Craig Marshall | Popular Crimes

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Elvis Costello Freedy Johnston Marshall Crenshaw

Album Links
Craig Marshall Emusic GreatIndieMusic my MySpace page PassAlong QtrNote Tradebit Audio Lunchbox MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk BuyMusic

More Artists From
United States - Texas

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Beatles-pop Pop: 90's Pop Moods: Mood: Fun
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Popular Crimes

by Craig Marshall

Melodic pop with hooky arrangements, lots of guitars, and plenty of harmonies.
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Desperately
3:09 $0.99
clip
2. It's Coming Back
3:36 $0.99
clip
3. Only Breaking Love
4:25 $0.99
clip
4. Knock Me Down
4:57 $0.99
clip
5. I Like Saturday Night
3:36 $0.99
clip
6. I Don't Want To Believe
3:39 $0.99
clip
7. Catastrophe
2:50 $0.99
clip
8. Aquaman
3:39 $0.99
clip
9. Popular Crime
4:00 $0.99
clip
10. Take a Good Look
4:13 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Longtime frontman for The Lucky Strikes,
Craig Marshall is now also pursiung a solo career focusing on writing and playing catchy guitar pop. The news is already spreading with an invitaion to showcase at last Spring's International Pop Overthrow in Chicago. His radio friendly cd, 'Popular Crimes' was produced by fellow Austin popster Darin Murphy and features an impressive guest list including Tony Scalzo, Ron Flynt, and Jon Sanchez.
"...all down the line the songs continue their parade of strong pop-rock." says the Austin Chronicle.

Craig Marshall has just released his first solo record, 'Popular Crimes'. Alt/Pop in style, this effort was produced by Darin Murphy with cast of players including Murphy (on drums), Jon Notarthomas, Tony Scalzo, Jon Sanchez, Ron Flynt, and George Reiff among others. In stores now.

PRODUCED BY: DARIN MURPHY
MIXED BY: LARS GORANSSON
ALL SONGS BY: C. MARSHALL (c) 2001/BMI craigm@io.com
www.craigmarshall.net



From The Austin Chronicle by Ken Lieck

Popular Crimes (Big Ticket)
So where's the crime in being popular? Craig Marshall seems to be out to prove there isn't one. Though the longtime local singer describes this album as "alt-pop," there's very little alt and plenty of pop here, starting with the first track, "Desperately." Even without the prominent harmony vocals of Tony Scalzo, the number could pass for a Fastball tune. And so it continues; "Knock Me Down" has a sweet Burt Bacharach feel to it, and all down the line the songs continue their parade of strong pop-rock. Sure, there's a cliché or two, but love songs and such are part of the game, aren't they? Marshall's head crooner for the Lucky Strikes, and thus has no problem fronting these less-demanding songs vocally. He solidifies the effort with an assembly of fine local musicians like Ron Flynt, Darin Murphy, Jon Sanchez, and more.

A fine solo debut. Officers, release this man!

* * *

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review

Debs

Buy this album!
Thank goodness for Craig Marshall - he proves it's still possible to write good songs, with great lyrics and hooky melodies. The whole album is so strong that it's actually difficult to choose a standout track. This is upbeat, catchy power-pop ... if you like The Beatles, Crowded House, Squeeze etc, you're bound to enjoy this.
Read more...

clank

buy it!!
Anything by this guy---buy it, he's brilliant!!!
Read more...

Bob in NJ

Can't Miss
Nice to put on a CD without having to skip tracks!!
Read more...

Melanie Thompson

Extraordinary only begins to describe this cd
Popular Crimes is so tight, it should win a grammy. I visited www.craigmarshall.com and discovered that Craig is very experienced, especially for someone so young. He was in a band in the mid-90s called The Strikes, which received critical acclaim for their albums and tours.
Read more...

Casey

Beautiful
The cd is so great and beautiful. the tunes are so catchy and just the right uppity beat that makes you smile while you listen to it. Yay for craig
Read more...

Michael Ahlers

really fine stuff
Close your eyes and you think you are in Bill-Lloyd-Land, or even in XTC-Country sometimes. This is really first-class-stuff for those who live and die by the almighty hook, pop version. Not to miss.
Read more...