Friday, July 24, 2009
I am a (proud) child of the 80's. Big hair. High top tennis shoes. Killing the ozone layer with Aquanet. Parachute pants.
Every last bit of it. And I loved it!
Especially the music!
I remember "jamming out" (that's we called it then) to songs such as We Built This City, Wanted Dead or Alive, Every Rose Has Its Thorns, I Wanna Rock and so many, many more!
Now, all those awesome 80's tunes have been reunited as the foundation for the five-time Tony Award nominated Rock of Ages, a new bodacious Broadway musical starring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis.
Set in 1987 in a legendary Sunset Strip rock club, a small town girl meets a big-city dreamer and they fall in love to the greatest metal songs of the 80's. The musical is an arean-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar,Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more.
The Original Cast Recording CD features 22 songs from the Broadway show. In the spirit of the original musical, the Cast Recording defies Broadway conventions, with jams mixed and engineered by seasoned hard rock musicians and producers.
If your memory is filled with fond memories that feature boom boxes, neon shoe laces, cassette tapes, or loving St. Elmo's Fire, then you'll enjoy reminiscing the "good old days" with this oldies-but-goodies remixed CD.
Listen to clips from songs from the soundtrack that includes:
Nothin' But A Good Time
We Built This City/
Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We're Not Gonna Take It
Heaven/More Than Words/
To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize/
We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Don't Stop Believin'
Harden My Heart/
Thank you to the One 2 One Network for this Totally Awesome Opportunity!