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Volo Volo


Download links and information about Volo Volo by Poi Dog Pondering. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 55:47 minutes.

Artist: Poi Dog Pondering
Release date: 1992
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 55:47
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No. Title Length
1. Lackluster 3:37
2. Collarbone 4:01
3. Get Me On 3:55
4. The Hardest Thing 4:25
5. Ta Bouche Est Tabou 4:33
6. I've Got My Body 5:11
7. Jack Ass Ginger 5:31
8. Be the One 5:13
9. Tall 3:03
10. Building 0:38
11. Te Manu Pukarua 2:05
12. Blood and Thunder 3:36
13. Entrance 4:03
14. Endtrance 5:56



Poi Dog Pondering was always a band better appreciated in a live context, its albums never quite capturing the excitement of the group's rock/folk/pop/world music stew. The reason is simple: like other fun jam bands such as Phish, Aquarium Rescue Unit and the like, Poi Dog never really mastered the art of writing concise, radio-friendly songs, preferring to let their tight grooves and polyrhythmic percussion beds carry the music. Unfortunately, in the case of what is, at its core, a rock band, this approach often makes for somewhat lackluster records, and Volo Volo is no exception. Interestingly, Poi Dog Pondering here seems to be attempting a move into a more pop-oriented direction, sounding at times like a bizarre meeting between Santana, the Meters, Wham!, and Simple Minds. While the group deserves an "A" for effort, without the glue of catchy songwriting to hold the disparate elements together, the mix never really works that well. In fact, the best "songs" on the album are not really songs at all, but new-agey instrumental pieces ("Endtrance" and "Entrance"). That said, there is certainly enough variety throughout to keep one's attention, from the New Orleans-style soul of "Be the One" to the stadium rock guitar wall of "Blood and Thunder." In the end though, Volo Volo is sadly a case of too much talent, not enough focus.