My record collection
#029: Luna - Speedbumps
Speedbumps was the last single released in the first phase of Luna. It was released on German label, Little Teddy Records at the tail end of 2004 in lovely translucent violet vinyl.
The single has the Rendezvous versions of Speedbumps and Astronaut and contains the only physical outing of Luna’s version of Eyes in My Smoke (it did get released on the digital reissue of Rendezvous later). The sleeve suggests that the single has an A and a B side - the labels however suggest it has an A side and an AA side. As b-sides are a long established treat and since double a-sides are a marketing scam I’d say the sleeve is correct.
Eyes in My Smoke was later re-worked by Dean & Britta to accompany Ingrid Superstar’s screen test in 13 Most Beautiful.
Luna performed Speedbumps on John McEnroe’s TV show on the 9th December 2004 with Matt Johnson sitting in for Lee Wall who was on the wrong side of the country at the time.
- Catalogue Number: AHFOW 11/0005
- Artist: Luna
- Title: Speedbumps
- Format: 7” single
- Bought direct from Little Teddy Records, no idea what I paid
- You can’t buy the single on Bandcamp but all three tracks are on the Rendezvous reissue from 2011.