Chuck Klosterman on space rock

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/07/05/chuck-klosterman-on-space-rock.html

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Like Klosterman and space rock, and I know it’s just an excerpt, but I would argue that maaaybe mind-bending space rock sounds were kicking around before Bowie and the proto-metal gang.

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No moog cookbook?

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The Forbidden Planet soundtrack comes to mind.

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Yep - very ‘spacey’ sounds. But not quite ‘rock’.
The first entirely electronic soundtrack.

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This deserves inclusion in a space rock list and is almost mandatory


It is my own personal top ten playlist
Amazing to think there is in fact only 5 years between this and Space Truckin’
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The right animation goes a looonng waaaayyy.

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I was lucky enough to see them (Pink Floyd) in Chicago in 1968. Best “trip” I ever made…

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From that era:


played on this thing:
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SPACE ROCK, YOU SAY.

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Plus! BONUS RAVE-ERA ROCKETS!1111!!! I did not know this was even a thing! Hoover Stabs! Ahhh, that takes me back, so it does.

P.S. @KXKVI, that is amazing.

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Uh, I don’t know, but I have a feeling Chuck never really did the drugs he speaks of or he would know why it is called space music, and it has nothing to do with NASA.

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Would the opposite be Flat Earth Music?

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No mention of U.F.O.? :cry:

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After listening to that and reading about TONTO on Wikipedia, I need to add that album to my ‘must find/listen’ list. Thanks.

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Loved that soundtrack! Especially the Sammy Hagar part of that clip.

But for the longest time it created legal problems with the release of the film on home media.

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As seen in Phantom of the Paradise!

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Only when it is recorded on discs.

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Now I wanna throw on a Cat-in-the-Hat hat and Mickey Mouse gloves, grab some glow-sticks, and rave 'til dawn!

And I still don’t techno for an answer. :man_dancing:

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