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In space no one can hear you suck
August 28, 2012 09:05PM
[news.yahoo.com]

The first song ever broadcast from the surface of another planet and it's friggin Will.I.Am????????

Whose idea was that? I mean, I don't really give a rat's ass about the Black Eyed Peas one way or the other. I've just always assumed that they competently fill their spot on the pop culture food chain as a disposable pop band. I don't bother them, they don't bother me, live and let live, yadda yadda.

But for crying out loud...you've got a historic event you want to commission a song for and you pick WILL.I.AM to do it?????

This is an outrage.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 28, 2012 09:14PM
Surely Spiritualized would have been more appropriate.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 28, 2012 11:15PM
Hell, just go with the cliche and blast Also Sprach Zarathustra. Commission the Kronos Quartet to do a new arrangement of it or something.

It's no wonder the damn Martians want us dead.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 01:53AM
I'd have picked Kraftwerk but the obvious:
B52s - Planet Claire
Flaming Lips - Take Me Ta Mars
Rezillos - Destination Venus (would the ensuing disorientation not have been impish?)
Bowie - Life on Mars
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 02:23AM
Gustav Holst is spinning in his grave. His corpse is screaming "IDIOTS!!!!! Did I not provide you with readymade soundtracks for any such event as this? Was I just writing that crap for my own health? Guess so. Fuck Will.I.Am."
Re: In space no one can hear you smack a guy with your glove
August 29, 2012 11:09AM
Will.I.Am.Not good sir!
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 11:37AM
T.Rex - Ballrooms of Mars

"You talk about day ... I'm talking 'bout night time
When the monsters call out the names of men
Bob Dylan knows, and I bet Alan Freed did
There are things in night that are better not to behold."


D.uh.!
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 28, 2012 10:01PM
Apparently, the Beatles or Mozart didn't occur to them. What the heck?

I would have blasted the most recent Scott Walker album to scare those martians out of hiding.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 28, 2012 10:03PM
I think "Do You Compute?" by Drive Like Jehu would have done nicely. But that's just me.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 01:27PM
Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music, Vol. 1 – Various Artists (and it includes Joe Meek's "Telstar")
Mars Needs Guitars! (the whole album) – Hoodoo Gurus
"Embrace the Martian" – Kid Cudi
"Pump Up the Volume" – M/A/R/R/S
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 01:40PM
"Here Come the Martian Martians" - Jonathan Richman
"Mars Needs Women" - Tonio K
"Mars" - Television
"Mars Bars" - The Undertones
"I Married a Martian" - Sparks
"Stars" - Hum (She missed the train? plane? I don't remember - to Mars, she's out back counting stars)
"Mission to Mars" - One Model Nation
"Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" - Curve
"Venus and Mars" - McCartney & Wings
"I Turned into a Martian" - The Misfits
"Death of a Martian" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Did Roky Erickson never record a Martian song?
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 01:42PM
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Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music, Vol. 1 – Various Artist

Does Mars need Jandek? I think it does.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 01:50PM
If there is life on Mars, it's holding its Martian nose(s) and asking, "What is this shit?"

Does anyone else here suspect a case of interplanetary payola?

Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 06:43PM
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Does anyone else here suspect a case of interplanetary payola?

My insect movements vary. Payola's interplanetary.
zoo
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 07:48PM
Funkadelic - "Cosmic Slop"

Of course, that song has nothing to do with the cosmos but rather a mother turning tricks to support her family. I don't know what kind of message that would send to the Martians.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 29, 2012 11:31PM
Orson Welles' radio play of War of the Worlds would've done just fine. Sometimes you gotta inspire alien life to invade us in order to blast this Will.I.Am off the planet.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 30, 2012 10:17PM
Glenn Branca's "This Ascension" probably would have worked nicely, or even some Phillip Glass/Steve Reich if they wanted to be more "modern".
But yeah, maybe they're trying to scare away any potential invaders ("they listen to THIS shit?!?").
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
August 31, 2012 02:28PM
I remember that Blur had a song that was on the EU Beagle lander that was supposed to be the 1st song broadcast from Mars, but they lost cotnact.
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
September 01, 2012 12:37AM
tim burton already covered this ground with 'mars attacks'
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
September 01, 2012 12:31AM
Re: In space no one can hear you suck
September 01, 2012 07:59PM
One Martian to another: "We still need women, but if that's what they're like on that planet we'll look elsewhere!"
Defending Will. .
August 31, 2012 11:30PM
I watched the Curiosity landing pre-show and was suprised to find "special guest" Will.I.Am. speaking intelligently about national investment in science education. He wants to put some steam behind STEM.

I didn't know it was promotion for a new single.

Another historic moment wasted, but we should be glad (to some degree) that they didn't use Mars to transmit a new PEPSI jingle.

Or a hologram-Michael Jackson marswalking and singing a new PEPSI jingle.

edit. And it's pretty obvious NASA should have commisioned a great mix/mash-up of all great Mars/space songs.

Hey, do any of you gents know how I can find a recording of the Golden Record they sent off with the Voyager spacecraft?



Post Edited (08-31-12 20:35)
Re: Defending Will. .
September 01, 2012 08:05PM
Is it just me or do Slim Whitman, Loudon Wainwright III, and Randy Travis look like brothers?
Re: Defending Will. .
September 03, 2012 11:59AM
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Is it just me or do Slim Whitman, Loudon Wainwright III, and Randy Travis look like brothers?

Let's see. Add Wayne Newton to the mix and you're one dude short of an Alternate Reality Traveling Wilburys.



"Harlan"


"Edgar"


"Tiberius"


"Reynard"

Can we consider Tav Falco in the final slot?



"Chico"
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