Saturday, April 4, 2009

Space Western!




I was bored, so I figured it was time for another compilation EP, this time centering on tunes of a country and western bent that have subtle science fiction undertones or just outright connections to the genre....

Contained on this disc are the following:
- The 1978 Tom T. Hall oddity (a favorite of mine), "May the Force Be With You Always"
- "The Ballad of Serenity", the opening theme to Firefly
- "Guitar, Cadillacs, etc.," by Dwight Yoakam, which appeared in the barroom scene (containing a nekkid Ah-nold) from Terminator 2: Judgement Day
- "The Cave", a tune near and dear to my heart, whose lyrics play out like some oddball country and western version of a "Twilight Zone" episode. Plus, it was performed by a relative of mine, second cousin Johnny Paycheck (of "Take This Job and Shove It" fame).
- "Benson, Arizona", a tight little ditty penned by director John Carpenter for his debut film, Dark Star.
- and, finally..."That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine", performed by Gene Autry, from the Mascot cliffhanger serial, The Phantom Empire (1936).

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1 comment:

crazy girl said...

you know there is a b-movie, that has a plot like the music you describe.
i can remember any of the credits or the original tittle that came out, (i think it was blue star)
but i remember one thing the word "blue star" was mentioned quite often, and every time it was mentioned, trumpet music like "ta da"
was making a funny effect.
and it was the most paranoid space western i ve ever seen(i dont think there is another one, even "battle beyond stars" is not so western as it wants to be.
if you know by any chance the movie i m talking about, please contact, and tell me if there is a chance to find it.
thank you for your time