All the last (and next) members of Luna were at a birthday get-together in Los Angeles at the weekend – here are a couple of pictures – thank Randy for taking the pics, and letting me know about them.
Luna’s reunion tour of Spain (and Portugal) is just a couple of months away, check out the dates over here.
Just sorting through the chaos that is my hard drive and came across this lovely cover of Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side covered by Luna in San Francisco in 1995:
We shouldn’t do this but we’re going to
Enjoy it… I did.
MP3: Luna – Walk on the Wild Side (1995-10-16: Slims, San Francisco, CA, USA)
Dean has given an interview to Rolling Stone about next years Luna dates, the first the band will have played since they split in 2005:
At a certain point, it gets hard having to hold it together,” he says of the group’s breakup. “I feel that this can be fun [because] it’s not going to take over our lives completely again. After 10 years away, you can recharge your friendship. After years and years in a band, it puts a strain on your friendships, because you’re not just friends; you’re in business together. You remember why you all like each other.”
As for what the group will play at those gigs, Wareham says the group’s recent reunion jam found them playing a career-spanning selection of songs. Among them were “Anesthesia” from Lunapark (1992), “Friendly Advice” from Bewitched (1994), “23 Minutes to Brussels” from Penthouse (1995) and “Tracy I Love You” from Pup Tent (1997). The group will have its first practice sometime next year, when it will decide the final set list for the Spanish tour, though it will likely include songs from all of their albums.
He also drops a hint that the first five Luna albums may be getting a release on vinyl:
Although Wareham does not want to give specifics, he says he’s been in talks to license the first five Luna records for vinyl release, though the deal has so far proven complex. “I’ll believe it when the papers are signed,” he says. He also says compilations of songs from the band’s vaults could also be a possibility, but that, too, is a complicated situation since the group doesn’t own the records.