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“Ghosts of American Astronauts”The Mekons

It's Jim's turn to add a song he can't live without to the Desert Island Jukebox. To honor the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, he chooses "Ghosts of American Astronauts" by The Mekons. Jim was initially daunted by the Chicago punk/alt-country band. They've been going for three decades, so where do you start? So Good It Hurts was the doorway for him, and he discovered how smart, political and also seductive they can be on songs like "Ghosts of American Astronauts."

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Songs About Space

Fifty years ago this summer, the Apollo 11 mission successfully put a man on the moon. In honor of that“giant leap,”Sound Opinions is going to space with an interplanetary selection of songs.

Here are Jim and Greg's picks of songs about outer space from across the sonic galaxy, from Sun Ra to Portishead.

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