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"Another Satellite" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1986 album Skylarking.

A live in-studio version, for The Sunday Show, appeared as a B-side on the "Dear God" 12" single, then on the odds-and-ends compilation Rag and Bone Buffet, then finally on the 1998 Transistor Blast box set.

The demo appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 8 in 2006.

QuotesEdit

Andy (on the BBC session): “The BBC sent us into the studio to do this live show. Since we don't have a drummer, we chose this song because it needs a mechanical drum sound anyway and we could use a drum machine. But we hadn't played live for ages, so going out to the nation in half an hour we slammed down a two track backing tape and when the red light went on, just sang along. It was Rock 'N' Roll Swindle, ‘Sunday Not Quite Live’. It's the most recent song on Rag & Bone Buffet.”

Andy (on the BBC session): “Dave Gregory programmed the little Hammond organ beatbox sound, and he sampled my guitar into a $70 Yamaha sampling synthesizer - a kid's synth. We hadn't played live for some time, so I begged the engineer, with about half an hour to spare, if we could go bang down the backing track and sing to that live, because it was all we could do to sing and play at the same time.”

Andy (on the home demo): “Oh how I wish I hadn't written this song. Trying to put into words a gentle rebuff to Erica's persistent and obviously romantic intentions, I came up with something too hurtful that wounded her terribly. It was so difficult. Here I was, a married man, but pulled so fiercely by the gravity of her vivacious being. She was my new moon but how guilty I felt. At the time of writing this I had no idea that the stage name she used for her musical ‘happenings’ was Luna.”

LyricsEdit

My heart is taken it's not lost in space

And I don't want to see your mooney mooney face

I say why on earth do you revolve around me

Aren't you aware of the gravity

Don't need another satellite


I'm happy standing on my feet of clay

I have no wish to swim your milky milky way

I say why on earth do you send your letters 'round here

Only to gum up the atmosphere

Don't need another satellite


So circling we'll orbit another year

Two worlds that won't collide

So circling we'll orbit another year

Moon still tries to steal the tide away


Don't need another satellite

Don't need another satellite


Abort your mission let's just say you tried

Before you glimpse I have a darker darker side

I say why in Heaven's name do you come on these trips

Only to freeze in a total eclipse

Don't need another satellite


So circling we'll orbit another year

Two worlds that won't collide

So circling we'll orbit another year

Moon still tries to steal the tide away

Don't need another satellite

Don't need another satellite

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