7-inch series, part 622

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Peter Schilling – Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst)
label: WEA
year: 1982
side a: Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst)
side b:
Ich Hab’ Keine Lust
www.peter-schilling.com

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I really like that “Völlig losgelöst” bit. It just means he’s cut loose from the earth (I think) but it sounds so good. A bit like my former colleague William used to shout a couple of times a week, out of the blue and for no reason at all: “Völlig abgerockt!” It probably isn’t even real German, or maybe it is, but it just sounded so good.

Anyways, the song is good, too. It was an international hit in English, but in The Netherlands we got the original German version, which I like better. It’s kind of a reprise of Bowie‘s “Space Oddity”, telling the story again, but differently.

Video of “Major Tom”, played live on German telly.

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