The Six Most Badass Musicians from Outer Freakin' Space
2. Dr. Octagon
Though the brilliant Kool Keith explored a few space concepts, it was Dr. Octagon who channeled the spirt of a time-traveling interstellar gynecologist. He has green and silver skin. And a doo-doo pistol. Related: Here is a link to an Ok Cupid search for "Space doo doo pistols."
1. Sun Ra
"I never wanted to be a part of planet Earth, but I am compelled to be here, so anything I do for this planet is because the Master-Creator of the Universe is making me do it. I am of another dimension. I am on this planet because people need me." - Sun Ra, 1989
Sun Ra is perhaps the coolest, most important space-related artist on this list. Although born in Birmingham, Alabama, Sun Ra claimed to be an Angel from Saturn after experiencing alien contact in the 1930s. A pioneer in multiple genres (also the first jazz musician to perform on electronic keyboards), his incredible body of work has been sampled by artists like Death Grips, Azealia Banks and Madvillain. Check out his 1974 movie, Space is the Place, based on the record of the same name.
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