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Rock That Babe
     

Rock That Babe

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by The Mammals
 

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The second album from the Mammals finds them with a more focused sense of purpose in their new old-timey sound. With strong roots in American folk (Ruth Ungar's father is Jay Ungar) and radicalism (Tao Rodriguez is the grandson of Pete Seeger) they come with a good pedigree, and use it

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The second album from the Mammals finds them with a more focused sense of purpose in their new old-timey sound. With strong roots in American folk (Ruth Ungar's father is Jay Ungar) and radicalism (Tao Rodriguez is the grandson of Pete Seeger) they come with a good pedigree, and use it well on mostly original compositions. They've relaxed as a unit, although they still have the occasional tendency to preach, as on "Bad Shoes Blues" and "The Bush Boys" (which, though funny and timely in 2004, will seem dated in ten years). They can, however, produce things of great and gorgeous beauty, like the laid-back "Pearls," or their version of the traditional "Fall on My Knees." The biggest surprises, however, come in the form of a take on Compay Segundo's classic "Chan Chan," and an Allen Ginsberg poem set to music, "Lay Down Yr Mountain." The former doesn't add anything to the original, but buffs it up by taking it out of a Cuban context; the latter breathes new life into Ginsberg's poem. The instrumentals do showcase the true folk talent of the band, especially "D-Medley" with its energy and drive. These Mammals are rising fast in the species list.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2004
Label:
Signature Sounds
UPC:
0701237128429
catalogNumber:
1284
Rank:
298441

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mammals   Primary Artist
Tao Rodriguez   Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Ruthy Ungar   Acoustic Guitar
Aoife O'Donovan   Background Vocals
Pierce Woodward   Electric Bass
Michael Merenda   Acoustic Guitar
Chris Merenda   Background Vocals
Ken Mairui   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Pete Seeger   Composer
Allen Ginsberg   Composer
Compay Segundo   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Mammals   Arranger,Audio Production
Michael Merenda   Composer
Max Feldman   Audio Production

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Rock That Babe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Havent heard all the songs off this album yet, but teh ones I have heard are awesome!