Wednesday, August 3, 2016

50SHR #14: Marshall Law (Indiana)



Band: Marshall Law
Release: Marshall Law
Year: 1984
Line-up: Craig Watson (vocals), John Doll (guitars, keyboards), Eugene Berg (bass), Glen Woods (drums)

Track Listing:
1.  Love is a Hunter Who Never Sleeps     3:10
2.  Giving Your Love Away 2:44
3.  Somewhere In The Night  3:20
4.  Lyla Run  2:59
5.  Down to the Bone 3:15
6.  Once with Passion  3:16
7.  Getting Better  2:52
8.  Crossroads at Night 2:42
9.  Bring on the Night  3:35
10.  American Dream 2:38
11.  Get Out of My Life 2:26

Fletchanator's comment: The aim of this blog has always been to shine the spotlight on those hard rock/hair metal bands that have faded into obscurity over time or who never got the initial recognition they deserved. This 50 States of Hard Rock series has been a great way to look at some of those obscure bands who plied their trade outside of the typical Sunset Strip scene, many of them in rural towns where their long hair and leather pants would have made them stick out like aliens freshly arrived from another planet. And it doesn't get much more rural than recording an album inside a barn, which is exactly what Marshall Law did in 1984!
Not be confused with the English heavy metal band of the same name, this Indiana-based quartet released their (as far as I know) only album on Heartland Records, having recorded it in a converted barn in Union Mills, a rural community in the north of the state.
In the early 80s arena rock AOR bands like Journey, REO Speedwagon and Loverboy ruled the roost, and Marshall Law definitely fit into that niche. However, they don't over-indulge in the love songs of those bands - their sound is like if you took all of the ballads out of Journey's early 80s albums and left in the rocking tunes like Keep On Runnin'. Definitely recommended!


The Polish Buddha said...

Thanks for the post, but the download link doesn't work.

fletchanator said...

It should be working now!

scheu said...

Looks like a interesting post. I grew up near Union Mills in LaPorte. Would LOVE to hear this band. Link is dead; any chance of a re-up? Loving all the obscure music. Thanks.
- Scheu