First Appeared at The Music Box, September/October 1996, Volume 3, #7
Written by John Metzger
Luna caught a break when it was tabbed to open for Lou Reed on his recent tour, and it couldn't have come at a better time considering that the group's latest offering Penthouse is its finest outing to date. For those not familiar with Luna, the band borrows heavily from Reed's days with The Velvet Underground. Drummer Stanley Demeski plays a key role, capturing the sound and feel of his former band The Feelies. Songs like Chinatown and Sideshow by the Seashore are catchy pop songs with a psychedelic twist that hints at The Church or Robyn Hitchcock. And then there are the longer, more elaborately wandering excursions like the frantic Freakin' and Peakin' which captures the ambience of Reed's Heroin.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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