CND Song 23 Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite - New Girl Now, 1984 (Niagra Falls, Ontario)

'I don't want you on the phone. Don't you play good, girl, with me. Why must I always say it again...' This takes me back - to the 80s, of course, but also to the last days of 2005, when I was in a bar in Charlottetown, P.E.I. with my sister. We'd walked past the band and were playing pool upstairs. Then I heard them play a Honeymoon Suite song. 'Oh, trying to be retro,' I thought, 'whoever they are.' But a few minutes later, there was another one. Who would play two Honeymoon Suite songs in a night? Honeymoon Suite, that's who! I raced downstairs and spent the rest of the night singing along. The lads were in great form, even with the drunk guy near the bar who kept bawling out a request for 'Wave Babies' every time a song ended. 'New Girl Now' was Honeymoon Suite's first and biggest hit. Watching this today, what part really stands out? Telephones! The rejected girlfriend's calling from an actual payphone, not a teeny cell, and her call comes to callous Johnnie Dee on a heavy rotary dial number, something that you can throw on the floor and smash, just before relaxing into that bed of nails. Good times.

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