Video of the storming set closer, Fourth of July
Waiting on a Friend was on the last half-decent Rolling Stones album “Tattoo You” released in 1981, and is fine enough until the sax comes in. Apparently the song started in the sessions for Goats Head Soup in 1973 which may explain why it’s not too shabby.
Luna’s cover of Waiting on a Friend was released on Close Cover Before Striking in 2002
No sax crime in the Luna version
Indietracks release a compilation album of acts appearing at the festival every year and this year’s has just been released. For a couple of quid you can have an amazing 56 track album (!!) which not only includes Dean Wareham’s splendid Everly Brothers cover Living Too Close to the Ground, but in amongst the shedload of other brilliant music you’ll find Joann Gruesome’s also splendid cover of Galaxie 500′s Tugboat. Now how is that not amazing value.
Here’s the official video…
… and of course, here’s what the kids made of the video (“the lyrics was… discombobulated”)
… they liked it better than they liked Sonic Youth (“I would suggest to them… try out a different singer for once”)!
I believe some of you might celebrate with fireworks, which I guess makes you an even bigger fan than me. Have a happy and safe Galaxie 500 day.
Threw it Away was from Angel Corpus Christi’s lovely White Courtesy Phone LP in 1994
MP3: Angel Corpus Christi – Threw it Away
Dean & Britta’s cover was released on their debut album L’Avventura in 2003.
MP3: Dean & Britta – Threw it Away
Here’s Angel’s fab cover of Luna’s I Want Everything
MP3: Angel Corpus Christi – I Want Everything