The Horror Honeys: Sci-Friday Jam ~ 'Life on Mars'

Sci-Friday Jam ~ 'Life on Mars'

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man!
Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

I think we can all acknowledge that one of the best parts of the AHS: Freak Show premiere was Jessica Lange's performance of David Bowie's "Life on Mars." But it's impossible to ignore the fact that David Bowie's song is a huge part of why the scene was so amazing. From the album Hunky Dory, "Life on Mars" has been the inspiration for countless covers, and even a British television show and its American remake. When it comes to sci-fi songs, Bowie is one of the masters, and "Life on Mars" is unequivocally fabulous. What better song COULD there be for a shade-throwing, freak-show leading, fierce-owning chanteuse?