Science Fiction in Music by VaccaD

Champion(s):

CraneN


Runner(s)-Up:

MassogliaB


Quiz Description

Identify the following about popular music that relate to science fiction themes in some way.

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1 CraneN 501 98 15
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2 MassogliaB 432 96 15
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5 SorensonG 386 90 15
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8 Falkor23 350 83 15
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12 Chris 329 76 00
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14 MercureT 327 71 15
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15 HessJa 323 69 00
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18 Tortoise 308 63 15
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19 MarcotteM 301 60 15
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22 WangA 299 54 00
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22 Projectyl 299 54 15
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24 RickEmpty 289 51 15
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Questions:

WHAT TWENTY AND A HALF MINUTE SONG about a dystopian future world ruled by the oppressive Solar Federation takes up the entire first side of the album of the same name? Two sections, "Overture" and "The Temples of Syrinx", were excerpted and released as a single.

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2112 (by Rush)

According to a 1972 concept album that includes the songs "Starman" and "Moonage Daydream", WHAT FICTIONAL MUSICIAN is the human manifestation of an alien trying to bring hope to a dystopian future world during the last doomed years of human existence?

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ZIGGY STARDUST

WHAT NINE INCH NAILS CONCEPT ALBUM and accompanying alternate reality game tells the story of the dystopian future world of what was previously known as 2022? Perhaps surprisingly, the Khmer Rouge are not in it.

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YEAR ZERO

WHAT CONCEPT ALBUM, the story of a dystopian future world where the Majority for Musical Morality has imprisoned rock musicians, is best known for the single "Mr. Roboto"? (And what is it with rock concept albums and dystopian future worlds, anyway?)

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KILROY WAS HERE (by Styx)

WHAT MUSICIAN released the 2005 concept album Illinois? Although for some reason it's not about a dystopian future world, it does include the science fiction-themed tracks "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois" and "They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!"

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SUFJAN STEVENS

In 2011, the Smithsonian acquired WHAT VEHICLE, previously the means of transport for Dr. Funkenstein and his agents of Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication?

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THE P-FUNK MOTHERSHIP

"Science Fiction/Double Feature", a homage to eleven classic science fiction movies, is the opening number in WHAT 1973 MUSICAL and its 1975 film adaptation?

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

And you drive all night and then you see a light / And it comes right down and lands on the ground / And out comes a man from Mars / And you try to run but he's got a gun / And he shoots you dead and he eats your head

WHAT SONG are these lines taken from? The music video, featuring a Jean-Michel Basquiat cameo, was the first video shown on MTV that could be considered a rap song.

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RAPTURE (by Blondie)

I fly a starship across the Universe divide / And when I reach the other side / I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can / Perhaps I may become a [BLANK] again

The title of WHAT SONG fills in the blank above? The song tells the story of a man reincarnated four times (as a sailor, dam builder, starship captain, and the titular occupation). Originally recorded by Jimmy Webb and later covered by Glenn Campbell, it's most famous for having been covered by a country music supergroup who took their name from the song.

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HIGHWAYMAN (covered by the Highwaymen)

Well, give your ID card to the border guard / Yeah, your alias says you're Captain Jean-Luc Picard / Of the United Federation of Planets / 'Cause he won't speak English anyway

WHAT SONG are these lines taken from? Although it makes a Star Trek reference, it's not otherwise a science fiction-themed song, unless you disagree with the assertion that the world is full of stupid people.

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BANDITOS (by the Refreshments)

For the Earth is old and gray, little darling we'll away / But my love this cannot be / For so many years have gone, though I'm older but a year / Your mother's eyes from your eyes cry to me.

WHAT SONG are these lines taken from? Given that the song explores the effects of temporal dilation from interstellar travel at relativistic speeds, it's perhaps not surprising that the composer now has a PhD in astrophysics.

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'39 (by Queen)

WHAT ALBUM is this cover art from? The art refers to a story told in the first four tracks, summarized (with the names of the title characters removed) by the band's frontman Wayne Coyne as follows:

This girl is dying of cancer. And these two guys come visit her in the hospital. And as one of the boyfriends envisions trying to save the girl, he enters this other dimension where [blank] is this Japanese warrior and [blank] are an incarnation of her disease. It's almost like the disease has to win in order for her soul to survive. Or something like that.

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YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS (by the Flaming Lips)