Monday, October 20, 2008

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2008 Track 14 - It Came From Outer Space!

Welcome back to the Halloween Spooktacular! We're starting off our second complete week of creepy tunes in this year's Halloween Countdown with another Lone Ranger track. But... this track is unique because unlike any of the previous year's mixes this one touches on a genre that is even rarer than the tunes of duppies and vampires in Jamaican music... yes, we're gonna go Sci-Fi!

Taken from Lone Ranger's classic 1979 Barnabas In Collins Wood LP on the GG label, you're going to hear the one called "U.F.O." on the A Yah We Deh riddim. In the song Ranger recounts how he was out on a camping trip minding his own business when he came across a flying saucer and some invaders from Mars! Luckily for you and I and all of mankind for that matter...the spacemen are just on Earth vacationing and have no intention of harming anyone. Lone Ranger swears that the story he tells is true but doesn't want anyone to know because he's afraid he may end up being committed to the Bellvue Mental Hospital. It's a great song and it fits in nicely with our spooky Halloween theme!

I of course added the great, melodramatic trailer for the 1953 3-D film It Came From Outer Space to get you in Science Fiction mode! I also kept it simple by just adding some flying saucer beeps and bleeps to liven it up a little... Enjoy!

Track 14

1 comment:

Captain Howdy said...

I like it.

I've been reading your blog the last couple days and decided to listen to this one first. Thanks for sharing.