Covered by Luna on an EP 1992 and played at most of their shows over the course of their lifetime – they played it the first time I saw them in 1992 and it was the last song I ever saw them play in 2005
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.
Hold on was on John Lennon’s debut solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band released in 1970
I’m saying ‘hold on John’ because I don’t want to die…I don’t want to be hurt and please don’t hit me…Hold on now, we might have a cup of tea, we might get a moment’s happiness any minute now. So that’s what it’s about, just moment by moment. That’s how we’re living now, but really living like that and cherishing each day, and dreading it too. It might be your last.