“Walking on the Moon” from “Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela”, a very….unique? album (c. 1969)
‘It’s difficult to describe Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela, though many earthbound music critics have tried. “Imagine an LP of a peyote-soaked klezmer band, recorded with Joe Meek passed out at the console, wavering on your turntable between 31 and 35 rpm,” wrote Chusid.
It has “the feel of a warped bebop children’s album,” Neil Strauss ventured in the New York Times. R. J. Smith wrote in Los Angelesmagazine that it sounded “like a Dixieland band carrying boxes of silverware stumbling down a staircase.”
At first, listening to the album is a painful experience. Yet there’s something endearing about Pamela’s raspy voice, her swingy piano-playing and her absolute conviction that she is, indeed, on the moon. “Ooooh, I see animals!” she exclaims impatiently at the beginning of the song “Walking on the Moon.” “Let’s take a walk on the moon! Come on! Come on! Comeoooonn!”
“Her voice sounded like a woman in her second, third or fourth childhood,” Chusid observes.”’ (source)