This may be sacrilege but I prefer the Bay City Rollers’ version to the the one by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I’m afraid I never cared for the … Continue readingBay City Rollers: Bye Bye Baby
OK, this one doesn’t have Moon in the title but it comes from the Apollo album, a soundtrack to the US lunar missions. And it’s lovely.
Engaging new look at the song frequently misheard as ‘There’s a bathroom on the right’.
THIS hymn was written as a poem in 1833 by one of Britain’s best-known and most controversial churchmen, Saint John Henry Newman (1801-1890). It would take a book to cover his life … Continue readingLead, Kindly Light
One of the highlights of the Selling England By The Pound album, here in a live performance from 1973.
This was written by Artie Singer, John Medora and David White. It was released in late 1957 and reached No 1 on the US charts on January 6, 1958. In … Continue readingDanny and the Juniors: At the Hop
Strong live performance from 2003. From the album Automatic for the People.
LAST week I wrote in glowing terms about the band 10,000 Maniacs and their album In My Tribe. A few hours after publication I was surprised and delighted when an email pinged into … Continue readingCooder’s Story: Part 3
No moon-based series would be complete without this, the title track from Nick’s third album which gave his career a huge posthumous boost when it was featured in a VW … Continue readingNick Drake: Pink Moon
Poor chap seems to have a grievance. Perhaps his old lady refused to take him out for walks. From 1974.