Supposedly, The Moondogs (whose pop-glam-punk sound was discussed previously HERE) didn't even know their lone album, the Todd Rundgren produced That's What Friends are For (1981), was actually released until someone showed them a German pressing years later.
The album does sound unfinished, not so much like demos, but like an ambitious but then rushed out project, comparable to the Ramones dalliance with their own celebrity producer on End of the Century. There's at least another great pop single here, say "Schoolgirl Crush" b/w "I Wanna be a Popstar", but without a vision beyond punked-up bubble-pop the band hit the wall that was the thin-and spacey-sounding 1980's. So, for a long time, they laid low awaiting a more fitting time to return.
Also, if you want to hear the band's Peel Sessions go visit Gobshyte! For the rest of MRML's series on The Moondogs go HERE!
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