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Raccoon - 1992 Waterfall

ARTIST: Raccoon
ALBUM: Waterfall
LABEL: BUMS Records (Denmark)
SERIAL: CD-37123
YEAR: 1992


LINEUP: Tom Lovby - guitars * Pelle Tellbom - bass, backing vocals * Mikael Falck - drums, percussion * Claes Idehn - vocals, acoustic guitar

TRACK LISTING: 01 Journey Thru Life * 02 People Of The Dark * 03 When Life Comes Knockin' * 04 Eagle In The Sky * 05 Can Imagine * 06 The Same Old Scene * 07 Ain't Gonna Play Your Game * 08 Waterfall * 09 It's A Long Road * 10 Come On Sharon * 11 Don't Leave Me Now * 12 Don't Deny That I Cry

I'm a bit of sucker for melodic rock coming out of places like Finland and Denmark. I don't need to include countries like Norway and Sweden because that's a given. With Denmark though, there are plenty of acts that I admire greatly, and many of them are mentioned on this website. However, I cannot give that badge of honour to the band Raccoon. Recommended to me by some West Coast fans, that will be the last time I take their advice, as overall, 'Waterfall' presents an incredibly weak set of songs. Look, the album is pleasant enough, but there's not a lot to hold onto music wise. In terms of stickability, this most definitely isn't Teflon.

The Songs
Raccoon deliver a mostly acoustic/electric hybrid selection of songs. Lead singer Claes Idehn suits the songs presented here, but to be honest, both the singer and the quality of the songs are painfully average at best. It's hard for me to get excited with the twelve tracks on offer here. Many of them are preceded by acoustic guitar parts, and the energy to lift these to something tantamount to a hard rock song is severely lacking. In a couple of cases, the tracks drift off to a folk like direction. Once that was encountered, I threw my hands up in frustration. Enough is enough. Of the tracks I did kinda like, these included the flowing 'Eagle In The Sky' and 'Don't Leave Me Now'.

In Summary
'Waterfall' was the band's second and final album. I've a reasonable bet that the band did OK on the local Danish circuit, but with the material here, they were never going to break out onto international stardom.

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#1 | Eric on August 25 2013 13:09:28
I've seen this on eBay quite a lot but have been reluctant to pick it up due to the goofy moniker.
#2 | Ralfster on August 25 2013 14:59:48
Totally agree. Absolute boring bummer if there ever was one!
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