Moonlight Feels Right/Rock 'N' Roll Rocket

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Starbuck is one of the rare '70s pop oddities that lives up to its one-hit wonder, delivering music every bit as beguiling and strange as that hit. For Starbuck, that one hit was 1976's glistening synth-and-marimba sensation "Moonlight Feels Right," a slick slice of soft rock that captures the mid-'70s in all its feathered, polyester glory, but the remarkable thing is that their full-length debut -- naturally also titled Moonlight Feels Right -- follows through on its smooth promise, offering another nine gauchely bewitching soft pop tunes. A certain amount of cheese comes with this territory, and Starbuck has some of the silliest in memory: a swinging ode to ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Starbuck is one of the rare '70s pop oddities that lives up to its one-hit wonder, delivering music every bit as beguiling and strange as that hit. For Starbuck, that one hit was 1976's glistening synth-and-marimba sensation "Moonlight Feels Right," a slick slice of soft rock that captures the mid-'70s in all its feathered, polyester glory, but the remarkable thing is that their full-length debut -- naturally also titled Moonlight Feels Right -- follows through on its smooth promise, offering another nine gauchely bewitching soft pop tunes. A certain amount of cheese comes with this territory, and Starbuck has some of the silliest in memory: a swinging ode to "Lash LaRue," a stiff bit of white-boy funk on "Working My Heart to the Bone" (just like you're "picking on a chicken"), the chant-along chorus of "I'm Crazy." But even at their silliest, they're still tuneful, fusing attractive elements of Steely Dan and 10cc while leaving behind guitars, and when the goofiness is toned down, the group offers some pure pop pleasure, particularly in the opening "I Got to Know," "Lucky Man," and "Moonlight Feels Right," which remains strangely timeless even as it is inextricably tied to its time. And that's appropriate -- Starbuck is a thoroughly modern band circa 1976, which also means that their appeal lies in both their melody and cheese, and Moonlight Feels Right excels in both. Rock 'N' Roll Rocket, Starbuck's sequel to their 1976 hit Moonlight Feels Right, is firmly within the tradition of their debut: it's smooth, tuneful soft rock, built on synths with guitars swapped out for marimbas. It's the same style, but the emphasis has shifted slightly, with the group pushing discofied rhythms over louche melodies, which makes the album a little less memorable, even if it retains a considerable amount of period charm with its laser-blaster synthesizers and percolating rhythms, and it's hard not to find a bit of camp charm in the subdued swagger of "Don't You Know How to Love a Lady," the disco fantasia of "Everybody Be Dancin'," and the perhaps tongue-in-cheek SoCal breeze of "Benny Bought the Big One." Cherry Red's two-fer of Moonlight Feels Right/Rock 'N' Roll Rocket contains two bonus tracks: "One of These Mornings" and "Gimme a Break."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Broadside
  • EAN: 5013929960220
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 7,943

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Starbuck Primary Artist
Bruce Blackman Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Steve Carlisle Musician
Ken Crysler Drums, Group Member
Sloan Hayes Flute, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Shelton Irwin Musician
Darryl Kutz Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Skip Lane Musician
Kenny Mims Musician
David Shaver Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Bo Wagner Percussion, Marimbas, Vibes, Group Member
Cecil Welch Musician
Roy Yeager Musician
David Snavely Drums, Group Member
Ron Norris Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Tommy Strain Guitar, Group Member
Jeff McFarland Musician
Jimmy Cobb Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Phil Benton Engineer, Remixing
Bruce Blackman Composer, Producer
Tad Bush Engineer
Steve Clark Engineer
Max Geiger Engineer
Rodney Mills Engineer, Remixing
David Shaver Composer
Chip Allen Engineer
Tony Lowe Original Cover Photography
Mike McCarty Art Direction, Cover Illustration
Mike E. Clark Producer
Ted Stovall String Arrangements
Rod Kinder String Arrangements
Don Wagner Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great 70s music

    If you like 70s music, you'll like these two classic 70s albums on one cd. Moonlight Feels Right/ Rock 'n' Roll Rocket from 1976 and 1977 are here with fully remastered sound. Two of the biggest hits off these albums are Moonlight Feels Right from '76 and Everybody Be Dancin' from '77. Bruce Blackman, the leader of Starbuck did a great job with these songs and the band. The 70s was the best decade for music. Everybody had there own sound and there own style of music. 5 stars for this cd.

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