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Cees & His Skyliners Rocking to Telstar
02 :17
03
Kenny Hollywood Magic Star
02 :22
04 00 :43
05
Danny Wheeler Teenie Weenie Man
02 :33
06
Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman Mist O' the Moon
02 :47
07
Carl & The Spindletoppers Hey Moon
02 :13
08
Russ Garcia Into Space
02 :39
09
Joe & Rose Lee Maphis Moonshot
02 :37
10
Rusty Wellington Rocking Chair on the Moon
02 :35
11
Attilio Mineo Gayway to Heaven
02 :43
12
Jean-Jacques Perrey The Alien Planet
01 :04
13
Sun Ra Solar Symbols
02 :40
ARTIST
TITLE
Music from Planet Earth Volume 2: Aliens, Teenie Weenie Men, Moonbeams & the Gayway to Heaven
FORMAT
10"

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CATALOG #
STAGO 060LP STAGO 060LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/9/2014

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 for 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 45s 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 on 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, 2014; Features tracks from Cees & His Skyliners, Kenny Hollywood, Danny Wheeler, Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman, Carl & The Spindletoppers, Russ Garcia, Joe & Rose Lee Maphis, Rusty Wellington, Attilio Mineo, Jean-Jacques Perrey, and Sun Ra.