50 Years of Stupid Moon Songs
July 19, 2019 8:57 AM   Subscribe

 
If this were a civilized country, we'd long ago have awarded Dave the Spazz national treasure status for his services to American culture.
posted by ryanshepard at 9:09 AM on July 19 [4 favorites]


Oh boy! Now I'm going to have that Lucia Pamela song stuck in my head all day. MOO MOO MOOMOO MOOMOO MOO MOO MOO MOO! (and that's what she said to me)
posted by queensissy at 9:38 AM on July 19


I'm sad that there's "There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)" by The B-52's on there...
posted by SansPoint at 9:48 AM on July 19


I could stretch this an extra 45 minutes based on my collection of songs that explicitly mention the moon in the title alone.

However, I have a slight objection in that many of the songs are not 'stupid' but thoughtful and clever, but if 'silly stupid' was a criteria, then I must humbly suggest the country outlaws song by The Highwaymen called The Highwaymen with Johnny Cash singing about being a space pilot is so out of character it's well on the way to 'stupid'.
posted by The_Vegetables at 10:29 AM on July 19 [1 favorite]


Related: Mira Calix - The Poor Moon Shines Her Light, a short(er) and sweet mix of moon songs. Scroll a little bit down for the tracklist. It's from the recent WXAXRXP broadcasts on nts.live celebrating the 30th anniversary of Warp Records.
posted by shortfuse at 12:45 PM on July 19


So, I listened to Hermanos Calatrava's cover of "Space Oddity", and it's like what you might have gotten from Martin and Lewis covering it in Spanish. And then I let it alone for a while, heard some sound coming from my headphone, and... it was the best version of "Life on Mars?" that Bowie ever did. Kind of OT but I had to share it.

Bonus (and a Bowie tribute): "Goodbye Moonmen" by Jemaine Clement.
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:28 PM on July 19 [2 favorites]


Wait, what? I can download the entire show as an MP3 and carry it in my pocket to play at opportune gatherings anytime I want?

This is actually very cool. i love this kind of thing. Thanks for posting, and now I start my download!
posted by hippybear at 9:43 PM on July 19


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