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Sun Ra: Space Is The Place

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 22 October 2005

"FUCK THE GHETTO! Look to space!" That, according to Wayne Kramer of MC5, in a nutshell was the message of Sun Ra, as conveyed over 200-plus albums of sprawling free jazz, deafening atonal electronics and chanted incantations inspired by a bizarre, homebrewed mixture of cosmology, Egyptology, numerology and, says filmmaker Don Letts, "whatever other 'ology' he could lay his hands on."

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