Audio: Friday recycling: Luna with Sterling Morrison - Great Jones Street
One of the great and greatly missed Sterling Morrison's final appearances on record was playing on a couple of tracks on Luna's second album , one of the tracks he appeared on "Great Jones Street" was also recorded for the syndicated radio show Modern Rock Live. This version of the track never got a commercial release but did turn up on a 1994 Modern Rock Live promo compilation. I believe this version was recorded some time in 1994, Sterling passed away on August 30th 1995.
tirbd: Do you have a favorite rock ‘n’ roll and/or tour memoir other than your own?
Dean Wareham: I really liked Dee Dee Ramone’s memoir, Lobotomy, and Dylan’s Chronicles. And White Bicycles by folk producer Joe Boyd. But my favorite book about a rock star is Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo, which is of course a work of fiction.
The press release for Penthouse was this 1996 interview for Salon:, the protaganist in Great Jones Street as mentioned in
Salon: I noticed that your press release is signed "Bucky Wunderlick." What’s that about?
Dean Wareham: That was actually a friend who wrote that — Bill Whitten, who plays in the band St. Johnny. Bucky Wunderlick is a character from out of “Great Jones Street” by Don DeLillo. It’s one of my favorite books.
"Fuzzy Wuzzy" also came from DeLillo - from a 2004 Stylus interview:
Where did I get “Fuzzy Wuzzy”? I read that phrase in a Don Delillo book. Somebody says, “Can you show me your fuzzy wuzzy” to a woman. Not Fuzzy Wuzzy was a worm.
OK, if you've made it this far - here's a hidden track - as Fuzzy Wuzzy was also DeLillo inspired this is the demo version of that track that was released on the b-side of - this recording was carelessly lifted from my 7" single on my bog-standard non-audiophiles hi-fi system so you get it with the crackles and pops that that entails:
Download: Luna - Fuzzy Wuzzy (demo) (mp3 via Box.net)