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Raised On Rock

by Large Mound

Rock with all the balls of rock of yore, yet spiked with humour, tunes and even (dare-we-say-it) a less macho outlook.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Omener
0:44 album only
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2. Whoopass
1:50 album only
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3. Backseat
1:30 album only
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4. If Only I Hadn't Been Born
2:16 album only
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5. Rather b Rockin'
1:59 album only
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6. ________
0:54 album only
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7. Piece Of Piss
1:03 album only
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8. Use It
2:23 album only
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9. Feeling Sorry For Myself
2:28 album only
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10. Be Careful
2:28 album only
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11. Everyone's Got One
4:00 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Large Mound form the hard rockin' arse of Ireland's thriving independent music community. Raised On Rock is their first album and follows up on a number of 7" releases and compilation contributions.

Raised on Rock features:
Cover by Texan artist Dave Ford. A drawing made by a truck.
Album title from a song by 80's metallers Keel. Permission granted by Ronnie Keel.
And the enhanced cd has the video for their first single I Thought You Were Dead.

The Mound specialise in stripped down, noisey, delightful yet intoxicating chunks of downstroke rock. Like Thin Lizzy's mix of power and melody, Large Mound signal where they came from, but sound like no-one else. Classic Black Sabbath, fuzzy Sebadoh, soloin' Dinosaur Jr, rockin' AC/DC all add up to a unique blend of axe mayhem.

Large Mound's discography is detailed in their band website http://www.groov.ie/largemound however it's at the bands .com site that the fun starts. Their year long project, 2002 The Year Of Rock, tempts visitors to download a song a month along with the page of a Large Mound calander. "We have our regular band website already so when we bought the .com we wanted to do something a bit different with it" states Anthony "We're just presenting the mp3 format in a more interesting and fun way. Using the 12 months of the year as a release schedule is nothing new but I don't think it's been done this way before." Check out www.largemound.com for the most original site on the net!

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Ianer

It's deadly so tis
Raised On Rock RULES! That's it bucko's... Just buy de ting... it's bleedin rappah
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Leagues O\'Toole, The Irish Times

tearing up it's canvas with incisive rock tantrums and impressive pop hooks.
"With such an ostentatiuos title, not to mention all this talk of being "Ireland's answer to Nevermind", Raised On Rock has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, it rises to the occasion with aplomb, tearing up it's canvas with incisive rock tantrums and impressive pop hooks. You're left
humming the chorus to one song, while Anthony Mackey and his boys are already charging into the next tirade of heaviousity. But Raised On Rock is trimmed of rock excess and indulgence.
Where the Mound clearly take their cues from US rock, punk and metal benchmarks, they rarely jettison melody for mindless riffola, but rather accommodate both. Good examples are the timeless angst of If Only I Hadn't Been Born and Rather B Rockin' . Even the nerdy axe-hero roll call of Everyone's Got One doesn't mar this blinding start-to-finish rocker. " 4/5 Leagues O'Toole (The Irish Times)
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Eclectic Honey

Large mound seem to squash three-minute miracles int
With eleven tracks squeezed tightly into a mere twenty minutes you can guess the kind of album
Raised on Rock is going to be. Sounding something like a hybrid of Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh with
Idlewild's penchant for disfigured melodies thrown in for good measure, Raised on Rock is packed with fearless, seething and violent rockness. Large mound seem to squash three-minute miracles
into vacuum packs, sucking all the superfluous air out and leaving nothing but the bare essentials,
resulting in angular and raging guitar storms bottled into a hundred seconds, or in some cases even less. While If Only I Hadn't Been Born, stands out on the record as being somewhat different through its more melodic musings, the rest of the record is dominated by a liberal usage of noise. The albums is not so much in the quiet-loud-quiet-loud vein but rather non-stop loudness.
Quite possibly the only band that will ever namecheck The Leaving in a way that could almost pass for cool, Large mound embody an impassioned no-nonsense philosophy, but deliver something far more interesting than the usual sub-standard blandness of the litany of typical three-chord garage bands. Raised on Rock is most certainly a very welcome addition to any record collection, and should be filed somewhere in the middle of the 'quality rock-out' section.
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