Warning: The Editor is no music classifier at all, so when a sentence starts "It sounds like" and ends with question "?" mark, please treat it with a boulder of salt (i.e. it's just a best guess).
Covers of Theme Songs
Most of the songs listed are Cover songs, meaning they are not direct replayings of the songs by other artists, but interpretations thereof. All vary from the originals, sometimes widely.
Other songs are not covers, but refer to the series in some way, whether by title or other references within the lyrics.
|Song Title||Album Name||Artist||Year||Len||Comments|
|Theme Song Covers|
|Space: 1999||I Want to
|2001||2:17||A take-off on the Y1 main theme, noticed on iTunes Store, which classifies its Genre as Pop. It sounds like a mix of salsa and jazzy/spacy electronic?|
|Space: 1999||Oblivion Days||Rocket
|1999?||4:38||Another take-off on the Y1 main theme, noticed on iTunes Store, which classifies its Genre as Rock. It sounds like a mix of light(?) metal and spacey electronic, but closer to the original theme than the first cover (prior row), albeit much heavier. Curiously, with ~30 seconds to go, it repeats the first 30 seconds. Note: another, earlier (1993) album of this band was called Earthbound (according to Wikipedia).|
|Eric Norlander||2004?||4:56||Essentially the same song as the prior, but this one is a slightly longer version from a few years later, and apparent recorded live, given two brief periods of clapping. It also has the repeated start. A little research (Wikipedia) shows Norlander is part of Rocket Scientists.|
|Space 1999||TV Series
|Generation TV||2008?||1:14||A cover of the Y1 theme song. A closer interpretation of the material at the start, but goes a somewhat different course partway through (still completely recognizable and pretty good, though).|
|Space: 1999||Greatest Science
|Neil Norman||????||2:02||More laid-back version of the Y1 theme, lacking some of the intensity but still very interesting, with more of a 1980's dance theme and background points to it.|
|Space: 1999, Year II||Greatest Science
|1984?||1:34||Cover of the Y2 theme. Found on iTunes Store. Fairly true to the original theme.|
|Space 1999||Cult Themes
from the 70s,
|????||3:57||Cover of Y1 theme, but very interpretive and drawn out, eventually seeming to drift away from the theme. It sounds more like a dance song, perhaps. The main part of the song is preceded by some talk about how space is infinite; though it is not a quote from the series. However, there are a several quotes from the series (spoken by the group, not the actors). The very end sounds like a lead up to a commercial (a.k.a. commercial sting) that sounds to me more like one from Y2 than Y1.|
|Space: 1999||100 Greatest
|????||2002?||3:09||Found at iTunes Store.|
|Space 1999||The Berlin
|2006||1:14||Techno/Dance? This does sound like an electronic riff off some sound elements of S19, though I'm at a loss to as to what part of S19 it is. Though I cannot discern S19 elements in the cover images, they almost look like circuit diagrams until one looks closer and sees what appear to be bits of music technology and other images. There is an astronaut outlined on the back cover image, but more in the NASA EVA mode than S19 spacesuit mode.|
|Space 1999||Last Stop 'Til
Ninth Street (?)
|The Draghounds||????||3:15||It sounds like a grunge or garage song? References (and shouts) the title, and references both Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, but otherwise little about the series. Follow the link for more information.|
|Space 1999||Space: 1999||Lagartija Nick||1999||?:??||Spanish or Spanish-language band. Listing found on Amazon. An Eagle is pictured on the cover. The Editor has not heard the song and has no further information, or whether the song is a cover is simply referential.|
|----||Chicago: 1999 -
Society, Vol. 2
|(Various Artists)||1999||-||Electronic/Dance (House?). It is not any of the song titles that catch interest, but rather the cover image itself, with the "Chicago: 1999" main title that has the colon character, a font that shrinks left-to-right, and... two well-rendered Hawks on the cover! Apple iTunes website has a page showing the cover, song list, etc.|
|Santos||2007||6:30||The phrase spoken by Main Computer in S19 is here both the title and obviously a direct sound sample, one of several. I cannot discern the reason for these particular samples, in what is otherwise an electronic(?) song with a rather catchy beat, IMO.|
|----||S.P.O.C.K: 1999||S.P.O.C.K||1999||-||Album of dance/electronic (?) music with vocals. The songs have science fiction themes and titles; but in this case, it is the album title and its cover that show S19 influence. Though different and simpler, the overall layout appears to be in homage, with a very recognizable pattern of grey Moon, a circles/radials-patterned moonbase, a blue planet in the background to the upper right, with the album title in shrinking white characters across the top. Does not appear any of the songs are S19-themed, based on the titles anyway. Note: while not S19-related, "Dr McCoy" is a rather amusingly-constructed song.|
Quotes from the Series in the "Space 1999" song by Ambassadors of Om
These are spoken by the group, not the actors, though the character name will be stated for clarity.
Samples from the Series in the "Human Decision Required" song by Santos
The first three are from "Breakaway" (pilot episode). I don't know from where the remainder are. All are repeated at times through the song, especially the first one. The only voices in the song are the known/apparent samples.
These are merely interesting song titles which probably have
nothing to do with S19,
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