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Name That Trauma:: Mr. Brown on a Spooky Generic Space Record

August 10th, 2015 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

Hey all.

You’ve helped me before and I hope you can do it again. It was late 70’s/early 80’s I had a vinyl album of Star Wars music. However, it probably wasn’t “official” as I’m pretty sure side A had some tunes from the original movie (main theme, cantina song, etc.), but side B was more generic “space” music and not from the movie at all. You know, the weird synthesizer drones, warbles, and chirps all combined musically that you would expect to hear as you travel through space in the 1970’s! That gauzy 70’s space music always sort of creeped me out and I’d like to find it again, so I can confront my trauma! Anybody remember such an album, or where can I find music that might fit the bill?

Thanks in advance.

Tags: Name That Trauma!

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 stexeNo Gravatar // Aug 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I’ve amassed a lot of sound effects and 70’s synth records, and your description sounds like a couple of them: “Sounds of Star Wars” by the Electric Moog Orchestra is all John Williams music, but some of the renditions are pretty out-there. Much more experimental and creepy is “Music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind” by the same guys.
    There’s also “Sounds of Outer Space” by Disney studios, but that’s all sound effects and scenarios (like “Escape from Hyper Jump”), and no music.

  • 2 popcornmonsterNo Gravatar // Aug 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I used to have an unofficial Star Wars music record myself from the same time period, but after searching on amazon, I think the one I had was different. However, I did find this one that might be your answer.

    Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk

  • 3 feslmoghNo Gravatar // Aug 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Amazon did have the digital download of both albums from Electric Moog Orchestra but it’s not there anymore (good thing I bought it and download it… it’s still in my Amazon cloud). They do have a few in various compilations.

  • 4 crabbymoonNo Gravatar // Aug 10, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I’m sure this isn’t what you’re looking for but I highly recommend an early 60’s release by Attilio Mineo called MAN IN SPACE WITH SOUNDS. This was originally released as an album and played with a futuristic exhibit at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. Side A has the music with narration from the exhibit. Side B is just the music without narration. I think some of it was used for the American soundtrack of THE GREEN SLIME. It’s available on CD and you can also listen to some tracks on Youtube.

  • 5 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Aug 10, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Mr. Brown,

    This comes courtesy of J. Fulcher via Facebook:

    “My mom bought me an lp from a department store that had STAR WARS on the cover in big lettering and over in the corner of the cover was a little circle that said, “NOT THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK”. One side was the themes from STAR WARS while the second side was HOLST’S THE PLANETS SUIT. Maybe this is the LP he’s talking about. Here is HOLST’S THE PLANETS for him to see if that’s what he’s looking for.”

  • 6 ScrewedUpTeenNo Gravatar // Oct 6, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I bet you’d hear those sounds on Super Friends (at the time the Challenge series, which my mom watched, was airing), not Star Wars. Have you noticed a pattern in my comments recently? That’s right, I’ve become a DC fan.

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