Posted by: daveed | September 23, 2008

Major Tom redux

The internets are smiling upon me lately. Ah, good-old 80s euro musik: Peter Schilling’s “Major Tom” cut to—no shit—2001: A Space Odyssey. And it’s pretty fucking awesome:

The song totally riffs Romeo Void’s “Never Say Never” but whatever. It’s a great tune. The early 80s was perhaps the only time German music (or English retreads of German language songs) was ever cool in this country—Nena’s “99 Luftballons.” Falco’s “Der Kommissar…”

Here’s the vid for the English-language version we all know.


  1. ‘The Space Lady’ did a wonderful cover of Schilling’s Major Tom. Worth a listen at:

  2. Honestly, it kinda creeped me out.

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