Pretty much since pop music was invented, musicians have had a love affair with alien life. Not just the songs that reference ET (including, but certainly not limited to, Frank Zappa’s “Alien Orifice”, “Girl from Mars” by Ash, anything by David Bowie, and the highly recommended “The Martians Have Landed in Wigan”, the Bernard Wrigley poem put to music by the Houghton Weavers), but the ongoing fascination – and in some cases devout belief – with the idea that something is out there. Why pop stars should be so obsessed with aliens is up for discussion. Perhaps it’s the long days on the road which gives ample opportunity for staring at the sky through the windows of a tour bus. Maybe it’s the creative soul tapping into an ethereal, otherworldly sphere that forms a connection to the greater universe and its denizens. Or it could just be the drugs. Not casting aspersion, of course, on anyone mentioned in this article, but … [Read more...] about Pop stars and aliens: why would the likes of David Bowie and Olivia Newton-John believe in extraterrestrials?