Large Mound have just announced a special once off performance of their classic debut LP Raised On Rock in its entirety. Large Mound have just announced a special once off performance of their classic debut LP Raised On Rock in its entirety. June 6th is the date to mark in your calendar, and Upstairs at Whelans is where you need to be with €8 clenched in your sweaty palm in return for which you get the gig and a download copy of the newly remastered LP. Bargalicious.
In 2002 the debut Large Mound album, Raised On Rock, was released and picked up rave reviews from all quarters. It has long since sold out though which means that all the new fans we have picked up in the last year have been unable to check it out. We are rectifying this situation by releasing a brand new remastered version of the album as a digital download on June 6th. To celebrate this we are performing the album in it’s entirety, upstairs in Whelans, on Friday June 6th. The measly admission price of 8 euros will get you a voucher allowing you to download the album for free. Even better, our friends the brilliant Queen Kong, are going to play too.
"With such an ostentatious title, not to mention all this talk of being "Ireland’s answer to Nevermind", Raised On Rock has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, it rises to the occasion with aplomb, tearing up it’s canvas with incisive rock tantrums and impressive pop hooks. You’re left humming the chorus to one song, while Anthony Mackey and his boys are already charging into the next tirade of heaviousity. But Raised On Rock is trimmed of rock excess and indulgence. Where the Mound clearly take their cues from US rock, punk and metal benchmarks, they rarely jettison melody for mindless riffola, but rather accommodate both. Good examples are the timeless angst of If Only I Hadn’t Been Born and Rather B Rockin’ . Even the nerdy axe-hero roll call of Everyone’s Got One doesn’t mar this blinding start-to-finish rocker. " 4/5 Leagues O’Toole (The Irish Times, 2002)
Here’s some vintage Mound footage to get you in the mood: