We take a look at the books that have inspired musicians; from Mumford & Sons to Aerosmith.
In 2002 Rocket Science released their second album, Contact High. It was the record that thrust them into the Australian spotlight and cemented their place as one of the great rock bands of the era. As frontman Roman Tucker did press for the new album, he got the opportunity to educate listeners and readers about the great work of author and professor Isaac Asimov. One of the most beloved songs on Contact High was a catchy little ditty called ‘One Robot’. Despite the altered title, Roman said he was going through an Asimov stage and was deeply inspired by this collection of short stories – for the science as well as the insightful social and moral commentary. The Alan Parsons Project also proved their admiration for these tales back in 1977, naming an entire album after them. In the year 2010 there’s still a notable absence of fully functioning robots but Asimov continues to fascinate, provoke and inspire.