Playlist for August 12, 2014 - THE SPACE SHOW - '80s HADES
Aug. 11th, 2014
06:34 pm - Playlist for August 12, 2014 - THE SPACE SHOW
By request from wuenchdog, I bring you...THE SPACE SHOW. Two hours of songs about space, the moon, rockets, aliens, you name it. Some of the connections are a bit tenuous, and a lot of it is metaphorical, but here it is -- SPACE!
We begin with a tip of the hat to one of my heroes as an adolescent. In 1980, Voyager I was exploring the Jovian system, Carl Sagan was on PBS teaching us about the Cosmos, and Robin Williams was warping my world in Mork and Mindy. I was a total space freak at the time, and it's a wonder I never went as Mork for Halloween. RIP, Mr. Williams.
Mork and Mindy Opening Theme (Season 2, 1979)
Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
Planet P Project - I Won't Wake Up
A Certain Ratio - Saturn
The B-52's - 53 Miles West Of Venus
Devo - Space Junk
Big Dipper - Humason
The Human League - The Black Hit Of Space
The Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack
20/20 - Alien
Charlie - Spacer Woman (Vocal Version)
Ende Shneafliet - Animals from Outer Space
Japan - Alien
And now...in honor of the recent "super moon", we're off to Luna!
Men Without Hats - Moonbeam
The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Alan Parsons Project - Children Of The Moon
The Bats - Man In The Moon
Primitons - Somewhere The Moon Is Calling
The Cramps - Rock on the Moon
Camper Van Beethoven - The Day That Lassie Went To The Moon
But how do we get there? Rockets and stuff, and maybe a stop at a space station on the way. What say you?
Def Leppard - Rocket
Game Theory - Watch Who You're Calling Space Garbage Meteor Mouth
Greg Hawkes - Voyage Into Space
Kraftwerk - Spacelab
The Creatures - Pluto Drive
'80s HADES Word of the Day
synecdoche (si-NEK-duh-kee) n.
A figure of speech in which the whole is substituted for a part, or a part for a whole, e.g., "a Scrooge" for a miserly man, "hired hands" for workmen or "the Navy" for a sailor.