SONG OF THE WEEK: "Spaceship Superstar" by Prism (1977)

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"Prism" is, was, and is again a Canadian band who were evidently very popular and successful in their native land in the late '70s and early '80s. This song was the first cut off their first album (Clevelry called "Prism"), and it was their debut single as well. It's a fairly typical sounding slice of late-70s dino-rock, not much different in kind from what Styx was dishing out, or Boston. Lyricaly it's almost gleefuly '50s in its deliberate goofyness. Seriously, check out these lyrics:

Every night is a different flight to a different galaxy
Do a sold-out show, then I hit the road in my starship limousine

Get so damned tired and uninspired doin' all these one night stands
It's a giant leap for Rock'n'Roll...but it's too much for just one man

I'm a Spaceship Superstar... gotta solar-powered laser beam guitar
I'm at the top of all the charts on Mars...I'm a Spaceship Superstar!

On Mercury, they're crazy about my stellar rock'n'roll
And I always sell out in advance at the Martian Astrobowl

The fans, they swarm like meteorites to our concerts on the moon
You should have seen us knock'em dead on Venus doin' all our favorite tunes

I'm a Spaceship Superstar...gotta solar-powered laser beam guitar
I'm at the top of all the charts on Mars...I'm a Spaceship Superstar!

or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSyYqD9v_wo

[NOTE: I reposted this one because I had the wrong link in it on Monday. Whups.

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