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Recently Thomas Dolby assembled a small orchestra for a multi-media performance in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sputnik. Complete with story telling as well as live music and video. In the story they touched on the canine named Laika that was sent up in Sputnik II. This stray found on the streets of Moscow became a national hero to the Russians, there were even cigarettes named after her. The tragic thing to me is that they never intended to bring her back home after her journey. Yet here is the world celebrating this dog all the way to her death in low orbit. I thought it was an interesting story and I felt she (Laika) deserved a song.

Hats off to Mr. Dolby for an amazing performance that ultimately inspired me to write this tune. You can see a video of the show at his website....I highly recommend it.....enjoy Laika....

btw, there is no synth used on this tune whatsoever.

p.s. this is from the new SCW album "Fantastic" available on iTunes and cdbaby.com

p.p.s.s. join us this Sunday June 22nd at 10pm Eastern 9 Central on www.wildbunchradio.com for the SCW "Fantastic" listening party with Mack Danger....I'll be live in the studio with him discussing the new record and so much more....should be a blast....

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Lyrics
Go out and find a Russian stray
Be certain it is cute
Give her some food and water too

The Moscow dog in orbiter 2
Posed such a threat to western views
Be sure the press get good pictures
What they don't know she won't be coming back to earth

hallelujah
next stop luna

The world is watching, contact

Her harness tight, up from daylight
See ya, sweet pup, bon voyage, good luck

So they achieve the most expensive way
to euthanize in the vacuum of space

hallelujah

No they did not plan, No they did not plan
To bring her back
Toss her out with the can, Toss her out with the can
She burns out upon re-entry

Laika shines like a shooting star
To distant to come home but not too far
Laika shines like a shooting star
To distant to come home but not too far

Song Stats
Hits: 3210
Comments: 22
Fans: 9
Plays: 55
Downloads: 134
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jun 18, 2008 - 03:46:29 AM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2008 - 03:46:29 AM Last Played: Feb 22, 2017 - 08:30:17 PM
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Hardware:
drums, bass, guitar, cables played by hand, voice
Software:
pro-tools, logic
Comments
said 3235 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
wow!
this is a master piece!
springclock said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
wow
thanks!! :)
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asconejar said 3235 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
tsada
masterly done indeed. hail laika, hallelujah, may you rest in peace, amen.
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springclock said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
I don't know
about masterly but I am flattered just the same

thanks....
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perceptualvortex said 3234 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
yah
This is awesome, Ian, totally rocks.
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springclock said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
no
YOU ROCK SIR!!!! peace
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said 3234 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Cool!
Great piece, fine drums work and cool vocals. Congrats on your new album, this is a killer track!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
springclock said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
nice
love it when someone notices that drums....thanks man
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rsorensen said 3234 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
wow!
where'd this come from? Great concept and a super cool song. Love your sound on this. Excellent vocal & instrumental performances. This needs to be heard! Faved/downloaded. thanks! Gotta check out your other stuff.
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springclock said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
coolness
thanks for the kind words amigo.... play that D/L loudly and thanks for spreading the love....peace
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LaLa_Divina said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Very cool song
I like the space sounds. I like the song. I like the text. I like your sound. V Cool!
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springclock said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
very cool comment
thanks for digging it....

sounds of space are so very fun aren't they??

thanks for taking the time....peace
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mikkinylund said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
This is different
In a good way that is. Alternative, yes, but also very progressive I think. Interesting cable performance. Love the vocals, very interesting harmonies. This is indeed a very good song. Thank you.
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springclock said 3233 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
thanks
thanks man.... glad I can keep it interesting for you.... the cable thing was an accident of sorts from years ago...an idea that I finally got around to using....thankfully the notes that get generated were still in tune with the guitars....

peace....
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caroline said 3233 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
great lyrics...
thank you for pointing me in this direction ... it certainly made interesting listening and now... i need another coffee :) big loves slinky cuckoo xox
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screamalexz said 3233 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
...
this has a nice edge to it. same edge i like on umm i think the 2nd track of your new cd (and yes i've been listening to the cd thank you) after hearing your influence of my bloody valentine i remembered i had them on my ipod to listen to but still hadn't.. so i listened and i can hear the influence, but i like your style more. perhaps because i can hear the vocals on your songs but there's are so quiet the recordings i have. this song sounds somewhat familiar don't know if it's on your cd of if you've posted before. perhaps it's on the cd. anyways nice track as always.
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Mangwisto said 3230 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
INteresting
Seen you around the forum and never thought to have a listen. Currently listening to the radio thing. Lots of talking so I wanted to hear your music. Very pleased I did. Cool.
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eleveneyes said 3229 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
laika
Another stunning tune! Always loved your sound and this is no different. You consistently deliver the goods!
Rock Onward!
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ageofthedeathtree said 3228 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
holy crap!!!!
this friggin rocks!!! i seriously bow down...somehow my jaw is dropped in amazement, yet i'm smiling from ear to ear! this is great man, every aspect...hats off, a definite fav and download!

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J.A.Stewart said 3228 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Really Nice Work, Ian
I'm often turned off by derivative works in this genre which are constantly regurgitating Soundgarden, but you manage to be more inventive than that and to broaden the musical landscape.

Fabulous falsetto and high harmony work... really tight.

I DID tune in for a bit to the listening party on Sunday, but had to check out just as you were *sweet-talking* your wife. Really solid musicianship in your work. Best of luck to you. ;)


--- Joe
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CraizeeMusic said 3107 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Very humorous and good mix!
I like the whole mix and the lyrics are awesome!

Good job! going on my favorites and iTunes!
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Wummimann said 3058 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
unusual
good song structure - i love it
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