SONG OF THE WEEK: "Space Truckin'" by Deep Purple (1973)

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Welcome to 2010, the year in which the future dies, the year in which our own pathetic space shuttle - occasionally described as 'a space truck' in the early days - goes out to pasture 19 years after it was *intended* to be retired. It seemed appropos to start off our new year with a song about Space Truckin', then. Ok, ok, ok, I know, I know, I know - our "Song" feature is highly inconsistent, and it's been consistently cruddy since it went from being a daily feature to being a weekly one. I'm sorry. All I can say is that I sort of lost the beat there for a bit. I promise to try harder, and to that end please allow me to introduce our first new song of 2010. Click below the jump to check it out!

The song, of course, is "Space Truckin'" by Deep Purple, which is (As with all DP from that period) goofy, overblown only semi-coherent fun. And kind of loud. As it's ancient of days, there's no real video for it, so I've opted for this FMV ("Fan Music Video") from Cowboy Bebop.

and if that link doesn't work, just go here directly http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x91dmo_cowboy-bebop-deep-purple-space-t...

Lest you doubt its halfbaked SF content, check out these lyrics:

We had a lot of luck on venuz
we always had a ball on mars
meeting all the groovey people
we've rocke the milky way so far
we danced aroudn with bore-alice
we're space truckin' 'round the stars

Come on, come on, come on,
let's go space truckin'
come on, come on, come on,
space truckin'

Remember when we did the moonshot
and pony trekker led the way?
we'd move to the canaveral moonstop
and every 'naut would dance and sway
we got music in our solar system
we're space truckin' round the stars

Come on, come on, come on,
let's go space truckin'
come on, come on, come on,
space truckin'

The fireball that we rode was moving
but now we've got a new machine
yeah yeah yeah yeah the freaks said
'man those cats can really swing'
they got music in their solar system
they've rocked around the milky way
they dance around the borealis
they're space truckin' everyday

Come on, come on, come on,
let's go space truckin'
come on, come on, come on,
space truckin'

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