Saturday, August 8, 2009

I wanna rock!

From One2OneNetwork press release:

The five-time Tony Award nominated Rock of Ages is the 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 arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benetar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake, and more.

The CD features 22 songs from the Broadway show, and these aren't your grandma's showtunes! 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. This is more than just a great rock record--finally everyone will get to experience the joy that Rock of Ages brings to audiences every night on Broadway, complete with comedy, rockin' music, nostalgia, and heart.

Oh. my! If you grew up listening to this music like I did, you are gonna LOVE this CD! I cannot say enough about how fantastic it is. Every song brings back another memory from my adolescence, and it is infused with just enough of the story of the musical to make me physically itch to see it! This CD just seeps of the craziness and over-the-top stylings and music of the Hair Band era. It truly is the ultimate 'mix tape' that I could have created over hours in my bedroom in 1989.

Just look at this tracklisting!
Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But A Good Time
Sister Christian
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)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
High Enough
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can't Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Oh Sherrie
The Search Is Over
Don't Stop Believin

When I listen to this CD, I'm no longer a 30-something mom driving my 2 kids to soccer practice....I'm a skinny 16 year old with big hair and bigger dreams, and am totally invincible again. I'm back to when listening to Rick Dee's Weekly Top 40 on my boom box was a highlight of my week, and I made sure to have a notebook and pen handy to write down the list while I talked on the phone laying in the floor of my bedroom. Ooh, and it was even BETTER if I could record my favorite songs on a cassette while listening! Didja hear that Amy and David broke up again?! Well, I heard he was with that slut Cynthia....

Oh, wait. OK. Yeah. I'm not in high school anymore!

Seriously, it ought to tell you something that my two sons knew most of these songs before they ever heard the CD. My husband and I are both nostalgic about our 80s music. Now my sons beg to listen to the Rock of Ages CD, and even know which number they want to hear! This has quickly become a family favorite.

Anyone care to give us 4 tickets to see the show on Broadway?


Well, until then, we'll make do with this CD that we absolutely LOVE! Go pick it up or download it and YOU will love it too!

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