Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Possessed by fantasy (The Mockers) #290

The Mockers  My Girl Thinks She's Cleopatra/ After The Rain (Reaction Records 12", REACT 008, 1983)

Oops - missed this one - should have come before The Monkees Valleri. Sorry 'bout that chief.

Forever Tuesday Morning was The Mockers' biggest hit, it went to #2 in NZ, but I don't have that one. Instead I have their 1983 single (before FTM) which peaked at #36.

It's a chirpy pop number that could almost be a long lost Herman's Hermits single.

I really liked Andrew Fagan - lead singer, mainstay of the band, and general nice guy. He sang well, was a real performer, and looked great too. One Black Friday and this one would be my favourite tracks. Wonder where he is now.

Unfortunately there is nothing on youtube but the song does appear in this TV special: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/shazam-mockers-special-1984

Hidden gem: After The Rain is a fabulous song, very atmospheric, and The Cure influence is now pretty obvious. Andrew still sounds like no one else though.

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