056Various ‘The Ultimate 50′s Rockin’ Sci-Fi Disc’ CD/DL-056

Released: 12th Oct 2009, Download only, CD Out Of Print

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo missions and 50 years of Space exploration, The Viper Label has put together a unique collection of original 1950’s Sci-Fi influenced recordings, reflecting the general feeling of paranoia surrounding the Cold War (the launch of Sputnik by the Russians) and the Space Race that developed between the two super powers. This album also exposes early artistic impressions of the first wave of Flying Saucer news items, inspiring some truly dynamic interpretations on the phenomenon! This is the shiny new world of Rock ’n’ Roll that embraced the Space race and its potential to open up the universe. Included are some of the brightest, most challenging examples in the early development of pop music, drenched in fantasy and experimental sounds- Honeymoons on Rocket Ships, and Rockin’ Martian Parties. This is an important cultural record illustrating a time when no one knew what the hell was going to happen next! – its also great fun – they don’t make them like this anymore!

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TRACKS PRESS
1. Eddie Clectro and his Roundup Boys – Flying Saucer Boogie 1952
2. Jimmy Lloyd – Rocket in My Pocket 1958
3. Joe Tate and the Hi- Fives – Satellite Rock 1958
4. Billy Lee Riley and his little Green men – Flying Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll 1957
5. Ray Anderson and the Home Folks – Sputniks and Mutniks 1958
6. Hank Snow – Honeymoon on a Rocket Ship 1952
7. Wesley Reynolds – Trip to the Moon 1957
8. The Rebelaires featuring Sammy Smith– Satellite Rock 1958
9. Paul Perryman – Satellite Fever Asiatic Flu 1958
10. Ella Fitzgerald – Two Little Men in a Flying Machine 1951
11. Skip Stanley – Satellite Baby 1956
12. Bill Thomas – The Sputnik Story 1958
13. Terry Dunavan – Rock it on Mars 1958
14. Nelson Young – Rock Old Sputnik 1958
15. Al Jacobson – Sputnik 1957
16. Weldon Rogers – I’m building a ??? (On the Moon) 1955
17. Jimmy Copeland and the J-Teens – Satellite Rock 1958
18. Joe Montgomery – Planetary Run 1957
19. Buck Trail – Knocked Out Joint on Mars 1958
20. Jesse Lee Turner – The Little Space Girl 1958
  • ‘This is rock ‘n roll with its eye on the stars – charming – alluring.’ Jake Kennedy, Record Collector, Nov 2009.