I can’t for the life of me figure out why the Moondoggies aren’t one of the largest independent bands in the country. What they do is simple; they write great songs for a guitar-based combo with a beat you can dance to.
Adios I’m a Ghost is their third LP, landing somewhere between their insanely catchy debut Don’t Be A Stranger and the more adventurous Tidelands. For this release, they lean more than ever on their fantastic harmony singing. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they overdubbed themselves singing harmonies à la the Beatles and CSN [editor’s note – and sometimes Y]. The album opens and closes with two quiet and eerie harmony exercises. The other difference is that they expand their song structures, which means more guitar solos, especially in the two over-six-minute songs “A Lot To Give” and “Don’t Ask Why,” which means awesome.