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Mr Spock's Music From Outer Space
Leonard Nimoy
Mr Spock's Music From Outer Space
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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All Artists: Leonard Nimoy
Title: Mr Spock's Music From Outer Space
Members Wishing: 14
Total Copies: 0
Label: Varese Sarabande
Release Date: 10/10/1995
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Easy Listening, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 030206561326

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Spock Rock
Robert I. Hedges | 10/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"People frequently harp on William Shatner's hamminess and lack of singing ability, particularly citing "Transformed Man" to prove their point. While I certainly don't disagree with that assessment, I can honestly say that Bill doesn't have anything on Leonard Nimoy as anyone who has listened to this CD will know. Many of these songs have been circulating for years, but this collection is a must have for any fan of outsider music.

Obviously this album was made to cash in on the success of "Star Trek", as most of the songs directly reference space in some manner. Most of these efforts are spoken words set to music and vary in quality from merely bad to truly awful. For starters there is the dreadful "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Earth," which may be the lamest adaptation of a children's song ever; there are the preachy political statement songs with virtually nonexistent meter like "Alien" and "Visit to a Sad Planet"; and there is the most appalling of all, "Spock Thoughts", which is Nimoy's personal homage to the "Desiderata," which is itself possibly the single worst poem ever written.

Of all that levity, though, Nimoy actually shines most on the non space related tracks, and in particular "Amphibious Assault," which sounds like something George Patton would have written on LSD, and my very favorite of all, "Highly Illogical," which features the most bizarre backing orchestration and amazing "social commentary" on everything from modern automobiles to post-marital hairstyles in men. This song is an amazing work of anti-genius, and I savor it.

I recommend this CD unabashedly, and further suggest looking into other Nimoy albums as well, because there are a lot of other alien works out there in the musical universe of Leonard Nimoy.
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Ooooooooooooo! This is Terrible! I love it.
Robert I. Hedges | 11/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a fantastic little number to blast through the halls of your dormitory at three in the morning! If you enjoy the not so good things in life buy this little gem of cheeseball spock antics. great for those new wave dance parties. If only i had human emotions. (trys to weep). Oh! Spock! Oh..."
Cult Classic In Futurist Pop, Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music !
Robert I. Hedges | 09/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've always been a fan of Star Trek under it's glorious Original Series. Science-Fiction at a high level of ingenuity (although, some of you will undoubtedly disagree) and, yes, they made it with efficiency at the time (60's). And there was 'magic', a feeling we have lost on the road of imagination since that; today's computer graphics and tech 'miracles' do not achieve, in my opinion, the genius often (not always!) found in the episodes and movies of those days. I am lucky enough to both enjoy a TV rerun of TOS, and a musical entertainment by some of the stars who shine in Star Trek.Entertaining, this album is. And also fascinating. Logical? Not really, since a vulcan doesnt act like this! Yet, 'Music From Outer Space' was not only to Spock's credits - - it rather shows the human side of this man and actor, known as Leonard Nimoy. Furthermore, the original copies of the famous album (on the Dot Records label) are among the most sought-after LP's in the history of Pop Music. I got mine LP's in 1988 (Music From O S, The Way I Feel, The Touch of L N, Two Sides of) from a comic book seller which was known under the name of Premiere Issue (Quebec city). A bargain, at about $35 per item (at first, they were priced at $50 each!). Needless to say, the original albums are worth the price.And then there was a CD transfer (lazer beams are not only used in phasers! ) to do this recording justice. The facts : one of the most friendly covers of "Mission Impossible" (it's even better than the Ventures); a killer number titled "Visit To A Sad Planet" (Trekkies worthy of the name, check it out!); and, yep, a cool version of "Lost In The Stars" (although we could say here "Lost In Space"...). Definitely, for fans of Star Trek, aliens and 'cult fiction' afficionados. "