Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Moondogs: She's 19 (1979) FIXED LINK!


The Moondogs (Gerry McCandless - guitar/vocals, Jackie Hamilton - bass/vocals, Austin Barrett - drums) were a late 70's/early 80's Irish band who originally signed to Good Vibrations Records, home of retro-fitted pop songs played with punk bottle. They once narrowed down their influences to the Ramones, the Beatles and the Bay City Rollers, which encapsulates their sound rather nicely.




The Moondogs (great history here) had their own TV show, Moondog Matinee. The short-lived show, sort of a cross between the Monkees and Friday Night Videos, can now be sampled thanks to YouTube hero Gregorypop23. As with their fellow Undertone-wanna be's, Protex, there has never been a collection of these singles exists now (or ever has), though the band reformed in the early aughts and recorded some fine new material.



"She's 19" and "Ya Don't Do Ya", from their debut single of 1979 are punk-pop-glam concoctions of a high order.



Let us know what you think of the Moondogs (and these awe-inspiring videos!) in the COMMENTS section
(which is where you'll find the 'She's 19' 7" link).

Updated: Link Fixed!


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10 comments:

  1. hi jeffen
    i have their peel sessions on my blog if you dont have them mate

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  2. Whoops. The link led me to a folder with 2 volumes of Music for Cinema and NSDLD vol. 24.

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  3. CallPastorJerkfaceMay 21, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    This post reminded me to listen to Winger's "Seventeen" again. Thanks Jeff!

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  4. The videos sound good but seems like the link does not work ? Thanks!

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  5. FIXED LINK !!!!!!!!!

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    So

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    whadd'ya

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    Moondogs?

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    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dgi4kqgaesytpc5

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  6. Wonderful - thank you very much. I love this band - only wish they had released more songs.
    Ivan

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  7. Sock/Phil
    Fixed!

    Gob
    Linked!

    CPJ
    Revolted!

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  8. Always liked what I've heard of these guys. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thanks for all the Moondogs!

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