Fat Maw Rooney | Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

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Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

by Fat Maw Rooney

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is a collage of southern funk jazz rock that takes you from intense, explosive guitar solos to humble, poetic 4 voice a cappella, combining evocative melodies, driving rhythm, and captivating lyrics in FMR's first studio album
Genre: Rock: Jam-band
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2. friends and foes
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3. minnesota
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4. all the good friends
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5. drank you out of my mind
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6. battlemound
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7. river love blues
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8. we could be
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9. man alone
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10. troubled minds
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11. shapeshift
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12. i can adjust
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Fat Maw Rooney is a Wisconsin based southern funk rock group whose explosive and energetic live shows leave crowds with melted faces and soiled underpants. Their jams have been infecting the midwest for the past year, culminating in the release of their first studio album Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. All five members shine in their own way, creating a collage of raw energy. This dynamic group thrives on their close personal connections between themselves and their audience, being able to transition from fiery, screaming passion to stark, humble a cappella seamlessly. Whether you listen for poetry or musical lyricism, you will not be dissappointed.


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DT_Raider

JUST SIT BACK AND LISTEN
You don\'t know what you are missin\'. Grab a cold beer, glass of wine or a coke with a toke. Sit back, relax and just LISTEN.

~ T ~

Leigh

A phenomenal CD
I've loved the music of Fat Maw Rooney for some time. This CD takes it to a new level. The lyrics are just incredible, and these guys really can tell a story. Each song evokes a strong mood - anger, love, hurt, pride - in a musical way that is beyond compare. My favorite cut from this album varies with my mood. Some days, it's "River Loves Blues." Others, it's "All the Good Friends." But "Battlemound" is great in any mood. This album is just hard to pigeonhole, a very eclectic, great work of art.

SKlams

Phenomincal debut for this up and coming jamband!
This CD does a phenominal job capturing the raw energy and talent these guys throw down every show. Unlike a lot of other jambands that have trouble polishing their songs for a studio release, Fat Maw Rooney has it pratically perfected on this release. The jams on "Drank You Out Of My Mind" and "Friends and Foes" are extremely tight, but definitely hint at their ability to pull off powerful jams live. I really think it was a great decision to keep the jams concise on the album, letting people be blown away themselves by their powerful live chemistry. I was a little disappointed that "Shapeshift" didn't hint at probably one of their best live jams, but the song is so solid I hardly even missed it after a couple listens. This album is quite the genre bender, and really difficult to classify... "blues/funk/roots jam rock with some bluegrass/folk influence" (thats a mouthful!). "We Could Be" is real funky fun song, followed by two powerful songs with heavy blues influences "Man Alone" and "Troubled Minds". It's really hard to call anyone song my favorite, as they are all so amazing in their own right. At the moment however, I would have to say "Friends and Foes" is probably my favorite, with awesome layering of percussion and lead guitars, with a groovy catchy bass line. "Drank You Out of My Mind" is probably my favorite live song, and it definitely does not disappoint in its album translation. I love the contrast between the bluegrassy verses and the in your face powerful chorus; it almost reminds me of the excitement and power I felt listening to Pearl Jam's "Corduroy" some 10 years ago. "Minnesota" is another favorite song that's extremely catchy with some great vocal harmony coupled with balls out rocking guitarwork. "Tanglewood" is a great way to open up the CD, exemplifying the fusion of styles Fat Maw Rooney pulls off so smoothly. I'm also really impressed with the layering of the vocals in the acapella number "Battlemound". Really cool how another voice is added each chorus, I'd really recommend listening to this song in your car's surround sound. Great job guys, you've really come along way in the past year from the $1 sampler cds with rough lo-fi recordings... I really hope an official live recording is in the works for the near future. All the best of luck finishing up school, and I know we'll be seeing big headlining tours in the near future!

Sufi Astrologer Sun Star Ali___ Michael Love

Fat Rock Raw Music and a edge of "MF" Mother's Finest
Solid River Funk without the threat of a Tsunami. Are u ready to explore the depth of a new sound? Let's get clicking! Let's go!___TABERNACLE OF OFFERING
© 2007____
Written by Michael “the Meta Marvel” Love_____



The law of the land is to find Peace with
Thyself and solitude and serenity
In Christ.
If your station is to play on the front line
then to be saved and delivered is to
only find that your test is only
to become more harder.
Even when anointed we are still
covered with some dirt,
which is never fully washed away.
Be not upset with the trial you are given,
but be spiritually aware of your
“Tabernacle of Offering.”
Speak out, Speak up when you are called
into play, for your gift is then called
into Action. We all stand before the Hall of Fame Game,
and “Thy shall not touch Roger nor my Christ
who are my teams dashing quarterbacks,
for I’d rather see a result of a sermon
Than hear a sermon any day.”
These were the words of wisdom from ex-Dallas Cowboy
Rayfield Wright when asked to
Step to the podium.

Keri

Excellent album. I haven't taken it out of my cd player since I got it! : )
Excellent cd! Very quick shipping, thanks.

Chris Cluff

Fat Maw Rooney is the best undiscovered band in the world
Hopefully, this CD is the first of many by Fat Maw Rooney. These guys have more creativity and talent in their little fingers than 99.9% of the bands out there have in their whole bodies. This CD is a great mix of songs that cover most of the many genres that this band can tackle. Long live Fat Maw Rooney!!!!!!