Marc Ferrari

Marc Ferrari

On this episode of The Malliard Report Jim welcomes the very talented Marc Ferrari to discuss recording, sound engineering, the film industry, and the tiresome workload that is the musician’s career path.
“Marc Ferrari is best known for his work as a guitar player in the 80s and 90s rock bands Keel, Cold Sweat, and Medicine Wheel. Keel, recipient of ‘1985’s best new band’ awards from Circus, Hit Parader and Rock Scene magazines was known for its power rock anthem “The Right To Rock” from the album of the same name produced by Gene Simmons of KISS. The band toured extensively with the likes of Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Dio, Queensrÿche and others before disbanding in 1989. Ferrari then formed the band Cold Sweat, which released its only major label offering ‘Break Out’ in 1990.
In the 1992 feature film Wayne’s World, Ferrari appeared as the guitarist of Crucial Taunt, reprising his role in Wayne’s World 2. He followed these films with various TV appearances including Murder, She Wrote and Step by Step. He also performed as a guest on Pantera’s 1988 album, Power Metal, appearing on the track “Proud to Be Loud,” which he wrote. An in-demand writer, he co-authored the track “5 Card Stud” with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley’s on Frehley’s solo release Trouble Walking. As a film/TV composer and producer, Ferrari was honored by the Academy of Arts and Sciences for his contributions to the 1995-1996 Emmy-Award winning show Guiding Light, and is a two-time recipient of ASCAP’s “Special Writer Award.” He is credited in over 125 film and television soundtracks.”
In this episode Marc and Jim discuss the one of the biggest debates within the music world and that is the analog vs digital argument. With the rise of the digital age and streaming services one’s library has never been able to be as large and diverse as it can be today. Whereas in one point in time acquiring music was an investment so typically one never ventured too far out of their preferences. Now we are able to dig, explore, and discover all from our phone. Classics, underground, and that guilty pleasure album all mixed together on one playlist. While collecting music has never been easier, and digital clarity now is unprecedented however several great aspects are lost. The excitement of thumbing through the notes in every album, reading the lyrics, looking at the photos, and of course let’s not forget the amazing warmth of an analog medium of music. The “pop” of a vinyl record is so incredibly satisfying. Which is your favorite?
Marc is a fantastic guest and provides some incredible insight to the world of classic late 80s rock, the work that goes into the film industry and just his love for music in general. You can keep up to date with Marc via his website marcferrari.com and his music can be found on most streaming services. For all things Malliard head over to Malliard.com to catch up on past shows, sign up for the newsletter, and to share with friends and family; because hey, only you can spread forest…I mean The Malliard Report. You can also connect via Twitter @Malliard.

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