MARTY FRIEDMAN`s presence in the world of music, the world of guitar, and Japanese pop culture is mystifying, bizarre, and nothing short or inspiring.
His 14th solo album, ONE BAD M.F. Live!! is an all-out celebration of Marty`s music in its rawest form, Recorded live during his 2018 Wall of Sound tour, ONE BAD M.F. Live!!smashes any notions you may have about instrumental music being pompous and snobby. As seen in the first music video for the album, “Whiteworm”, Marty and the band are all smiles and are in constant interaction with the audience, pouncing on the rhythms and playing such addictive melodies that one doesn`t miss a vocalist for a moment.
“This live album is a tip of the hat to the live albums that blew my mind when I was a kid,” explains FRIEDMAN, “the musical content itself is modern and atomic-powered, but the presentation is decidedly old school. The pacing of the show, the audience participation stuff, the special live arrangements of the songs, it`s all been tweaked in such a way to give the audience the feeling that they are really getting something special, that only happens at THEIR show, not just a recital of the songs exactly as they know them. There are happy accidents, once in a lifetime ad libs, things that could have only happened because we were high on the audience`s energy.” read more shankhall.com