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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Spaceship Superstar" by Prism (1977)

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[NOTE: I reposted this one because I had the wrong link in it on Monday. Whups. Click through to see the actual song I was talking about on Monday]

"Prism" is, was, and is again a Canadian band who were evidently very popular and successful in tehir native land in the late '70s and early '80s. This song was the first cut off their first album (Clevelry called "Prism"), and it was their debut single as well. It's a fairly typical sounding slice of late-70s dino-rock, not much different in kind from what Styx was dishing out, or Boston. Lyricaly it's almost gleefuly '50s in its deliberate goofyness. Seriously, check out these lyrics:

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Spaceship Seranade" by Eke64 (2001)

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This week's song was written for a movie about the Glam Rock subculture called "All The Young Dudes" that was apparently written in 2001 by...well...this guy here, I guess http://www.youtube.com/user/ekey64 I don't know who he is, or whether he's a professional musician or filmmaker or what have you. Not a lot to go on. Seeing as I can find no mention of "All The Young Dudes: The Movie" on IMDb or Wikipedia, I'm assuming that either the project fell apart, or else it was a student film. Should Mr. Eke64 or anyone connected to that ever stumble across this, I'd be greatful for some info about the film.

The song ain't bad, though, even if it's a bit broadway for my tastes.

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Trip To The Moon" by Nina, Goddess of the Dance (2002)

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Nina, Goddess of the Dance is (or was) a Sweedish singer, and thaaaaaaaaaaaat is about where my knowledge ends. It's hard to keep track of all these European acts, their info doesn't turn up on the increasingly pissy Wikipedia who now only allows signed acts with "relevance." But anyway, the video's pretty schwee in an early-decade sense.

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Spaceship" by Puddle of Mudd (2009)

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What do you call Puddle of Mudd? Would they be considered heavy metal? Is anyone considered heavy metal anymore? Alterna-rock? It's hard to say. Whatever they are, however, they're getting kinda' long in the tooth to be pulling this "I wanna' do it all night long" stuff. I mean, who are you trying to kid? You can't do it all night long even you're young. Sure, you can do it a few times over the course of a night, which you can't really when you're older. I suppose if the gist of the song was something like "I wanna' do it all night long, but I can't because I've been at this 'rock' thing for fifteen years now, which has kind of caught up with me, and I'm not the spring chicken I used to be," then it might be better. Actually, that's a pretty good concept for a song. I think I'll go write it now. While I'm doing that, you can watch this:

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus" by Zager and Evans (1969)

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Yup, yup, yup, it was just a matter of time until I did this one. This is a horribly overwrought SF song full of faux portentiousness and belabored rhymes. I kinda' dig it just the same, there's something plaintive about it, but I've resisted putting it on here because its comment about the Second Coming bothers me. Disrespectful. Even so, I've gotten several requests for it - it *is* after all, a well-known SF song, and a modest hit for Nebraska's own Zager and Evens.

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "SCience Fiction" by The Cut (2008)

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"The Cut" is a Norwegian band that I know nothing about, and which only has a cursory mention on Wiki, but no actual page for 'em or what have you. Vocals aren't exactly golden, but I cut slack because English isn't their first language. Check it out under the jump

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "The Door Into Summer" by The Monkees (1967)

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Yeah, yeah, I know, I know, everyone hates The Monkees, they were't a real band (Excepting for the times when they were), and their show isn't as funny as you thought it was when you were ten, and blah blah blah blah. I don't give a crap. You want to know what I think of The Monkees? I think they're fairly kickass, to be honest.

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