Frank Marino was 17 years old when his first album Maxoom came out, and was instantly hailed as the next new guitar god.
Mahogany Rush went on to release two more albums - Child Of The Novelty (1974) and Strange Universe (1975) - before Columbia Records signed the band to a major label deal. Mahogany Rush IV, released in 1976, was the last album under the moniker of Mahogany Rush, and this was due in large part to Marino's burgeoning reputation among guitar aficionados as being one of the truly great guitarists of his day. Henceforth the band was known as Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush.
The deal with Columbia lasted for seven albums (including a double live release) and took the band to 1982. In 1985 Marino signed with Maze Records and they released a double live album of Mahogany Rush in 1985; in 1986 Marino released a solo album on Maze entitled Full Circle and toured it extensively throughout North America. Marion also released a solo effort on SPV Records in 1990, and licensing deals have seen the first three albums released on CD and packaged as a two CD set on Big Beat Records (1995) and a best of compilation on Razor & Tie Records (1996).
The long-awaited Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush RealLIVE! CD has just been released. This is a double live CD with over 150 minutes of an amazing performance.