After I visited Geoff @ https://1001albumsin10years.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/odyssey-to-2001-top-5-space-tunes/ and briefly chastised him for leaving out Flock of Seagulls with his post —-I thought: “Hey, I got a blog, why not riff off what my Canadian friend is doing and write my own post?”—-and then I saw https://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/supernova-and-an-unexpected-universefrom-astronomy-picture-of-the-daybeautiful/ over @ Rethinking Life with a cool galaxy pic and thought: “Hey, why not put yourself in space and go for it? – you blogging fool you!”
So here we go! Space 5-play
- Flock of Seagulls –Space Age Love Song
This one sounds spacey more that is spacey – like if I was flying between galaxies test driving a new star cruiser – I would crank this up and drink some tang.
- After the Gold Rush – Neil Young —sung by Dolly Pardon and friends.
The abstract imagery of Neil Young’s song writing allows for many interpretations – The core of the sci-fi genre is us getting off this earth and into the stars – sometimes with aliens helping us. Yeah,…mostly they are trying to make us extinct, but sometimes, as in this song, they are our friends.
- Space Boogie – Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck always gets forgotten – too jazzy to be rock – too rock to be jazzy. Fusion? Is that what they used to call it? You are not forgotten on the cave my friend. (Using friend for dramatic effect-I have never met the man or seen the man in concert – but he seems like he would be ok and drink a sensible mid-range beer like a Sam Adams or Newcastle Brown Ale).
- Rocket Man – Sir Elton John – hit by William Shatner with phaser not set to stun.
Does not matter how much it has been played – as a serious chronicler of popular music I am contractually obligated to include it. It is a great song (even after this fiasco) – which makes the task not difficult
- Space Oddity – David Bowie
David Bowie is a space cadet with no equal and this was written at the birth of the space age. We saw the brilliance and he saw the isolation. He was/is ahead of his time.
I challenge all the other bloggers out there to do a space themed blog!
This could be the start of something good.
And as always.
Cheers from the cave!
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Great writing and song selection.
Awesome list! Emmylou, Dolly and Linda doing After the Gold Rush! Lordy!
Thanks…feel free to join us in outer space…plenty of room for more bloggers. 🙂
… spacey treats all-round!
Ground control to Major Wayne – a fine list sir, thanks for the brief chastising/continuing the space discussion, so many great tunes from our planet about the universe!
You are right about that – we are going where no blogs have gone before to seek out new tunes! 🙂
Shatner…what does he not do?! I had never seen this before. Awesome.
I thought I would change it up – everyone knows the original. 🙂
This was such a great choice!