|EP by The Aliens|
|Released||May 8, 2006|
|Recorded||The Cave, Forest Cafe, Edinburgh|
|Genre||Rock, Psychedelic, Funk|
|Label||Pet Rock Records, EMI|
|The Aliens chronology|
|Guardian Unlimited||(?) |
The Aliens formed from the ashes of The Beta Band in 2005, reuniting Robin Jones and John Maclean with Gordon Anderson (aka Lone Pigeon), a former bandmate who left the Betas due to mental illness. This, their first release, reworks some songs from earlier Lone Pigeon releases as well as including some new material.
The track "Robot Man" is also included in their first album Astronomy for Dogs.
All tracks except "Hey Leanne" by Gordon Anderson and The Aliens.
- "Hey Leanne" (written by Gordon Anderson)
- "Only Waiting"
- "Robot Man"
- "Ionas (Look For Space)"
EEn Anderson – pedal steel guitar, double bass ("Hey Leanne")
Scruffy the Dog – barks ("Hey Leanne")
Marbles (the Cat) – purrs ("Hey Leanne")
John Williamson – end bass ("Robot Man"), Hammond organ ("Ionas (Look For Space)"
Recorded by John Williamson
Produced by The Aliens
Mixed by Guy Fixson
The song "Hey Leanne" is wordplay on 'Alien'. The track is heavily psychedelic, phasing and using many strange noises and borrowing from other pieces, notably Music of the Crucifixion.
"Robot Man" is included on Astronomy for Dogs twice, once as it is and once in the form of "Rox", a slower, synth-laden version.
- "Aliens, Alienoid Starmonica | OMM | The Observer". Observer.guardian.co.uk. February 9, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
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