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Hard-working country rockers the Moondogs never released their only album

This beloved band gigged hard for a few years in the late 70s and early 80s, and they’ve played a reunion show as recently as 2012.

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  • The Moondogs perform "Let Me Roll," written by bassist Mitch Alvarez, at a 2012 reunion concert. A better-sounding studio version of this song is posted at moondogs1979.com, along with many other recordings.
  • Also in 2012, the reunited Moondogs play the Nick Sanabria tune "Has Been."

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