Recycling: Luna’s only Peel Session

BBC Maida Vale Studio MV3 by nick.garrod, on Flickr
BBC Maida Vale Studio MV3 by nick.garrod, on Flickr

I’ve posted this a few times before but always worth another airing. When Luna were in the UK on their first tour in 1992they went into the BBC’s Maida Vale studio 3 to record what was to be their only Peel Session. The session was recorded on the 1st March 1992 and received it’s first airing on Peel’s show on the 24th of April of that year.

The line up for the tour was Dean, Justin and Stan with Mercury Rev’s Grasshopper helping out on guitar. The Keeping it Peel site entry doesn’t mention Grasshopper so he may not have played on the session.

The first album was still a couple of months away from being released and so this was (I believe) the first Luna recordings to get aired, they recorded four songs for the session, three that would turn up on Lunapark and their cover of Dream Syndicate’s That’s What You Always Say that would get released on the Indian Summer EP.

MP3: Luna – I Can’t Wait (Peel Session)

MP3: Luna – Crazy People

MP3: Luna – That’s What You Always Say (Peel Session)

MP3: Luna – Slide

Luna 1992

Friday recycling: Speedbumps

For no reason other than it just popped into my head…

Speed bumps ahead!

MP3: Luna – Speedbumps – WXPN World Cafe 17th December 2004

The last time I ever saw it played…
MP3: Luna – Speedbumps – ULU, London 17th January 2005

Bandcamp: Luna – Sppedbumps (Lee Wall remix)
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“Let’s hear if for Luna” performing Speedbumps on the John McEnroe show (with Matt Johnson standing in for Lee who was on another coast) + Luna with McEnroe playing Sweet Jane