Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 by shoshanalibrarian
Great science fiction isn't necessarily contained in a book. Many musicians over the years have written science fiction stories, sometimes in one song, sometimes over the course of an entire album. I couldn't possibly include all of them in one post, so I've limited myself to my favorites:
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Space Oddity by David Bowie
Bowie, man. What else can I say? These two are classics.
The theme of many of Grandaddy's songs is the juxtaposition between nature/humanity and technology. Also, the songs are really good.
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
An amazing album featuring two of my favorite Flaming Lips songs - the title track and Do You Realize??
OK Computer by Radiohead
So much has been written about OK Computer that I don't think I have much to add. It's simply one of the best records ever.
I'll leave you with an iconic interpretation of a classic sci-fi song:
Tagged: David Bowie, Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, Radiohead, science fiction, Music