Ragdoll - Ragdoll Rewound (2014)
: Ragdoll Title Of Album
: Ragdoll Rewound Year Of Release
: 2014 Label
: Ragdoll Genre
: Rock, Hard Rock Quality
: Mp3 Bitrate
: 320 kbps Total Time
: 48:26 Min Total Size
: 119 Mb Tracklist:
1. Here Today (Remastered)
2. Tell Me (Remastered)
3. Could It Be Love (Remastered)
4. Heaven Above (Remastered)
5. Overnight Sensation (Remastered)
6. Foot to the Floor (Remixed)
7. The Feeling (Remixed)
8. Ashamed (Remixed)
9. In My Mind (Remixed)
10. Rewind Your Mind (Live)
11. All I Want (Live)
12. Tell Me (Live)
13. Foot to the Floor (Live)
Just what style of music is the Australian trio, Ragdoll? Incorporating a
wide variety of styles into their own sound, the band - comprised of
members Ryan Rafferty (lead vocals, bass), Leon Todd (guitar), and Cam
Barrett (drums) - is certain to appeal to a wide variety of rock fans.
"We focus on melody, musicianship, and emotional conviction," the band
explains. "We’ve been called everything from 'Arena Rock' to 'Hair
Grunge,' and it’s rare two people ever compare us to the same band. We
feel with each release we develop a unique Ragdoll sound more and more.
We don’t play by the conventional rock rules and try to sound like
anyone else, we just write music that we love to play and listen to."
The Ragdoll story begins in Perth, when Cam and Leon played together in
various bands over an eight-year span, before crossing paths with Ryan
(who was singing in a cover band at the time). After realizing they were
all on the same page musically, Ragdoll was soon formed. And regarding
their name, it was not plucked from where you may assume. "A lot of
people immediately assume the Aerosmith song or some sort of sexual
fetish. The truth is Cam had the most gorgeous Ragdoll cat and we named
the band after her. Being three hairy, scruffy musicians we feel the
name also describes us rather aptly!"
Issuing two EP's ('Ragdoll Rock' and 'Here Today'), the trio compiled both together on the 2014
release, 'Ragdoll Rewound,' which also includes live tracks and a new
composition, "Rewind Your Mind." The trio revisited the first EP and had
it remixed and polished the way they had always wanted to hear it.
Songs like 'Foot to the Floor' sound leaner and meaner while 'The
Feeling' is even more epic! Any issues the band may have had with the
original 'Here Today' master that have been fully rectified here too;
the new master of 'Tell Me' in particular is a lot more dynamic and more
true to the original mix.
As far as the live recordings, Ragdoll feel it's as close to the real deal as you can get…without actually
attending a concert. "We chose to include the live tracks raw and
unpolished; an official bootleg for any of our fans who haven’t seen us
live yet. We’re so excited about the new song on there, 'Rewind Your
Mind,' we decided to name the tour after it! It’s the most up to date
record of where we’re at as a band and it let’s our individual and
collective personalities really shine through with the trademark Ragdoll
mix of melody, groove and riffage!"
Ragdoll was also willing to pick their favorite tracks off 'Ragdoll Rewound.' "'Tell Me' is the perfect
exposition of where we come from as musicians and we love opening with
it and seeing people move and shake their bodies with that groove.
Similarly, 'All I Want' is our favorite song to close with; a
sledgehammer riff together with a quirky arrangement and a super catchy
hook! While we love to riff, we love sharing our experiences from the
road and life in general with more expansive tracks like 'Self
Censored,' 'Could it be Love,' and 'Irreplaceable.' Songs like 'Here
Today,' 'Astray,' and 'Ashamed' explore some darker themes and are
particularly intense to play live. While there’s a definite Ragdoll
sound, we think all our material stacks up against itself and there’s
not really a definitive favorite track."
And it sounds like Ragdoll will be quite busy for the remainder of 2014. "We’re returning to the
USA in May and June to tour in support of 'Ragdoll Rewound,' and return
to Rocklahoma for the third straight year. We’re doing twenty shows,
starting in California, then the Midwest and culminating in Vegas. We’ll
be rolling out a new music video and a whole new line of merchandise;
everything from tee shirts and CD’s to condoms and slap bands! We’ll
then return home for the Australian launch of the record before entering
the studio to record the material we’ve prepared for our fourth all
original studio release."
Lastly, what can fans expect from seeing Ragdoll in concert? "Playing live is the bottom line for us and we try
to pour as much energy and intensity into every performance as possible.
There’s only three of us but we make a lot of noise, and Ryan’s vocals
need to be experienced to be fully appreciated!" Disponible sólo a los usuarios