Galaxie 500 and related artists FAQ (out of date)

Compiled by Andy Aldridge

About this FAQ

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The Questions


  1. The artists and the songs

    1. Galaxie 500 and related artists
      1. Galaxie 500
      2. Luna *
      3. Magnetophone
      4. Pierre Etoile
      5. Damon and Naomi
      6. Magic Hour
      7. Kramer
      8. Cagney and Lacee
      9. Tuatara
    2. Collaborators
      1. Angel Corpus Christi
      2. The Pastels
      3. The 6ths/Stephen Merritt
      4. Pee Shy
      5. Mercury Rev
      6. Hugh Hopper
      7. Mutton Gun
      8. Ivy
      9. Laetitia Sadier
      10. Ralph Carney
      11. Sterling Morrison
      12. Tom Verlaine
      13. Tom Rapp
      14. Kickstand
      15. Batoh and Kurihara
    3. Cover Versions
      1. Galaxie 500
        1. Don’t Let Our Youth Got To Waste
        2. Isn’t It A Pity
        3. Victory Garden
        4. Ceremony
        5. Listen The Snow Is Falling
        6. Here She Comes Now
        7. Cheese And Onions
        8. Final Day
        9. Rain
      2. Luna
        1. Indian Summer
        2. That’s What You Always Say
        3. Ride Into The Sun
        4. Dream Baby Dream
        5. Bonnie And Clyde
        6. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
        7. No Regrets
        8. Happy New Year
        9. Outdoor Miner
        10. Season Of The Witch
        11. In The Flesh
        12. Dance With Me
        13. Everybody’s Talkin’
        14. Jealous Guy
        15. Neon Lights
        16. Sweet Child O’ Mine
        17. La Poupee Qui Fait Non #
        18. Fly Into The Sun
      3. Damon & Naomi
        1. Memories
        2. This Changing World #
        3. Life Will Pass You By
        4. Who Am I
        5. Whispering Pines
        6. Awake In A Muddle
        7. Spirit Of Love
        8. Translucent Carriages
        9. I Shall Be Released
        10. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
        11. Yoo Doo Right
        12. After The Goldrush
      4. Magic Hour
        1. Sally Free And Easy
      5. Cagney and Lacee
        1. Time #
        2. Be Mine
        3. Lovin’ You
        4. Six Feet of Chain
        5. The Last Goodbye #
        6. By The Way
        7. Greyhound Goin’ Somewhere
        8. For the Sake of the Children
        9. Memphis
        10. I’m Not Sayin’
        11. Borderline
    4. Discography and availability information

  2. Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Where can I see … play live?
      When are … going to play in …?
    2. Where can I find Galaxie 500/Luna/Damon & Naomi guitar tabs?
    3. Didn’t Galaxie 500 do a couple of Peel Sessions?
      Will they ever get released?
    4. Why did Galaxie 500 split?
    5. Why were Luna called Luna2 (or Luna squared)? +
    6. Why did Stanley Demeski leave Luna?
    7. Haven’t I heard … in a TV commercial?
    8. Haven’t I heard … in a film?
    9. What is a Galaxie 500?

  3. Internet

    1. Web Pages *
    2. Mailing Lists and Message/Bulletin Boards
    3. Newsgroups

  4. Credits


The Answers


  1. The artists and the songs

    1. Galaxie 500 and related artists
      1. Galaxie 500
        • Dean Wareham (guitar/vocals)
        • Naomi Yang (bass/vocals)
        • Damon Krukowski (drums)

        Seminal is a word often bandied about in describing certaininfluential groups and their works. And sadly, I must use thehackneyed word in an attempt to convey the underrated greatnessthat was Galaxie 500. Like the Velvet Underground before them,Galaxie 500 didn’t have a large contemporary audience, but theyhad a profound effect on almost everyone who listened to them.And just as the Velvet Underground are credited as the prodigiousfounders of a new movement in rock and roll, the same can be saidof Galaxie 500.

        Like contemporaries such as Hugo Largo and the Cowboy Junkies,Galaxie 500 took a slower approach to constructing and performingtheir music. And with Shimmy-Disc founder and producer Kramer atthe helm of the mixing board, Galaxie 500 managed to achieve aunique sound that both captivated and repulsed critics andreviewers.

        Often brought up in reference to a "slow" movement in rock androll today, bands such as Low, Sugar Plant, and Mazzy Star owe anobvious debt to Galaxie 500. Unfortunately, as with manyintensely creative groups, differences between Dean and Damon &Naomi led to their premature disbanding. Dean went on to formLuna, and Damon & Naomi continued on together, under the nameDamon & Naomi.

        Maybe, just maybe, if we’re lucky, 20 years from now there willbe a Galaxie 500 reunion concert (if the VU can do it, so canthey, damn it!). Until then we have a legacy of three flawlessalbums to get us through.

        Gary Ruisinger <gruisinger@CCTR.UMKC.EDU>

      2. Luna
        • Dean Wareham (guitar/vocals)
        • Justin Harwood (bass)
        • Britta Phillips (bass) – temporary replacement while Justin takes some leave
        • Sean Eden (guitar)
        • Lee Wall (drums)

        After the split Dean Wareham put together Luna, with JustinHarwood (bass), formally of excellent New Zealand popsters TheChills and Stanley Demeski (drums) ex Feelies, with this line upthey released their first album (Lunapark), subsequently the lineup was expanded with the addition of previously unknown guitaristSean Eden to their line up. A deal with major label Elektra sawthem achieve a modicum of success, and clinched them prestigioussupport slots, most notably on the Velvet Underground’s reuniontour of 1994. They have also managed to get some equallyprestigious guest stars on their albums, the late SterlingMorrison on Bewitched, and Tom Verlaine on Penthouse.

        In summer 1996 Luna replaced Stanley Demeski with Lee Wall. Leewas previously in NYC based band 44, who, as far as I know neverreleased anything commercially. He has apparently recently beenplaying with 44′s singer/guitarist Mark in the band Champale.

        In January 2000 Justin Harwood took a "leave of absence" from Lunaand returned to NZ "to prepare for the arrival of a baby in his life". He was replaced by Matt Quigley formerly of pop duo Vaganza, whoin turn was hastily replaced by Britta Phillips, formerly of Belltower,and the voice of cartoon rock star Jem of Jem and The Holograms "fame".

      3. Magnetophone
        • Damon Krukowski (guitar/vocals)
        • Naomi Yang (bass/vocals)
        • Jon Williams (guitar)
        • Chris Guttmacher (drums)

        At the time, Chris was also a member of Cul-de-Sac, a band heleft about a year and a half ago He was also the original drummerin Bullet Lavolta. Jon Williams is probably best remembered asthe original guitarist in Volcano Suns, but is also a veryprolific producer and engineer. If memory serves, Magnetophoneplayed a grand total of about two shows (one of which I saw) herein Boston. No recordings were released, although some do exist(produced by Jon Willaims) I hope this helps a little.

        Sean O’Brien

      4. Pierre Etoile

        Before the split of Galaxie 500, Naomi Yang and Damon Krukowskirecorded an EP as Pierre Etoile (it was actually released shortlyafter Galaxie 500′s demise). After Galaxie 500 split they wereencouraged by Kramer to opt for the less imaginative Damon andNaomi for subsequent releases.

      5. Damon and Naomi

        Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, have now released three exceptionalalbums and a number of equally exceptional singles, which they’vefitted around their other careers as artists and publishers.

      6. Magic Hour

        Magic Hour is a project conceived by ex Crystallized Movementsmembers Wayne Rogers and Kate Biggar, who recruited Naomi Yangand Damon Krukowski as their rhythm section, they released threealbums of very long songs, which are of an acquired taste – butin my opinion a taste well worth acquiring. After the release ofthe third album in 1996 it was decided that Magic Hour had runit’s course. Damon & Naomi returned to work as Damon & Naomi, andWayne and Kate became the Major Stars. At the Terrastock festivalin April 1997 Magic Hour re-united for a special one-offperformance.

      7. Kramer

        (Mark) Kramer is all things to all men…

        • Record Company Boss

          He is the man behind both the Shimmy Disc and Kokopoprecord labels. He was the owner of Noise New York studiowhere Galaxie 500 did most of their recording, and iscurrently the owner of Noise New Jersey.

        • Record Producer

          As well as being the producer of all of Galaxie 500 andDamon and Naomi’s records, he has produced an awful lotof the output of Shimmy Disc. Check out Grenadine andLow for starters.

        • Recording Artist

          Kramer has released records as a solo artist; As memberof Shockabilly (with Eugene Chadbourne), Bongwater (withactress Ann Magnusson – Bongwater split in 1994 in a veryacrimonious manner); and in collaboration with a myriad ofother artists including Gong, Hugh Hopper, John Hall,Daevid Allen. He has also toured as a member of theButthole Surfers. His recorded output is very variable,some of it is exquisite some of it is downright irritating,take your chances.

        Kramer could quite easily warrant a FAQ all of his own(anyone fancy taking on that task?).

      8. Cagney and Lacee

        Cagney and Lacee are Dean Wareham and his wife Claudia Silver,they released a single, Time/By The Way (I Still Love You) on No6and followed it up with an album Six Feet of Chain, described onthe cover as "An album of cover versions lovingly performed byDean Wareham and Claudia Silver".

      9. Tuatara

        Tuatara are a side project of Justin Harwood’s that also featuresPete Buck of REM (more details to follow)

    2. Collaborators
      1. Angel Corpus Christi

        American female singer/accordionist. Released single "Je T’aime" with Dean Wareham.

      2. The Pastels

        Scottish "indie-pop" band who first came around in the mid 80s.They were a big part of the C-86 scene in the UK – along with theWedding Present and the BMX Bandits – and forerunners of theso-called "shambling" style: bands who wrote simple, heart-feltpop songs, and couldn’t play their instruments all that well…thePastels persevered, learned to play, and are generally consideredgrandparents of modern twee/indie-pop. Dean Wareham has guested on two Pastel’s albums "Mobile Safari" and "Illumination".

      3. The 6ths/Stephen Merritt

        Stephen Merritt, the man behind the 6ths, is also the man behindthe excellent Magnetic Fields. Dean Wareham provided vocals for one trackon the first 6ths album "Wasps Nest".

      4. Pee Shy

        Pop and poetry collective formed in Florida in 1993.Dean Wareham produced Pee Shy’s debut Album "Who Let All TheMonkeys Out".

      5. Mercury Rev

        Rock band formed in 1989. Guitarist Grasshopper played on Dean Wareham’s solo single"Anesthesia" and guested as Luna guitarist in the band’s initial phase. Dean Wareham guested on Mercury Rev’s "Car Wash Hair" single.

      6. Hugh Hopper

        Former member of seventies rock band Soft Machine. Naomi Yang co-wrote the Damon & Naomi track "14 Auspicious Dreams" with Hugh Hopper.

      7. Mutton Gun

        Mutton Gun is/was Justin Harwood, Gordon Rutherford, Justin’sgirlfriend Lisa, David Boyd (Hut Records UK mogul), and hisgirlfriend Sarah. Dean Wareham has guested on at least one of Mutton Gun’s albums.

      8. Ivy

        US based popsters with French lead singer and a couple of albumsunder their belt. Dean Wareham guests on their "Apartment Life" album.

      9. Laetitia Sadier

        Vocalist from excellent avant garde pop sensations Stereolab.Guest vocalist on Luna’s "Bonnie and Clyde".

      10. Ralph Carney

        A member of Tom Waits’ backing band. Guested on sax on Galaxie 500′s "Decomposing Trees" and on "Blue Thunder w/sax".

      11. Sterling Morrison

        Guitarist for the Velvet Underground, also worked for a timeafter VU’s demise on a tugboat as referenced in the Galaxie 500song of that name. Sadly died in 1995. Guested on "Friendly Advice" and "Great Jones Street" on Luna’s second album "Bewitched".

      12. Tom Verlaine

        A founder member of influential 70s band Television, he has alsoreleased a number of solo albums. Guested on "Moon Palace" and "23 Minutes in Brussels" on Luna’s third album "Penthouse".

      13. Tom Rapp

        Was the founder and main man of late 60s band Pearls Before Swine,between 1967 and 1973 he recorded nine albums of strange andwonderful folk-rock, at which point he retired from music. Hewas coaxed out of retirement in 1997 for a series of performancesand has made some new recordings with the help of Damon & Naomifor a forthcoming retrospective collection. Damon & Naomi performed with Tom Rapp at the 1997 Terrastock festival, a track from which is available on the PtolemaicTerrascope celebratory CD, All Access.

      14. Kickstand

        Kickstand were a NY/NJ underground pop trio featuring twin sistersTammi & Torry Colichio and independent filmmaker, Jeff Feuerzeig(director of the feature length film – Half Japanese: The Band ThatWould Be King). Dean Wareham appeared on three tracks on Kickstand’s Autostradaalbum.

      15. Batoh and Kurihara

        (Masaki) Batoh is the prime mover behind ecxellent Japanese psych-pop outfitGhost, Kurihara is a sometime member of Ghost

    3. Cover Versions
      1. Galaxie 500
        1. Don’t Let Our Youth Got To Waste

          Written by Jonathan Richman, originally recorded by TheModern Lovers. Initially available on "Original ModernLovers" a collection of demos, a live version is nowavailable on "Precise Modern Lovers Order" (Rounder).

        2. Isn’t It A Pity

          Written and recorded by George Harrison on the album "AllThings Must Pass" (Apple 1970) – which is currentlyavailable on a Capitol re-issue.

        3. Victory Garden

          Written and originally recorded by Red Krayola on "GodBless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail In Her" (1968)

        4. Ceremony

          Written but never released by Joy Division, later recordedby New Order. A live version performed by Joy Division isavailable on the album "Still"

        5. Listen The Snow Is Falling

          Written by Yoko Ono, originally recorded by John Lennonand Yoko Ono as the b-side of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"(Apple 1971). Currently available on the Rykodisc re-issueof John and Yoko’s "Wedding Album".

        6. Here She Comes Now

          Written and originally recorded by The Velvet Undergroundon the album "White Light/White Heat". Still available.

        7. Cheese And Onions

          Written by Neil Innes and originally recorded by spoofBeatles band The Rutles and is available on "The Rutles"(Rhino).

        8. Final Day

          Written by Stuart Moxham, originally recorded by YoungMarble Giants on a single (Rough Trade). Possibly nowavailable on "Colossal Youth", a compilation of all oftheir recorded output.

        9. Rain

          Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and originallyrecorded by the Beatles. Released as the b-side of the"Paperback Writer" single (Parlophone 1966). Currentlyavailable on "Past Masters Volume 2" (Capitol).

      2. Luna
        1. Indian Summer

          Written and originally recorded by Beat Happening on thealbum "Jamboree" (K 1988). Currently available on a Sub Popre-issue.

        2. That’s What You Always Say

          Written by Steve Wynn and originally recorded by DreamSyndicate on "Days Of Wine And Roses". Slash re-issue stillavailable.

        3. Ride Into The Sun

          Written by Lou Reed and John Cale, originally recorded byThe Velvet Underground. Available on "Another View".

        4. Dream Baby Dream

          Written by Martin Rev and Alan Vega, originally recorded bySuicide.

        5. Bonnie And Clyde

          Written by Serge Gainsbourg, originally recorded by SergeGainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot.

        6. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel

          Written by David Byrne, originally recorded by TalkingHeads on the album "More Songs About Buildings And Food"(Warner 1978). Still available.

        7. No Regrets

          Written and originally recorded by Tom Rush. Available on"Circle Game" (Elektra).

        8. Happy New Year

          Written and originally recorded by Shockabilly on the album"Heaven" (Fundamental 1985). Possibly still available on aShimmy Disc re-issue. Shockabilly featured Eugene Chadbourne and Kramer.

        9. Outdoor Miner

          Written by Lewis and Colin Newman, originally recorded byWire on the album "Chairs Missing" (Harvest 1978). Possiblyavailable on an EMI/Harvest re-issue.

        10. Season Of The Witch

          Written and originally recorded by Donovan on the album"Sunshine Superman" (1966). Should be available on mostcheap Donovan compilations.

        11. In The Flesh

          Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, originally recordedby Blondie on the album "Blondie" (Private Stock 1976).Still available on a Chrysalis re-issue.

        12. Dance With Me

          Written by Jonathan Richman.

        13. Everybody’s Talkin’

          Written and originally recorded by Fred Neil and recordedsince by scores of people from Nillson to The BeautifulSouth to Leonard Nimmoy.

        14. Jealous Guy

          Written and originally performed by John Lennon

        15. Neon Lights

          Written and originally recorded by Kraftwerk on their album"The Man Machine" (1978), which is still available.

        16. Sweet Child O’ Mine

          Written and originally recorded by Guns n’ Roses on theiralbum "Appetite For Destruction" (1987) which is still available.

        17. La Poupee Qui Fait Non

          Written by Michel Polnareff

        18. Fly Into The SunWritten and originally recorded by Jonathan Richman, thesong should actually be called "Fly Into The Mystery" butappears to have become confused with an arlier Luna coverversion "Ride Into The Sun".
      3. Damon & Naomi
        1. Memories

          Written by Hugh Hopper, originally recorded by Soft Machine.

        2. This Changing World

          Written by J C Oliver.

        3. Life Will Pass You By

          Written by C Darrow, originally recorded by Kaleidoscope.

        4. Who Am I

          Written by Joe MacDonald, originally recorded by CountryJoe & The Fish.

        5. Whispering Pines

          Written by Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson, originallyrecorded by The Band, on the album "The Band" (Capitol1969). Still available.

        6. Awake In A Muddle

          Written and originally recorded by Ghost.

        7. Spirit Of Love

          Written by Clive Palmer, originally recorded by C.O.B.

        8. Translucent Carriages

          Written by Tom Rapp and recorded by PearlsBefore Swine on their second album Balaklava, which iscurrently availabvle. Also a new version should appear on aTom Rapp/Pearls Before Swine retrospective due out soon.

        9. I Shall Be Released

          Written and originally recorded by Bob Dylan. Currentlyavailable on a number of releases including "Greatest HitsVolume 2" and the Dylan and The Band album "Before TheFlood".

        10. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

          Written and originally recorded by Bob Dylan

        11. Yoo Doo Right

          Written and originally recorded by Can

        12. After The Goldrush

          Written and originally recorded by Neil Young

      4. Magic Hour
        1. Sally Free And Easy

          Written by Cyril Tawney.

      5. Cagney and Lacee
        1. Time

          (details required)

        2. Be Mine

          Written and originally recorded by Martin Rev, on thealbum "See Me Riding" (ROIR 1995). Still available.

        3. Lovin’ You

          Written by Ripperton and Rudolph, originally performed byMinnie Ripperton on the album "Perfect Angel". Stillavailable.

        4. Six Feet of Chain

          Written and originally performed by Lee Hazlewood on thealbum "Trouble Is A Lonesome Town" (1963).

        5. The Last Goodbye

          (details required)

        6. By The Way

          Written and originally performed by Lee Hazlewood on thealbum "Forty" (1971).

        7. Greyhound Goin’ Somewhere

          performed by Bobbie Gentry on her 1968 LP "Touch ‘Em WithLove" on Capitol Records.

        8. For the Sake of the Children
        9. Memphis

          Both of these songs were originally written for theexcellent 1975 Robert Altman movie "Nashville", which useda convoluted set of story lines woven around the countrymusic scene in Nashville to satirize American politics,entertainment, and the media culture. The movie was quitefunny, acerbic, and sad. "For the Sake of the Children" wassung by actor Henry Gibson, formerly of Laugh-In. In"Nashville" Gibson played diminutive, hypocritical,sequined, hyper-patriotic country music icon Haven Hamiltonwhose family-values-turned-on-its-head theme song was "Forthe Sake of the Children (We Must Say Good-Bye)"."Memphis" was actually written by actress Karen Black, whoplayed a second-tier singer destined to serve as perpetualstand-in for emotionally fragile superstar Barbara Jean,another icon who is accidentally assassinated at a politicalrally at the movie’s end. "Memphis" was generallyconsidered an egregiously bad song written by an amateurwhose dislike for country music was evident from the song’ssappiness. At the time it was generally thought that Altmanlet it into the film as an indulgence to Karen Black, but itis certainly a strange choice for a cover. Back in the 70′sthere was a soundtrack album to "Nahville", but it’sprobably long out of print.

          – Bill Jaynes

        10. I’m Not Sayin’

          Written and originally performed by Gordon Lightfoot onthe album "Lightfoot!" (United Artists 1965). Currentlyavailable. More significantly perhaps, however, is thatthis song was Nico’s first single (Immediate 1965).

        11. Borderline

          Written by Reggie Lucas and originally performed by Madonna.

    4. Discography and availability informationThe recorded works of all Galaxie 500 related artists, can be foundin The Galaxie 500 and related bands discography.
      • Galaxie 500
        Rykodisc have all three Galaxie 500 albums plus a box set, acompilation album and a very good live set available.
      • Damon & Naomi
        All Damon & Naomi albums are available on Sub Pop in the US and onRykodisc in Europe. The Pierre Etoile EP has recently beenre-issued on CD by Spanish label Elefant.
      • Luna
        Luna release their material on Beggars Banquet in the UK/Europeand Elektra everywhere else in the world – as far as I know all oftheir albums are currently available. In spring 1999 Luna weredropped by Elektra just prior to the release of The Days Of OurNights. Luna have now signed to Jericho a Sire records imprint,who will be releasing Luna’s latest album (The Days Of Our Nights)in the US.
      • Magic Hour
        Magic Hour released their material on Che in the UK (first twoalbums only) and Twisted Village in the US, as far as I know allthree albums are still available.
      • Cagney and Lacee
        The Cagney and Lacee material was released on No.6 records andshould still be available. A limited edition (500 copies) 7"single was released by UK independent label Earworm.

  2. Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Where can I see … play live?
      When are … going to play in …?

      As soon as I hear of any live dates I will put them on theGalaxie 500 – Luna – Damon & Naomi web pageand post them on the mailing list.
      I DO NOT get informed as a matter of course by any of the bandsand so I rely on people telling me and by keeping an eye on theofficial web pages. If anyone hears of any datesI’d be grateful if you could email them to me so that I cannotify people via the web page, mailing list and newsgroups.

    2. Where can I find Galaxie 500/Luna/Damon & Naomi guitar tabs?

      The chords to most Galaxie 500, and quite a few Luna tracks areavailable on the Galaxie 500 – Luna – Damon & Naomi web page,you will also find links to other pages that contain tabs which I will add as and when I come across them.

    3. Didn’t Galaxie 500 do a couple of Peel Sessions?
      Will they ever get released?

      Galaxie 500 recorded two sessions for the John Peel show – the groundbreaking BBC radio show…
      Recorded 24th September 1989 – Broadcast 17th October 1989

      • Flowers
      • Blue Thunder
      • Decomposing Trees
      • Don’t Let Our Youth Go To Waste (Richman)

      Recorded 30th October 1990 – Broadcast 4th November 1990

      • Moonshot (Buffy St Marie)
      • Submission (Sex Pistols)
      • When Will You Come Home
      • Final Day (Moxham) – (this version of Final Day has Naomi doing the vocal)

      According to an interview Damon & Naomi gave in Ptolemaic Terrascope(issue 23) these will "probably surface at some point".

    4. Why did Galaxie 500 split?

      The generally considered reasoning behind the split was simply thatDean Wareham decided he didn’t want to be in the band anymore.Damon and Naomi gave a very thorough interview in "The PtolemaicTerrascope" magazine (issue 23) where they give their version ofthe events that led to the split. As far as I know Dean hasn’t givena full public explanation for his decision.

    5. Why were Luna called Luna2 (or Luna squared)?

      I beleive that a US new age singer was using the name Luna and so Lunapark was released as Luna2, after which an agreement/settlement was reached with the artist in question.

    6. Why did Stanley Demeski leave Luna?

      Stanley’s reluctance to tour was the officially given reason for hisdeparture from the band – these two quotes from interviews given tomusic magazine "Stomp and Stammer" (http://monsterbit.com/stammer/)give a bit more insight into the separation…

      "But I was never really in Luna. I was an employee of the band andI made it clear from the beginning that whenever we went on theroad, I had to be paid. Then, they sort of ran out of money and atthat point, they just kept bugging me to tour with them but I justwasn’t that into it to be honest with you."
      Stanley Demeski – "Stomp & Stammer" – June 1997

      "He didn’t like touring I guess that was true with everyone in TheFeelies, but I got tired of begging and twisting his arm. And itwas kind of always that way from the beginning, he made that sortof clear, that he would rather stay home."
      Dean Wareham – "Stomp & Stammer – September 1997

    7. Haven’t I heard … in a TV commercial?

      The Luna track "California (All The Way)" has appeared as thesoundtrack to at least two TV commercials – Calvin Klein CK1 (in theUS) and American Express (in the UK).
      The Galaxie 500 track "Instrumental" from the album "Today" hasrecently (Sept 99) appeared in a US TV commercial for Acura cars.

    8. Haven’t I heard … in a film?

      Galaxie 500 songs have appeared in (unconfirmed)…
      Remembering Sex (aka: Getting Off) (1998 – dir: Julie Lynch)

      Luna songs/music have appeared in the following films…
      I Shot Andy Warhol (1996 – dir: Mary Harron) – Soundtrack available
      Mr Jealousy (1997 – dir: Noah Baumbach) – Soundtrack available
      Thursday (1998 – dir: Skip Woods)
      Irma Vep (1996 – dir: Olivier Assayas)

    9. What is a Galaxie 500?It’s a make of car. If you’re really interested check out this page onYahoo – http://www.yahoo.com/Recreation/Automotive/Makes_and_Models/Ford/Galaxie/

  3. Internet

    1. Web Pages
    2. Mailing Lists and Message/Bulletin Boards
      • The Galaxie 500 Mailing List
        a lively debate forum for all things Galaxie 500 related and moreTo subscribe email majordomo@listbox.comwith "subscribe galaxie <your email address>" or"subscribe galaxie-digest <your email address>"in the BODY of the email. Any problems feel free to email me at andy@aald.demon.co.uk
      • Fuzzy Wuzzy Mailing List
        The official Luna news and information mailing list recently mislaid all the email addresses. If you wish to receive Luna news from the horses mouth you’ll have to sign up again. Emailsideshow@fuzzywuzzy.com and ask them nicely to add you to the list.
        Given that this was Justin’s little baby and that he is currentlyon hiatus from LUNA we’ll have to wait and see what will become ofit.
      • Luna Message BoardA newly established and splendidly fizzy web based discussion can befound at http://disc.server.com/Indices/67663.html
    3. NewsgroupsIn the following Newsgroups Galaxie 500 (etc.) discussion isacceptable…
      • alt.music.galaxie-500
      • alt.music.luna
        both of the above newsgroups have been pretty much nothing but spam for a few months now. Best join the Galaxie 500 mailing list!
      • alt.music.independent
        Lively, medium/high traffic newsgroup, with a stress onindependent, so Luna debate may be frowned upon by Indiepurists.
      • alt.music.alternative
        Very busy newsgroup, and only recommended if you can copewith tedious debates about mainstream alternative Rock.

  4. Credits

    • Thanks to gary <gruisinger@CCTR.UMKC.EDU> for donating a particularly good answer for question 1.1, I’ve never been able to describe Galaxie 500.
    • Thanks to Sean O’Brien <critual@aol.com> for filling me in on the Magnetophone project.
    • Thanks to cruster@seanet.com for donating a fine yet concise history of The Pastels.
    • Thanks to Rob Gronette, Steve Beeho, Rhys Davies, Brent Aliverti,Jonathan Litchfield, Static50 – for correcting mistakes and fillingholes.
    • Thanks to Bill Jaynes for filling me in on the two songs from the film"Nashville" that were covered by Cagney and Lacee, and to Simon Murphyfor a bit of "Greyhound Goin’ Somewhere" info.
    • Thanks to the subscribers and contributors of the Galaxie 500 mailinglist from whom a large chunk of this information was gleaned.
    • Please mail andy@aald.demon.co.uk with any corrections, additions or comments to me for later versions of this FAQ.

Copyright (c) 1997-2000 by Andrew Aldridge, all rights reserved.This FAQ may be freely distributed by any means as long as there is nocharge (except to cover materials) and that this copyright noticeremains intact.This FAQ may not be distributed for financial gain.This FAQ may not be included in commercial collections or compilationswithout the express permission of the author.

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