Favorite "Moon" Songs #1 - "The Killing Moon"

@teamfreak16 (42434)
Denver, Colorado
June 3, 2017 2:20pm CST
Another music countdown comes to an end. #1 in my Favorite "Moon" Songs series is "The Killing Moon" by one of the all-time great alternative bands, Echo and the Bunnymen. From their 1984 album, Ocean Rain, "The Killing Moon" is, as vocalist Ian McCulloch said on one of the band's live albums, the best song he ever wrote. And face it, the guy has written a lot of good songs during the course of his career. The song, musically, is based on David Bowie's "Space Oddity," but played backwards. Throw in some nifty strings and you've got the makings of a gorgeous song. "The Killing Moon" has been covered several times, notably by Pavement, The Quakes, and Grant-Lee Phillips. You can also find it on the soundtrack for the movie Grosse Point Blank, and the video game Rock Band 3. Best song McCulloch ever wrote? Indeed. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Watch the official music video for The Killing Moon iTunes: http://smarturl.it/EchoiT Amazon: http://smarturl.it/EchoAmzn Official Website: http://www.bunnym...
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• United States
3 Jun 17
This is such a great song Scott. I remember them well. Never saw them.
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jun 17
I've seen them three times. At Red Rocks, at the Gothic Theater, and the Bluebird.
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• United States
3 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 Lucky you Scott
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView - At Red Rocks, it was them, New Order, and Gene Loves Jezebel. At the Gothic it was with Psychedelic Furs.
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@crossbones27 (22336)
• Redlands, California
4 Jun 17
I remember Pavement, talk about a forgotten band. I do have to also say, i respect these countdowns for the people that can do them. Always pretty neat to find out who is number one and the great thing is corporate world does not do it like this. I see why this is number one and you know who reminds me of these guys. Tiger Army kind of sounds like this song with their new music.
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Jun 17
I have only heard what you've played by them. Any recommendations?
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• Redlands, California
4 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 Just their last album, not their old stuff. All though that is good too, but different from this style of music you just played. Last album was totally different. They had a series with lead singer and it was quite fascinating with the lead singers mindset on that one and how he paid respect to the ones before him. Was quite refreshing to see.
Listen to the full album: http://bit.ly/1bjeoN3 "Pain" by Tiger Army from the album 'Music from Regions Beyond,' available now Download on iTunes: http://app...
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Jun 17
@crossbones27 - That is kind of poppy. Good, but poppy.
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@FourWalls (16203)
• United States
4 Jun 17
Now I have to find a way to play "Space Oddity" backwards to see if it does sound like this song. One of the true classics of the 80s, and one of the classics of 120 Minutes. Great series. Now for the stars and planets.....
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Jun 17
Lets see, there's "Jupiter" by Earth, Wind &Fire...
@FourWalls (16203)
• United States
4 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 -- Venus and Mars, Life on Mars, Mercury Blues....
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Jun 17
@FourWalls - It might be possible.
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@JohnRoberts (66848)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jun 17
If I had three hands, I would give you three thumbs up! An absolute 80s classic.
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jun 17
If there were an alternative Hall of Fame, I'd put these guys in in the first class.
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@JohnRoberts (66848)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 No argument here!
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@dgobucks226 (14686)
5 Jun 17
Here's a moon song on my favorites list. "Dancing In The Moonlight" by one hit wonders King Harvest from 1972.
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
5 Jun 17
I used to play it on the radio. I remember it well. Great song!
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• Banks, Oregon
4 Jun 17
a very good song
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Jun 17
Thanks. Glad you like it.
@TRBRocks420 (85607)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Jun 17
Good finale to the series.
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jun 17
Thank you. It was fun.
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@amadeo (78066)
• United States
3 Jun 17
good song.But sorry I do not know them.The video was great.
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jun 17
They are still together, but they were popular in the 80's. With the alternative music crowd.
@CinnamonGrl (6074)
• Paradise, California
3 Jun 17
That's one of my favorite songs from my daughter's generation. I listened to it just last week. I didn't know the history of the song, interesting!
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jun 17
I didn't know that about the chord structure until today.
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@silvermist (20096)
• India
3 Jun 17
Hearing for the first time One of the better songs.I liked the song
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@teamfreak16 (42434)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jun 17
I'm glad you liked it, because it is such a great song.