My record collection
#069: Dean Wareham - Anesthesia
This is the copy of Anesthesia I bought in early 1992, although I’ve already covered how relieved I was when it came out, in the entry on the CD copy I bought later.
This was certainly bought before I saw Luna at The Underworld on their first visit to London in 1992 because I remember Justin saying “thanks for coming out, without having a record” during the gig… and thinking… “well… I sort of do have a record”.
I always get a bit confused by the sleeve of this… I can’t see the woman’s face when I’m holding the record, only when I see it from across the room, or in photographs. A ghost. I’m not sure she’s there until I move away!
So… since I’ve covered all that let’s talk about Tomato Poodle.
Anesthesia and I Can’t Wait were recorded during the Fun City sessions by Wharton Tiers in July 1991 and both were later re-recorded by Luna for their first album. Tomato Poodle however:
- doesn’t get a mention on the sleeve.
- isn’t on the No.6 release of Anesthesia.
- doesn’t put in an appearance on the Luna Demos bandcamp release.
- or on the Luna Demos LP release.
- or on the deluxe Lunapark double LP.
- doesn’t (to my ears) appear to have developed into anything else.
Nope - its only appearance is here, tucked on the b-side of this 12” single, and the third track on the CD version, oh and on they Mint Humbucker compilation of Mint/Jungle releases (which I’ll come to later).
OK, it is just some Dean Wareham noodling but lets face it, Dean noodling is not really just anything.
I can’t remember where I bought this - I’m thinking Selectadisc, almost certainly a West End record shop, shortly after release.
- Catalogue Number: AHFOW 12/021
- Artist: Dean Wareham
- Title: Anesthesia
- Packaging: Card
- Format: 12” single
Previously in my record collection: