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In full disclosure, I believe in alien life about as much as Ted Nugent believes in vegetarianism.
But when I was a kid we were inundated with TV shows about them. Mork & Mindy, Lost In Space, My Favorite Martian and Star Trek all portrayed different forms of extra-terrestrial beings. Even the Flintstones had the Great Gazoo. It made you think there must be intelligent life forms elsewhere in the universe. Nowadays I see Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Keeping Up With the Kardashians and wonder if we have any intelligent life forms on this planet.
To this day there are so many questions about alien life and interstellar civilizations: Are we being visited on a regular basis by alien beings in UFOs? Has the government been covering up these visits throughout modern history? And finally, Tom Cruise ... Scientologist or alien being?
So let’s get ready and go space truckin’ across the galaxy to discover alien life with these 10 extra-terrestrial tracks.
Album: Power and the Glory
Spaced-out stanza: “50 billion planets there’s gotta be some life / Don’t tell me I’m the only one standing in the night…”
For Saxon, The Eagle Has Landed and with this one, the aliens. Biff makes a good point in this lyrical excerpt. After all, Joe Satriani had to come from somewhere.
Spaced-out stanza: “It’s like I told you I came from outer space, that’s how I know your name…”
Ace often says that he really is from outer space but his bio says the Bronx. Same thing.
"Keep Watching the Skies"Wednesday 13
Album: Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague
Spaced-out stanza: “We are the nightmares that you cannot dream, an intergalactic killing machine…”
A concept album with more UFOs than Eddie Trunk’s record collection.
Spaced-out stanza: “After calming me down with some orange peels and some fetal spooning, E.T. revealed to me his singular purpose…”
One of the most wonderfully weird and beautifully bizarre offerings from Maynard J. and company -- The X-Files, The Matrix & L. Ron Hubbard all rolled into one and set to music.
Spaced-out stanza: “Will there be another race to come along and take over for us? Maybe Martians will do better than we’ve done…”
I can’t see me being a pet to a Martian ... a life of subservience to a little green man only to be eventually flushed down the toilet or buried in the backyard.
Spaced-out stanza: “The aliens are coming and the world is succumbing…”
Geezer Butler has taken us “Into The Void” and now into Area 51 where the government is hiding aliens and their spacecraft. Almost as mysterious as to why Bill Ward is not in Black Sabbath anymore.
"Legend of the Spaceborne Killer"Crobot
Album: Something Supernatural
Spaced-out stanza: “Is it half-bird, half-bot or half-alien? I don’t know but he’s got something in his hand…”
One of my favorite new bands. I’m not sure what’s in his hand but I’m smelling a song about alien masturbation?
"Space Invader"Ace Frehley
Spaced-out stanza: “He comes to save us from light years away, our space invader knows we lost our way…”
Another one from Ace Frehley. who's been giving KISS groupies “rocket rides” since 1973.
Spaced-out stanza: “We warn you know you things out there whatever you may send, we won’t give in without a fight, a fight until the end…”
The Metal God sings of a War of the Worlds scenario in this Stained Classic. Even then Rob was more metal than any alien spacecraft.
Spaced-out stanza: “Foreign life forms inventory, suspended state of cryogenics…”
Mega-classic thrash masterpiece about the Roswell incident. Intergalactic, speed-of-sound guitar shredding that even Stephen Hawking couldn’t explain.