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May 16, 2009

It was announced recently that Echo and the Bunnymen’s 1984 record Ocean Rain will be heading to the International Space Station next month, taken by astronaut and fan Timothy Kopra. Not too shabby. I haven’t been able to find a listing of any others, but it could likely be the coolest record that’s ever been played in space.

This is as good an excuse as any to post this 1984 performance of the album’s opening number, recorded for tv in the UK:

And this other one, of the album’s (and band’s) best-known tune:

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