SONGS I LIKE BY ARTISTS I DON’T – “GO NOW”- THE MOODY BLUES

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Songs I Like by Artists I Don’t ” Go Now’ The Moody Blues. I have never cared for The Moody Blues- which probably puts me in a minority. I am certainly familiar with their 60’s and 70’s material but after listening to them early on- I pass. Not an active dislike for them just an OK I don’t care for this group- ignore them.  I do like their first hit from 1964 “Go Now” a cover of a song that was written by Larry Banks and Milton Bennett and  first recorded by Larry Banks wife-  Bessie Banks in early 1964- Moody Blues member- and later Wings second in command Denny Laine liked the song and insisted that the band cover it. Laine would be the singer on The Moody Blues song. The first time I ever heard it was on the Wings Over America- triple live album in the mid 70’s. The Moody Blues single of Go Now went to #1 in the UK and #10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Other than Go Now- the rest of The Moody Blues catalog- you can have- not a fan.

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8 responses to “SONGS I LIKE BY ARTISTS I DON’T – “GO NOW”- THE MOODY BLUES

  1. “Go Now” has the worst fade out ever.
    I’ve never really liked the Moodies either – and I’ve tried.
    “Question” is one I do rate though. Possibly also “Just a Singer in a Rock n Roll Band” and “Ride My See-Saw”
    ‘Nights in White Satin’ is totally overplayed, but once in a while I enjoy it.
    Chris

    • Go Now certainly not an all time favorite i liked Denny’s version with Wings more than with the Moody Blues.

  2. Sorry, can’t agree with you. The ’64 single is appallingly produced. It’s like the engineer had no idea how to stop the needles hitting the red. But it has energy and passion.
    Unlike the ’76 Wings version (Did Denny get anything else on the album? Or was it like Deep Purple and Tommy Bolin?) where horns and an anachronistic guitar have been added.
    Plus one of my pet peeves – the manufactured crowd noise.
    I’ve not listened to W-O-A for absolute years. A few songs I don’t recognise. Quite something for Macca to do a Paul Simon song.

  3. If you don’t like them, I can see why you like this one, as it doesn’t sound like them. This gets a little repetitious in the middle. I like this song and the rest they do. I like the ambience their music sets. I light the incense and peace out when I listen to The Moody Blues.

  4. I love both the ‘Go Now’ sound of the Moody Blues, and the ephemeral music they transitioned into from there. They are practically two different successive bands that happened to have some members in common.

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