Large Mound play a special once off performance of their classic debut LP Raised On Rock in its entirety this Friday, June 6th. Upstairs at Whelans is where you need to be and in return for your hard earned €8 you get the gig and a download copy of the newly remastered LP. Bargain of the week, my friends.
In 2002, Large Mound unleashed their debut album, entitled Raised On Rock, on an expectant public. Recorded in a week and released as a limited edition 500-run CD, Raised On Rock was a 23 minute rampage of primal powerpop and punk rock that was utterly at odds with almost everything else going on in the Dublin music scene at the time. Leagues O’Toole, writing in The Irish times, hailed it as a "blinding start to finish rocker" that lived up to it’s advance word as "Dublin’s answer to Nevermind". The Event Guide applauded "great songs, great album and above all, great rock" and then went on to include it in its best albums of 2002, referring to it’s opening tracks as "forgotten classics".
The Mound have gone on since to do all sorts of stuff since then, including the release of their cracking third album My Whole Life Is Have To in 2007. The success of this gained them a whole load of new fans, none of whom have been able to check out what all the Raised On Rock fuss was about, as it has long since completely sold out. To remedy this situation the band have gotten a brand spanking new remastering job done on Raised On Rock and are releasing this as a digital download on June 6th 2008. To celebrate this they are performing the whole album, in its entirety, on June 6th, upstairs in Whelans. That is, if they remember how to play it. The admission price on the night will include a voucher that can be used to download the album for free. Even better, one of their favourite Irish bands, Queen Kong have agreed to come along and play too.
Having just returned from a storming series of gigs across England with US punk rockers Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and being confirmed for the Electric Picnic bill, the Mound are raring to go for this, their first headline show of 2008.
Catch them now before someone else leaves the band.