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Mammoth - 1987 Mammoth

ARTIST: Mammoth
ALBUM: Mammoth
YEAR: 1987
CD REISSUE: 1989, Jive (US), 1094-2-J


LINEUP: Nicky Moore - vocals * Big Mac Baker - guitars * John Mc Coy - bass * Tubby Vinnie Reed - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 All The Days * 02 Fatman * 03 Can't Take The Hurt * 04 30 Pieces Of Silver * 05 Dark Star * 06 Bet You Wish * 07 Long Time Coming * 08 Bad Times * 09 Home From The Storm

In what appears to be a one album band, Mammoth obviously had a sense of humour about their size, while also having much to offer musically. Lead by Nicky Moore, formerly with Samson and Tiger, he is joined by ex Gillan man John McCoy. Reflecting their size, the album has a plodding feel to it. Well-structured melodies and funky bass lines strut along with a humour and inventiveness that is missing in many albums today. The tracks range from mellow ballads to catchy rock tunes, all with an unique Mammoth feel that is all their own. There are no individuals that take centre stage here - thus Mammoth must be surely be described as a `herd' band.

The Songs
The album and the songs are all solid and in reality, there are no really bad tracks. A comparison perhaps could be made to Adrian Smiths ASAP Project from 1989, where the promotion and the image was not doing justice to what was essentially a brilliant melodic rock album. Mammoth are in some ways very similar. Some of those highlights then? They include the racy opener 'All The Days' as well as a similarly paced '30 Pieces Of Silver', the terrifically melodious 'Can't Take The Hurt' and the poignant ballad 'Dark Star'.

In Summary
You could listen to this album in many circumstances. The melody will echo in your mind for quite a while afterwards, and you will be humming them away wondering what exactly you are humming, and even then you might not rate this album as one of your favourites. In fact my CD itself has travelled quite well, purchased in Vancouver Canada, taken back home to New Zealand, and now with me in England - it's probably been round the world twice so far! This album is worthy of being in any AOR collection, it is however not a mainstream AOR album as much as it is any other genre, but still a respectable slice of rock nonetheless.

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#1 | Danielovich on October 22 2010 19:15:05
Better than expected! Love the 'fatman' video... youtube anyone?
Had they taken themselves seriously, we would have a terrific band still alive and well!
Try it and amaze yourself!score 7
#2 | gdazegod on October 23 2010 00:32:07
YouTube Video:
#3 | gdazegod on October 23 2010 00:35:39
Check out the drum kit in the video, 8 bass drums! Whoa! Terry Bozzio has nothing on this kit..
#4 | Danielovich on October 23 2010 15:49:34
Thanks, gdazegod! I think it featured on one of the Hard And Heavy Compilations... ahh... those were the days!goodjob
p.s: Pay attention to Big Mac Baker, the guitar player, that's attitude, man! Being fat, he is certainly the skinnest of them!
#5 | swazi on October 24 2010 11:34:33
All of these tracks and some more you can find on their CD "The Collection" from 2001.
#6 | super80boy on June 21 2015 00:31:43
The back of the vinyl jacket shows these guys in all their glory, kind of scary looking dudes, but they crank out some big anthemic melodic sounds on an enjoyable one off. Side One is consistently strong and seems to be stacked with all the best songs, although 'Bad Times' is good. Interesting that they made a video for 'Fat Man', which wasn't on the hype sticker as one of the 'hit singles'….Recommended.
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