The Moondogs

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This article is about the Northern Ireland rock band. For the professional wrestling stable, see The Moondogs (professional wrestling).
The Moondogs
Origin Northern Ireland
Genres Punk, rock, Power pop
Years active 1979–present
Labels Reekus Records
Good Vibrations
Website Official website
Members Gerry McCandless
Austin Barrett
Jackie Hamilton

The Moondogs are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1979, and consisting of Gerry McCandless, Austin Barrett and Jackie Hamilton. The band has had a career spanning three albums, four singles, and two television programmes to date.



# Information
Debut single "She's Nineteen" b/w "Ya Don't Do Ya"
  • Released: 1 November 1979
  • Format: Record
2nd "Who's Gonna Tell Mary?" b/w "Overcaring Parents"
  • Released: 1980
  • Format: Record
3rd "Talking in the Canteen" b/w "Make Her Love Me - You Said"
  • Released: 1981
  • Format: Record
4th "Imposter" b/w "Baby Snatcher"
  • Released: 1981
  • Format: Record


# Information
Debut album That's What Friends Are For
  • Released: 1981
  • Format: Record
2nd John Peel Sessions
  • Released: 2003
  • Format: CD
3rd Red Fish
  • Released: 2003
  • Format: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Good Vibrations Punk Singles / "Ya Don't Do Ya" (Anagram - UK)
  • The Good Vibrations Story / "She's 19" (1994, Dojo - UK)
  • Powerpearls Vol.3 / "Who's Gonna Tell Mary" (Germany)
  • Now in Session / "That's What Friends Are For" (1982, Downtown Radio - Ireland)

Promotional Items[edit]

  • Getting Off in Amsterdam - Everydaythings (2003, Reekus - Ireland)

Unreleased tracks[edit]

  • 'EEC Lov'
  • 'Two Timed'
  • 'Boys Stories'
  • 'TV Girl'
  • 'Tell Tail'
  • 'Jenny'
  • 'I Am Trembling'
  • 'Powerpop'
  • 'Ten Minutes Late'
  • 'Hey Joanna'

Other works[edit]


  • Shellshock Rock (1979 film, featuring The Moondogs, The Outcats, Rudi, Ruefrex, SLF, The Undertones and Protex)
  • Moondogs Matinee (The Moondogs television programme ran for approximately seven shows in early 1981, and featured them playing live mixed with pop videos of the day. The theme tune to the show was their song, "Powerpop").


  • The Moondogs had four of their songs featured in the film, Dead Long Enough[1]

Their song "Too Hot" was featured in the film SLC Punk.


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