I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of square pegs, and few are less fit for a round hole than Sun Ra. He had a total disregard for convention, did whatever the hell he wanted, and he had the talent to back it up. Totally out there. Yesterday would have been Sun Ra's 100th birthday, so Big Rock Candy Mountain. posted four cuts. So what the hell, I rounded up some other choice stuff, including a couple from his Batman cash-in that featured him with Blues Project, about as "normal" as he got. (Those are for Isak, the eleven year old from Norway who did a class project on Moondog, and happens to dig any song with Batman in the title.) If you're not familiar with His Spaciness, check his feature length film, Space Is The Place, in all of it's crazy ass glory.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Sun Ra - Astro Black mp3 at Destination-Out 1973
Sun Ra and the Myth Science Akestra - Eve mp at Now You're at Soundblaque
Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play mp3 at Destination Out
Sun Ra - The Sun Man Speaks mp3 at Now You're at Songblague
Sun Ra - Door to the Cosmos mp3 at I'm Waking Up to...
Sun Ra - Omnisonicism mp3 at Lost Tones
Sun Ra with Blues Project - Batman Theme mp3 at Beware of the Blog
Sun Ra with Blues Project - Batman and Robin Over the Roofs mp3 at Beware of the Blog
Sun Ra - Intensity mp3 at Lost Tones
Sun Ra - Four cuts at Big Rock Candy Mountain Go there to get them.
Sun Ra - This Is the Idea of a Greater Age mp3 at Beware of the Blog
Sun Ra - Musical Astronauts mp3 at Beware of the Blog