Suicide – Dream Baby Dream
Suicide – Dream Baby Dream
And Jojo makes his third appearance in this series (and he’s not done yet!) with a song that Galaxie 500 took form a bleak, 90 second song, sung unaccompanied, and made it their own stretching it out to almost seven minutes.
In amongst all the Luna music in the film Tell Me Do You Miss Me were a number of specially composed pieces by each of the band members and here they are, ripped from the DVD for your listening pleasure
MP3: Darkness – Lee Wall
Back home, and excited to announce a virtual journey into the unknown – we are launching an Exact Change e-zine, through the auspices of 29th Street Publishing. There’s a sneak preview in a special free number of Maura Magazine (the Maura app is also free, once you have it look for the “Introducing” issue). This is for iPads and iPhones only, so plug in everyone!
Obviously that last sentence is a bit careless because the first phrase makes the second phrase impossible <sigh>.
Dean & Britta meanwhile have headed out west and have been house-hunting and shining up new solo albums – three of them I believe. They’ve also been appearing in the new Noah Baumbach film Frances Ha
My database has been running with mostly just cosmetic changes for years (apart from a misguided attempt at getting it into a wiki), one of the features of it is a list (and an RSS feed) of upcoming shows – this too has been ticking away for years with no problems (and admittedly very few visits/subscriptions) – a few weeks ago it broke, which seemed odd – nothing had changed over the years it had been gladly ticking away… I eventually tracked down what had changed – for the first time in as many years as it’s been running it has had no upcoming gigs to report.
I resisted the temptation to title this post Bands don’t tour and break long-established web site
Here’s a fantastic clip of Bob(by) Darin playing Distractions for Tom Jones in 1969
Damon & Naomi’s Record Store Day release – The Wondrous World of
Sonny & Cher Damon & Naomi – is now available to (stream and) purchase digitally on Bandcamp
If you’d rather n analogue version for a few dollars more you can still order the LP from theur website
Buy The Wondrous World of Damon & Naomi: Bootleg Edition
In honour of the book of the same name that I got on Wednesday, and the absolute (probably relative) scorcher we’re having in London this week…
Galaxie 500 – Temperature’s Rising (live Commonwealth School, Boston 1989)
I picked up my copy of Temperature’s Rising: Galaxie 500: an oral and visual history from the PO this morning. It sat on my desk all morning while I worked – grr – so didn’t get a proper look until lunchtime. Here are some idle thoughts:
The softback book feels gorgeous. A good size and felt solid and comfortable on my lap as I carefully flicked through it.
I mostly looked at the pictures… and there are so many pictures – the book is just bursting with pictures of all sorts of Galaxie 500 ephemera from original art to snaps, from receipts to postcards.
I feel very lucky, as a Galaxie 500 fan, at just how well I’ve been treated over the years. This website was born in 1994 when the LPs were out of print. Since then we’ve had a beautiful box set, a live album, a Peel sessions album, a double DVD of live videos, Dean’s autobiography, and now a fabulous book of memories and revelations.
The story is beautiful and tragic – I always cry at the end (and at bits in the middle).
Honestly, you were never going to get “objective” from me – but surely even the most objective reviewer would find it hard to not be rather pleased at this stunning piece of work!
The existence of Luna’s cover of Led Zep’s Dancing Days was first mentioned way back in a post on the band’s official web site (fuzzywuzzy.com – but I think the post got lost in one of the reboots that site got) – it didn’t however see the light until the band released Close Cover Before Striking in digital form in 2011.
Zeppelin’s original appeared on their 1973 album Houses of the Holy
Luna – Dancing Days
Galaxie 500 sell cars: