Moontan is an album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1973. It contains their most notable radio hit, "Radar Love" and was voted best Dutch pop album ever by readers of one of the country's best known music magazines Oor in 2008. In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came #32 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums".
According to Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, while recording their fifth album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Tony Iommi suffered from writers block and was not able to produce any riffs that used to be the main body of band's songs. After listening to Moontan album, something happened and Iommi wrote a riff that ended up being the main riff of title song Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.
Golden Earring is a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as the Golden Earrings (the 's' was dropped in 1969). They achieved worldwide fame with their international hit songs "Radar Love" in 1973, "Twilight Zone" in 1982, and "When the Lady Smiles" in 1984. During their career they topped the Dutch rock charts more than 40 times; over the years they produced 25 studio albums. Current members of Golden Earring are Barry Hay (vocals, guitar, flute and saxophone, member since 1967), George Kooymans (vocals and guitar, founder of band), Rinus Gerritsen (bass and keyboard, founding member), and Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums and percussion, member since 1970).
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