Looking older but as sharp-witted and energetic as ever, the five living members of Britain’s beloved Monty Python were the …Read Now
Anglo For Your Ear: The Waterboys’ “The Whole of the Moon”
It’s obvious Arcade Fire (see “No Cars Go”) cribbed a lot of their style from this ’80s British music collective: the brooding, enigmatic frontman (The Waterboys have Mike Scott, Arcade Fire has Win Butler); the male/female harmonies; the dense, folky arrangements; the orchestral instrumentation; the religiosity; the melancholy lyrics; and the sense of being a true musical community as opposed to a rock band. Their 1985 single, “The Whole of the Moon,” contains all of the above elements and became the group’s signature song.
Mandy Moore does a passable, Michelle Branch-esque version of the song on her Coverage album.