"Street Fever" is Moon Martin's third full-length studio album, showcasing his distinctive vocals and guitar work. With the support of The Ravens – Dennis Croy on bass, Rick Croy on drums, and Jeff Fargus on keyboards and backing vocals – this 12" LP Vinyl Album delivers Martin's signature blend of rock and pop, making it a standout in his discography.


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Band Description:

Moon Martin's "Street Fever" is a 12" LP vinyl album that showcases the artist's exceptional talent and unique sound. Released as his third full-length studio album, it further solidifies Moon Martin's position as a captivating figure in the realm of rock and roll. Produced by Martin himself and Warren Dewey, this album brings together a collection of dynamic tracks that demonstrate Moon Martin's songwriting prowess and his ability to create infectious melodies.

The recording of "Street Fever" took place at Sunsound and Studio 55 in Hollywood, California. Moon Martin collaborated with a team of skilled sound and recording engineers, including Warren Dewey, Richard McKernen, and Tim Dennen. Their expertise and technical prowess ensured that the album achieved a high level of sonic quality, allowing Moon Martin's music to shine brightly.

The album cover photography, handled by Brian McLaughlin, adds an artistic touch to the overall presentation of "Street Fever". The cover art serves as a visual representation of the music contained within, enticing listeners to embark on a musical journey with Moon Martin.

The tracklisting of "Street Fever" is a diverse and engaging collection of songs that captures the essence of Moon Martin's artistry. Each track offers a distinct blend of rock and roll, showcasing Moon Martin's versatility as a musician. From the energetic opener "Five Days Of Fever" to the infectious melodies of "Pushed Around" and the hauntingly beautiful "Whispers", the album takes listeners on a captivating sonic adventure.

"Street Fever" features several standout tracks that have become fan favorites. "Signal For Help" combines catchy hooks with Moon Martin's signature vocals, creating a memorable and anthemic rock song. The rebellious spirit of "Breakout Tonight" resonates with listeners, while "Bad News" showcases Martin's ability to infuse his music with a sense of urgency and emotion.

Moon Martin's songwriting shines through in tracks like "Love Gone Bad" and "Stranded", where he delves into personal experiences and delivers introspective lyrics. The stripped-down and raw energy of "No Dice" adds a gritty edge to the album, while "Cross Your Fingers" balances between rock and pop sensibilities, demonstrating Moon Martin's versatility.

"Rollin' In My Rolls" concludes the album on a high note, leaving listeners craving more of Moon Martin's infectious melodies and undeniable talent. The entire album is a testament to Martin's ability to craft songs that resonate with audiences, showcasing his range as a musician and his dedication to the craft.

"Street Fever" is an album that stands the test of time, capturing the essence of Moon Martin's musical genius. From the production quality to the memorable tracks, it remains a significant contribution to the world of rock and roll. Moon Martin's ability to create music that blends various genres and captivates listeners is truly showcased in this album, cementing his status as a highly respected and influential artist.


Moon Martin Biography:

Moon Martin, born John David Martin, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist known for his contributions to the rock and roll and new wave music genres. He was born on 31 October 1945, in Altus, Oklahoma, and began his musical journey at an early age.

Moon Martin's music career took off in the 1970s when he moved to Los Angeles, California. He gained recognition as a talented songwriter, penning songs for various artists, including Robert Palmer, Etta James, and The Pointer Sisters. However, it was his own recordings that truly showcased his unique style and artistic vision.

In 1978, Moon Martin released his self-titled debut album, which featured the hit single "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)," later covered by Robert Palmer. The album received critical acclaim for its blend of rock and pop sensibilities, and Moon Martin's distinctive vocals and songwriting skills stood out among his peers.

Moon Martin's subsequent albums, such as "Escape from Domination" (1979) and "Street Fever" (1980), further established him as a prominent figure in the music industry. His music combined elements of rock, new wave, and power pop, creating a sound that was both catchy and rebellious. Songs like "Rolene," "Hot Nite in Dallas," and "Victim of Romance" showcased his knack for crafting infectious hooks and memorable melodies.

Despite his significant talent and critical acclaim, Moon Martin did not achieve the same level of commercial success as some of his contemporaries. Nevertheless, his music and songwriting continued to inspire and influence fellow musicians and fans alike.

Moon Martin's music often explored themes of love, heartache, and the darker side of human emotions. His lyrics were introspective and poetic, capturing a sense of longing and introspection. His distinctive voice, with its rough edges and emotional delivery, added depth and authenticity to his songs.

Moon Martin's career spanned several decades, and he continued to release music and perform live into the 2000s. His work has left a lasting impact on the rock and roll genre, with his songs being covered by numerous artists and his influence felt across various musical landscapes.

Sadly, Moon Martin passed away on 11 May 2020, at the age of 74. However, his music lives on, and his contributions to the rock and roll and new wave genres continue to resonate with music lovers around the world. Moon Martin's legacy lies in his ability to create music that evokes powerful emotions and his undeniable talent as a songwriter, making him a beloved figure in the world of rock music history.


Music Genre:

New Wave 80s American 

Album Production Information:

The album: "MOON MARTIN - Street Fever" was produced by: Moon Martin and Warren Dewey

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Warren Dewey, Richard McKernen, Tim Dennen

This album was recorded at: Sunsound and Studio 55, Hollywood CA

Album cover photography: Brian McLaughlin

Record Label Information:

Capitol Records 1C 038-15 7600

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1980 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: MOON MARTIN - Street Fever
  • Moon Martin - Vocals, lead and rhyrjm guitars
    The Ravens Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dennis Croy - Bass
  • Rick Croy - drums
  • Jeff Fargus - keyboards and backing vocals


Complete Track-listing of the album "MOON MARTIN - Street Fever"

The detailed tracklist of this record "MOON MARTIN - Street Fever" is:

  1. Five Days Of Fever 3:03
  2. Signal For Help 3:24
  3. Pushed Around 3:13
  4. Love Gone Bad 3:20
  5. Stranded 3:48
  6. Breakout Tonight 2:50
  7. Bad News 3:54
  8. No Dice 2:17
  9. Whispers 3:30
  10. Cross Your Fingers 3:03
  11. Rollin' In My Rolls 2:45

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