Monday, October 12, 2009

Marshall Tucker Band - Marshall Tucker Band
Marshall Tucker Band - Marshall Tucker Band
Genre: Southern Rock
Size: 72.81 MB

The Marshall Tucker Band is another Southern Rock band of the late 60s / early 70s that is often overlooked. The two big bands of the same genre, the Allman Brothers Band and Creedence Clearwater Revival make it somewhat understandable. But this doesn't mean that Marshall Tucker should be underestimated.

The Marshall Tucker Band shares a sound that resembles, in a way, that of CCR. However, there is enough Allman Brothers thrown in where Marshall Tucker becomes a mix of this. It has the twangy guitars of CCR, but has the jam songs of the Allmans. This creates a different, perhaps even more country, sound than the bands mentioned.

Marshall Tucker shows it's country roots through "Hillbilly Band," "See You Later, I'm Gone," and "My Jesus Told Me So." The band mixes acoustics with southern rock and flute in "Can't You See," and "Take the Highway" to remind us that Marshall Tucker can still knock heads with CCR and the Allmans. "Losing You" feels to be a mix of country and southern rock, mostly because of the the singing. This album finally ends with the solo acoustic piece "AB's Song," which can reming a listener of the Allman Brothers song at the end of Eat a Peach "Little Martha."

In all, the Marshall Tucker Band is one the bands that doesn't get as near publicity as it should. Being overshadowed by the two other southern rock giants, they didn't really have a chance at recieving critical success. But, of course, they should not be ignored. These guys are still touring, and are still sounding good.