Stuck Mojo ‎– HVY 1

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Century Media ‎– 77288-2
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Recorded live at the Masquerade, Atlanta, GA and in Barselona, Spain.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (scanned): 7277017728828

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CMR 7988-2, 7988 Stuck Mojo HVY 1(CD, Album) Century Media, Century Media CMR 7988-2, 7988 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Stuck Mojo HVY 1(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Stuck Mojo) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
MASS0785 Stuck Mojo HVY 1(Cass) Metal Mind Records MASS0785 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
77288-2 Stuck Mojo HVY 1(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Century Media 77288-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
PCKD 20015 Stuck Mojo HVY 1(CD, Album) Ponycanyon Korea PCKD 20015 South Korea 1999 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 27, 2018

I'm not usually one for listening to live albums. Sure, if I like a band, I'll certainly go out and buy everything they release (damn collector OCD), but for the most part, I prefer the crisp and clear sound of a studio recording. However, with that said, Stuck Mojo were, and always will be, a live tour de force, and any live offering from these rap metal pioneers will certainly be worth the purchase.

Performing music that is tailor-made for mosh pits, Stuck Mojo were always about energetic performances that leave all their contemporaries in the dust, and it's clearly evident that the crowds featured on this album, from recordings in Atlanta, Georgia and Barcelona in Spain, are at an absolute fever-pitch throughout.

What makes the Mojo so incredible live is the boundless passion, showmanship and banter between each member. While the songs are mostly performed as they sound on their respective studio recordings, it's the stuff that takes place between the songs that make this such a joy to listen to. In particular, vocalist Bonz and guitarist Rich Ward confidently and charismatically engage the fans in such a way, that's it just as much fun to hear them talk as it is to hear them play.

'HVY1' consists of pretty much every Mojo classic from what could be considered "chapter one" of their career. 'Rising', 'Enemy Territory', '2 Minutes of Death', 'Southern Pride', 'Mental Meltdown', 'Not Promised Tomorrow' and 'Throw the Switch'... they're all here! The inclusion of two new songs, 'Reborn' and 'My Will', serves as icing on the cake, and a hidden track which is mostly five minutes of the band rambling on stage and interacting with the audience is an absolute joy to listen to.

As I've said before, I've never really been the biggest advocate of live albums, but I truly cannot praise this release enough! Not only are the songs performed immaculately, but it's the chemistry between the band members and the audience that make this essential listening for anyone looking to be a true performer.