My Top 1000 Songs #394: 23 Minutes In Brussels

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Luna truly hit their stride on 1995's Penthouse, their third LP that blended sublime dream pop and catchy indie rock into a cohesive whole. In the center was "23 Minutes In Brussels," a slow, spooky jam built around that familiar "Sister Ray"/"Roadrunner" chord motif, sleepy and lysergic and a fine showcase--on record and particularly live--for guitarist Sean Eden to have a little fun. Of course, Dean Wareham's croon--"Say a prayer, tell me do you miss me?"--is as bewitching as always.

Live in the studio, earlier this year:
Killer performance, from the fantastic Tell Me Do You Miss Me band documentary:


  1. And let's not forget that Tom Verlaine guests on guitar on the studio recording!


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