A Rocket, Man!
Rocket Man was originally composed in 1972 by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The song has been covered many times, I’m going to share my two favorite versions. First this ultra-cool cover of William Shatner (why yes, Captain Kirk!) at the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards. This would also make a good instruction video for how to look awesome while smoking a cigarette.
Secondly, the version of one of my favorite bands: My Morning Jacket, as played on their early recordings album.
~ by Indieaan on December 7, 2011.
Posted in Classics, Covers, Folk
Tags: 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards, Bernie Taupin, buying mars, captain Kirk, classics, Elton John, folk, how to look cool while smoking, Mars, My Morning Jacket, Rocket Man, rocket man cover, sandworm cometh, William Shatner