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Artist: Von Groove

Title: Rainmaker

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1995

Label: No Bull Records

Catalog Number: 342 12-2


Michael Shotton vocals, percussion, drums
Matthew Gerrard bass, keyboards
Mladen guitar
Chris McNeil drums


1.  Sacred Ground  
2.  The Weight  
3.  Queens Logic  
4.  Rainmaker  
5.  Lady Blue  
6.  Indian Man  
7.  Nobody  
8.  E.O.D.  
9.  Bed Of Lies  
10.  Heavens Door  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Cruise Date: April 19, 2004 at 22:23
An earthier album than the classic debut but still extremely hook laden melodic rock with Michael Shotton's stellar vocals. Love It!

From: Rockhead Date: April 20, 2004 at 4:23
Von Groove's grunge CD? A great selection of tracks that are a million miles away from the debut. This will appeal to fans who are not 100% against nu-breed or more modern sounding rock. I like this in its own context, but I dont compare it to the debut. Sotten's voice is as usual sublime.

From: tomcat Date: April 20, 2004 at 6:31
i'll be your rainmaker... great song from a great band..

From: ROB GARCIA Date: April 20, 2004 at 12:19
good follow up to the very classy debut and a risky attempt to modernise their sound wich i believe didn't do them any favours.still i think there are some classy tunes in here worth checking out.

From: jessica96fish Date: July 13, 2004 at 13:24
one of those bands that can do this stuff with there eyes closed.brilliant from start to finnish.does it show that i live this

From: Chevalier Date: August 18, 2004 at 7:31
100% Rockhead...nothing compared to the first one.Stiil a good album.Lady Blue is a beautiful song.

From: Geoff Date: August 18, 2004 at 8:10
Very suprised with the comments and rating here. I love Von Groove as much as the next guy, but I hate this release. To go from 'House of dreams' and 'Sweet pain' to this... wow! I actually really like Frontline's second album done with acoustics only, but this similar transition does nothing for me. Frontline stuck to thier style, this, to me, is nothing like the debut at all. Sorry, I just can't find a hook or worthy moment on this CD... still love Von Groove though, especially the debut.

From: Steve Date: January 24, 2005 at 22:30
i'm quite surprised when i'm listening to this album for the first time, i thought "whoa, they changed their sound!", melodic rock to the grungy modern hard rock sound, well the debut is their best, but i'm not saying this is a bad one, it's a decent album with two or three good songs. I gave it 7 out of 10.

From: Slikk Vicc Date: February 3, 2005 at 8:16
Grunge its not! Although the sound is more organic less polished, I think its another album that grows with every listen. The song 'Nobody' is simply beautiful!

From: Erik Date: February 3, 2005 at 8:36
No good and what a difference from the CLASSIC debut album. And no matter how many times i listen to this one it just doesnot grow on me at all. Poor effort that didnot gain them any (new) fans. Better to check out Mladens new (side?)band Final Frontier. There you will find quality stuff !

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 7, 2010 at 22:26
Oh my God!!! & ...what happened here...after releasing a BOMBASTIC album,yes!,read well, A BOMBASTIC album they came up with this kinda average one...ummm..ok,year '95,it was in the middle of the grunge explosion,it's understandable that they wanted 2 sound just like "the sound of the moment" and tried also to conserve some spark of their natural sound but failed in the procedure..."Sacred Ground" & "The Weight" are ones if we are talking about the grunge aforementioned sound,"Nobody" is a nice track that conserves the natural sound of their first album,"E.O.D." liked it,"Bed Of Lies" & "Heaven's Door" a highlight...if u like alternative rock then this might be some appealing 4 you..4 us,the ones that wanted the real sound of the band,can be quite dissapointing...78/100

From: Nick C Date: November 14, 2010 at 21:04
They threw a bit of a curve ball with this one and as stated probably confounded a few fans with the heavier style. But I think it's a top album, Queens Logic is one of my favourite Von Groove songs ever...huge riff. I wouldn't call it grungy by any stretch, I never though heavier guitars even down tuned meant something was grungy. People seem to be giving it 7 outta 10 that ain't too bad

From: Leykis101 Date: March 17, 2013 at 23:25
Fucking sorry album, especially in 95, thats when I was reaching for my genre of music, relying on my bands to put out what I wanted to listen to, since I was being accosted by mediocre and talentless musicians with no ability to write songs, bands like Von Groove and the horrid Wildside who attempted to sell us out and move to the image of the day, lost me as a listener, thank god for SLAYER AND VENOM!! i knew where I could always go regardless of who sold me out!

From: 123charpenay Date: March 18, 2013 at 12:00
like many great bands (,def leppard,vixen,y&t,danger danger ,ect ect)von groove have the grunge temptation.they want to follow the fashion and they sell their aim to the devil.result this record is a shame ,a nightmare.their first record is a bomb ,a jewel,rainmaker is mark 0/100!!!!!!!

From: hair metal again Date: November 3, 2015 at 3:33
very good release by the great VON GROOVE back in 95 !hard rock music with sensational vocals and great guitar work that could be much better if the songwriting was more consistent!of course you van find some great ones like "heavens door","lady blue" ,"rainmaker" and "nobody"!there is nothing like grunge or alternative here and i think that this is the way metalheads look at a rockier and more organic sound!they re just getting!great stuff here

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