Mammoth - Larger And Live

Mammoth - Larger And Live

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TRACK LISTING

LIVE

1. Thirty Pieces Of Silver 2. Can’t Take The Hurt 3. Fatman 4. Always And Forever 5. Home From The Storm
6. Bet You Wish

LARGER

7. White Mammoth 8. Fatman 9. Dressed To Kill 10. All The Days 11. Can’t Take The Hurt 12. Always And Forever 13. Do What You Want To 14. Working For The Man 15. Catcher In The Rye 16. Monster Mania
17. Hope You Find It

MAMMOTH: 1. Any large extinct elephant of the Pleistocene epoch, having a hairy coat and long curved tusks.

2. Anything of gigantic size or importance.

Mammoth the band, were definitely the latter. A truly larger than life rock outfit led by the man-mountain singer Nicky Moore, who’d cut his teeth in Samson, and the big bald bearded bassist John McCoy, famed for his stint with former Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan in the chart topping Gillan.

Mammoth by name and mammoth by nature. And not just is size;they were mammoth in their sound and attitudes too. The project lasted from Christmas ‘86 to the latter end of 1989, yet it yielded only one album and a handful of singles (despite rave reviews at the time), until John delved into his mammoth vaults.

So, to this album. Mammoth had started work on a second album before their untimely demise and these tracks, coupled with some early demos had been released on Angel Air as XXXL in 1997. The release suffered manufacturing problems which have now been rectified. The revised track listing kicks off with the Prestatyn show from November 1987, which was part of Radio 1’s birthday celebrations, six tracks compete with introductions by the Rock Show’s Tommy Vance. Larger and Live they really were.

Eleven studio cuts follow; a wry sense of humour comes through on ‘White Mammoth’, ‘Dressed To Kill’ shows the band’s harder edge while remaining catchy and even ‘Fat Man’ sounds good in demo form.

This CD shows what the band, music and all the hype were all about. A band that demand not to be forgotten, despite their premature extinction. Enjoy!

MUSICIANS

NICKY MOORE, JOHN McCOY, (Tubby) VINNIE REED, (big) MAC BAKER, GAVIN TAYLOR, KENNY COX, Mr PINCOTT, BERNIE TORME, STIX HOYPOLLOY, KULJIT BHAMRA, EDDIE GEORGE, ARTHUR GUITAR

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