This week’s Monday Magick entry, the 1973 single “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Franco-American band King Harvest, probably doesn’t stand out as being particularly “occult” or “spooky”. And while it definitely isn’t “spooky”, the song’s joyous celebration of a group of folks who gather when the moon “gets big and bright” to dance under the night sky in a manner that is both “fine and natural” and “a supernatuiral delight” evokes certain aspects of the rituals of the ancient witch cults. It also brings to mind the spirit of clubbing, but that’s a whole other discussion.
The members of King Harvest, with their long hair, beards, and freaky threads sure look like the type of Hippy/Biker cats who might get down with some weird nighttime forest activities. They don’t however look like the kind of dudes who would be responsible for one of the smoothest Soft-Rock jams of all time. I guess the power of the beard to make anything cool was particularly strong with these dudes.
Music is magick.