Apr 162014
Originals: Season of the Witch by Donovan (covered by Luna)

Donovan wrote Season of the Witch for his 1966 LP Sunshine Superman, it helped weed out the Dylan copyist stuff that Pennebaker had planted in Don’t Look Back. Here’s a live version from French TV in 1967 Luna’s version was recorded during the Penthouse sessions and was first heard on the soundtrack of 1996 film [...]

Apr 022014
Originals: Ride Into the Sun by The Velvet Underground (covered by Luna)

Ride Into the Sun never made it onto any of The Velvet Underground’s official releases until, I believe, their posthumous Another View compilation was released in 1986, the version on that was an istrumental version recorded in 1969, an earlier version, with vocals, had turned up on the 1993 Australian box set, and an out-take [...]

Mar 122014
Originals: La poupee qui fait non by Michel Polnareff (covered by Luna)

Originally by Michel Polnareff and released in 1966 Covered by Luna for the 1996 Emperor Norton LP Pop Romantique MP3: La poupee qui fait non by Luna It’s another one of those songs that gets covered by everyone – here’s a rather splendid English language cover by the wonderful St Etienne And here’s the sweetest [...]

Mar 052014
Originals: Outdoor Miner by Wire (covered by Luna)

Outdoor Miner was released by Wire on their tremendous 1978 album Chairs Missing, it went on to become an indie standard, to the point where a whole album of cover versions exists. Lots of good covers on that album but none come close to the original: Luna’s cover first put in an appearance on a [...]