Music from Life on Mars?
May 29, 2007 7:53 AM   Subscribe

Music like unto that featured in Life on Mars?

I just got done watching both seasons of the British show Life on Mars. It's a fantastic show, and if you haven't seen it you should. If you have seen it and know a bit about music, I'd like your help. The music on that show was freaking fantastic, and I'd really love to get my hands on more of the same; either the bands that were actually used in the show or others like them. Thanks!
posted by vraxoin to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Why not buy the soundtrack?
posted by Lokheed at 8:07 AM on May 29, 2007

There seemed to be a fair share of seventies glam rock in the show. If that's your cup of tea you might enjoy bands like T. Rex (I strongly recommend the albums Electric Warrior and The Slider), The Sweet (Desolation Blvd?), and Eno era Roxy Music...
posted by ktrey at 8:13 AM on May 29, 2007

You'll also want the soundtracks to The Velvet Goldmine and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Plus, pick up the Bowie album that contains the song "Life on Mars."

(I also adored that show, BTW. Have you seen "Blackpool," called "Viva Blackpool" in the U.S.? I suspect you'd love it as well.)
posted by jbickers at 8:20 AM on May 29, 2007

Here's a list of artists used on the soundtrack.

Most of them should be just as well known in the US as they are/were here. I'm listening to Sladest at the moment and loving every minute.
posted by Nugget at 8:23 AM on May 29, 2007

Heh. I bookmarked this page last week for exactly the same reason: The Almost Complete Life on Mars Soundtrack
  1. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
  2. David Bowie - Life on Mars
  3. Blue Oyster Cult - Stairway to the Stars
  4. Lou Reed - I’m So Free
  5. The Who - Baba O’Riley
  6. Deep Purple - Rat Rat Blue
  7. Deep Purple - Fireball
  8. Cream - White Room
  9. Wings - Live and Let Die
  10. Deep Purple - No One Came
  11. Willie Lindo & The Charmers’ Band - Drum Song
  12. Thin Lizzy - Saga of the Ageing Orphan
  13. Deep Purple - Lazy
  14. Pink Floyd - One of These Days
  15. Sweet - The Ballroom Blitz
  16. Uriah Heep - Gypsy
  17. Free - Wishing Well
  18. Atomic Rooster - Head in the Sky
  19. Hawkwind - Brainstorm
  20. David Bowie - The Jean Genie
  21. Jethro Tull - Cross-Eyed Mary
  22. Hawkwind - Silver Machine
  23. Slade - Gudbuy T’ Jane
  24. Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
  25. Sweet - Blockbuster
  26. Thin Lizzy - Call The Police
  27. Status Quo - Good Thinking
  28. Thin Lizzy - The Rocker
  29. Cream - White Room
  30. T Rex - Jeepster
  31. Roxy Music - Would You Believe
  32. Hawkwind - Urban Guerilla
  33. Roxy Music - Mother of Pearl
  34. Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to be Free)
  35. Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
  36. The Hollies - I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top
  37. Peters & Lee - Welcome Home
  38. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
  39. Atomic Rooster - The Rock
  40. John Kongos - Tokoloshe man
  41. Atomic Rooster - Ear in the Snow
  42. Atomic Rooster - The Devil’s Answer
  43. Wizzard - See My Baby Jive
  44. Lindisfarne - Meet Me On The Corner
  45. Free - Little Bit of Love

posted by blag at 8:55 AM on May 29, 2007

Mott the Hoople
posted by brujita at 9:40 AM on May 29, 2007

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