This Saturday, 25th September is our SIXTH birthday (SCREAM) and we are having an intergalactic celebration with our Lost in Space Sci-Fi spectacular. The more observant amongst you may have already picked up on this. Well done.
Musically, the universe and what other worldly life may exist out there in the endless black landscape has often been parodied for comic effect in song (we raise you one Star Trekkin’), but the Carpenters took their gentle melodies and harmonious stylings and applied them to their chart hit – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft – where they extended the arm of friendship across the galaxy to, well, whatever kindly aliens accepted the invitation.
A colossal 160 musicians and singers took part in this song. One hundred and sixty. Quite some feat / fantastic waste of money. The song was originally performed by a band called KLAATU, who sound hideously terrifying, like some sort of white power organisation. They were in fact a Canadian Beatles influenced prog rock band, but still the threat remains.
The song was subtitled “The Recognised Anthem of World Contact Day“, presumably in the hope that it would be adopted as the anthem for the event should another World Contact Day be held in the future. Sadly, there is no World Contact Day, but we think there should be. Maybe this is our fate, to make Saturday 25th September World Contact Day. Imagine! All sorts of species could land in their spacecraft on Camden High Street and come in and dance the night away to some top pop! You could get off with an alien! You could get PREGNANT! Now THAT would be a good story for the office on a Monday.
It sounds brilliant. We could make inter-species scientific history! That’s more than what most clubs offer of a Saturday night. Who’s game?