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"Moonage Daydream" - Arnold Corns

Background

Bonus song on 1990 Ryko/EMI release of THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD (1970). "Moonage Daydream" was first recorded by the Arnold Corns project in April 1971 at London's Radio Luxembourg Studios and can be found on the following releases:

"Moonage Daydream/Hang Onto Yourself" B&C CB.149 UK (May 7 1971) - 7" single
"Hang Onto Yourself/Man in the Middle" B&C CB.189 UK (September 1971 - 7" single
"Hang Onto Yourself/Looking for a Friend" Mooncrest Moon 25 UK (August 1972) - 7" single
"Looking for a Friend/Hang Onto Yourself/Man in the Middle" Krazy Kat PAST 2 Norway (May 1985) - 12" single

Another "Arnold Corns" release (B&C CB 200) also exists but is actually only a pirate issue of the tracks originally released on B&C records.  An earlier demo version of the song exists which was recorded on 10 March 1971 at Radio Luxembourg Studios, South London.

"Moonage Daydream" was re-recorded by Bowie and The Spiders From Mars for THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972) - see Ziggy Stardust version "Moonage Daydream."

Lyrics

Come on strong girl, and lay your heavy trip on me
The church of mad love is such a holy place to be
Fake me baby, make me know you really care
Make me jump into the air

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah!

Alright all
Come on you mothers
Far out

Keep your mouth shut and listen to the word inside
Keep your head on and open up your eyes real wide
Keep the chaste strong, let them think she grow inside, there isn't any room to hide

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah, oh!

Check it out, check it out, oooh, oooh

Freddi (spoken)

---This page last modified: 28 Jun 2002---

Ziggy Stardust Scarf (1973)