Saturday, February 23, 2008

4,3,2,1.

"Major Tom [Coming Home] (Special Extended Version) - Peter Schilling

A sequel to a sequel by David Bowie, this song continued the saga of Bowie's fictional astronaut. Bowie's accounts of Tom were chronicled in the songs, "Space Oddity", and, "Ashes To Ashes". Some say Tom's story is nothing more than an LSD trip Bowie had, so who really knows? Peter Schilling was born in Germany and this song was huge all over Europe. Here in the US it peaked at number 14 and remains one of my favorite 80's tracks today. Running time: 8:06.

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2 comments:

Juba_San said...

Peter Schilling's a huge name back in Germany, and he's still in the business. One of my favorite tracks of all his catalogue is the exceptional "Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime)" which I highly recommend you go after...

Uncle Mike said...

I'll do that. Thanks for the tip!

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