philip at axeside.co.uk
Thu Dec 4 14:47:22 CST 2008
Eric Smith wrote:
> Andrew Burton wrote:
>> I hope someone preserved the Space Invaders song
> The one by Uncle Vic? It's not hard to find. "He's hooked, he's
> hooked, his brain is cooked!"
That doesn't sound right. Those words don't fit what I remember of the
tune's rhythm, so I must be thinking of a different song.
The song I remember was a background music staple in the early 1980s. I
always assumed it had been written to promote the game, since the
impression I got was of something warning of the coming menace, and
urging you to go and fight it off. But my memory is very fuzzy here - I
may be way out.
(FWIW some years ago I attended a seminar at the Huddersfield Festival
on writing music for steel bands. It was mentioned that one of the
popular layouts for steel pan drums is known as "Invaders" after the
band that introduced it. But I'm definitely not thinking of that!)
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