The Cape Kennedy Construction Company — “The First Step on the Moon”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — November 16, 2022


641) The Cape Kennedy Construction Company — “The First Step on the Moon”

Back to the moon! Here is the A-side from the Company’s only single — released in the UK on July 25, 1969, four days after Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. ( Talk about a great tie-in! Vernon Joynson calls the Company “[a] totally obscure group” and calls the single “a weird and wonderful 45.” (The Tapestry of Delights Revisited) Yup. This is, well, a “moonshine” pop gem that perfectly encapsulates the joy and wonder and hope for a unified humanity generated by the first moon landing. Unless it was all a hoax. : )

“To be the one who will make the first step on the moon. If only I could be the one. . . .”

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