Music Matters 10/9/19

The 12 inch record cover for Major Tom( Coming Home)

Major Tom ( Coming Home) was seen as a follow up to David Bowie’s song Space Oddity. In the Peter Schilling song, he continues the story of Major Tom, the astronaut who cuts off communication with earth and floats into space. In Major Tom, earth decides to bring him home but he cuts off communication and turns the power to the ships off and returns to the depths of space which is now his home. In 1980 Bowie released his own sequel called Ashes to Ashes where Tom re-establishes his communication with earth. Major Tom was the only hit in North America for Schilling thanks to heavy rotation on MTV and can be found in the movie Atomic Blonde…..