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Best Sci-Fi rock songs
June 12, 2011 | Vanity

Posted on 06/12/2011 1:02:56 PM PDT by gymbeau

Hi, FRiends. Was just looking for little levity and dreamed up this thread for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Please ignore if you don't want to play.

So what is your favorite science fiction-themed rock (or other musical genre) song? There are the obvious ones such as "Rocket Man" or "Space Oddity" but I'm curious as to what else is out there.

My choice is Queen's "39" from "A Night at the Opera," a bittersweet Brian May tale of the potential heartbreak among loved ones when some of them go on an interstellar voyage looking for a new planet. Probably my favorite Queen tune.

Your mileage - especially in light years - may vary.

Cheers, Jim


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Have fun. Hoping to learn of some great music I haven't heard yet.
1 posted on 06/12/2011 1:03:00 PM PDT by gymbeau
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“Keep It Dark” - Genesis


2 posted on 06/12/2011 1:04:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gymbeau

Clutch: Escape from the Prison Planet


3 posted on 06/12/2011 1:05:00 PM PDT by Darryl Lecht ("Head down over a saddle.")
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To: gymbeau

Space truckin.


4 posted on 06/12/2011 1:05:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: gymbeau

“Future World” by Pretty Maids was a good song back in the day.


5 posted on 06/12/2011 1:06:47 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: gymbeau

I know I’m not supposed to take it seriously, but I actually liked “Benson Arizona” from the movie “Dark Star.”

If country is OK, that is....


6 posted on 06/12/2011 1:08:00 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka6OFwp25YI


7 posted on 06/12/2011 1:08:48 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: gymbeau

BOC - Black Blade, or Veteran of the Psychic Wars

More Fantasy than Sci-Fi I guess.


8 posted on 06/12/2011 1:09:19 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: gymbeau

“Forbidden Zone” and “I Turned Into A Martian” by the Misfits


9 posted on 06/12/2011 1:09:25 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (A Movement that does not move cannot call itself a Movement.)
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To: gymbeau

Planet P Aka Tony Carey WHY ME video was also cool


10 posted on 06/12/2011 1:09:29 PM PDT by cmdr straker (Buy American save Jobs)
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To: gymbeau

Star Trekkin’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE


11 posted on 06/12/2011 1:09:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: gymbeau

This is great! The only ones I’ve heard of so far are “Space Truckin’” and “Benson, Arizona.”

I loved “Dark Star!”

Thanks,
Jim


12 posted on 06/12/2011 1:09:58 PM PDT by gymbeau (Free Tibet! (Limit two per customer))
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To: gymbeau

Rush 2112


13 posted on 06/12/2011 1:10:29 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: gymbeau
Four Non-Blondes - Spaceman
14 posted on 06/12/2011 1:11:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: gymbeau
Too easy ... Space Oddity
15 posted on 06/12/2011 1:11:46 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: gymbeau

2525


16 posted on 06/12/2011 1:12:26 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: gymbeau

Michael Rennie was ill the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear
Claude Raines was the invisible man
Then something went wrong for Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space
And this is how the message ran:

Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.

I knew Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw Janet Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But when worlds collide, said George Pal to his bride
I’m gonna give you some terrible thrills, like a:

Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.
I wanna go, oh-oh, to the late night double feature picture show.
By RKO, oh-oh, at the late night double feature picture show.
In the back row at the late night double feature picture show.


17 posted on 06/12/2011 1:12:26 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: gymbeau
These are oldies, but how about the Rolling Stones 2000 Light Years from Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drwM5jQvrpU

or Zager and Evans - In the Year 2525

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izQB2-Kmiic

18 posted on 06/12/2011 1:12:41 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: gymbeau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_f_tkpFxv4


19 posted on 06/12/2011 1:12:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: gymbeau

“Warriors on the Edge of Time”


20 posted on 06/12/2011 1:13:07 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: gymbeau

“Flash” by Queen. Just such a “serious” song for such a campy movie. Really like it.


21 posted on 06/12/2011 1:13:23 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: gymbeau

Benson arizona on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2F0dHVZAm8


22 posted on 06/12/2011 1:13:55 PM PDT by cmdr straker (Buy American save Jobs)
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To: gymbeau

Benson arizona on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2F0dHVZAm8


23 posted on 06/12/2011 1:14:05 PM PDT by cmdr straker (Buy American save Jobs)
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To: gymbeau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9wbumIKJJ0&playnext=1&list=PLDE3905D7CFB0C178

True Companion—Donald Fagen


24 posted on 06/12/2011 1:14:39 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: gymbeau
Montrose - "Space Station #5".

Sammy Hagar then went on to destroy Van Halen.
25 posted on 06/12/2011 1:15:11 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: gymbeau

“Veteran of the Psychic Wars” by Blue Oyster Cult is pretty good, it’s from the soundtrack to the animated film “Heavy Metal” released in 1981. “True Companion” by Donald Fagen and “All of You” by Don Felder are from the same album.


26 posted on 06/12/2011 1:18:33 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: gymbeau

2,000 Light Years from Home, by the Stones.


27 posted on 06/12/2011 1:18:33 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gymbeau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt37Fj1U5iM


28 posted on 06/12/2011 1:18:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: gymbeau

Can’t believe I’m the first to mention this one.

Planet Claire, of course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVZ5KTxyOOY


29 posted on 06/12/2011 1:18:39 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

Ruah - Cygnus X-1


30 posted on 06/12/2011 1:20:58 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: RIghtwardHo
“Flash” by Queen.

Queen did some good sci-fi music. The Radio Ga Ga video was a nice tip of the hat to Fritz Lang's Metropolis and the movie Highlander would not have been the same without Princes of the Universe.

31 posted on 06/12/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Flash Gordon rocks. Great movie.


32 posted on 06/12/2011 1:22:19 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (A Movement that does not move cannot call itself a Movement.)
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To: gymbeau
The best scifi band ever Is Hawkwind

Love In Space

33 posted on 06/12/2011 1:22:34 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Joe 6-pack

EXCELLENT point. They really did. Radio Ga Ga definitely one of my favorites.


34 posted on 06/12/2011 1:23:00 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: gymbeau
The best scifi band ever Is Hawkwind

Love In Space

35 posted on 06/12/2011 1:23:00 PM PDT by mylife
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To: gymbeau
The best scifi band ever Is Hawkwind

Love In Space

36 posted on 06/12/2011 1:23:22 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Boy, I’m really going to have to hit the torrent sites!

Thanks to all,
Jim


37 posted on 06/12/2011 1:25:36 PM PDT by gymbeau (Free Tibet! (Limit two per customer))
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To: gymbeau

Original Version

Klaatu- Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URM_5R-vWk


38 posted on 06/12/2011 1:25:49 PM PDT by robby (xbox360 gamertag...........bainrowe)
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To: gymbeau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgqTS3XcAuI


39 posted on 06/12/2011 1:25:57 PM PDT by mountainlion (A nation that forgets it's past has no future. WinstonChirchill)
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To: gymbeau

And this classic - The Carpenters: Calling occupants of interplanetary craft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2-blWgVk-A


40 posted on 06/12/2011 1:27:05 PM PDT by OCC
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To: gymbeau

silent running by mike and the mechanics
though goven the current regoeme i pray it doesn’t come to this.


41 posted on 06/12/2011 1:27:34 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: gymbeau

Ok, I get to claim ultimate geek girl for this one. Not only do I know it, I own it. LOL

Mission Earth CD from Edgar Winter

http://www.amazon.com/Mission-Earth-Edgar-Winter/dp/B000008MDZ


42 posted on 06/12/2011 1:27:36 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: gymbeau

Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots


43 posted on 06/12/2011 1:28:12 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

But he rode his bad motor scooter with his ‘rock candy’ babe behind him on the bitch seat. Hagar and Montrose were a really good combo.


44 posted on 06/12/2011 1:29:26 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: gymbeau

“Life in the Air Age” - Be Bop Deluxe
“After the Gold Rush” - Neil Young
“Come Sail Away” - Styx


45 posted on 06/12/2011 1:30:36 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: mylife

Do you prefer old Hawkwind with Lemmy or post-Lemmy Hawkwind?


46 posted on 06/12/2011 1:31:11 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: gymbeau

Enjoy.


47 posted on 06/12/2011 1:31:35 PM PDT by mylife
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To: gymbeau

It’s hard to not mention Ayreon when discussing Sci-fi music. Particularly the “Into the Electric Castle: A Space Opera” album. Then there’s the Something Wicked series from Iced Earth, about the Watchers trying to bring about the downfall of man.


48 posted on 06/12/2011 1:32:30 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: drjimmy

I forgot:
“Blows Against the Empire” - Jefferson Starship


49 posted on 06/12/2011 1:32:40 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: mylife

I knew you would be on this thread. :)


50 posted on 06/12/2011 1:32:44 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is it 2012 yet?)
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