Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental flunky Hop-Sing and I are off to The Milford Mall, where I'll be participating in an open-ended pub crawl of the service bars (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Hooters) in the company of Brian "Lubyanka" Hardig, a/k/a The Ohio Douche a/k/a The Author of the Greatest Letter to the Editor Ever.
Consequently, posting by moi will necessarily be somewhat fitful for a few days.
But until then, as always, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
BEST POST-BEATLES SCI-FI THEMED POP/ROCK SONG!!!!
Sorry about the arbitrary post-Beatles thing, but otherwise we'd have to include Billy Lee Riley's "Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll," "Purple People Eater," "Telstar," et al, and this blog already skews way too old. And speaking of arbitrary, I was going to explicitly ban the nomination of either David Bowie's "Space Oddity" or Elton John's "Rocket Man," but I figure one of you SOBs will nominate them no matter what I say, so go ahead. I will, however, taunt you mercilessly for your bad taste when you do.
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Seven:
7. Bjork -- Pluto
Let's be honest -- this broad has been in space since day one.
6. Marilyn Manson -- Mechanical Animals
Apparently, this song is about mechanical animals. Kind of Philip K. Dick-ish, I guess.
5. The Byrds -- Mr. Spaceman
A way too obvious choice, I know, but I wanted an excuse to post this video, which documents a brief period where Gene Clark rejoined the band after the ouster of David Crosby
4. Roky Erikson -- Creature With the Atom Brain
The one and only.
3. They Might Be Giants -- Particle Man
Well, it's sorta sci-fi. He's a particle, get it?
2. King Crimson -- 21st Century Schizoid Man
This is one of those prog songs that just strike me as hilariously funny, albeit unintentionally. Fripp really was a pretentious bastard even back in the day, wasn't he?
And the number one sci-fi song, gimme a break it's not even a fricking contest so don't bug me, is
1. The Rolling Stones -- 2000 Man
A song so good even Kiss covered it.
Awrighty then -- what would your choices be?
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