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Finch Platte
10-06-2014, 06:13 AM
According to Wikipedia, S.P.O.C.K. is a Swedish synth-pop band formed around 1988 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.P.O.C.K). This CD will pair up perfectly with my Leonard Nimoy CD, Mr. Spock, Music From Outer Space.


No, I'm not a Trekkie, but with their space-based lyrics, S. P. O. C. K. will appeal to the pointy-eared closet space cadet in your home. Sample lyrics:

I see them in my dreams, I see them in my head
in the night, intensive light
they are standing around my bed

I beg them "please" but there is no sound
instead I'm floating above the ground

then they're doing things to me
with some weird machinery

they're not human
they are not like you and me


At their roots, S.P.O.C.K are a party band, fuelled by ABV and MIDI in equal quantities. That said, the appeal of their songs goes beyond the energetic beats of Star Pilots on Channel K or dancefloor-friendly melody of Never Trust a Klingon. The reference to popular science fiction provides a recognisable aesthetic, but it is also a vehicle to explore themes of alienation and longing. Songs like Take Me to the Stars (“I want to leave this place, fly across the universe, never see this race.”) or Where Rockets Fly (“You’re not alone.”) are on a frequency also used to great effect by Depeche Mode. The emotive force of their songs is precisely what lifts S.P.O.C.K out of any novelty act pigeon-hole.

Man, add a little Shatner and you've got yourself an out-of-this-world CD. :3: You're welcome.

Set sequencers to fun! S.P.O.C.K live | Cold War Night Life (http://www.coldwarnightlife.com/?p=158)

S.P.O.C.K - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.P.O.C.K)


10-14-2014, 08:37 PM
It should pair well with my Nichelle Nichols blow up doll....

10-14-2014, 09:00 PM
It should pair well with my Nichelle Nichols blow up doll....

He does exist. How have you been bobsticks?

10-14-2014, 09:33 PM
I'm well, good sir...hoping the same for all.

10-15-2014, 05:12 AM
I'm well, good sir...hoping the same for all.

Good to hear from you, 'Sticks. Hangin' in.