Mondo Rock

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Mondo Rock were an Australian rock band formed in November 1976 by founding mainstay singer-songwriter, Ross Wilson (ex-Daddy Cool). Their second album, Chemistry was issued in July 1981, which peaked at No. 2 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. It was followed by Nuovo Mondo in July 1982 which reached No. 7, The Modern Bop in April 1984 which appeared at No. 2 and a compilation album, Up to the Moment in June 1985, which peaked at No. 5. Mondo Rock reached the top 10 on the related Kent Music Report Singles Chart with "State of the Heart" (October 1980), "Cool World" (April 1981) and "Come Said the Boy" (December 1983). The group disbanded in 1991, although they have periodically undertaken reunion concerts. According to Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, "[b]y way of ceaseless touring and the release of a series of sophisticated pop rock albums, [the band was] one of the most popular acts in Australia during the early 1980s".

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Primal Park 1
1981 Chemistry 1
1982 Nuovo Mondo 1
1984 The Modern Bop 1
2009 Primal Park 1
Boom Baby Boom 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1985 Up to the Moment Compilation 1
2003 The Essential Mondo Rock Compilation 1
2004 The Greatest Compilation 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1986 Primitive Love Rites 1

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