Captive State – Mona


Most of you will probably never heard of Craig McLachlan but I remember the ex-neighbours actor for his 1990 hit ‘Mona’. Flaccid and just perfect for parochial sing-a-along’s it has failed, despite my best efforts, to shift from my consciousness over the years. The very mention of the name Mona strikes up visions of a curly haired, dungarees wearing soap star and his rubbish ditties. Sometimes I think of yoghurt. Thankfully, Captive State have opened up a parallel Mona universe that I can safely frequent. Their new EP (‘Elmore Grove’) was produced by Lemon Jelly’s Nick Franglen and his hand is felt on tracks like ‘Mona’ which boasts a undeniably dancey edge. It might ride a 1970’s MOR wave but who cares when the surf is this good. Captive State are normally made up of Tom Bootle and Joseph Kennedy but once onstage they expand into a 16 legged groove machine. KD

Captive State – Mona

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Buy Songs: Captive State
Year: 2008

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  1. Anonymous
    April 8, 2008
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    Really like the song.. And love the reference to Craig McLachlan.. a neighbours legend!!!

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