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Earth Girl on Mars

January 24, 2011

One of my favourite aspects of doing the blog is that occasion, a snippet of information will come past me which can lead to interesting things.


One such moment came about last night when a twitter user called Ceri asked me if I’d read a certain blog post from Nick Beggs.  This blog is on Myspace and I hadn’t even known it had existed!  There are only a few posts back in 2007 but aswell as some hilarious content, one little piece of information caught my eye more than anything else.

In thie post on the blog, Nick adds the following information to the bottom of his post, deciding on a short list of tracks to put on the album, which was also untitled at that point:

Rocket Boy.
Table for one.
Earth Girl on Mars.
Dead Cool.
The Last Day.
Gone to the Moon.
Hollywood Boulevard.

The album was of course ‘Gone to the Moon’ and the interesting point to me here is ‘Earth Girl on Mars’ in that list.  The track that made the album was of course ‘First Girl on Mars’ so it does make me wonder whether they initially recorded this as ‘Earth Girl on Mars’ and then decided to change the words down the line.  The two words do sound very similar and would quite happily interchange into the song.

Dead Cool and Hollywood Boulevard are also tracks that did not make the final cut, would be fantastic to hear those also.

I’d love to know if this song actually got recorded with those lyrics and whether it’s tucked away somewhere waiting to get out!  Who knows, maybe it was even a simple slip as Nick was typing and a previous idea has made it onto the page and the track was never intended to have this name.

Many thanks to Ceri for the link also, it’s amazing what lies around the next corner!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2011 4:27 pm

    Steve Askew tells me that the song was originally recorded as ‘Earth Girl on Mars’ to appear on the second album from Industrial Salt, entitled ‘Trash Pop’. Will the guys let the song get a public hearing….

  2. TheRaggedTiger permalink
    January 24, 2011 6:03 pm

    We should be allowed to have this stuff………….come on guys! I would love to hear it! Maybe re-record some of the disused tracks from those sessions with Limahl, and put it towards a new album.

    That would do me nicely!

  3. Lee Halbert permalink
    January 27, 2011 4:44 pm

    I’m interested in hearing the full versions of the instrumental link tracks, only one hints at being longer ‘Excerpts From The Falling Man’, but maybe they all are.

  4. July 3, 2011 7:28 pm

    Actually, Earth Girl and First Girl do interchange. Earth is sung first, then First. It could be easy to miss that. I too would love to hear ‘Dead Cool’ and ‘Hollywood Boulevard’. Cheers.

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