In it’s original form Indian Summer, Beat Happening’s indie anthem is an alright track which has lots of potential. It’s a kind of sub Velvets tune, quite simple but it has something which makes it stand out. The vocals get on my wick, I really don’t like Calvin Johnson’s voice, it irritates me.
Luna’s cover on the other hand realises the full potential of the track turning the track into a really gorgeous piece of indiepop. The track can be found on an album of covers entitled Lunafied which can be bought as a 2 cd package with the Best Of Luna. On this disc they re-interperate a diverse range of songs from Serge Gainsbourg’s Bonnie and Clyde to Sweet Child Of Mine and coming up trumphs on more tracks than they fall flat. It is worth checking out.
Luna – Indian Summer