Space Invaders by Player One

Title:
Space Invaders by Player One
Category:
NFSA ID:
812853
Year:
1979
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'Space Invaders' is a novelty song by Australians Russell Dunlop and Bruce Brown, recorded under the name, Player One. The song is based on the hugely successful video game Space Invaders released by Japanese company Taito in 1978. Apart from the enormous success and influence on the gaming industry, Space Invaders also has the distinction of being sited as the first game to have 'addictive properties', something that the song itself hints at: 'Through dark sunken eyes / I see another pale sunrise / Surrounded by soldiers / Glued to the screens'.

Composers and Producers:
Russell Dunlop and Bruce Brown as Player One
Production company:
WEA