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Mastedon

It’s A Jungle Out There (VINYL)

NEW Vinyl
$ 69.00

Label : Girder Records   Year : 2020

3 in stock

SKU: 9847 Categories: , ,

“The 1940’s animated Disney character Dumbo became a hit sensation as a cruelly named elephant who was ridiculed for his large ears. But Dumbo wasn’t your average elephant and used those massive ears for wings and could fly! Fast-forward to 1989, when John and Dino Elefante formed the rock band Mastedon and showed the world that Dumbo wasn’t the only elephant who could fly! With larger-than-life melodic hooks and a steady stream of hard rock heroics, the band’s debut album It’s A Jungle Out There took flight and AOR fans could not get enough. Owning Pakaderm Records, running a recording studio and working with bands like Bride, Petra, The Brave, Barren Cross, Guardian and more, the ex-Kansas duo had a revolving door of rock music stars around at any given time. It’s not a band, as such, since it’s very much musicians who were around the studio laying down a vocal, guitar lick, drum solo, etc (the band’s second album literally says “Thanks to all the mystery guests whose names we are unable to list due to the usual legal entanglement”). The brothers approached Mastedon as a project. With a total of five lead vocalists participating on the debut, in addition to three drummers, four bassists and three guitarists, it remained a project in the truest sense of the word. The most easily recognised names include vocalists Dave Robbins (X-Sinner), Dave Amato (Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon), David Pack (Ambrosia) and Perry Lee (Tracer Fox), guitarists Steff Burns (Y&T) and Dave Amato and bassists John Pierce (Richard Marx) and John Patitucci. John (lead vocals and keyboards) and Dino (rhythm guitar and bass) lend their abilities to the album as well. The album flexes its muscles in places (such as on “It’s A Jungle Out There” and “Love Inhalation”), but otherwise it delivers a commercial based sound perfectly suited for FM radio (“Glory Bound,” “This Is The Day” and “Love That Will Survive”). You will also find a couple of elite ballads, along with a progressive piece (“Right Hand”). The crown jewel of the album might be the big-budget-like sonics, compliments of John and Dino. The result is pure, unadulterated AOR perfection.” -Girder Records

Only 200 copies pressed on yellow vinyl with black splatter.

TRACK LISTING:
Side A
It’s A Jungle Out There
Glory Bound
This Is The Day
Love Inhalation
Islands In The Sky
Get Up

Side B
Love That Will Survive
Innocent Girl
Shine On
Right Hand

Bonus Track
Wasn’t It Love