Picked up by the independent label Helter Skelter, the band's debut album, "Riportando Tutto a Casa" was released in 1994. Eventually distributed by Mercury, the disc went on to sell an impressive 185,000 copies. In the years that followed, Modena City Ramblers earned a reputation as a powerful live act, performing throughout Europe in collaboration with artists such as the Chieftains and Irish rock vocalist Bob Geldof. Their sophomore effort, "La Grande Famiglia", experienced similar success to its predecessor, followed by "Terra e Liberta" which ushered in an era of international attention during which the Ramblers performed in nations such as Bolivia, Spain, Cuba and more.
Known for their progressive politics, the band aligned itself with musicians of similar values such as Manu Chao, performing at festivals like the Independent Days Festival in Bologna and the Awesome Africa Festival in South Africa. Their 2002 production "Radio Rebelde" garnered them invitations to perform in locations near and far, including Algeria, the Czech Republic, Amsterdam and Mexico. The band's 2004 album "Viva la Vida! Viva la Muerte!" (a quote from Zapatista leaders) found its way to Italian Top Ten charts, and opened doors for a 120 city tour. The Modena City Ramblers have become a staple of both the Italian rock scene and the leftist musical circuit alike.
|In Un Giorno Di Pioggia||4:43|
|Tant Par Tachèr - The Atholl Higlanders||5:33|
|Delinqueint Ed Mòdna||4:05|
|Morte Di Un Poeta||3:45|
|I Funerali Di Berlinguer||6:39|
|Il Bicchiere Dell'Addio||4:29|
|Canto Di Natale||4:20|
|The Great Song Of Indifference||3:03|
Modena City Ramblers - Riportando Tutto A Casa (1993)
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