1990 Mondo Rock – Why Fight It

Why Fight It? is the sixth and final studio album by Australian rock band Mondo Rock, released in December 1990. The album includes former Beach Boys drummer Ricky Fataar and American guitarist Waddy Wachtel.

Mondo Rock was an Australian rock band formed in November 1976 by singer-songwriter, Ross Wilson (ex-Daddy Cool). They’re best known for their second album, Chemistry which was released in July 1981 and peaked at number 2 on the Australian Kent Music Report. Their song “Come Said the Boy” peaked at number 2 in Australia in 1983. The group disbanded in 1991, although they have periodically undertaken reunion concerts. According to Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, “by way of ceaseless touring and the release of a series of sophisticated pop rock albums, the band was one of the most popular acts in Australia during the early 1980s”. The band have a national tour during 2019.

Tracks

1  I Had You In Mind (Clyde Leiberman; Eric McCusker; John van Tongeren) 04:15
2  Why Fight It (Eric McCusker; Ross Wilson) 04:46
3  Keep The Motor Running (Clyde Leiberman; Eric McCusker; John van Tongeren; Ross Wilson) 04:21
4  Soul Reason (Eric McCusker; Ross Wilson) 04:29
5  There Will Be Some Changes (Duncan Veall; Ross Wilson) 04:24
6  Once You Get Me Started (Eric McCusker; James Gillard) 04:43
7  Love Sucks You In (Eric McCusker, Gierman, McGraw, Myers) 04:27
8  Winter Sky (Eric McCusker) 04:11
9  You Got It Coming (Eric McCusker; Ross Wilson) 04:16
10  Things Are Hotting Up (Eric McCusker; Ross Wilson, Hacket) 05:09

Media

Musicians

BassIan Belton
DrumsRicky Fataar
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarEric McCusker
ClavinetBernie Worrell
KeyboardsEric McCusker
OrganBernie Worrell
SynthesizerBernie Worrell
HarmonicaRoss Wilson
PercussionWaddy Wachtel
Background VocalsRicky Fataar
Background VocalsWaddy Wachtel
VocalsEric McCusker
VocalsRoss Wilson

Other Musicians

1 I Had You In Mind

KeyboardsColin Newham
ProgrammingColin Newham
Background VocalsKipp Lennon
Background VocalsMark Lennon
Background VocalsMichael Lennon


2 Why Fight It

KeyboardsColin Newham
ProgrammingColin Newham
Background VocalsMark Williams
Background VocalsMary Azzopardi


3 Keep The Motor Running

Background VocalsMark Williams
Background VocalsMary Azzopardi


4 Soul Reason

Background VocalsKipp Lennon
Background VocalsMark Lennon
Background VocalsMichael Lennon


5 There Will Be Some Changes

KeyboardsColin Newham
ProgrammingColin Newham
Background VocalsKipp Lennon
Background VocalsMark Lennon
Background VocalsMichael Lennon


9 You Got It Coming

Background VocalsMark Williams
Background VocalsMary Azzopardi


10 Things Are Hotting Up

Background VocalsMark Williams
Background VocalsMary Azzopardi

Liner Notes

Producer – Waddy Wachtel
Engineer – Andrew Scott, Shep Lonsdale
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti
Mixed By – Shep Lonsdale

Manufactured For – BMG Arista / Ariola Limited
Distributed By – BMG Arista / Ariola Limited
Made By – Disctronics B
Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Arista / Ariola Limited