Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dickie Goodman~ Martian Melody Mark-X 8009

Martian Melody

The one and only Dickie Goodman is considered one of the earliest proponents of sampling in music. He created some of the most well known 'break-in' records of all time from a career spanning the years 1956 thru 1986.

His earliest break-in, The Flying Saucer, caused Goodman to be sued for copyright infringement but the lawsuits were settled out of court as his creations were considered 'parodies'.

The B-sides of Goodman's fab break-ins were often instrumental numbers and this one, Martian Melody, is one of those B-sides.

Our beloved Dickie Goodman died in 1989 from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Goodman had his own label, Luniverse Records, but this record is on the Mark-X label catalog #8009.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know about what happened to Dickie Goodman. I think the last Dickie Goodman hit that I remember was Mr. Jaws, that Jaws parady which must have been in the late 70's.