The Piranhas – ‘Space Invaders’ (1979)



The Piranhas were a British ska-punk band active between 1977 and 1983. ‘Space Invaders’ marks one of the earliest examples of rock/pop songs with a video game theme, yet another of my hobbies (see more here and here). The single (side two features live track “Cheap ‘N’ Nasty“) was produced by the legendary Steve Lillywhite, who produced The Psychedelic Furs, U2, Peter Gabriel, Morrisey, The Rolling Stones, and maybe my favorite band of all time, The Chameleons.

More details on the album at Discogs. Dig that album art!

Oh how I hate that bloody machine
Those aliens are really mean
I dread going into the green
Bombs drop on me in my dreams

I wanna be Space Invaders!
I wanna be Space Invaders!

1 Response to “The Piranhas – ‘Space Invaders’ (1979)”

  1. 1 jimholroyd365 January 26, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    There was a track on the Pretenders first album called “Space Invaders”….

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