It Came From Outer Space! (Retrocast)

outer_space_0It Came From Outer Space! (Retrocast)
(Originally aired 10 April 2010 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes:

I have always been fascinated by all things related to space. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. I loved sci-fi movies and books, and found myself regularly interested in things that related to the idea of leaving this planet in favor of another one. For years I wanted to make a series of tapes with my favorite alien songs on them. These days, I just do a radio show.

As I was covering for What’s This Called? this week, I decided to bring in a lot of the experimental music that I skipped the last time I did a show like this. I think it worked; it gave me a chance to play a lot of samples from The Day The Earth Stood Still, and actually made for some compelling (and strange) radio.

Much of the music speaks for itself, and with this one, I recommend just sitting back and enjoying. It has ups and downs, and I will even admit to a fair number of production gaffs and flubs. These things happen. But on the whole, this was the closest I’ve ever come to sounding like an episode of Over The Edge, and that made me particularly happy.

See ya in seven.


It Came From Outer Space

01.) Cosmic Introduction ~ Untitled Space * Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. * Live In Japan * AMT Records
02.) Audio Samples (Throughout) * Edmund H. North / Harry Bates * The Day The Earth Stood Still * 20th Century Fox
03.) Sputnik * Roky Erickson & the Aliens * The Evil One * 415 Records
04.) Aliens Of Gold * The Fucking Champs * V * Drag City Records
05.) SS Cygni * Chrome * Alien Soundtracks * Touch & Go Records
06.) Space Age Love * Zolar-X * Timeless * Alternative Tentacles Records
07.) Watching The Planets * The Flaming Lips * Embryonic * Warner Bros. Records
08.) Spacecraft, 1967 * MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva) * OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music * Ellipsis Arts Records
09.) Space travel w/ changing choral textures (1983) * Alan R. Splet * An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music: Second A-Chronology 1936-2003 * Sub Rosa Records
10.) Space Drugz * Lamborghini * The New Lamborghini *
11.) Space Dribs * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records
12.) Jupiter * John Coltrane * Interstellar space
13.) Quarantine The Aliens * Brown Supper * Duck, Duck, Chimp (Rarities 1987-2001) * Self-Released
14.) Circling the 7th Planet * Pink Mountain * Pink Mountain * Frenetic Records
15.) Interplanetary Music * Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra * Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways * Saturn Records
16.) Deadly Alien Spawn * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
17.) Astrosonic * Jimmie Haskell And His Orchestra * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Twelve: The Lux Interior Memorial Edition (Journey into Outer Space) * Self-Released
18.) Take Me to Your Leader * Sam Space and the Cadets * The Purple Knif Show * Munster Records
19.) Walking on the Moon * Lucia Pamela * Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela * Arf! Arf! Records
20.) Space Craze * Rick McGuire * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Eight * Self-Released
21.) Forbidden Planet: Main Titles – Overture * Louis And Bebe Barron * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
22.) Lakes In Space * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship * 5 Rue Christine Records
23.) Voices In My Spacesuit * Last of the Juanitas * Hawaii * Flapping Jet Records
24.) Space Prophet Dogon * Sun City Girls * Live From Planet Boomerang * Majora Records
25.) Dribcots Space Boat * Joe Meek & The Blue Men * I Hear A New World * RPM Records
26.) Fear Of A Ghost Planet * Sonny Sharrock * Space Ghost Coast To Coast * Cartoon Network Records
27.) Mister Spaceman * Holy Modal Rounders * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
28.) Spaceman * Harry Nilsson * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
29.) Space Rock Part 2 * Baskerville Hounds * Ghoulardi Music * Self-Released
30.) Lost Planet * The Thunderbolts * It’s Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World Of Joe Meek * Razor & Tie Records
31.) Rampaging Fuckers Of Anything On The Crazy Shitting Planet Of The Vomit Atmosphere * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * I Hope It Lands * Communion Records
32.) Leaving Another Dead Planet * Merzbow and Bastard Noise * Voice Pie / Brave New World * Relapse Records
33.) Alien Visitors * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Is It… * Estrus Records
34.) Space Suit * They Might Be Giants * Apollo 18 * Elektra Records

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