Luna’s Last Days

Thanks Pop Candy for reminding me to write about Luna. My biggest concert regret of last year was missing the band’s last show. Over the years Luna perfected a style of laid-back, woozy rock that was as critically lauded as it was commercially neglected. After twelve years, even Jem on bass couldn’t help ‘em sell enough t-shirts to stay afloat. Tell Me Do You Miss Me documents Luna’s final days and is the most depressing rock DVD of the year. Watch a preview (Win Media).

Fortunately, there’s more posthumous product. Rhino recently released a greatest non-hits collection and a digital-only comp of Luna’s best cover songs.

Lunafied
01. Bonnie & Clyde [Clyde Barrow Version] (Serge Gainsbourg)
02. Indian Summer (Beat Happening)
03. Ride Into The Sun (The Velvet Underground)
04. That’s What You Always Say (The Dream Syndicate)
05. In The Flesh (Blondie)
06. Dream Baby Dream (Suicide)
07. Seasons Of The Witch (Donovan)
08. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel (Talking Heads)
09. No Regrets (Tom Rush)
10. Outdoor Miner (Wire)
11. Happy New Year (Eugene Chadbourne)
12. Everybody’s Talkin’ (Fred Neil/Nilsson)
13. Fly Into The Mystery (Jonathan Richman/Modern Lovers)
14. La Poupee Qui Fait Non (Michel Polnareff)
15. Bonnie & Clyde [Bonnie Parker Version] (Serge Gainsbourg)

Here’s an interesting Q&A with Dean in EW. (Via Largehearted Boy.) Apparently he’s writing a memoir and will release a new album with Britta in January. And as if that weren’t enough, Dean plays Clyde Barrow in the new Hong Kong video “Tongue Tied” (WIN MEDIA | QT). So he’s keeping busy. We’ll miss you Luna.

Luna – “Friendly Advice” (Live) (MP3)
Luna – “The Slow Song” (Live)