THE MOONRAKERS - Trip And Fall

THE MOONRAKERS - 'Trip And Fall' / 'Time And A Place' (Tower 222) April 1966

45s by The Moonrakers are always sought after especially the garage and folk rockers released on Tower Records. The band hailed from Denver, Colorado and evolved out of a surf band called The Surfin' Classics.

Maybe as a surf act they became connected with songwriter Roger Christian. He co-wrote several noteworthy songs for The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean including the classics 'Dead Man's Curve' and 'Sidewalk Surfin'. He must have ventured into the production side of things aswell because he co produced both Moonrakers originals on this disc.

'Trip And Fall' is a melodic light weight pop tune written and sung by keyboard player Denny Flannigan. Flip it over to hear the folk rockin' 'Time And A Place'. This song was written and sung by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Veeder Van Dorn.

The Moonrakers that recorded for Shamley were very different. Most of the original line were gone and the songs were all about bothering God.

THE MOONRAKERS - Trip And Fall

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