Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Moon Martin

jb over at The Hits Just Keep On Comin', reminded me of an artist I enjoyed playing in college. Moon Martin was better known as a songwriter than a performer. Martin's song, Bad Case of Lovin' You (Doctor, Doctor), peaked at #14 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart...for Robert Palmer.

As a performer, the bespeckled Oklahoma native hit the Pop Singles Chart twice in 1979 with Rolene reaching #30 and No Chance topping out at #50. One other tune, X-Ray Vision, made it all the way up to #67 on the Billboard Club Play Singles Chart in 1982.

Often compared to Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe, here's a video of Moon Martin & The Ravens performing Rolene: