Into the Groovy #76 - "Moonchild"

@teamfreak16 (39900)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 28, 2016 9:08pm CST
Tonight's Into the Groovy (#76) takes us to England, where we visit an all-time favorite of mine, Fields of the Nephilim. Led by vocalist Carl McCoy, Fields of the Nephilim formed in 1984, going on to become one of the world's all-time great goth bands. The All Music Guide called them the most believable of the lot, and it's true. The band dressed as if they'd just walked off the set of For a Few Dollars More, and, like all goth bands, shrouded themselves with liquid smoke while onstage. They just looked like gunslinger's stalking the stage in all of that smoke, rather than just a bunch of dudes dressed in black. "Moonchild" was the 1st single from the band's second album, The Nephilim (one of the best goth albums I've ever owned.) It did quite well for a goth tune, reaching #28 in the UK. I do think Fields of the Nephilim are the best of the goth bands when it comes to the genre, and "Moonchild" is my favorite Nephilim tune. All of which means, of course, that it's a great song. Even granny will like it! (Just kidding about granny.)
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@TRBRocks420 (70914)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Jun 16
I don't think I have ever heard it, but maybe Granny has lol.
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@teamfreak16 (39900)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jun 16
It was granny that turned me on to them!
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@spiderdust (5375)
• San Jose, California
25 Feb 17
I love this band. You're right about how they're dressed like dusty gunslingers shrouded in smoke. I've always thought of that look as "weather beaten goth". While it's not their best, I do like their album "Mourning Sun", although I think McCoy is the only original member on that one. (Yes, I know this is an old thread... but it's Fields of the Nephilim! How could I not comment?)
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@teamfreak16 (39900)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Feb 17
Yeah, Carl is the only one on Mourning Sun. It sounds like he sampled a lot of stuff from their early days, but it is a great album. He and Tony Pettit are the only original members now.
• San Jose, California
25 Feb 17
@teamfreak16 Oh, I didn't realize Tony was back! That's good to know.
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@teamfreak16 (39900)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Feb 17
@spiderdust - Did you ever hear Rubicon, the band the rest of the guys formed after the breakup? They weren't bad.
• United States
29 Jun 16
Thats a long song Scott! Granny did like it I just played some for her lolz
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@teamfreak16 (39900)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jun 16
Yay for granny!
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• United States
29 Jun 16
@teamfreak16 She is a pretty groovy Granny ..always open to new sounds Scott lolz
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@teamfreak16 (39900)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jun 16
@TiarasOceanView - Sounds like it if she liked this!
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@crossbones27 (17381)
• Redlands, California
29 Jun 16
Hey, I know some grannies that like to rock out. This is actually a pretty relaxing tune.
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@teamfreak16 (39900)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jun 16
Grannies are getting younger these days. If I'd had kids, I be a grandpa by now, and I'd certainly still be rocking out! I've always loved these guys. They do have stuff that rocks harder than this, like almost all of the Dawnrazor album.
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@JohnRoberts (49046)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Jun 16
I am ignorant of this band and song. Nephilim is a biblical word referring to sons of God so I assume that was their name intention.
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@teamfreak16 (39900)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jun 16
Yes, you are correct
@andriaperry (43492)
• United States
29 Jun 16
Lol, I like it and I could be a granny
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@teamfreak16 (39900)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jun 16
Glad you liked it