Chronic Covers for 420: Luna Rex Performs Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit"
delightfully half-baked existence. You've definitely smoked the
stickiest crippy and the worst Jamaican schwag. County Grind got all
stoned and thought, why not ask these toasty South Florida musicians to
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give us a taste of their favorite pot-inspired songs in preparation for
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Lake Worth quartet Luna Rex is one of the most unclassifiable bands we have going in the Palm Beaches. They are a little too funky to fit in nicely within the county's burgeoning indie scene, just too quirky to be placed among more straight-up rock acts, and simply not that aggressive to fit on a punk bill.
The use of the metallic, twangy guitars is also a favorite for us. Juxtaposed with the eerie vocals, the bouncy guitar frets have the good-time feel of late '70s Grateful Dead tunes -- reminding us of such Day-Glo favorites such as "Fire on the Mountain" and "Shakedown Street."
Luna Rex takes some liberties with the lyrics here too, which may annoy Lewis Carroll purists out there. Instead of Alice taking the mind-altering pills, as she does in Lewis Carroll's 1865's classic fairytale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, she partakes in joints that make "you larger" and some that "make you small."
It would seem as if Luna Rex, with a slower-tempo, restrained vocals, slap-happy guitars, and altered lyrics, has tried to convert one of the 1960s' most blatantly psychedelic songs into a more roundabout stoner tune. But that's just our subjective opinion. You'll have to take a listen and decide for yourself.
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