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Mockingbird – Live Cuts

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Mockingbird‘s Live Cuts was recorded at Wizzfest in Belgium.

This Irish band formed in 2009; they still have some raw energy and enthusiasm carrying them forward.

The album’s ten charming tracks are mixed fairly unbalanced, which is typical for a live setting. When the guitar breaks to solo (tasty!), the mix falls thin.

Only at ear-damaging high volume does this power trio retain it’s impact.

Kudos to the band for “paying dues”: playing originals in clubs.

If they were Americans, they’d be labeled ‘typical bar band’, playing straightforward hard rock: nothing groundbreaking, not bad.

It’s pleasant “music to drink to”.

 

Band Lineup:
Ian O’Sullivan – guitar, vocals
Noel Cunningham – bass, backing vocals
Phil Cunningham – drums, backing vocals

Track Listing:
All That I Need
Steal Your Heart Away
Crossfire
One Shot
Draggin’ Me Down
Interlude
Hard Rain
Movin’ On
Free Your Mind
Already Gone

Link:
Official Band Website

About Iris North

My formal position is: editor and music reviewer. I joined the PlanetMosh army in 2012. I enjoy extreme metal, 'shred' guitar, hard rock, prog rock, punk, and... silly pop music!