Alienoid Starmonica

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Alienoid Starmonica
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EP by The Aliens
Released May 8, 2006
Recorded The Cave, Forest Cafe, Edinburgh
Genre Rock, Psychedelic, Funk
Length 23:54
Label Pet Rock Records, EMI
Producer The Aliens
The Aliens chronology
Alienoid Starmonica (EP) Astronomy For Dogs
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Guardian Unlimited (?) [1]

Alienoid Starmonica was the first release for The Aliens, a band hailing from Fife, Scotland. It is an EP, released on May 8, 2006.

Background[edit]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks except "Hey Leanne" by Gordon Anderson and The Aliens.

  1. "Hey Leanne" (written by Gordon Anderson)
  2. "Only Waiting"
  3. "Robot Man"
  4. "Ionas (Look For Space)"

Personnel[edit]

Gordon Anderson – vocals, guitar, piano, synths, Hammond organ ("Only Waiting")
Robin Jones – drums, percussion
John Maclean – keyboard, Hammond organ ("Robot Man"), bass

Additional[edit]

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)"

Production[edit]

Recorded by John Williamson
Produced by The Aliens
Mixed by Guy Fixson

Notes[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aliens, Alienoid Starmonica | OMM | The Observer". Observer.guardian.co.uk. February 9, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.