Monday, December 20, 2021

VA - Music From Planet Earth Volume 1, 2 & 3 [2014 - 2018] (3 x CD's)

 

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VA - Music From Planet Earth Volume 1, 2 & 3 [2014 - 2018] (3 x CD's) 

Music From Planet Earth Vol. 01, Martians, Ray Guns, Flying Saucers & Other Space Junk.   First in a series of three 10" records. Limited edition, comes with a sticker. Each copy also comes with 24 x 24 cm screen-print of the front cover. Signed by artist Marcel Bontempi. Back in the late 1950's and into the early 60's, everyone seemed to become obsessed with the possibility that science fiction might become science fact. Movie houses and drive-ins across America were fascinated by the idea of a Martian invasion, with a suitably Theremin-powered eerie soundtrack, not to mention the prospect of the rise of unruly robots. Never one to miss jumping on a trend, the prolific Jimmy Haskell produced a whole album of space-based tomfoolery called Countdown for the Imperial label. Similarly, in the UK, Joe Meek produced the concept album I Hear a New World to quench his intrigue in the stars, having already peaked the public's imagination with his "Telstar" hit with The Tornados. Meanwhile, in Belgium, in the process of developing new possibilities for sound recording, Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan produced the electronic pulse at the heart of "Song to the Second Moon." Aspiring rockabilly performers and early rock 'n' rollers in the southern states picked up on the phenomena while craning their necks upwards. Billy Lee Riley And The Little Green Men, The Wildetones, Buck Trail and Joe Tate all took the idea to new levels of incredulity, while Lynn Vernon's instrumental chops for the Tennessee-based Cover label just needed a suitable title to put it in the frame. But if those southern performers were looking to the skies for inspiration, legend has it that Sun Ra And His Arkestra were looking down on them from their own planet. (Amazon)

VA - Music From Planet Earth Vol. 02, Aliens, Teenie Weenie Men, Moonbeams & The Gayway To Heaven!   It’s a perennial starting point for conspiracy theories, the perfect excuse for lost homework or any kind of irrational behavior. Alien intervention solves everything. Things from other planets are a sustainable reason to many unanswerable questions and, across the music industry in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, in the wake of a slew of space-based exploitation movies, a series of 45's and suitably unearthly concept albums emerged to capitalize on this burgeoning, bizarre and mysterious idea.Everyone was viewing far off planets with wonder, amazement and the occasional well-directed sound effect. No-one really knew what aliens could do, so the potential for music to accompany whatever they did was limitless. Over 50 years after these sides were released in a fit of futuristic creativity, we’re still asking about the potential of water on Mars, puzzling of the rings of Saturn and wondering if anything really did happen at Roswell. “Aliens stole my dog” screams the headline in the National Enquirer. Of course they did. (Amazon)

VA - Music From Planet Earth Vol. 03, Moon Tunes, Signals From Saturn & The Full Martian Experience Third in a series of three 10-es! Each 10 comes with a signed & numbered 24 x 24 cm screenprint of the front cover drawn by well-known artist Marcel Bontempi! Its a perennial starting point for conspiracy theories, the perfect excuse for lost homework or any kind of irrational behavior. Alien intervention solves everything. Things from other planets are a sustainable reason to many unanswerable questions and, across the music industry in the late 50's and early 60's, in the wake of a slew of space-based exploitation movies, a series of 45's and suitably unearthly concept albums emerged to capitalize on this burgeoning, bizarre and mysterious idea. Everyone was viewing far off planets with wonder, amazement and the occasional well-directed sound effect. No-one really knew what aliens could do, so the potential for music to accompany whatever they did was limitless. Over 50 years after these sides were released in a fit of futuristic creativity, were still asking about the potential of water on Mars, puzzling of the rings of Saturn and wondering if anything really did happen at Roswell. Aliens stole my dog screams the headline in the National Enquirer. Of course they did. (Dave Henderson, MOJO magazine, 2017). 

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Track lists


Vol. 01

01 Jimmie Haskell Orchestra Blast Off! 1:57

02 Tom Dissevelt; Kid Baltan Song Of The Second Moon 2:47

03 Tornados Telstar 3:18

04 Buck Trail Knocked Out Joint On Mars 2:25

05 Joe Tate Satellite Rock 2:04

06 Wild Tones The Martian Band 2:05

07 Unknown Artist What Will The Future Reveal? 0:27

08 Sun Ra Plutonian Nights 4:21

09 Billy Lee Riley & The Little Green Men Flyin' Saucers Rock N' Roll 2:02

10 Lynn Vernon Moon Rocket 2:25

11 Joe Meek Orbit Around The Moon 2:48

12 Jimmie Haskell Orchestra Astrosonic 1:55

13 Unknown Artist Spaceships 0:37


Vol. 02

01 Unknown Artist Master Control 0:24

02 Cees & His Skyliners Rocking To Telstar 2:15

03 Kenny Hollywood Magic Star 2:20

04 Unknown Artist Unkown Enemy 0:42

05 Danny Wheeler Teenie Weenie Man 2:31

06 Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman Mist O' The Moon 2:45

07 Carl & The Spindletoppers Hey Moon 2:12

08 Russ Garcia Into Space 2:38

09 Joe & Rose Lee Maphis Moonshot 2:34

10 Rusty Wellington Rocking Chair On The Moon 2:34

11 Attilio Mineo Gayway To Heaven 2:41

12 Jean-Jacques Perrey The Alien Planet 1:02

13 Sun Ra Solar Symbols 2:38


Vol. 03

01 Unknown Artist T Minus Ten 0:33

02 Rose Du Bats Signals From Saturn 2:03

03 Dave 'Diddle' Day Blue Moon Baby 2:47

04 Jean-Jacques Perrey In First Orbit 1:10

05 Les Baxter The Other Side Of The Moon 2:05

06 Russ Garcia Monsters Of Jupiter 3:05

07 Gale Storm Dark Moon 2:27

08 Unknown Artist Minus Point Zero Eight 0:23

09 Unknown Artist The Girl From Mars 0:28

10 Butch Paulson Man From Mars 2:12

11 Gene Vincent Spaceship To Mars 2:01

12 Frosty & The Diamonds Destination Mars 1:58

13 Sun Ra Arkestra The Next Stop Mars (Abridged) 1:18

14 Space-Men Martian Chant 2:17

15 Marty Marty On Planet Mars 2:17

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14 comments:

  1. Thanks BB for this box of Music From Planet Earth! I'll be listening carefully, I spend a lot of time with the "Butterboy Plays These Tunes Vol. 03". It's a lot of good tracks to listen to over and over again. Merry Christmas BB...

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  2. I ripped these, I've got Beat From Badsville 1-4 if you want them

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    1. Hi thingybob.
      I don't have the Beat From Badsville set so would appropriate if you shared them.

      Cheers.

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    3. Let me know when you've got it

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    4. Thanks thingybob,
      All done. Appreciated.
      Very kind of you.

      Cheers.

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    5. You're welcome, I'll get rid of the link now.

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    1. Hi Domenic,
      I hope you will enjoy them.

      Cheers.

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