A number of years ago, I produced an Ongoing History of New Music episode called “Space” which looked at how certain alt-rock artists (Bowie, Pixies, Foo Fighters) had a fascination with either space travel or science fiction. Io9.com has expanded on this idea by listing 100 of the greatest of these songs.
It got my attention right away with #99, Rush’s ode to a black hole.
Number one was a bit of a surprise, but perhaps in retrospect, maybe not. And no, it’s not “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.