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.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Get your copy of Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World here

...in Ireland and the UK 

51U3E6BPgnL  SL500 AA300  Cinnamon Toast pb cover low res

In the U.S.A.

In Canada...or try here. Or go independent.

"...astonishingly good....a juicy coming-of-age story...also an important read." The Globe and Mail

"...poignant...heart-wrenching. This stunning debut will surely appeal to both teenage readers and adults." Quill & Quire, starred review

"Witty, devastating, with a melancholy humour..." Sunday Business Post

"...page-turning, top drawer stuff..." BGE Book Club

"...warm, witty, heartfelt and utterly engaging..." The Irish News

"A stunning debut. I loved it." The Irish Examiner