A Buchanan And Goodman Production / Martian Symphony Orchestra
“Flying Saucer The 2nd” / “Martian Melody”
Luniverse 105, mono [195?]
This 45RPM single released on the Luniverse label in the late ‘50s (I’m guessing) is a quirky little treat for lovers of Space Age oddities. Side A features a mock-news-report of “the first Earth ship” landing on Mars. Spliced between the spoken script are samples of popular songs from the time period including Elvis Presley and other big names. The entire piece might best be described as a slightly schizophrenic fever dream, and another example of a recording that could only have been produced and distributed when it was.
Side B features the Martian Symphony Orchestra performing “Martian Melody.” Introduced by the chipmunk-like voice of a native Martian, this song is an otherworldly mess, and it says a thing or two about musical taste elsewhere in the Solar System.
All in all, this recording is good for a laugh or two and probably for a few more plays after that, but don’t expect too great a revelation by what is offered here.
Side A - "Flying Saucer The 2nd"
Side B - "Martian Melody"