David Bowie’s “Major Tom” Trilogy

From the 1995 album Outside, the song “Hallo Spaceboy” is a collaboration of David Bowie, Brian Eno, and the Pet Shop Boys on guest vocals. Bowie originally wrote the song in mostly-improvised sessions with his band in 1995, and intentionally wrote it with a Nine Inch Nails-like vibe. In an interview, Bowie is quoted as saying that “Hallo Spaceboy” […]

The B-52s in Outer Space!

Ever since their first single, “Rock Lobster” in 1978, American new wave band The B-52’s has always been very much out there, but in 1992 they took a trip to Outer Space with the song “Is That You Mo-Dean?”

Outer Space Music – “Calling You” by Blue October

The American alternative rock band Blue October is mostly known for their 2006 song “Hate Me,” but three years prior to that a song called “Calling You,” from their 2003 album History for Sale was their biggest hit. The song actually has two music videos, a second version was directed by Jeff Richter and released 2007, but it […]

Outer Space Music – ZZ Top “Rough Boy”

American rock band ZZ Top formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas, but it was in 1986 that they launched into space with the song “Rough Boy.” The music video is set in space, and mostly remembered for its walking walk sign . . . 

“Intergalactic” by the Beastie Boys

During the summer of 1998 there was an invasion from outer space that could be heard on radios all over the world . . . May 12th, 1998 saw the release of the song “Intergalactic” by US hip-hop band the Beastie Boys from their album Hello Nasty.

Sigue Sigue Sputnik – The Ultimate Cyberpunk Band?

British band Sigue Sigue Sputnik formed in 1982, but it was in 1986 that they took the world media by storm in a carefully planned out strike that used hype not as a means to an end, but as the end itself. With the release of “Love Missile F1-11” the lines were blurred as to […]

Shakespears Sister “Stay”

The song “Stay” was released by British band Shakespears Sister, in January 1992 as the second single from their album Hormonally Yours. The single was huge success, becoming the duo’s first and only No. 1 single in numerous territories, including the UK, where it topped the UK Singles Chart for eight consecutive weeks. While the song is very […]

The Darkness “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”

In August 2002 a rift opened in the space time continuum through which the glam rock of the 1970’s erupted into Britain and the rest of the world. Transmitting from the mothership that flew through the space in which the past and future collided came British rock band The Darkness, and they sang with the […]

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