I have been debating which album to post for your enjoyment and entertainment, and after whittling the list down to about three, I chose this here one.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack- Awesome Mix Vol. 1.
If you saw the film, then you know they incorporate a lot of classic rock into the movie, by way of a mix tape. Yes...a TAPE!! *gasp*
The songs included are..
Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede Go All The Way - Raspberries Spirit In The Sky- Norman Greenbaum Moonage Daydream - David Bowie Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop I'm Not In Love - 10cc I Want You Back - Jackson 5 Come And Get Your Love - Redbone Cherry Bomb - The Runaways Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes O-O-H Child- The Five Stairsteps Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
My daughter and I rocking it out to Cherrybomb!!!! Lita Forde unbelievable axe player! Moonage daydream. ....I mean come on!!!! On the same album yyyeeaaahhhhh! Bowie is amazing! Great album! Ye gonna do volume 2 next?!
OK Chippa, here is my review of "The Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack- Awesome Mix Vol. 1". And yes, I noticed that on the youtube you posted, so just went to another one that worked.
01. "Hooked On A Feeling" - Didn't like the ooka chokka's at first, but on second play, actually sounds pretty good. 02. "Go All The Way" - Always found it a juvenile lyric; but the chorus and vocals are amazing without a doubt. 03. "Spirit In The Sky" - Never was a sinner, never sinned? Look here Greenbaum, if we're saying anything but "have mercy on me a sinner" when we get up to that spirit in the sky, we're going to be in for a heck of a rude surprise. 04. "Moonage Daydream" - Very cool Bowie track that doesn't get a lot of airplay. 05. "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" - Ah, I always wondered what the words were and who sang it. Cool to know. Love the rhythmic guitar solo on it. 06. "I'm Not In Love" - OK, another great one I never knew the song name or the artist. Always loved the tripped out break and the cosmic BGVs. Three great ones in a row. 07. "I Want You Back" - I always hate when I have to admit I like a song sung by Michael Jackson, but hey, sounds great. 08. "Come And Get Your Love" - OK, a 4th one I never knew the title or artist. Another cool one. 09. "Cherry Bomb" - Meh. 10. "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" - I checked into the tree of music history and found out this song was the sap. ba-doom-kshhh!!!! 11. "O-O-H Child" - If music was a wine cellar, this one would be with the vintage stuff for sure. 12. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - One of the all-time great choruses without a doubt.
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 Prime Cuts: "O-O-H child", "Moonage Daydream", "Fooled Around And Fell In Love", "I'm Not In Love", "Come And Get Your Love", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
Great mix of a bunch of oldies; enjoyed it very much! I saw the movie and remember enjoying them in that context as well and getting a kick out of that it was a cassette tape.
It must be the hip thing to use a cassette these days, my understanding is that the upcoming Mark Knopfler CD "Tracker" was all recorded on tape as well.
Thanks again for doing CD of the week, Chippa; as mentioned before got you down for two months from now as well, and will send you a reminder as the time approaches.
While I wouldn’t say I was fascinated by this album, it was definitely worth the listen. I didn’t know the songs from before, and not having watched the movie they didn’t mean much to me either, so I just held on to the music. A lot of it sounds very ‘60s and ‘70s to me, and many songs sound very American old thing. There’s quite a good dose of corniness here and there, but in general of the good one, the one you can enjoy songs with. Of course there were a couple of bad songs, but in general I would say it’s a pleasant album to listen.
Also, having gathered songs from different sources, it's impossible to analyze the album as such because it doesn't have entity as a whole, so you can only analyze it's songs individually, not as part of something.
1-2 range: -
3-4 range: “Moonage daydream” (more garbage by one of the most overrated musicians ever), “I’m not in love” (produces no feeling, it’s boring and way too long), “Escape (the piña colada song)” (yeah, it’s spelled like that, with that little thing over the ‘n’… very basic song, not a really inspired melody… worthless).
5-6 range: “Hooked on a Feeling” (it deserved a bit more but the “ooka chakas” dragged it down for me), “Spirit in the sky” (good intentions but the result is not convincing IMO, the melody lacks punch), “Come and get your love” (I guess it’s just OK, but no more than that), “Cherry bomb” (quite silly song but it doesn’t sound completely bad).
7-8 range: “Go all the way” (nice uplifting song with a wink to “Please, please me” in the middle), “Fooled around and fell in love” (bluemoonesque ballad, old feel, powerful, I liked it), “O-O-H child” (a 7, but I quite like it… I like how verse and chorus match and the descendant bassline), “Ain’t no mountain high enough” (pleasant song, good job by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in the vocals).
9-10 range: “I want you back” (great song, reminded me of how great Jackson 5 could be, the best one IMO).
PS: I’ve read in Wikipedia that “Livin’ thing” was also used in the film in a scene that was finally cut off.
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
Post by queenofthehours on Mar 1, 2015 17:03:53 GMT
1. Hooked On A Feeling – I’m sure I know this song from somewhere. But I can’t place it. I like the bass. The brass immediately dates it though. Good track. 2. Go All The Way – I’m still trying to get into the Raspberries. I like this track but they haven’t won me over yet. Sounds a bit like how the Beatles would have sounded if Lennon had left after Sgt Pepper. 3. Spirit In The Sky – I hear this so often I’m immune to it. I can’t decide one way or the other if I like it or not. Maybe the Dr and Medics version is better? 4. Moonage Daydream – Not my favourite Bowie but it’s still better than what we get these days. I love the middle bit best 5. Fooled Around And Fell In Love – I’m not familiar with this track. It’s not bad – a bit 70s maybe? Nice drums. 6. I'm Not In Love – 10cc, what can I say? It’s a classic. Brilliant production, great band. 7. I Want You Back – Everyone needs to play some old Michael Jackson records once in a while. A very good pop song. 8. Come And Get Your Love – Has someone covered this? If they have I must know the cover better than this as it seems familiar but not this version. It’s a bit repetitive. 9. Cherry Bomb – Not too exciting. Early punk? 10. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Everyone knows this. A bit dated? But you could still call it a classic. 11. O-O-H Child – I don’t know this track at all. It’s ok but not very exciting. 12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - This is better. A great track. Motown classic.
This is a great album. A good mix - I like that. The only problem is I'm not all that familiar with the songs or I'm just not a fan of them. It seems to have a very strong 70s MOR orientation.
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
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