Today is a rare treat. Two of my passions will cross and if you continue reading this post, you will also have to listen to it. Below are my top 5 songs inspired by science fiction. A nerdy mixtape if you will. Just listen to these sweet tones.
5. Surfing With the Alien – Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani is one of the absolute best guitar players on the planet. He is also a huge fan of Marvel Comics and the Silver Surfer in particular. Check out what he thinks it sounds like to surf on a cosmic powered interstellar board.
4. Robot Rock – Daft Punk
Of course techno is made by robots. But what if these robots also…rocked..?
3. Princes of the Universe – Queen
Everyone loves ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. This one is just as good and is about immortal warriors who fight for the Quickening. That rocks.
2. The Crowing – Coheed and Cambria
So this was a really hard choice for me. Coheed and Cambria’s entire purpose as a band is to tell a Science Fiction story they made up. They even have a comic series now. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs because it has weird lyrics about the story and some awesome guitar work and time signature changes. Enjoy.
1. Knights of Cydonia – Muse
Laser gun weilding kung fu cowboys. That’s all I’m gonna say.
2112 – Rush
This is quite possibly the most spacey/sci fi thing out there, but it’s really long. I’ve listened to the whole thing maybe twice. Just because it tires me.
Intergalactic – Beastie Boyz
A dope beat and a giant robot doing the robot. Always fun.
Gifts and Curses – Yellowcard
Written exclusively for ‘Spiderman 2’ this song falls into the sci fi category. It is, however, still just a love song. Yellowcard could have released this song on an album and no one would have known the difference. Which is why it only gets an honorable mention.