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Born Wired

by Mark Marshall

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Where I Play 02:56
Secret 04:12
Bend 02:01
No Time 03:46
You Used Ta 03:14
Funk Hard 02:39
Runaway 03:54
Just a Man 04:38
Glide 04:51


“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.

Dominated by tough, hook-heavy blues rock – (check the careening opener “In Love Again,” the dinosaur-stomping “Secret,” or the frantic, ass-shaking single “Girls Like You”) – this is an album that will grab the throats, and rattle the walls, of anyone who yearns for the years when giants like the James Gang and Led Zeppelin roamed the Earth.

But Born Wired is no mere throwback exercise. It blends Petty and Prince-like threads throughout, and comes outfitted with the twists and turns that fans of his earlier work—2002’s Merge and 2007’s New Eye (and 2013’s remaster The Other New Eye) have come to expect. As with those releases, he produced, recorded, and played all of the instruments on this one himself.

In and amongst the original riff-rocking vocal tracks. and AM radio gold-burnishing covers, are instrumentals (the atmospheric “Glide,” the title-tells-all “Funk Hard”) and even an acoustic-based ballad (the haunting “Just a Man”). And, indeed, the set’s innovative interpretations of the ageless gems “No Time” (Guess Who), “Runaway” (Del Shannon), and “Come and Get It” (Badfinger) offer an even more honest homage to the radio-rock roots of the singer-songwriter, who has lovingly dedicated the album to the fabled New York radio stations he listened to while growing up.

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.


released September 12, 2017

Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, programming, engineering and production by Mark Marshall. © 2017

All music and lyrics © 2017 Mark Marshall
No Time - written by Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman (BMG Bumblebee) Runaway - written by Crook, D. Shannon (Bug Music) Come and Get It - written by Paul McCartney (Sony/ATV Tunes)


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Mark Marshall Kingston, New York

Like the other areas of Mark’s life, the music he makes is chameleon-like: wildly diverse, meticulously crafted songs that range from radio-ready pop to hard rock, piano-driven ballads to soundtrack-ish instrumentals, futuristic funk-jazz to clubby techno dance.

“I just want people to feel something when they hear my music...To get as much joy and emotion from it as I felt when I was making it.”
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