The Moondogs – That’s What Friends Are For

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The Moondogs – That’s What Friends Are For
Label: Survival research
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue
A1 - I Wanna Be A Pop Star
A2 - Who’s Gonna Tell Mary?
A3 - That’s The Way It Goes
A4 - That’s What Friends Are For
A5 - Scoolgirl Crush
A6 - I Lit A Fire
B1 - Home Is Where The Heart Is
B2 - Dream Girl
B3 - Zulu
B4 - This Girl
B5 - I’m Not Sleeping
B6 - Dressed To Kill

Formed in 1978 in Derry, a Republican city in Northern Ireland, power-pop-punk trio The Moondogs mixed the energy of The Clash with the melodic bent of The Beatles. Gigs with The Undertones led to a 45 for Good Vibrations, plus a few more for Real Records, and by the time they cut debut LP ’That’s What Friends Are For’ in New York with Todd Rundgren for Sire, they were at their most accomplished; somehow, the band split mid-way through its creation, rendering the album a frozen moment in time, rather than a leg-up to world domination. A great listen and another missing piece of Northern Ireland’s punk puzzle.