First, "Europa and the Pirate Twins" from 1982's The Golden Age of Wireless:
Next, "Eastern Bloc (Sequel to Europa and the Pirate Twins, 1981)" from the 1992 release Astronauts & Heretics:
Yes, that's Eddie Van Halen playing lead guitar.
I tried posting "Eastern Bloc" on YouTube, but something called WMG objected on the grounds that they own or license the content I used. It makes perfect sense if you think about it: wouldn't it be terrible if a fan actually advertised your product and perhaps created demand for it? Because the last thing anyone in the music industry wants to do is sell records, right?
Anyway, if we're lucky, no one will complain about these videos. Enjoy. And do yourself a favor: buy The Golden Age of Wireless and Astronauts & Heretics. And while you're at it, buy The Flat Earth and Aliens Ate My Buick.
"Europa" is one of the few songs I am aware of that has a sequel. Another is David Bowie's "Space Oddity," the sequel to which is "Ashes to Ashes."
Note: I am aware that the sound quality of Blogger video is far from perfect.
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What I'm Following
For your further edification and amusement
- Collative Learning: Film Reviews and Analysis by Rob Ager
- DGM Live
- Gospel of Inclusion
- Green Party of the United States
- Mystery Science Theater 3000
- Pandora Radio
- Prog Archives
- Rip Rowan, "Over The Limit"
- Skepticblog: Ten Major Flaws of Evolution: A Refutation
- Slate Magazine
- Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies
- South Park Studios
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Star Trek
- The Baseball Scorecard
- The Onion
- The World's Biggest Pac-Man
- Turn Me Up!