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5.0 out of 5 stars A musical blueprint for the latter half of the 20th century and beyond, 17 April 2009
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Colin McCartney (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: More Moondog / The Story of Moondog (Audio CD)
It's tempting, sooo tempting, to compare the work of Moondog to other artists, but I think that to do so would be both lazy and a disservice to those he has influenced.

I can hear the work of so many of my favourite artists in this LP and I suspect you will too - even if your tastes are different from mine. "Moondog/The Story of Moondog" (2 LPs on one CD by the way) was recorded in 1956 and 1957 and strikes not only at the root of so-called popular music, but also crosses into jazz and neo-classical territory. It's not arty though, in fact it's literally from the streets since Moondog was homeless when he recorded this. Whether it was actually recorded on the streets I don't know - it sounds like bits of it might have been. It's in mono too - although that didn't actually occur to me until about 15 tracks in.

Genius from start to finish. There's no point in saying anything more - just listen.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars expressions of a genius, 15 April 2009
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Stephen Otoole "reepicheep" (London, London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: More Moondog / The Story of Moondog (Audio CD)
A stunning album of amazing musical expression both composed jazz and piano rolls and avante garde pieces that presages so much contemporary music. Really beautiful and amazing material that dates from the 195os when he was homeless. He was also blind. This man had everyhting against him but he rose above it all with his supremely creative mind. The word genius is oft thrown around but this man is the real thing.
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