Sunday, September 24, 2006

Music From The Voids Of Outer Space

Space Brother, host of's Radio Mysterioso, hepped me to some amazing stuff recently, such as the music of legendary UK eccentric Desmond Leslie. Leslie's bio includes such as highlights as being a RAF fighter pilot, punching out a film critic in front of millions on TV for dissing his wife, co-authoring one the first books about UFOs, living in Castle Leslie, and creating electronic/tape music in the 1950s. This music was never widely released, but a recent CD entitled "Music Of The Future" compiles his bizarre, fascinating Space Age sounds. Some were allegedly recorded for a film called "The Day The Sky Fell In," some from a collection called "Music From The Voids Of Outer Space."

Desmond Leslie: "Play In/Mercury, Fleet Messenger of The Gods" - Quothe Leslie, "My MUSIQUE CONCRETE is meant to be enjoyed."

I could not find any info whatsover on this Space Age rock/Latin oddity, but it's a, er, blast:

Sam Space and the Cadettes: "Take Me To Your Leader Cha Cha"

Big astro-thanks to Space Brother!

1 comment:

the saucer people said...

Just discovered your blog thanks to a post by Greg Bishop on his sadly defunct UFOMystic webstire that I was perusing on Waybackmachine (trying to hoover up all the flying saucer music MP3s that he posted).

Anyway, I noticed neither you or Greg had any info about the Sam Space And The Cadets ‎"Take Me To Your Leader Cha-Cha-Cha" track so here is the info:

It was released on June 1959 for the US label "Cabot" founded by someone called Paul Wexler in January 1957 in New York (the full title of the label was "Cabot Music Corporation") with the catalogue number "CA-127".

The track was co-written by somebody called "Welch" and George Nowlan (also know as "Danny Davis" and according to the brief Discogs bio he ass a
"producer, trumpet player, vocalist, band leader and founder of the Nashville Brass (May 29, 1925 – June 12, 2008).
During the 1940's & 1950's he worked mainly as a trumpeter and vocalist. In the late 1950's to the middle of the 1960's he worked as a producer for the MGM label. Then changed to RCA.

I would love to hear the flipside with the intriguing title of "The Man With The Green Mustache".

There is a photo of the 7 inch on Discogs but of course, as things like this go, its of the aforementioned b-side track.