Radio Free Disneyland Episode 5: Moon Spinners (featuring Don Hahn Interview)
The Radio Free Disneyland Podcast returns after a long hiatus! Includes interview with legendary producer Don Hahn!
Act 1: Reach For The Stars
Recording: Gagarin Artist: Public Service Broadcasting Album: Gagarin (Extended Single)
A great British band that combines live playing with sound and film documentary, reminds us who got to space first.
Daylight Express to Lutz
Recording: Daylight Express to Lutz Artist: Alexandre Desplat Album: The Grand Budapest Hotel Original Soundtrack
A real favorite during station Vodka tastings.
Dancing In The Moonlight
Recording: Dancing in the Moonlight Artist: Yonder Mountain String Band Album: Love. Ain’t Love
The original version of the song was released by the Franco-American One-Hit-Wonders: King Harvest. Where were you in ’72?
Recording: Ikea Artist: Jeff Bridges Album: Sleeping Tapes
This service should be available any minute!
Recording: Atomic Number Artist: Case/Lang/Veirs Album: Atomic Number
Stay in school kids!
Recording: Future People Artist: The Alabama Shakes Album: Sound & Color
These are the Future People!
Act 2: Build It
Wernher Von Braun
Recording: Wernher von Braun Artist: Felix Janosa Album: Die bosen Lieder des Tom Lehrer
Some international suspicion lingered about Von Braun and his cohorts. And you have to admit, nothing is funnier than a Tom Lehrer song in German.
Don Hahn Talks About The Disney Space Program(s)
Yesterday’s Tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design; a large-format book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era.
Recording: Mission Control Artist: Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams & Benjamin Wallfisch Album: Hidden Figures- Original Score
Recording: Redstone Artist: Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams & Benjamin Wallfisch Album: Hidden Figures- Original Score
Recording: Planetarium Artist: Justin Hurwitz Album: La La Land – Original Score
Recording: Lift Off Artist: Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams & Benjamin Wallfisch Album: Hidden Figures- Original Score
Recording: Hallo Spaceboy Artist: David Bowie (With The Pet Shop Boys) Album: Nothing Has Changed
The musical poet laureate of space travel also contributed a space chanty recorded with the Pet Shop Boys.
Q: Who built the Moon Rockets?
A: An unlikely conglomeration of scientists, electricians, aircraft fabricators, and former So. Cal gearheads who had worshiped at the Sunday night altar of Disney’s Man In Space shows
We called Rocket Ship builder, Former President of the Aerospace Legacy Foundation, and author, Gerald Blackburn for a confirmation.
Recording: Telstar Artist: Bill Frisell Album: Guitar in the Space Age
Act 3: Your Flight To The Moon Is Ready To Depart (You’re Welcome)
Flight To The Moon (Pre-Show/Mission Control)
Recording: Flight To The Moon (Pre-Flight/Mission Control) Artist: WED Enterprises/Disneyland Album: A Musical History of Disneyland
Score: Fast Descent to the Surface (Eyeball Landing) Artist: Jeff Mills Album: A Trip To The Moon
As inconceivable as it seems, most early Disneyland attractions did not employ musical scores. We at the Radio Free Disneyland Labs have taken up the task of adding fitting scores from many of today’s cinematic musical titans to our forensic examinations of these extinct attractions beginning with this Park classic. Please keep your hand and arms inside the music.
The score for both parts of our tribute and re-imagining of the Flight To The Moon attraction (1967) was composed by Jeff Mills. Mills has composed new scores to classic sci-fi films in the past, but he goes to the source of the river here in his interpretation of Georges Melies’ film, A Trip To The Moon. Mills, a Detroit legend, employes his usual musical dialects in the film score. Ambient and futurist Detroit techno – while also offering nods towards Chicago acid, experimental noise, and neo-classical, with notes of flowers, chocolate and coffee.
We are happy to be able to use his work to provide this classic Disneyland Attraction with a fitting soundtrack.
The Final Countdown
Recording: The Final Countdown Artist: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Album: Banjo Banjo
A white knuckle prelude to launch, with all of the tension and precision of a liftoff? Or, a banjo duet cover of a classic Hair-Band cut. Either way, this should give you time to strap in for the ride.
Flight To The Moon (Main Attraction Show)
Recording: Flight To The Moon (Main Attraction Show) Artist: WED Enterprises/Disneyland Album: A Musical History of Disneyland
The Feeling of Being Watched
Score: The Feeling of Being Watched Artist: Jeff Mills Album: A Trip To The Moon