MOTHER’S FINEST – Iron Age [Rock Candy remastered] *EXCLUSIVE*

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This is a request from one of you, the remastered reissue of MOTHER’S FINEST album “Iron Age“, done by Rock Candy Records specialists, released a couple years ago.
Arguably Mother’s Finest were the greatest funk rock bands of all time. However for this album Mother’s Finest style go for early ’80s Hard Rock; just check out the song titles and the production of Jeff Glixman (Kiss, Gary Moore, Saxon).

Formed in the early Seventies Mother’s Finest entered the scene as a full-on rock band, but with a unique sound that fused lean and mean bad ass funk with crunchy guitar driven white boy rock. Their debut album took the music world by the short and curlies, attracting praise from fans of both funk and traditional rock.
They were equally at home being compared to Funkadelic as they were to Led Zeppelin.

It was this unique musical mash-up that not only attracted praise but also caused a degree of confusion. Many critics, journalists and radio jocks couldn’t quite place them into a specific bag; a problem that restricted their commercial progress, despite crafting some of the most exciting music of the era.
This confusion also influenced the band’s sound which had, on occasion, been wandering between styles. For ‘Iron Age’ the band made a concerted effort to underscore their commitment to rock, crafting a record that simply confounded any notion that they were easing off the gas pedal.

With ‘Iron Age’ MF was clearly going after the classic metal / hard rock audience of the early 1980s. MF never sounded more focused and inspired than it does on this excellent LP, and forceful gems like “Rock ‘N Roll 2 Nite,” “U Turn Me On” and “Movin’ On” indicated that MF should forget about what black radio was playing and simply concentrate on being a great metal / hard rock band (which is what it really wanted to be, anyway).

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R&B radio, which had been a strong supporter of MF’s 1978 hit “Love Changes,” wasn’t about to play an album this metal-oriented — and sadly, Rock radio ignored it as well.
With the right promotion, “Iron Age” could have made Mother’s Finest a big hit with the Quiet Riot / Judas Priest / Scorpions first half of the Eighties crowd, but the album was a commercial flop instead of the big commercial breakthrough that it should have been.
Nonetheless, the fact remains that this for years out-of-print LP is among MF’s most rewarding albums, for many, the pinnacle of the band’s output, now remastered in its full potential.
HIGHLY Recommended

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01 – Movin’ On
02 – Luv Drug
03 – Rock ‘n’ Roll 2 Nite
04 – U Turn Me On
05 – All The Way
06 – Evolution
07 – Illusion (C’mon Over To My House)
08 – Time
09 – Gone With Th’ Rain
10 – Earthling

Joyce “Baby Jean” Kennedy – vocals
Glenn “Doc” Murdock – vocals
Jerry “Wyzard” Seay – bass
Gary “Moses Mo” Moore – guitar
Mike Keck – keyboards
Barry “B.B. Queen” Borden – drums



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12 Responses

  1. Miguel says:

    Can I suggest Coracko – New Virus Spreads! (1992)?, fantastic album and it deserves to be here in this great page.

  2. Lover says:

    I didn’t even know about them going that route since I only saw their first two albums and some compilations floating around.

    This is great news! Especially nearly four decades later…

  3. Andy says:

    The first few albums of MF in remastered form would be very nice…

  4. Örjan says:

    I like this request. I’m on…

  5. Gerry says:

    Can I suggest the Mother’s Finest Live (1979) ?
    my vinyl creaks so much … it’s completely worn !

  6. Mark says:

    I don’t know why, but no comments I make ever get posted. I think you sometimes see my messages, though. If you could reupload Iron Age that’d be great

  7. Mark says:


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