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  Psychedelic/Space Rock artists/bands list
Psychedelic progressive rock music is a part of larger psychedelic cultural phenomena, which emerged in the mid 1960's.
Therefore psychedelic progressive rock can be found also from the different sub genres of prog, and it also has interfaces with several of them.
Space rock was developed in the late 60's and early 70's by bands like HAWKWIND, PINK FLOYD and TANGERINE DREAM.
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  Matt Howarth's Sonic Space: Independent Space Rock
This is definitely one of the most satisfying space rock releases to come along in years.
The music on this 34-minute CD is quite diverse, fusing elements of jazz, fusion and rock to produce a lively form of space rock that is entertainingly unpredictable.
Overall, the mold is pure Hawkwind, with familiar riffs and mirrored sentiments devoted to the enduring charm of outer space.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/sonic_space_independents_000628.html   (924 words)

  APOD: 2003 October 15 - Space Rock SQ222 Noticed After Pass
Such a close call is actually quite common -- what was new was that we did see it, although the detection occurred hours after it happened.
In fact, a rock this size strikes the Earth roughly once a year and smaller rocks strike the Earth daily.
The global danger from the bus-sized space rock was minimal.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap031015.html   (178 words)

  MP3.com - the source for digital music!
Space rock is nearly always slow, hypnotic, and otherworldly; it typically favors lengthy, mind-bending sonic explorations over conventional song structures, and vocals sometimes play second fiddle to the shimmering instrumental textures.
Space rock's most obvious antecedent was, of course, prog-rock, but in its latter-day incarnation, it was also inspired by Krautrock, classical minimalism, and the noise-pop of the Jesus & Mary Chain.
The first of the new space rock bands was Britain's drone-heavy, ultra-minimalist Spacemen 3, whose notorious "taking drugs to make music to take drugs to" credo subsequently influenced most of the like-minded bands in their wake.
www.mp3.com /genre/348/subgenre.html   (3138 words)

  Space rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space rock is a style of music; the term originally referred to a group of early mostly British 1970s progressive rock and psychedelic bands like Hawkwind and Pink Floyd
Space rock emerged from the late 60s psychedelic music scene in Britain and was closely associated with the progressive rock movement of the same time period.
By the early 1990s, the term "space rock" came to be used when describing numerous British alternative rock bands of the time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Space_rock   (692 words)

 Progressive rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog rock or prog) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day.
Progressive rock artists reject the limitations of popular music and aspire to create music for serious listening, often aspiring to the sophistication of jazz and classical music, sometimes incorporating folk and world music influences in as well.
As with its counterpart, progressive jazz, progressive rock is very much a musician's form of music, designed to be analyzed, studied and appreciated by knowledgeable listeners, as opposed to many other types of rock music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_rock   (4175 words)

 Psychedelic rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the history of rock, psychedelic rock is a bridge from early blues based rock to latter progressive rock and heavy metal.
However, an inner core of the psychedelic style of rock that came to public attention in 1967 can be recognized by characteristic features such as modal melodies; esoteric lyrics often describing dreams, visions, or hallucinations; longer songs and lengthy instrumental solos; and "trippy" electronic effects such as distortion, reverb, and reversed, delayed and/or phased sounds.
The first use of the word "psychedelic" in a rock music context is usually credited to the 13th Floor Elevators, and the earliest known appearance of this usage of the word in print is in the title of their 1966 album The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychedelic_rock   (2969 words)

 A Guide to the Progressive Rock Genres
Symphonic rock is characterized, usually, by extended song structures or suites; instrumental, symphonic orchestration (whether actually utilized or approximated); and a tendency to draw in romantic period classical motifs as well as smaller portions of jazz, rock, and folk.
Rock groups known as industrial range from the late 70s/early 80s to the present day in styles from the abstract and experimental to dance and pop music.
Space rock is largely an extension of psychedelic rock (and/or krautrock) and shares many of its similar mind-altering and atmospheric features.
www.gepr.net /genre2.html   (10533 words)

 BBC Manchester - Music - Space - Suburban Rock 'N' Roll
Space are one of my favourite bands and, although I agree to a point that they aren't the greatest lyricists ever it's all just meant to be FUN.
Although I think they were at their finest on 'Tin Space', I totally got into the mood with Suburban rock n roll.
Space are one of the most intelligent, quirky, kitschy, ironic bands to date.
www.bbc.co.uk /manchester/music/2004/03/15/suburban_rocknroll.shtml   (899 words)

 Space Rock UK - incorporating Prog Rock UK › News
Welcome to Space Rock UK As you can probably see, we're having a few problems but things should be back to normal shortly.
Aural Innovations just uploaded new shows from Aural Innovations Space Rock Radio (show #173), and The Electronic Cottage (show #25).
Eagle is releasing a DVD of Yes - Live at Montreux 2003, Yes' first concert appearance at the famous Montreux Festival in Switzerland.
www.space-rock.co.uk   (291 words)

 SPACE.com -- Sunlight Increases Space Rock Spin
The space rock is one of two found to have increased its spin using sunlight.
Asteroid 2000 PH5 is a near-Earth space rock with an average radius of just 187 feet (57 meters) and a spin rate of once every 12.17 minutes, making for a very short "day" on its surface.
Visual studies of the space rock between 2001 and 2005 found that its 12-minute day shortened by one millisecond per year, indicating that its "daily" spin was growing faster over time, Lowry said.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/070307_asteroid_yorp.html   (716 words)

 Hubble movie captures spinning space rock - space - 20 June 2007 - New Scientist Space
The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, providing a taste of what the Dawn spacecraft will see when it visits the space rock in 2011.
Although a dropped tool slightly damaged one of the spacecraft's solar panels last week, the mission team expects to be able to fix it in time for a planned launch on 7 July.
In anticipation of the Dawn mission, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured new images of the rotating asteroid, revealing an unprecedented level of detail.
space.newscientist.com /article/dn12101-hubble-movie-captures-spinning-space-rock.html   (534 words)

I challenge anyone to put Bad Brains' Rock for Light and I Against I next to Metallica's Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning, and then explain why the latter are megastars and the former spent the better part of 25 years in near-obscurity.
Space City Rock writer Mars had the chance to sit down with the band on their most recent tour and pick their brains on several subjects...
Death of a Party could once have been as easily lauded as condemned for the very thing that now knees their necks to the ground, which is a remarkable similarity to their musical predecessors, all those frantic, frenetic, punk rock bands spiked with dance beats and dynamics.
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 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Rare space rock 'a gem'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The meteorite has a composition that is quite unlike Earth rocks and one that is distinct from all other space rocks so far recovered.
The meteorite is from a class known as the carbonaceous chondrites.
These primitive, carbon-rich space rocks contain organic compounds such as amino acids.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/2144150.stm   (529 words)

 Space Today Online - What We Know About Mars - Rocks Tell Story of Life
After the rock was discovered in 1984, geologists established it as one of the few meteorites from Mars to be recovered on Earth.
The rock's chemical composition is similar to those analyzed by NASA's two Viking landers on Mars in the late 1970s.
The rock's chemistry was similar to a Mars meteorite found in Antarctica, which NASA said showed signs of microscopic fossilized life.
www.spacetoday.org /SolSys/Mars/MarsThePlanet/MarsRocks.html   (2338 words)

 Namibian Rock Art: Space & Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rock art and the natural surroundings are one.
This comprises the plants and the animals, the rocks and the ground as well as sun, wind and rain.
When examining rock art sites we should include features beside the paintings: the space of the shelter, stone tools at the site, distance to water, neighbouring sites etc. From this information a pattern of the use of the space defined by rock art sites can be formed.
www.natmus.cul.na /events/rockart/interpret4.html   (590 words)

 Space rock has close encounter with Earth - Space.com - MSNBC.com
The space rock was relatively small, however, and would not have posed any danger had it plunged into the atmosphere.
The closest involved a rock that flew by last March and was not announced until August.
Astronomers are aware of this significant blind spot for asteroids that approach Earth while in the glare of the sun.
msnbc.msn.com /id/6747711   (733 words)

 NASA - Space Rocks
The rocks in space are sometimes called small bodies.
The three main types of space rocks are comets, asteroids and meteoroids.
And, meteorites are space rocks that survive the friction of the atmosphere and land on Earth.
www.nasa.gov /audience/forstudents/5-8/features/F_Space_Rocks.html   (869 words)

 JPL.NASA.GOV: Feature Stories
The space rock was identified in 1801 by astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi, a monk in Sicily and the founding director of the Palermo Astronomical Observatory.
The Celestial Police noted that the spacing between planets was fairly regular, but that there was a large gap between Mars and Jupiter.
In July 2001, a larger object was found in the vast Kuiper belt of asteroids, stretching from 30 to 100 AU (2.8 to 9.3 billion miles away from the Sun.) This brightest and therefore biggest non-planet space rock, 2001 KX76, could be anywhere from 960 to 1270 kilometers (600 to 790 miles) across.
www.jpl.nasa.gov /news/features.cfm?feature=545   (415 words)

 HobbySpace - Space Music - Rock/Pop
The birth of rock and roll overlapped closely with the post-Sputnik period when public interest and enthusiasm for space exploration was at its peak.
However, by then, space exploration was not terribly popular with the anti-tech, counter-culture music community and public interest in space had also declined as the Viet Nam War and various social problems dominated everyone's attention.
Space Odyssey - this song was inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Sentinel" (as was Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey) and was one of the first rock songs to use the Moog synthesizer for futuristic sound effects.
www.hobbyspace.com /Music/music1.html   (2596 words)

 Freeway Jam
The new "Space Rock" isn't a revival of a musical style, in the sense of a rockabilly revival or ska revival.
Imagine a band equal parts Velvet Underground and Steve Riech, with a pronounced gospel lilt, throbbing bass, and an almost Phil Spector-esque construction of horns, cymbals, maraccas, assorted percussion swaying and swinging in the background, and you have the essence of a truly trippy cut, by a truly trippy band.
The duo of singers/guitarists David Pearce and Rachel Brook (ex- Lynda's Strange Vacation) are the lo-fi practitioners of the space rock genre, favoring home recording experimentation.
freewayjam.blogspot.com /2005/02/despite-roar.html   (1667 words)

 2102 Space Rock To Give Earth Its Closest Shave
A space rock capable of sub-continent scale devastation has about a one in 1,000 risk of colliding with Earth early next century, the highest of any known asteroid, watchers said on Thursday.
The rock, 2004 VD17, is about 500 metres (yards) long and has a mass of nearly a billion tonnes, which -- if it were to impact -- would deliver 10,000 megatonnes of energy, equivalent to all the world's nuclear weapons.
Spotted on November 27 2004, VD 17 was swiftly identified as rock that potentially crossed Earth's orbit, with a 1 in 3,000 risk of collision on May 4 2102.
www.spacedaily.com /reports/2102_Space_Rock_To_Give_Earth_Its_Closest_Shave.html   (752 words)

 cooltech.iafrica.com | space 2102 space rock to shave Earth
A space rock capable of sub-continent scale devastation has about a one in 1000 risk of colliding with Earth early next century, the highest of any known asteroid, watchers said on Thursday.
The rock, 2004 VD17, is about 500 metres (yards) long and has a mass of nearly a billion tons, which — if it were to impact — would deliver 10 000 megatons of energy, equivalent to all the world's nuclear weapons.
Spotted on November 27 2004, VD 17 was swiftly identified as rock that potentially crossed Earth's orbit, with a one in 3000 risk of collision on May 4, 2102.
cooltech.iafrica.com /space/939082.htm   (484 words)

 Arctic Asteroid!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A 200 metric ton rock from space streaked across the skies of western Canada on January 18, 2000.
-- a rock from space that hit the ground because it did not burn up entirely in the atmosphere (see also meteor and meteoroid).
The inside of the object was still frozen by the icy cold of space when the pieces reached the ground.
www.spacescience.com /headlines/y2000/ast01jun_1m.htm   (1180 words)

 CNN.com - Researchers unlock mystery of Meteor Crater - Mar 9, 2005
Previous calculations had the rock slamming into the ground at no less than 34,000 mph (15 km/sec), based in part on the expected speeds of large meteors in relation to Earth.
Barringer and others found chunks of the iron space rock weighing from a pound up to 1,000 pounds in a 6-mile-diameter circle around the crater.
During the satellite era, scientists have monitored car-sized space rocks routinely exploding in the air.
www.cnn.com /2005/TECH/space/03/09/arizona.meteor.crater/index.html   (586 words)

 Colorado Springs Outdoors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When it opens, the almost 800-acre open space will offer hiking and equestrian trails, a free-ride mountain bike area and two off-leash dog trails, as well as technical climbing on the sandstone walls.
The new open space also features many easier routes that will be perfect for beginners and climbing classes.
The master plan for the Red Rock Canyon Open Space includes 17 miles of trails, three areas for rock climbing, two off-leash dog trails, a free-ride mountain bike area, equestrian trails and picnic areas.
outdoors.coloradosprings.com /rock/fullStory.jsp?id=2463   (1347 words)

 Laura Lee News - Rare Space Rock 'A Gem'
British scientists have confirmed that one of the rarest meteorites ever to fall to Earth is from a time when the Solar System was born.
The chunk of space rock is higher in extra-terrestrial material than any other meteorite and may belong in a class of its own, say researchers at London's Natural History Museum.
Tiny grains in the rock should reveal new information about the dust and gases that came together to make the planets.
www.lauralee.com /news/spacerockgem.htm   (484 words)

 CNN.com - Rock hunters bag five Mars meteorites - January 25, 2002
Separate expeditions discovered the rocks in Antarctica and the deserts of Oman and the Sahara, mostly between 2000 and 2001.
With little or no dirt, grass or tree cover, deserts and the Antarctic are preferred hunting grounds for space rock collectors.
The identified Mars meteorites are thought to have broken off from the red planet eons ago as the result of sizable comet or asteroid collisions.
archives.cnn.com /2002/TECH/space/01/24/mars.rocks   (423 words)

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