BORN WIRED TURNS FOUR.
Kind of hard to believe, but the Born Wired album was released four years ago this week. I think it’s stood up pretty well!
As mentioned elsewhere on the site, you can get it for free from Bandcamp.
“I grew up listening to, and loving, all kinds of music,” says Mark Marshall. “But somewhere in my preteens I got bitten hard by rock ’n’ roll—so I decided to devote a whole album to the little monster.”
That album is Born Wired, his third. And, just like the very genre that inspired it, it’s quite a monster itself. One that bites as hard as the sounds it’s creator absorbed while coming of age, in the glory days of glam and classic rock.
Cohesive, classic, and just the right amount of eclectic, Born Wired is the sound of a seasoned vocalist, songwriter, record maker, and musician hitting his creative peak. Directly, through both his own pen and playing, he returns some love to the amazing music that has led him here.
“Mark Marshall has been making music for decades and, on albums like this, it shows. He always stays true to a classic rock feel but, he’s definitely not afraid of change. He’s got a few ballads, a few ragers, and a host of everything in between. No matter what style he chooses though, he simply refuses to stray away from one thing: Catchy hooks and excellent lyricism.”
“I was discussing original music with another music pal the other day and he said there’s this old musical adage (I think he said it was something jazz great Miles Davis once said) that you shouldn’t try to sound like anyone else, you should try to sound like yourself. Then there’s the kicker P.S. where he says something to the effect like ‘but finding yourself musically can take 20 years’. I think I understand that after 5+ years of writing songs, and I also think it’s quite possible there are plenty of people who make music who never quite get there, I’m certainly not.
One guy who sounds like he has gotten there is Mark Marshall. You hear it all over on his new studio album Born Wired. Bowie meets T.Rex and they all drink a bit too much coffee before the sessions. But just a bit. The result is his contemporary high energy rock n roll that brings the melodic hard rock of the late 70s screaming into 2017, and Mr. Marshall is your tour guide.”
Born Wired doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but, rather, it acts as a love letter to a bygone era when hard rock was the business, and business was booming. Songs such as “Another Night,” “Funk Hard,” and “Girls Like You” act as a nostalgic harkening back to the reckless abandon, party-on spirit of the 1970s.