Friday, June 6, 2014

Spaceship names from Heavy Metal soundtrack

The tunes from the movie Heavy Metal include some song titles that would make great names for ships in your sci-fi game, whether roleplaying or wargaming.  For example, I can imagine some Free Trader or Dreadnought with one of these designations:
  • Heavy Metal
  • Radar Rider
  • True Companion
  • Queen Bee
  • Veteran of the Psychic Wars
What other song titles would make good starship designations?


Stu Rat said...

Prince's Purple Rain

"Let's Go Crazy" Medical Ship/Psychiatric
"Take Me with U" Transport
"The Beautiful Ones" Brothel ship
"Computer Blue" Fire coordination frigate
"Darling Nikki" Private Yacht
"When Doves Cry" Armored Assault ship
"I Would Die 4 U" Search and Rescue
"Baby I'm a Star" Singularity projector
"Purple Rain" Orbital bombardment

Collin Schrader said...

Dang, that's a good thought. Let's see...

"Waxies Dargle," "Fairytale of Old New York," "Limerick Rake," "Turkish Song of the Damned," "Billy's Bones," and "Wildcats of Kilkenny." Ah, the Pogues.
"Pluto Drive"
"Der Komissar" (Yeah, THAT one)
"Emergence," "Fibron," "Mutagenic," "Karakorum," or even "Tribal Doom," all from the Auto Assault soundtrack.
"Chantilly Lace"
"Bad Moon Rising" and "Fortunate Son"
"Karma Chameleon"
"Spirit in the Sky"
"Adiemus" and "Palladio"
"Blue Monday"
"Red Right Hand" and "Black Betty"
"Hope of Deliverance"
"Trinity Infinity"
And, naturally, "Eye of the Tiger."

Anonymous said...

Brothel Ship.

Now I have to put one of these in my next sci-fi game.


HoldFast said...

How about Iron Maiden albums?

"Number of the Beast"
"seventh Son of a Seventh Son"
"From Fear to Eternity"
"Maiden England"

Or other reference to the Heavy Metal movie
"One way ticket to Midnight"
"Nose Dive!"

Collin Schrader said...

Careful what names you pull out of Heavy Metal. I seem to recall a certain Harry Canyon... >_>

J Womack, Esq. said...

"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Hotel California"
"Stray Cat Strut" - tramp freighter
"Suspicious Minds"

Ghengis Vaughn said...

Oooh! Oooh! I want to play!

Rob Zombie:
"Super Beast"
"Creature of the Wheel"
"Thunder Kiss 65"

Red Hot Chili Peppers:
"Death of a Martian"
"Jungle Man"
"Storm in a Teacup"

and last but definitely not least

"The Gears"
"Burn The Earth"
"Black Fire Upon Us"

Anonymous said...

I used a number of Iced Earth and My Dying Bride song titles for my Battlefleet: Gothic ships. For some reason overwrought metal titles make interesting ship names.

"Fever Sea" - fusion lance carrier
"Corva et Rosa" two light cruisers.
"Dreadful Hour" - a heavy battlecruiser converted for planetary assaults.
"The Light at the End of the Stars" - Tzeentch-aligned demon ship
"Taste of Winter" - cruiser

"Angel's Holocaust" - Inquisition Black Ship
"Stormrider" - Line cruiser
"Solitude" - scout cruiser
"Chosen Path" - Chaos Cruiser
"Disciple of the Lie" - Chaos cruiser
"The Reckoning" - Imperial cruiser

Iron Maiden:
"Wrathchild" - Imperial heavy cruiser

Dimmu Borgir:
"Mourning Palace" - Imperial battleship
"Stormblast" - a gun-battery cruiser.

"Firemass" - Imperial heavy cruiser

And finally -
"Edmund Fitzgerald" - a line cruiser that has been, to date, crippled in every single game I have ever played, but never sunk.