Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
Lock up your daughters! Mardo are live-wire energy incarnate. Their unique brand of loud, unapologetic, swaggering rock has wowed audiences the world over and this is just the beginning. The Los Angeles-based caffeinated r... more »
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Lock up your daughters! Mardo are live-wire energy incarnate. Their unique brand of loud, unapologetic, swaggering rock has wowed audiences the world over and this is just the beginning. The Los Angeles-based caffeinated rock combo, led by brothers Aron and Robert, follows in the vein of other great sibling collaborations - Ray and Dave Davies (The Kinks), Tim and Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz), Liam and Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Chris and Nic Cester (Jet). Joined on tour by 18-year-old Sonny Sly on keys and guitarist Rob "Jaggs" Small, Mardo plays melodic rock written for arenas that sounds just as good on acoustic guitars. Their music will take you on an amazing trip back to the glorious hard rockin? past, then hurl you into the future on a sonic wave of guitars, melodies and sheer unbridled artistry.
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Frinklin | San Diego | 05/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Do you yearn for the halcyon days of the early-70's? Do you agree with Jim Carey when he demanded MTV play some more Foghat? Do you need a new tape for your 1974 Chevy Camaro? Do you think it's a damned shame more people haven't experienced the psychedelic roar of bands like Vanilla Fudge and Blue Cheer? Do you need, I mean really need a cover of "I Want a New Drug" featuring decidedly non-Huey Lewis lyrics about wanting to "huff paint and sniff glue"? Most important: Do you want your rock, (excuse me, RAWK) served in thick, meaty slabs?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions Mardo is for you. The band, a power-trio led by brothers Aron and Robert Mardo, serve up a heaping helping of old-school metal. This is an undeniable throwback album. And it's good too, for what it is. The "I Want a New Drug" cover is pretty pointless, but that is overshadowed by originals like the sneering "Anyone but Me" and the ZZ Top-style boogie of "Cold Creepin'". The brothers also show some interest in expanding past the style they've established: the vocal harmonies of "Poor Paul" are surprisingly intricate, and "Broken Bones" contains just a smidgen of thrash. The best thing that Mardo has going for it is brevity. Unlike the real early-70's metal bands, they keep things short and punchy. No extended solos here save for the mostly instrumental "Catch a Thief", a track that lays down a nice Sabbath-like groove but never really goes anywhere.
This album is a must-own only if you're a big proto-metal fan, an interesting diversion if not.
If it only came on 8-track, then it would be perfect"
Make this #1 on your Top 10 List
Jill Griffitts | Clovis, CA USA | 10/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The entire cd will completely blow you away!
The energy on each track is about as close to a live show as you can get without actually being there. The first couple of songs, "Anyone But Me", "Here She Comes" and "Poor Paul", get you moving. From there they show their creative side with an awesome, mind-bending rendition of the Huey Lewis tune, "I Want a New Drug". "Hey, Girl!" is my personal favorite, then they finish with an awe-inspiring ballad, "I'm the One".
Although they are undoubtedly from another era, Mardo has a gritty, tough sound that keeps you wanting more!"