Shut Up and Take My Money: The Marshall Fridge
The mini fridge: a staple of college dorm rooms and man caves alike has finally arrived in an iteration that doesn’t make it look like simply a smaller version of a useful appliance. No, the Marshall Fridge actually looks like something you’d want in your room even if you don’t have the need to keep leftovers chilled or always have a cold brew at the ready.
Marshall was founded in 1962 when drummer Jim Marshall opened up a shop in London. Marshall starting making amps, and the sixth prototype of the Fender Bassman is the amp that yielded the signature “crunch” Marshall amps are known for today. All of this is important to know since street cred on your mini fridge is only going to get you so far.
You’ve gotta have the facts to back up [an appliance masquerading as] a sweet piece of music memorabilia like this. Perception is reality, and a piece like this in your media room (which is what I call a Man Cave, since I refuse to assign neanderthal qualities to my better half on the internet) implies you know a bit about rock ‘n’ roll, not that you’re too lazy to walk the 10 feet to the fridge in the kitchen.
The specs on the Marshall Fridge are pretty standard, which means that it’ll likely be allowed in your college dorm room, and that it’s time to hit up Grandma for that high school graduation present. It has four cubic feet of fridge space with an adjustable shelf, a small freezer, and a reversible door. Less standard features include a control panel with knobs that go to 11 and the ability to hold every type of Heineken. (I smell a tour sponsor.)
Sealing its fate forever in the Badass Hall of Fame, a few weeks after this beauty was introduced, UPS put in a formal complaint with Marshall since the packaging is just as great as the product itself, and it was a hot item targeted by thieves. So if you’re ordering one of these bad boys, you’d better be home to get that delivery!