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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 24 April 2017 at 7:50pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Okay, here's a (hopefully) fun game, with just a few parameters...

In anticipation of the forthcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2, let's imagine that each (participating) Forum member has been assigned the task of creating an "Awesome Mix, Vol. 3" soundtrack for the next sequel... but try to follow the templates set by the first two film's playlists:

- No more than 14 songs
- You can only pick songs from 1962 thru 1979
- They can be personal faves; songs that were your mom's favorites; and/or fun tracks that could fit comfortably within a GUARDIANS movie

And that's it!  What have you got?  Try not to overthink it and just have fun... here are my picks:


1.  Shambala - THREE DOG NIGHT (Opening Credits)
2.  Blitzkrieg Bop - RAMONES
3.  Love Is Like Oxygen - SWEET
4.  I Was Made for Lovin' You - KISS
5.  Jailbreak - AC/DC
6.  Kicks - PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS
7.  Wildfire - MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY

8.  Get Up Offa That Thing - JAMES BROWN
9.  Venus - SHOCKING BLUE
10.  Magic Carpet Ride - STEPPENWOLF
11.  Sunshine - JONATHAN EDWARDS
12.  Popcorn - HOT BUTTER (climactic battle)
13.  I Got You Babe - SONNY & CHER (emotional coda)
14.  Good Lovin' - THE YOUNG RASCALS (End Credits)





Edited by Shaun Barry on 02 May 2017 at 5:09pm
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I imagined some battle scenes while listening to Popcorn, and smiled all the way thru them. 
Thanks for that Shaun!
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Posted: 25 April 2017 at 7:01am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

That, Mr. Barry, is an Awesome Mix. I don't think I can top it. 


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Posted: 25 April 2017 at 9:16am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Ok. Here's my shot:

GIVE UP THE FUNK (TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER)  - P-FUNK

ROCKET MAN – ELTON JOHN

TWENTIETH CENTURY BOY – T-REX

FREE FOR ALL – TED NUGENT

WILD WORLD – CAT STEVENS

SHE’S A LADY – TOM JONES

ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER – JIMI HENDRIX

MR. SPEED – KISS

UNDUN - THE GUESS WHO

CAN’T STAND LOSING YOU – THE POLICE

PUMP IT UP – ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS

FIRE – POINTER SISTERS

SHE’S NOT THERE – THE ZOMBIES

BORN TO BE ALIVE – PATRICK HERNANDEZ



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Any rule say no Beatles because a) the studio couldn't afford the rights to b) fill the listing with them?

I'll reserve a spot for Joe Cocker on "With a Little Help from My Friends"

-Siberian Katru by Yes
-Take a Chance on Me by ABBA
-Don't Look Back by Boston
-Hyper-Gamma Spaces by the Alan Parsons Project
-Join Together by The Who
-Grand Illusion by Styx
-Do It Again by Steely Dan
-Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond
-Suite Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills, and Nash
-Instant Mash by Joe Jackson
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Posted: 25 April 2017 at 12:56pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I almost included Boston (More Than a Feeling) on my list.

I mean, what's better for a soundtrack like this than a song from a slick 70's rock band that featured guitar-shaped space ships on their album covers??
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Thanks for the compliments, Doug & Brian... and great choices already from Brian and Jack.  Any of these lists would make a great additional soundtrack!

But can I just say:  How the hell did I forget "20th Century Boy" and "Cracklin' Rosie"--two of my all-time favorites???  Good calls, guys!

(And Jack, this is all hypothetical and in good fun... add any Beatles tunes you want!  For me, is there a more ready-made Beatles song for GUARDIANS-inclusion than "Across the Universe"?)





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My notion of a "mix" tends to be the soundtrack from a movie using music from my yoot.
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Well heck, JB, if we make any exceptions, it's gotta be for our host!

Just ignore those GUARDIANS-inspired guidelines for now... any interest is sharing 12 or 14 favorite songs from your youth, that you love to hear (or would love to hear) spilling out of a movie theater sound system?





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Posted: 25 April 2017 at 9:36pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I wasn't suggesting a rule change. I was explaining why I can't play!
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No worries and understood... I had to offer!  :)



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Fun story: I had made an "Awesome Mix" for a visit to my brother's family -- catchy songs with "that fabulous sound," as one lyric goes -- to play in the car if I was driving his kids around, and see if anything caught their ears. (This is what I drew from, adding the dates restriction and a one song per artist limit.) Months later I threw it back in to visit my sister's family. No notice from the young'uns, but it was gratifying that at one point her husband -- who gets along great with our side of the family, but whom we hadn't met until their engagement -- turned to me and said, "I know every song you've been playing, but I'm don't know what I think about that." But then the "acappella" version* of Yes's "Leave It" came up, and he hadn't known there was such a thing.

*I still don't know if it was intended this way, and got overproduced with added instruments, or whether someone found the mix of the vocal tracks and thought it worth releasing at least as an extra. I flip-flop about which I think it is.

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1. Turn to Stone - ELO
2. Darlin' - the Beach Boys
3. American Woman - the Guess Who
4. One of these Nights - the Eagles
5. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive
6. The Joker - Steve Miller Band
7. Baby What a Big Surprise - Chicago
8. Killer Queen - Queen
9. Boogie Child - the Bee Gees
10. Fantasy - Earth, Wind and Fire
11. You're the First, the Last. My Everything - Barry White
12. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
13. Wild Night - Van Morrison
14. Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher - Jackie Wilson (End Credits)
 


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Jack,regarding the Yes track,i remember owning a
cassette of 12" mixes of various songs from 90125 in
the mid-80`s,Owner Of A Lonely Heart,Leave It both had
a couple of remixed versions each.As it was Trevor
Horn producing,i assume it was him who did the extra
work?

My playlist...

1,ELO-Don`t Bring Me Down.
2,Thin Lizzy-Jailbreak.
3,Rush-The Trees.
4,Styx-Renegade.
5,Supertramp-Dreamer.
6,Black Sabbath-Symptom Of The Universe.
7,Deep Purple-Space Truckin`.
8,Blondie-Heart Of Glass.
9,Bachman Turner Overdrive-You Ain`t Seen Nothing Yet.
10,Hawkwind-Silver Machine.
11,Queen-Don`t Stop Me Now.
12,Badfinger-No Matter What.

I tried to choose suitably anthemic/catchy tunes that
adhered to the timeframe and some that were a bit apt!
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Peter, I think Barry White would bring the house down, if "You're the First..." was ever included in a GOTG film!

Bill:  "Space Truckin' "... of course!!!

Also interesting to note, since Bill Collins mentioned "Don't Stop Me Now" (another great choice)... that song is actually included on a third GOTG soundtrack, one that kind of slipped under the radar, about a year after the first film--it's for the Marvel animated series on Disney XD.  I keep forgetting that it's out there, though I did stumble upon it in the stores a few months back.

No interest in the show, but the track list is another decent one, though heavy on the Joe Walsh, for some reason!



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Joe Walsh has one of my favourite lyrics ever On
Ordinary Average Guy...`Every Saturday we clean up the
yard,pick up the dog doo,hope that it`s hard` I can
relate to that!
I had no idea about the Vol 3 soundtrack Shaun! I did
think of another track after i posted my list...Blue
Oyster Cult-Astronomy
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Bill, the Rhino rerelease of 90215 had the remixes, the single and a capella of "Leave It" say mixed by Steve Lipson. (There's also a version of "It Can Happen" done when the band was going to be called Cinema, before they got a critical mass of Yes members. It has an instrumental section that is "missing" Jon Anderson lyrics. It seems to me those specific lyrics are what make it a Yes song, but it also makes me laugh; it reminds me of "Phoenix: The Untold Story" that makes it look like whenever Claremont had to rework dialog for the already-drawn panels he would always add more words.)
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I have that Rhino cd Jack! The cassette had those tracks
you mentioned but i think omitted the Cinema version of
It Can Happen,but it had `The Red and the Blue` mix of
Owner Of A Lonely Heart if my memory is correct.
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Space Truckin'
Nice.

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive

Yes!  So many movies use Takin' Care of Business. I feel like this is just as good a song and way underused. Perfect for GOTG, too.
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Thank`s Brian!

Edited to add...Band On The Run-Wings!

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I'm going to stay in the seventies for mine.

Born To Wander- RARE EARTH

Lust For Life- IGGY POP

Free-For-All- TED NUGENT  (fight scene)

Heavy Music- BOB SEGER (antagonist theme)

What I Like About You- ROMANTICS

No More Mr. Nice Guy- ALICE COOPER ('nother fight scene)

The Martian Boogie- BROWNSVILLE STATION

We're An American Band- GRAND FUNK RAILROAD (not sure where that would fit in but I love that song)

The Wild One- SUZI QUATRO (Drax theme)

Cruisin'- SMOKEY ROBINSON (Peter tries slow dancing with Gamora)

2 Brownie points for the first person to guess the common thread with these artists!

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Doug:  "The Martian Boogie" would be a fantastic addition... the world needs more Brownsville Station at any given moment!






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Goof thread, Shaun. As intesting for what doesn't work as what does. And I think the Guardians' Galaxy is wide.
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"Lifted up the bun, checked 'em out. Damn! No ketchup. So I nudged the guy sittin' next to me at the counter. I said, 'Hey, pardner, how about passin' the ketchup over?' Suddenly this little-bitty green hand holdin' a ketchup bottle come into view... An' I freaked! 'Cause the guy sittin' next t' me... was a Martian!
"Now in twenty-eight years 'a eatin' hamburgers, I ain't never come across no Martians, not at two-thirty in the mornin', an' certainly not at a fine scarfin' establishment like 'Eat.'" 

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" "The Martian Boogie" would be a fantastic addition... the world needs more Brownsville Station at any given moment!"

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Agreed Shaun! Fun song.

And yeah I'd like to try one of those "grease bombs" from Eat's, Brian.


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