Thursday, September 24, 2015

Paranoia and Peace

Our thrilling anthology of over-the-shoulder looking contains cover art scanned from a 1967 paperback by Allen Louis Erskine of the same title. Shown below:

Here is the line-up:


1 -   Prologue    Earth vs the Flying Saucers      1956       (0:51)
2 -  Sputnik II   Al Barkle & the Tri-Tones      1957       (2:01)
3 -  Rocket Baby  Jack Martin   1958    (1:59)
4 -  Satellite Beep Bop    Billy Mitchell & The Basie-ites   1958    (1:52)
5 -  Moon Baby       Bo Diddley 1961    (2:24)
6 - Rock Out of This World Joe Norris 1961    (2:11)
7 - Countdown Dave Brubeck 1961 (2:23)
8 - The Rocket Man The Spotnicks 1962    2:31)
9 - Astronaut's The Busters 1963 (2:02)
10 - 2000 Light Years from Home The Rolling Stones 1967     (4:47)
11 - We're on Our Way Chris Hodge 1969 (2:58)
12 - Space Captain Joe Cocker 1970 (4:58)
13 - Atom Satillite Del Byzanteens 1979 (1:52)
14 - Lunar Camel Siouxsie and the Banshees 1980 (3:00)
15 - Nuclear Drive Hawkwind     1982 (3:34)
16 - From Way Up Here Pete Seeger 1982 (2:41)
17 - Space Girls Toni Basil      1982   (2:55)
18 - Surprise! To Touch the Stars 1983 (3:04)
19 - Blast Off Stray Cats 1989     (2:42)
20 - Third Rock from the Sun Joe Diffie 1994 (3:04)
21 - Martian Trip The Vibro Champs 1994 (2:20)
22 - Crazy Alien Chick (Alt Version) King Memphis     1996 (2:33)
23 - Spaceman Bif Naked   1998 (4:21)
24 - Hallucinating Pluto The B-52's 1998    (4:19)
25 - Fireball XL-5 The Dead Elvi 2006 (1:59)
26 - Boppin' in Roswell   The Barnshakers 2009 (3:06)
27 - Moving to Mars Coldplay 2011 (4:03)
28 - Epilogue Earth vs the Flying Saucers 1956 (1:09)


By the way, isn't it a lovely day?


To prove it, here's a more positive (and reality-based) viewpoint:




1 -     Sugar Rush     Joy Electric
2 -    Stay the Same     Daniel's Window
3 -    God-shaped Hole  Plumb
4 -    They All Fall Down     Grits
5 -    All Fall Down     Sarah  Masen
6 - Shackles - Praise You MaryMary
7 - Enchanted Chasing Furies
8 - In the Midst of the Rain BeBe Winans
9 - Are You the Walrus Furthermore
10 - If You Want Me To (live) Ginny Owens
11 - New and Improved Mayfair Laundry
12 - Underdog Audio Adrenaline
13 - The Devil Is Bad The W's
14 - Godspot Anointed
15 - Something More (Augustine's Confession) Switchfoot
16 - God-Man (Jesus Is My Superhero) Cadet
17 - Operator (Outro) KJ-52
18 - High Five   Calibretto 13
19 - Thank You, Goodnight All Star United
20 - Different Is Beautiful Riley Armstrong
21 - I'm So Happy   Sparklepop


It's hard to find a clump of songs that makes me more likely to sing and pray and do the Repressed-Guy Bop.

On consideration I can still recite the rap in the middle of the last track.

I hope you are happy too!

See you Monday.
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