Roswell's Spell

Album: Sci-Fi Crimes (2009)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Chevelle is a rock band from Grayslake, Illinois comprising of brothers, Pete and Sam Loeffler and their brother in law Dean Bernardini. This is a track from their fifth studio album Sci-Fi Crimes.
  • Roswell is a city in New Mexico near to a site where a UFO supposedly crashed in 1947. This is one of several tracks that talk about sci-fi situations. Pete Loeffler told iProng Magazine: "It's not like we believe it all, but we want to. We're just talking about situations we've been in and things that have happened over the years with people."

    John Denver was born in Roswell.
  • Another song that deals with the Roswell incident is Hangar 18 by Megadeth. Hangar 18 is an Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio where the alien bodies were supposedly taken.
  • Pete Loeffler explained in press materials that the title Sci-Fi Crimes was inspired by some off-road adventures with one "friend," whom Pete describes as "this really off-the-wall character, who was driving us around, who believes so whole-heartedly in aliens and UFOs that the subject just really piqued my interest."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock PhotographySong Writing

One of rock's top photographers talks about artistry in photography, raising funds for a documentary, and enjoying a County Fair with Tom Waits.

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.

Richie McDonald of LonestarSongwriter Interviews

Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.

Gary Louris of The JayhawksSongwriter Interviews

The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")Songwriter Interviews

Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.