs to name a few, Marshall is an accomplished guitarist with a very jazz-oriented style of playing. Marshall launched his original trio in New York with his brother Robert on drums and Chris Donato on bass, recording “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake Records in 1981.Soon afterwards, the trio was signed to Warner Bros. Records and his debut album, simply titled “Marshall Crenshaw,” was released in 1982 and included his biggest hit, “Someday Someway.” Robert Gordon took the song to #76 in 1981 and Crenshaw’s own version made #36 in 82. It would be Marshall’s only solo Billboard Top 40 Pop hit. On the Cash Box magazine chart the song went to #31 and reached #25 on Billboard’s Rock Tracks. The song, ‘Til I Hear It From You,” sung by the Gin Blossoms and co-written by Marshall , reached #11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1996. Despite his 4 subsequent WB studio albums not including hits, Marshall continued to record in the 1990s and 2000s. “Better Back Off” from the MCA album, “Life’s Too Short,” reached #17 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart. In the 2000s Marshall played guitar as a guest of the reunited MC5, growing up a fan of the band in Detroit. He penned the title track from the 2007 film, “Walk Hard” starring John C Reilly, with the song being nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in a movie. In 2011 he began hosting a radio show called The Bottomless Pit on WFUV in New York, featuring his vast collection of music. He is currently on a US tour this summer with Los Straight Jackets. Although Marshall has released many live albums throughout his career, this newly discovered unreleased performance found in Warner Music’s vault was recorded while he was touring in support of his debut release in 1982 and includes several songs seeing their first release on any format. To be co-produced by Marshall, who will supply unseen photographs and liner notes and to be mixed by Chris Stamey, this could be the next lovingly packaged ROG live document to provide a unique snapshot back to Marshall’s formative years as an artist and fill a hole in his recorded live legacy if voted in as ROG #7!

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Track Listing:
Side A
1 Introduction/Brand New Lover
2 I’ll Do Anything
3 There She Goes Again
4 Move It
5 Mary Anne
6 Rockin’ Around NYC
Side B
1 Soldier of Love
2 Girls
3 Someday Someway
4 Gotta Lotta Livin’ To Do
5 Something’s Gonna Happen
6 Usual Thing
7 She Can’t Dance