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Songs About Space/Songs About Ghosts

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:53 pm
by creepy
I have a weird need to put songs into groups and I've been wanting to do a couple of mix cds/playlists with songs about space, and ghosts. I need help from you fabulous bunch of music geeks to flesh these suckers out.

So far I've got:

Space-
Byrds - Hey Mr. Spaceman
GBV - Hey Hey Spaceman
Pixies - Space (I Believe In)
Man or Astroman? - Universe City
The Rezillos - Destination Venus
Tornadoes - Telstar
The Ventures - Journey to the Stars


Ghosts-
Roky Erickson - If You Have Ghosts
Rich Kids - Ghosts of Princes in Towers
Psychedelic Furs - Ghost in You
The Police - Spirits in the Material World


Ummm, that's all I can think of right now. (I just thought of doing a ghost one today.)

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:49 pm
by worpswede
Sonic Youth-"Ghost Bitch"
Robyn Hitchcock-"The Ghost Ship"
Robyn Hitchcock-"My Wife And My Dead Wife"
Billy Preston-"Space Race"
Digible Planets-"Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)"

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:07 pm
by Sven Killer Robot Spacema
Monster Magnet "Space Lord"

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:47 pm
by Jake
White Stripes - "Little Ghost"
Andrew Bird - "Not a Robot, But a Ghost"
The Jam - "Ghosts"
Neutral Milk Hotel - "Ghost"
Spoon - "The Ghost Of You Lingers"
Handsome Family - "My Ghost"

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:28 pm
by Sven Killer Robot Spacema
worpswede wrote:Sonic Youth-"Ghost Bitch"
Robyn Hitchcock-"The Ghost Ship"
Robyn Hitchcock-"My Wife And My Dead Wife"
Billy Preston-"Space Race"
Digible Planets-"Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)"


what no Billy Thorpe? Children of the Sun?

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:32 pm
by Mixmaster Shecky
SPACE
Man Or Astroman - Evil Plans of Planet Spectra
Tipsy - Nude On The Moon
David Bowie - Starman
Queen - '39

GHOSTS
The Pogues - Turkish Song Of The Damned
The Replacements - Rock & Roll Ghost
Eels - Friendly Ghost
Nick Cave - Papa Won't Leave You Henry
Johnny Cash - Delia's Gone
Sugar - A Good Idea


Man, songs about ghosts are easy to find but space is harder. It's like space songs went out with glam-rock or something.

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:57 am
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Mixmaster Shecky wrote:SPACE
David Bowie - Starman


Or "Space Oddity", for that matter.

Howzabout "Interstellar Overdrive" or "Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun" by Pink Floyd?

Or "To Repel Ghosts" by Manic Street Preachers?

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:39 am
by Jake
Lots of Pixies songs about space:

"Planet of Sound" (Mars vs. Earth)
"Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons" (Mars)
"Motorway to Roswell" (Martians)

Oh boy, looks like it's time for another Pixies fit.

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:44 am
by creepy
Don't forget Velouria and The Happening. They're about aliens too. Pretty much all of Bossanova is.

Some good suggestions. I can't believe I didn't think of the Neutral Milk Hotel or Bowie. Some of those song I don't know, but I'll try to check 'em out. I'm thinking about putting together a couple of cd length playlists, zipping 'em, and putting them up for download by you GloNoids. Maybe that'll assuage the guilt I've felt for stiffing MF on a cd exchange years ago.

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:02 am
by miss carol
The Only Ones "Another Girl, Another Planet"
Peter Schilling "Major Tom"
Richard Strauss "Also sprach Zarathustra" (opening theme from 2001)
Consider breaking up tracks with themes from Doctor Who and X-Files, which were lovely atmospheric instrumental pieces.