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Earth People, I Was Born on Jupiter**

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra once again KICKED ASS tonight with a performance of Gustav Holst's "The Planets". Just check out "Mars, the Bringer of War" below. Listening to this piece always made me think of "Planet of the Apes" or "Mad Max", while also causing me to wonder why the hell Iron Maiden never did a cover of it [however, such pontification on the connections between classical music and 80's/90's heavy metal is best left to the graduate school essay which I will never write].

Also below is "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity" [the best chaser to war, no?], which you'll likely recall from the soundtrack of many a movie where the protagonist overcomes this and that in order to enjoy a jolly good moment of come-uppance.

Fun fact: Holst didn't compose a movement for Pluto. Some say it's because Pluto had yet to be discovered at the time. Others IN THE KNOW recognize the man for the visionary that he was.

Holst :: Mars, the Bringer of War
Holst :: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

** Dr;rD is *still* UNfairly UNcredited for the authorship of this lyric.

Comments

Metallica kinda covered Mars in the cover of "Am I Evil?" released on the "Creeping Death" EP.

actually iron maiden used mars in concert in 06.

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