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Child of the Novelty
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
2006 Digitally Remastered Edtion of the Second Album by the Band that Featured Guitar Virtuoso Frank Marino, who also Personally Remastered this Set. This was the First Album that Gained Attention in the Us, Originally Rel... more »
2006 Digitally Remastered Edtion of the Second Album by the Band that Featured Guitar Virtuoso Frank Marino, who also Personally Remastered this Set. This was the First Album that Gained Attention in the Us, Originally Released on the 20th Century Label. At the Time of It's Release, Stories Circulated in the Rock Press that Marino Claimed to Be Possessed by the Ghost of Jimi Hendrix, Egged on by his Hendrixian Onstage Antics. However, Based on this Album and It's Predecessor, Many People Willingly Bought Into the Hype...with Good Reason. Marino is a Very Gifted Guitarist and this Album is Proof of That. This Record Showcases a Significant Maturation of Marino's Songwriting, Powerful Vocals and Blazing Soulful Guitar Riffs which Would Go on to Become his Trademark.
Marinos Stunning Masterpiece
Trout Voice | Spokane, WA. | 11/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a big fan of Rock Music since 1964 when I was 7 years old and fell in Love with the Beach Boys Music. As I grew older and my tastes changed I discovered many other great artists. But the day in 1974 that I listened to "Child of the Novelty" for the first time changed me for good. I've never been the same since. The music that Frank created for this record was written and recorded when he was 18-19 years old. Not that it matters about his age, but it's interesting to note. I recommend this music to anyone with an open mind to exploratory Rock directions. There is obvious Hendrix influence here but no rip off. The music on this disc is pure magic and though Frank Marino has released many fine records since this one I personally still consider it to be his finest. Bottom line here is that I'm only speaking from my own perspective, but, of the more than 3,000 albums that I own (in one format or another) I consider this to be the best all-around Rock Music Recording that I own. Five Stars is the most they'll let me give, so be it. The 2006 Remaster version sounds better than any version I've heard. That's all Folks...