|Also known as||Ras MG, MG, Field Marshall, Field, Fields|
|Born||January 31, 1971|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, Reggae, alternative|
|Occupation(s)||Drummer, songwriter, Politician|
|Instrument(s)||Drums, turntables, percussion|
|Labels||Marshall Arts Music, DreamWorks|
Marshall Goodman (born January 31, 1971), known professionally as Ras MG (also known as MG, Field Marshall, Field, or Fields) is an American drummer, songwriter and producer.
Sublime years: 1990–1992, 1994–1996
Goodman was the secondary drummer of the Southern California-based music group Sublime from 1990 to 1992 and played on 14 of the 22 songs on the band's multi-platinum selling 40oz to Freedom including "Date Rape," "Smoke Two Joints," "54-46 That's My Number/Ball and Chain," and "Hope". Additionally, Goodman co-wrote the songs "Doin' Time" and "April 29, 1992 (Miami)" from Sublime's eponymous album.
Long Beach Dub Allstars years: 1996–2002
In 1996, after Sublime's Bradley Nowell died, a group was formed to perform Sublime songs at "Enough Already," a benefit show. This group went on to become the nationally touring act the Long Beach Dub Allstars in which Goodman was the co-drummer, DJ, percussionist, producer (Right Back), songwriter, and voting member. Goodman co-wrote the band's single "Sunny Hours"
The Long Beach Dub Allstars broke up in 2002 and Goodman toured as the drummer for DreamWorks artist Jessy Moss in 2003. The band appeared in the film Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! in 2004.
In 2008 Goodman remixed Good Charlotte’s song "Broken Hearts Parade" for their Greatest Remixes album with longtime collaborator and friend Michael Happoldt. Goodman and Happoldt also conducted the reunion of LBDA in 2012.
2012: Goodman programmed drums and scratched on Slightly Stoopid’s album Top of the World and performed scratches live with band on numerous occasions in 2012 and 2013, including the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show and the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Gibson Amphitheatre.
In November 2016, Goodman was elected city councilmember for the City of La Palma, California.
In November 2018, Goodman was appointed Mayor of the City of La Palma, California for a term of two years expiring in December 2020.
This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. (February 2014)
Goodman is a Vic Firth artist and uses the following drumsticks:
- 3A and 3AN
He also uses:
- Zildjian cymbals
- Yamaha Drums and hardware
- Technics turntables
- Shure cartridges and stylus
- Rane Corporation and Vestax mixers
- Akai MPC3000 production center
- 40oz to Freedom (Sublime, 1992)
- Crossing All Borders (Tha Mexakinz, 1994)
- Sublime (Sublime, 1996)
- Step Into a World (Marshall Arts Music Remix) (KRS-One, 1997)
- Gravesend (Lake of Fire), Promo CD (Lordz of Brooklyn, 1997)
- Second-hand Smoke (Sublime, 1997)
- Take Warning: Songs of Operation Ivy (Operation Ivy, 1997)
- Psychedelic Souls (Wailing Souls, 1998)
- Long Beach Dub Allstars and Friends (Long Beach Dub Allstars, 1998)
- The Longest Barrel Ride (Slightly Stoopid, 1998)
- Right Back (Long Beach Dub Allstars, 1999)
- Mood Swings (Capitol Eye, 1999)
- Wonders of the World (Long Beach Dub Allstars, 2001)
- Up All Night (Unwritten Law, 2001)
- Elva (Unwritten Law, 2002)
- Oh La La (Monsier Leroc, 2003)
- Everything You Need (Slightly Stoopid, 2003)
- Narrow Path (Josh One, 2003)
- Andiamo (Authority Zero, 2004)
- Gold (Sublime, 2005)
- Closer to the Sun (Slightly Stoopid, 2005)
- Dishwalla (Dishwalla, 2005)
- 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Sublime, 2006)
- Simple Man (Jack Maness, 2006)
- Everything Under the Sun (Sublime, 2006)
- Holy Homework (Philieano, 2007)
- Spiritual Life (Toko Tasi, 2007)
- Suffer in Style (Look Daggers, 2008)
- Greatest Remixes (Good Charlotte, 2008)
- The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAA Birthday Bundle 2010 (Frank Zappa, 2010)
- James Kelly (LMNO, 2010)
- Top of the World (Slightly Stoopid, 2012)
- The Masterpiece (Bobby Brown, 2012)
- Words (Ras MG, 2014)
- Count Me In Remix EP (Rebelution, 2015)
- Livin' Free (Roots of Creation, 2016)
- ^ a b "Marshall Goodman Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1992-04-29. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- ^ "Marshall Goodman". ReverbNation. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- ^ Minarchick, Tom (1999-09-17). "MUSIC: What Sublime started, the All Stars carry through". Orlandoweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- ^ a b Moss, Corey (2001-08-27). "Yes, That Really Is Bradley Nowell On Dub Allstars' Latest - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- ^ "iTunes - Music - Long Beach Dub All Stars". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- ^ "Marshall Goodman : Soundtracks". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
- ^ Lovinus, Adam (2012-09-28). "Long Beach Dub Allstars Say Their Return is More Than Just a One-Off". Blogs.ocweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- ^ Rock Music Report. (2012-09-17). "Slightly Stoopid Takes 'Jimmy Kimmel' Viewers to the 'Top of the World'". Rockmusicreport.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- ^ "Slightly Stoopid Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas « The World Famous KROQ". Kroq.cbslocal.com. 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- ^ "Meet Marshall Goodman, la Palma's newest council member". 23 November 2016.
- ^ "City Council, Planning Commission, & Successor Agency to the Community Development Commission | La Palma, CA - Official Website". www.cityoflapalma.org. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
- ^ "Vic Firth Home page".
- 1971 births
- Living people
- American hip hop record producers
- American hip hop DJs
- Songwriters from Illinois
- 20th-century American drummers
- American male drummers
- 21st-century American drummers
- 20th-century American male musicians
- 21st-century American male musicians
- Long Beach Dub Allstars members
- American male songwriters