Marty Friedman Posts “Whiteworm” From Upcoming Live Album ONE BAD M.F. Live!!
Marty Friedman’s live shows are an EXPERIENCE. The best way I can put it is this: there’s a definitive beginning, middle and end, a storyline of sorts that Marty and his band lead the audience through. Not a literal storyline — there’s no big fancy production, video screens or pyro — but there’s a certain flow to the night that has its peaks and valleys. There are bangers and there are ballads, each musician gets their own moment to shine, there are breaks for Marty to talk to the crowd, plenty of opportunities for audience participation. By the time it’s over you feel like you’ve been on a journey together with the band, and you leave completely satisfied.
In that context, Friedman’s comments about his upcoming live album, ONE BAD M.F. Live!!, make complete sense:
“This live album is a tip of the hat to the live albums that blew my mind when I was a kid. The musical content itself is modern and atomic-powered, but the presentation is decidedly old school. The pacing of the show, the audience participation stuff, the special live arrangements of the songs, these are the things that got me all jacked up as a kid. I like to give the audience the feeling that they are really getting something unique, something that only happens at THEIR show, not just a recital of the songs exactly as they know them. There are lots of happy accidents, once in a lifetime ad libs, things that could have only happened because we were high on that particular audience’s energy.”
You can check out “Whiteworm” from the album below via Guitar World. ONE BAD M.F. Live!! was recorded in Mexico City on April 14, 2018, with the lineup of Kiyoshi (bass), Jordan Ziff (guitar) and Chargeeee (drums) joining Marty. It’ll be released October 19th via Prosthetic Records and can be pre-ordered here. Lucky ducks in Los Angeles can catch Marty live at his only U.S. performance this year on October 21st at the Viper Room for a special album release show, at which he’ll announce his world touring plans for 2019; tickets on sale here.