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There are 4 bands that share the name Mammoth and one band formerly known as Mammoth:

(UK) 1. After the split of Gillan in 1982, the bearded John McCoy (bass guitar; 19 stone) recruited session musicians ‘Tubby’ Vinnie Reed (drums; 22 stone), ‘Big’ Mac Baker (guitars; 24 stone) and Nicky Moore (vocals; 20 stone and 5’6”) for his solo project.
Initially christened ‘Dinosaur’, they changed their names after complaints from a similarly titled California blues outfit.

Changing their name to ‘Mammoth’, the band toured with Whitesnake and Marillion and were generally well-received by fans, although an “incident” in Leeds meant that the band had to request a specially reinforced stage at all future gigs, due to the concentrated pressure of some 1200 pounds (plus allowance for on stage exuberance).
After a few years of touring without hitting the big-time in the manner of their contemporaries, the band decided to call it a day, and moved onto other solo projects.

The band starred (?) in the 1988 film Just Ask For Diamond, where the entire band play henchmen of the Fat Man (Michael Robbins).

The Album (Mammoth)

Produced in 1987 (after the band had ceased touring), this eponymous title received a limited edition release on American indie label, Jive. As the band’s nostalgic popularity increased, the few records that were released became collector’s items - vinyl copies of the album trading hands for as much as £60.

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  • MetalRock1989

    This is real Mammoth http://www.lastfm.pl/music/Mammoth/+images/69559864

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • dirtclaw

    never forget

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • jriron

    I'm talking about the 80's Mammoth....

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Walking_on_Moon

    One of the best 2009-realeses.

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • tylerberchtold

    oh && we just released a self-recorded diy cd, so thats where "enough time" and "hadron" on your list is coming from, sorry about that also :P. We are in the process of making our own lastfm.

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • tylerberchtold

    I am in the Mammoth from Pekin, Illinois and thats sweet that you dudes wrote about us :P. Haha sorry we share the same name....

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Colonizer

    For everyone out there trying to get the Mammoth EP, it's available or purchase at... http://www.myspace.com/mammothnz $10 US for International buyers, $13 NZ for NZers! :-)

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • VanHalenFreakZ

    clasicrocklover: I edited the information to include Van Halen's early years

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • maggit

    I've got one but.... the vocals are a bit strange... especially in Upheaval.

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
  • melanom

    really like the songs by Mammoth (NZ), great work so far, inundation is the shiznit

    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • clasicrocklover

    they forgot van halens 1st name before changing it to van halen!

    31 May 2009 Reply
  • stewg

    I've looked all over to buy this EP too, not sure where to get it. Usual sites amplifier.co.nz or smokecd's dont list it

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • tonypatterson

    Pretty hard to find the Mammoth EP here in Christchurch. Surprising seeing as it is NZ Music Month. Anyone seen it about so I can buy it?

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • philwoodford

    all I'm pointing out is that the tracks that first featured on this web page, were by a band called mammoth, which were from the UK..........and were also a band I particularly liked.....AS FOR THE "NZ" OUTFIT I'M STILL NOT IMPRESSED!

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • dumu-zi

    Mammoth NZ , phil! There are several artists that goes by this name, so, just google. NZ Mammoth's EP is brilliant!

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • burritounit

    NZ MAMMOTH!!

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • philwoodford

    OK lads...............what else have you got? I'm not impressed by the tracks thus far! and by the way mammoth were from the UK not the US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • RZheretic

    Wow I just heard the New Zealand Mammoth EP. Wow.

    11 Feb 2009 Reply
  • BowelLacerator

    MAMMOTH NZ PWN IT.

    11 Feb 2009 Reply
  • daveefc4eva

    bad times and all the days absolute class

    18 Aug 2008 Reply
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