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Download links and information about Evolver by The Mammals. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:00:23 minutes.

Artist: The Mammals
Release date: 2002
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:00:23
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No. Title Length
1. Way Down the Old Plank Road 2:29
2. House Carpenter/Pipeline 4:30
3. 69 Pleasant St 4:06
4. John Brown's Dream 4:05
5. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning 4:16
6. Lady Margaret 3:55
7. Stairway to the Stars 2:39
8. Wandering Boy 2:36
9. Chinese Irishman 3:09
10. Infinity Medley 10:45
11. Profit 3:52
12. City Never Sleeps 4:26
13. Haircut Money 3:34
14. Industrial Park 6:01



The veritable supergroup of folk offspring the Mammals' debut release, Evolver, showcases the trio's desire to push traditional folk music into the next century. Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (grandson of Pete Seeger) and Ruth Ungar (daughter of Grammy-award-winning fiddler Jay Ungar) team up with singer/songwriter Michael Merenda and with the help of a handful of friends and studio musicians create a warmly inviting collection of original tunes and updated traditionals. Highlights include a subdued version of Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" and the handful of Merenda-penned songs, all of which have an almost Guthrie-esque (if another folk legend can fit on this disc) honesty and humor to them. The band's only misstep comes when they try to push rock-style drumming too far into a couple of songs, almost rebelliously proving that they are not tied to the traditional structure of folk music. Small quibbles aside, the album stands as a fine document of these musicians' accomplishments in the studio and points to fine futures for all involved.