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MOONTAN

Golden Earring

 

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Chris S
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5 stars Moontan is without question one of the progressive highlights of the 70's decade. An emphatic studio release with it's own identity in terms of sound. Golden Earring could not have gone higher than with Moontan. A mix of hard rock, psychedelia and straightforward pop makes for a highly satisfying listening experience.

Notably the world famous Radar Love stands out likea homing beacon ( excuse the pun) as far as commercial success goes,let's be honest, there are very few ' foot tapping' rock songs that can come close to being so effective in getting you up and groovin. There a not many people who have not heard this song before .It is so far reaching in popularity even almost forty years on. ' Candy's Going Bad' makes for a great opening song again pointing at one of GE's strengths namely the vocal department. ' Are You receiving Me' and 'Suzy Lunacy' are next and provide a great mix of good old fashioned rock and pop psychedlia. The highlights after the groundbreaking ' Radar Love' though has to be the closer ' Vanilla Queen' which to this listener marked one of the highest points musically for this band.

In summary this was a landmark release, musically, lyrically and vocally very much on top of it's game. An essential album for anybody seeking out those epic releases from way back when.Golden Earring managed to release at least one masterpiece.

Chris S | 5/5 |

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