Originals: Translucent Carriages by Pearls Before Swine (covered by Damon and Naomi)

Pearls Before Swine – One Nation Underground (1967 ESP Disk) 1980 Adelphi Records reissue w/Balaklava

Translucent Carriages was recorded for Pearls Before Swine’s second album Balaklava in 1968.

Damon & Naomi’s cover version was first released on the Magic Eye Singles Pearls Before Swine tribute album “For The Dead in Space” in 1997 and subseuqntly turned up on the following years Playback Simgers.

MP3: Damon & Naomi – Translucent Carriages

You can read a bit more about my encounters with Pearls Before Swine’s Tom Rapp here. Tom has also previously turned up in the Originals series covering Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Released with Damon & Naomi at 1997′s first Terrastock festival.

Bonus: Here’s a track I didn’t include in the Originals series because it didn’t really fit.

MP3: Tom Rapp – After The Goldrush (originally by Neil Young, produced by Damon and with Naomi on backing vocals)

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The annual Indietracks comp has just been released

Indietracks release a compilation album of acts appearing at the festival every year and this year’s has just been released. For a couple of quid you can have an amazing 56 track album (!!) which not only includes Dean Wareham’s splendid Everly Brothers cover Living Too Close to the Ground, but in amongst the shedload of other brilliant music you’ll find Joann Gruesome’s also splendid cover of Galaxie 500′s Tugboat. Now how is that not amazing value.

Also it’ll make you want to go to Indietracks, and astonishingly I believe there are still tickets available.

Join me there!

Originals: Time by Nancy Sinatra (covered by Cagney & Lacee)

Wekker voor anti-conceptiepil / Alarm clock for birth control pills
I’m taking a guess that Dean Wareham most likely came to Time by Nancy Sinatra’s version… I know I did. All my (admittedly rather slack) research has revealed that Time songwriter Michael Merchant wrote Time. And that’s about it. A few folk recorded in 1966, including…
Time – Nancy Sinatra (1966)

Time – Cher (1966)

Time – Carol Deene (1967)

Time – Glen Campbell (1969)

Dean Wareham’s side project Cagney and Lacee recorded the sonmg for a single on Terry Tolkin’s No.6 Records in 1995
MP3: Time – Cagney and Lacee (1995)

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Happy birthday Justin Harwood

According to my 2000 Luna calendar…

Happy birthday to Luna’s first bassist Justin Harwood

Luna out on a chilly photoshoot

Justin watches Galaxie 500 in Amsterdam in Novermber 1989

Justin’s fab web series The High Road is just filming it’s second series so in preparation you should (re-)watch the first series

Luna – This Time Around

1996 – Pradejon, Spain
Photo: Rosa Faus

Luna (social) reunion, July 2014

Just nabbed these from Facebook/Instagram. Luna’s last line-up lining up again (but just for a few photos).

Lee, Britta, Dean & Sean - July 2014
Lee, Britta, Dean & Sean – July 2014

Sean & Dean - July 2014
Sean & Dean – July 2014

Lee and Britta (July 2014)
Lee and Britta (July 2014)

Dean, Sean, Britta and Lee (July 2014)
Dean, Sean, Britta and Lee (July 2014)

Here’s what happened last time they shared a stage… almost 10 years ago

MP3: Luna – 23 Minutes in Brussels – Bowery Ballroom, NYC 2005

Thanks to the photographers whose splendid work I’ve pinched without permission