Mahogany Rush – What’s Next (Epic 2017 #167)

The Epic 2017 Project #167: 160616

Mahogany Rush – What’s Next (1980)

Francesco Antonio “Frank” Marino (born November 20, 1954) is an Italian Canadian guitarist, leader of Canadian hard rock band Mahogany Rush. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, he is acknowledged as one of the best and most underrated guitarists of the 1970s.

Mahogany Rush had its peak of popularity in the 1970s, playing such venues as California Jam II together with bands including Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and Heart.

Best known for Marino’s soaring lead guitar, long term members of the band include bassist Paul Harwood and drummer Jimmy Ayoub, and Frank’s brother Vince on guitar. Frank Marino, though, is the sole continuous member of the band.

What’s Next was their fifth studio album, released in 1980 under Columbia Records.The bonus live tracks on the CD edition were recorded in Salinas, California, during the Juggernaut tour of 1983.

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