Who is Moon Martin, you ask? He actually was born John Martin, but nicknamed Moon because most of the lyrics in his music actually had the word moon in them. Moon originally began his career as a rockabilly artist before transforming into a pop/rock artist. Before he actually got his own recording contract, he played and wrote three songs for Wendy Phillips in 1976. In 1978 upon getting his own deal, Moon Martin recorded his first album in 1978 which featured the original version of Bad Case Of Loving You. But his 1979 album did a lot better peaking at #80 on the Billboard Albums chart. The reason being was due to the hit single, Rolene. Rolene peaked at #30 and stuck on the charts for four weeks. It would be Moon Martin's only Top 40 Hit, but he never ever appears on lists or countdowns of the top one-hit wonders of the 70's!
Rolene has a great guitar riff that sounds like an AC/DC tune at a slower tempo. It's got to be one of the most underrated classic rock songs of all time. Every time I hear it, it makes me to get out my chair and rock out on the air guitar like Rudy from Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids. Although do you know anybody with the name of Rolene? Think maybe wife will allow me to have my daughter be the first? Probably not!
Ladies and gentleman..... Rolene by Moon Martin