Mondo Rock

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Mondo Rock was an Australian rock band formed in November 1976 by 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Primal Park Mondo Rock 2
1981 Chemistry Mondo Rock 2
1982 Nuovo Mondo Mondo Rock 1
1984 The Modern Bop Mondo Rock 1
Boom Baby Boom Mondo Rock 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Up to the Moment Mondo Rock 1
1992 Aussie 4 Pack Dragon / The Angels / Mondo Rock / Mental as Anything 1
2003 The Essential Mondo Rock Mondo Rock 1
2004 The Greatest Mondo Rock 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Primitive Love Rites Mondo Rock 1

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