Singer/Songwriter Marshall Crenshaw discusses his past and future plans for vinyl releases
EPISODE 46 – MARSHALL CRENSHAW
It’s rare for us to apologize for anything but we’re sorry we didn’t spend more time talking to Marshall Crenshaw. We’re not only sorry that we ran out of time before we discussed his fantastic output of the 1990’s and 2000’s, we’re sorry the conversation had to end. He’s a darn interesting guy with a great story to tell and we could have talked to him for hours.
The Marshall Crenshaw story is a uniquely American one. Elements of it could have come from Steinbeck (suffocating in the heavy air of his home state young man heads west in search of work) or any number of old films you might see running every day on TCM (frustrated performer auditions for stage show). The guy even married his high school sweetheart so I ask you, what is more American than that? Well, his music for starters.
Born at the dawn of rock and roll and maturing as the British invasion hit, Marshall Crenshaw witnessed the unfolding of the rock era first hand and carved out his own niche with songs that have more hooks than your Grandpa’s tackle box. While our interview celebrates the 30thanniversary of his self titled debut album our omission of what came after is not meant to slight his fantastic catalog (or his film appearances or book). Not a bad record in the bunch and no matter what year they were made, like the best rock and roll music, they still sound fresh and timeless. Marshall discusses growing up in Detroit, joining the cast of Beatlemania, his early years with Warner Bros. Records and plans to release a series of vinyl-only EP’s via his website.
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