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.
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