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Luna — Black Postcards
Album: Romantica
Avg rating:
6.2

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Total ratings: 557









Released: 2002
Length: 5:07
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Ice man, ice man, candy man, sandman
All the things I've wanted for, someone else took them
Lonely in a new shirt, lonely watching baseball
If I had to do it all again, I wouldn't

Throw it all away, throw it all away
I want a holiday, I want a holiday

Marigolds and tangerines, I have dreamed an empty dream
I am slow and you are too, someone tell me what to do
Lonely on a Wednesday, lonely on a Friday
If I had to do it all again, I wouldn't

Throw it all away, throw it all away
I want a holiday, I want a holiday

I'm tired of having no future
And I'm tired of pushing my luck
I'm tired of waiting for the endgame
Watching the stars turn black

Throw it all away, throw it all away
I want a holiday, I want a holiday
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More Luna!  23 Minutes in Brussels has that same snazzy Guitar!

Thanks RP


cool Luna tune

his voice reminds me of Jorma   
 ScottD wrote:
Love Luna, makes me want to hear some Nails, The The and Stan Ridgeway.

 
You might like the Heart Throbs too, but you won't hear it on RP.
Boring voice...no energy
First time to hear this band.  Like what I hear. Thanks, RP!

One of my favorite Luna tunes.  Most definitely a 9.

 
NICE. First time, RP. Thanks. Lovely evocative tune. Let's dance like soused and buzzed hipsters! 
Love Luna, makes me want to hear some Nails, The The and Stan Ridgeway.


We be dancing...  love it...



...i hear a bit of of hologram of baal in the ambience and guitar work...
Like it, and hearing 80s/90s indie band 'House of Love'

Funky drums, interesting guitar

actually the riff is identical to "radio song" from the same album ('out of time')
 

 
muzzle wrote:
Is it me or the beginning (and the chorus) is an homage to REM's loosing my religion?
 


YES.  +1

 
rconlon wrote:
Need to play Malibu Love Nest by Luna
 


thats a sweet riff
Dean & Britta: more DREAMY than sleepy.
love love love them.

 
Zapmedia wrote:
Just bought this from Amazon.  Great music and my purchase helps RP.

I have quite a few Luna CDs and have seen them several times (including at the legendary Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ). 

This is a sweet Luna track.  How about 24 hours in Brussels sometime too.

Dean and Britta don't do it for me, just a tad sleepy. 

This is great, thanks Bill !
 


can we segue into Dean & Britta??? PLEEEEEZE?
Need to play Malibu Love Nest by Luna
 Blackjack wrote:

I'm a designer, too, but this doesn't bother me at all. It's not as if they were sort of, kind of ripping off "Modern Times", they recreated the shot almost exactly, and anyone who knows music and recognizes the shot will instantly reference Dylan's album. This is obviously meant as an homage. I see no harm in that.
 

 greg6494 wrote:
you don't get the point...dylan lifted luna's image.
he didn't "recreate" it either, blatant lift.
odd that.
 
Yes, Luna did use that image on an EP of their's, before Dylan released Modern Times.  Neither artist created the photo; it's a pretty well-known photograph which was taken in the late 1940's by Ted Croner


Just bought this from Amazon.  Great music and my purchase helps RP.

I have quite a few Luna CDs and have seen them several times (including at the legendary Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ). 

This is a sweet Luna track.  How about 24 hours in Brussels sometime too.

Dean and Britta don't do it for me, just a tad sleepy. 

This is great, thanks Bill !
Is it me or the beginning (and the chorus) is an homage to REM's loosing my religion?
It's pretty good, I need to listen to some more from this band. Can't decide whether I like it or not.{#Think}
luna enjoys a pretty good upload acceptance rate.

In Library: Luna - Beautiful View
In Library: Luna - Black Postcards
In Library: Luna - California (All the Way)
In Library: Luna - I Can't Wait
In Library: Luna - Sideshow By the Seashore
In Library: Luna - Speedbumps
In Library: Luna - Still At Home
In Library: Luna - Superfreaky Memories
In Library: Luna - Sweet Child O' Mine

Reviewing: Luna - Bewitched
Reviewing: Luna - Tiger Lily

Rejected: Luna - Bonnie & Clyde
Rejected: Luna - Great Jones Street
Rejected: Luna - Hedgehog
Rejected: Luna - Indian Summer
Rejected: Luna - Malibu Love Nest
Rejected: Luna - Math Wiz
Rejected: Luna - Moon Palace
Rejected: Luna - Orange Peel
Rejected: Luna - Pup Tent
Rejected: Luna - Sleeping Pill
Rejected: Luna - This Time Around
 

We need more Luna on RP.  California All the Way or something else from Bewitched.  I'm too tech challenged to upload.
 

agd3 wrote:
 sandpebble wrote:
Has a familiar sound. Anyone know if Luna was used in Shrek?
 
I don't think so, but it does sound a lot like the eels song that was... especially the guitar.
Sounds like the Soup Dragons. Kinda. 

Dean and Britta would be nice also

 
agd3 wrote:
We need more Luna on RP.  California All the Way or something else from Bewitched.  I'm too tech challenged to upload.
 

Has a familiar sound. Anyone know if Luna was used in Shrek?
Wow, Luna!  Love their sound.{#Meditate}


love it...




This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


 muzzle wrote:

Sonic What? Naaaaaaa... but the beginning definitely reminded me of "Radio song" by R.E.M.
 
Muzzle. . .I heard that too. . Still I like it.. the ambiance. . .feel. . . melody

We need more Luna on RP.  California All the Way or something else from Bewitched.  I'm too tech challenged to upload.
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is groovy...  love it...
 
{#Yes}

I'll give it 5 just for the lighter on the cover ... now I'll listen to the track.

Oh hang on — 30 seconds in, I think I'll stick to 5!


This song is groovy...  love it...


 desouza wrote:
I was just commenting to my wife, "boy, this Luna sounds dead on to Stone Roses."  Then I thought is it the same lead singer?  Forgot the blokes name.....I love(d) the Stone Roses....takes me back to my college days.

craig 
 


FlamingLotus wrote:
Reminds me of Sonic Youth a bit. :)
Sonic What? Naaaaaaa... but the beginning definitely reminded me of "Radio song" by R.E.M.
yummeh!
Bleyfusz wrote:
Is it just me, or do they sound like the Stone Roses in some way?
In a way, but I can hear a lot more "James" in there.
musikalia wrote:
Sweet. I need it.
Reminds me of Sonic Youth a bit. :)
Egg salad low-fi!
First listen . . . it grows on you. Right now a solid 7.
Just can't tell you how much I love Luna. So chill... so very, very chill.
greg6494 wrote:
my copy is on the way!
mine is in my happy excited hands!
driver8 wrote: my copy is on the way!
arserocket wrote:
A very acceptable melody & tune that makes you want to move your torso in a rather contorted manner, akin to what youngsters call bopping I believe?
MsJudi wrote:
Oh for pete's sake...
And why not Jim's while were at it?
Oh for pete's sake...
dlw728 wrote:
Sounds like Book of Love to me
Black Postcards: A Rock and Roll Romance
Sounds like Book of Love to me
A very acceptable melody & tune that makes you want to move your torso in a rather contorted manner, akin to what youngsters call bopping I believe?
you don't get the point...dylan lifted luna's image. he didn't "recreate" it either, blatant lift. odd that. Blackjack wrote:
I'm a designer, too, but this doesn't bother me at all. It's not as if they were sort of, kind of ripping off "Modern Times", they recreated the shot almost exactly, and anyone who knows music and recognizes the shot will instantly reference Dylan's album. This is obviously meant as an homage. I see no harm in that.
driver8 wrote:
Maybe Bob misses them too.
I'm a designer, too, but this doesn't bother me at all. It's not as if they were sort of, kind of ripping off "Modern Times", they recreated the shot almost exactly, and anyone who knows music and recognizes the shot will instantly reference Dylan's album. This is obviously meant as an homage. I see no harm in that.
driver8 wrote:
Maybe Bob misses them too.
Hmm. As a designer, this pisses me off to no end. Communication Arts Magazine has a section they call "Separated at Birth."It is used to humiliate design hacks that rip off other designers rather than solve their own design problem. This would qualify. Dylan's cover is the better of the two; much more interesting typographically, and the photo crop and tone creates more tension. And he's a much better artist musically...go figure.
bokey wrote:
If you do not have breasts please do not lisp when you sing.Thank you.
If you do not have balls, please don't come over here and say that.
Bleyfusz wrote:
Is it just me, or do they sound like the Stone Roses in some way?
No - Stone roses had talent and energy.
Is it just me, or do they sound like the Stone Roses in some way?
The world is collapsing around our ears. . .
bokey wrote:
If you do not have breasts please do not lisp when you sing.Thank you.
Yes, but how about that Britta?
Outstanding jam!
There is an extended version of this song on the DVD "Tell Me Do You Miss Me" that absolutely rocks way past this one (and clocks in at 10 minutes)...for any of you who like Luna, the DVD is a must pickup.
PLEAASE, MAKE THIS EEEEEEND!!!!! :headache:
If you do not have breasts please do not lisp when you sing. Thank you.
Love the Shoegazing!
all of these negative comments about luna hurt me. they are my favorite band, hands down. i am sad every time i think i'll never hear them live again...
funny that andy would post that. driver8 wrote:
Maybe Bob misses them too.
Maybe Bob misses them too.
Mesmerizing live. ?? Is that why I almost fell asleep at their concert? The only reason I remember their show was that I couldn't believe I could be so bored at a live concert.
One of the coolest bands ever. Exceptional guitar playing. Mesmerizing live. fascinating lyrics. Lou Reed chose them to open for him - so if anyone who is trying to imply that the MAN who invented cool can't recognize talent, you'll have to step outside. (And close the door on your way out).
Leaf13 wrote:
I find his voice really grating and irritating - and this coming from a fan of Morrissey and Radiohead.
same, but I like the music enough to overlook it. I really wish they'd get a new singer. He adds nothing to the sound.
Random Luna Thoughts... Dean Wareham sings like Kermit The Frog. The musical style is Slowcore. The extended version of this on their DVD "Tell Me Do You Miss Me" is absolutely stellar. I, for one, am sad that Luna is no longer playing together anymore (broke up February 2005). Sigh.
I'm glad that it finally ended. Very annoying sound, imho.
Sort of like a mellow Stone Roses ala Love Spreads Lyrics?
coding_to_music wrote:
Cute Bass Player: Britta Phillips:
Too bad the music isn't as good as she looks. 2
where are the censors, who let this record spin-please email me when its over i'm shutting it down bye
Two of the worst guitar players ever to grace vinyl.
buck-arkansas wrote:
it sounds like so many others, but much worse. :P
Man, u guys are harsh...This is typical Luna, albeit not Penthouse caliber... :bounce:
cohenpeart wrote:
When this first came on, I thought it must be a live version of R.E.M.'s "Radio Song."
Me too. And then I was disappointed... Edit: the song IS growing on me, though.
Cute Bass Player: Britta Phillips:
Very pleasant on a summer's evening, I say. :daisy: :sunny:
I could have sworn this was REM when it first came on.
When this first came on, I thought it must be a live version of R.E.M.'s "Radio Song."
Love the guitar rif -- would have rated it higher it would have been changed up just a bit throughout the song. Good tune.
Man! What a set! These last 3 - :notworthy:
... :cool: ...
Luna is always a nice treat!
Somebody recorded this off radio paradise (using something called quintessential). I am just listening to it now and WHAT A GREAT GREAT SONG THIS IS!!!
I like both guitar and voice. I'm rare (according to some previous comments) :smile:
Catchy!
I just loved Luna's album Pup Tent. I bought Days of Our Nights and Romantica and was just a little disappointed. These aren't bad albums but not in the same league as Pup Tent. Still, I quite like this song.
Not a big fan but really like the lyric, "..if I had to do it all again, I wouldn't..." Exactly.
I'm so ConfusedÂ….. The song catches me, then irritates me, the catches me again.
Great song for a Friday afternoon. "I want a holiday", indeed! :cowboy:
Moak wrote:
Beautiful guitar work. My first taste of Luna - loved it.
Agreed. REMish in the ringing guitar behind the vocals, though the lead work is its own. Nice.
When did this album come out? Just curious because the cover art totally rips off Joe Strummer's Global A Go-Go.
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Yuck :puke: I'm starting to feel like a negative Nelly here ... I'm not feeling the 'liking it all" vibe, at all. :cry:
Beautiful guitar work. My first taste of Luna - loved it.
This is quite an engaging, interesting, and quite good song. Leaf13 wrote:
I find his voice really grating and irritating - and this coming from a fan of Morrissey and Radiohead.
Your comment is indeed unorthodox, nevertheless I respect it because of your "credibility?" :eek: :eyes: :ask:
The cadence of the lyrics in the verses reminds me of Pseudo Suicide by Oysterhead.
I find his voice really grating and irritating - and this coming from a fan of Morrissey and Radiohead.
R.E.M. riff...
All I can say is thank God this isn't Luna's dreadful cover of Donovan's "Season of the Witch". Blech.
it sounds like so many others, but much worse. :P
I kinda like the voice, but those guitars! Awwwwful! :puke:
I like it, but it mainly makes me want to go back to Tom Verlaine and Television for the real thing.
'bout time we heard some Luna. Check out the personnel.
"Radio (Paradise) Song"...
Dang, have these guys played their instruments before? I haven't heard such a terrible guitar solo since I listened to a tape of my old band.
Average, but decent sound
rah wrote:
i always, always think this is going to be "Radio Song"... i wish it was.
Fookin' eggzactly.
i wish it was california (all the way)...
THERE'S SOMETHING CORNY ABOUT THIS SONG... :puke:
The guitar fuzz is cool on this song. :guitarist:
rah wrote:
i always, always think this is going to be "Radio Song"... i wish it was.
I was just thinking the same thing... "The world is collapsing around our ears..."
i always, always think this is going to be "Radio Song"... i wish it was.
johnnyBbad wrote:
I can see why this followed REM. Has a familiar riff.
And without the strident whining.
Hmmm, first Sunny Day Real Estate, now Luna. RP has been raiding my CD collection while I sleep.
I can see why this followed REM. Has a familiar riff.
Chorus reminds me quite a bit of Stone Roses & Ian Brown...