Audio: Lost tracks / Luna – Everybody’s Talkin’

Everybody’s Talkin’

In 1998 Sub Pop decided to revive their Singles Club, so Singles Club V2 arrived with offerings from Jesus and Mary Chain, Modest Mouse, Ron Sexsmith… and Luna. If memory serves the singles arrived in twos (rather than monthly) so it would have been in the second mailing sometime in the summer of that year that Luna’s version of Fred Neil’s Everybody’s Talkin’ arrived in my life as a transparent yellow disc of plastic.

That version of the song is available on Lunafied and the two-disc edition of Best of Luna. I’ve shared the flip of that single previously, right at the bottom of this post about Great Jones Street.

In September of 1998 Luna scheduled a tour of Australia and to coincide with the tour an EP was pressed by Aussie label Shock. The EP had the album version of Tracy I Love You along with some radio sessions including one from 1997 that Luna did for KCRW in which they played a cover of Everybody’s Talkin’.

MP3: Luna – Everybody’s Talkin’ (live on KCRW September 1997)

2 thoughts on “Audio: Lost tracks / Luna – Everybody’s Talkin’”

  1. I remember passing up on a poster from the Bowery show [I’m still kicking myself] featuring Ratso [Dustin Hoffman] and Cowboy [Jon Voight], peering out from between the lettering. I’m sure this design was done with several connections in mind … but which:

    -Luna covered “Everybody’s Talkin” … which was the theme song for the movie Midnight Cowboy.
    -The show as at the Bowery … the neighborhood where Midnight Cowboy took place.
    -Dean showed up for the recording of Pup Tent wearing a cowboy hat.
    -Dean referred to himself as “Cowboy” for the endless dart games during the recording of their album Pup Tent, where Dean can be heard whispering about Cowboy at the end of the song “Pup Tent.”

    Any other connections come to mind you care to share???

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