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diamondsgirl
10-08-2010, 09:26 AM
My family knows that I am a huge fan of (most) 80's music as well as a fan of musical theater. For my birthday, my sister is taking me to see "Rock of Ages" which is a Broadway production of a love story based in the 1980's. So, naturally, the entire soundtrack is all 1980's rock songs. I checked it out and found that "Just Like Paradise" (one of my favorite Roth solo tunes) is on the sound track.

I think it is pretty flattering for Dave that they would choose this song to be one of a handful of 1980's songs to be in this amazing production. I am surprised that Dave agreed to it, though. How much $$ do you think he is getting?

Anyway, I think the vocals sound horrid on this youtube, but I am hoping it is better LIVE during the production.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFHlFfjGJTM

ELVIS
10-08-2010, 09:28 AM
Too bad the original had crappy computer drums...

ELVIS
10-08-2010, 09:30 AM
Hmmm...

Not the worst thing I ever heard...

Might be good live...


:elvis:

chefcraig
10-08-2010, 09:33 AM
According to Dave's Crazy From The Heat book, back when Skyscraper was released, the producers of Beverly Hills 90210 approached his manager about using "Just Like..." as the show's theme song. Reportedly, the manager refused without consulting Roth. Undetered, the producers went ahead and had a song written by some guy named John Davis to approximate Roth's tune for the series. A close listen reveals that the dynamics of the two songs are remarkably similar. Perhaps Dave didn't want to miss out on the royalties this time around. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY-IFU9LFkY

diamondsgirl
10-08-2010, 09:49 AM
Funny that the lead character's "stage name" is Wolfgang. :D

Diamondjimi
10-09-2010, 11:47 PM
According to Dave's Crazy From The Heat book, back when Skyscraper was released, the producers of Beverly Hills 90210 approached his manager about using "Just Like..." as the show's theme song. Reportedly, the manager refused without consulting Roth. Undetered, the producers went ahead and had a song written by some guy named John Davis to approximate Roth's tune for the series. A close listen reveals that the dynamics of the two songs are remarkably similar. Perhaps Dave didn't want to miss out on the royalties this time around. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY-IFU9LFkY

Catchy , predictable melody line but the dudes vibrato is almost as bad as Kirk Hammett's... :hee:

Imapus Sylicker
10-10-2010, 12:01 AM
According to Dave's Crazy From The Heat book, back when Skyscraper was released, the producers of Beverly Hills 90210 approached his manager about using "Just Like..." as the show's theme song. Reportedly, the manager refused without consulting Roth. Undetered, the producers went ahead and had a song written by some guy named John Davis to approximate Roth's tune for the series. A close listen reveals that the dynamics of the two songs are remarkably similar. Perhaps Dave didn't want to miss out on the royalties this time around. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY-IFU9LFkY

Dave wrote "Just Like Paradise" to be his 5th symphony.

Fuck all "artists" that refuse to give in to "the man".

Dave is smart enough to know that you need a couple of instantly recognizable hits to pay for your whole career. If you've got it made in the shade, you can afford to be a pretentious snobby pompous arse afterwards when it comes to your creative output.

And he nearly made it. Isn't that tune the official theme of some Hawaiian radio station? If 90210 had that song as the title theme, Dave would be wiping his arse with $100 bills.

Money first, art later.

Cheers! :bottle:

diamondsgirl
10-10-2010, 05:57 PM
Just Like Paradise was actually the opening song of the play which was very cool. Starting off with that, you can't go wrong. During intermission they played Yankee Rose and then I enjoyed some Jack Daniels at the theater bar, just because.

The play was really funny and well acted, IMO. Anyone who likes musical theater should check it out. The lead guy, Constantine?? has got some pipes. :baaa:

DavidLeeNatra
10-13-2010, 02:42 AM
not bad...

Seshmeister
10-13-2010, 06:43 AM
As a male heterosexual I have absolutely no interest in musical theatre.

ashstralia
10-13-2010, 07:12 AM
As a male heterosexual I have absolutely no interest in musical theatre.

ultimately you limit not just yourself with this statement, seshy.
musical the8r is a valid artform, and as a fellow hetero male, i resemble your remark.

(also a grate place to meet chicky babes)

Seshmeister
10-13-2010, 07:21 AM
Good for you, this is quite a public forum to come out the closet in and that was brave.

I salute your right to gayness!

ashstralia
10-13-2010, 08:02 AM
hahahahahehehehe...as i mentioned, i'm not gay.
(not that there's anything wrong with that.)

a man can enjoy a good singalong play, in my experience that is not emasculating.
at all. did i mention the chicky babes? woooooohoooooo......you've seen dancing girls bodies, yeah?
YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!~!!!!!!~!!!!!~!!! :)

Dave's Bitch
10-13-2010, 08:07 AM
pretty funky stuff.Going from Dave to poison made me laugh,sounds like they got brett in for that section

Seshmeister
10-13-2010, 08:24 AM
It's just not natural.

ashstralia
10-13-2010, 08:49 AM
It's just not natural.

mate, i'm on the beers again, so i hope you'll forgive me.

every time i read your posts, seshdude, it's billy conolly's voice.. heheheheh..

eets jooost noot nartrul!!! hehehehe

jeez the weeds good this year.

i'm off to listen to RUSH

ELVIS
10-13-2010, 09:58 AM
I don't salute queers, gayness or gay rights...

Blaze
10-13-2010, 10:50 AM
As a male heterosexual I have absolutely no interest in musical theatre.

Music Theater, when produced for good or truth, can be a dynamic and compelling medium.
Mixing symphony and story line ables a communicator to communicate more than words alone could ever accomplish.

Though this film production is extraordinarily weak compared to the stage production.
It is one example of how a story is able to be told with a stronger communicative expression through the use of Musical Theater.


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Blaze
10-13-2010, 11:01 AM
Here is a humble example of the stage production
<embed id=VideoPlayback src=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-6832828243817506800&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash> </embed>

Blaze
10-13-2010, 11:02 AM
Here is a humble example of the stage production
<embed id=VideoPlayback src=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-6832828243817506800&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash> </embed>

speedtruckermf
10-14-2010, 11:03 AM
hahahahahehehehe...as i mentioned, i'm not gay.
(not that there's anything wrong with that.)

a man can enjoy a good singalong play, in my experience that is not emasculating.
at all. did i mention the chicky babes? woooooohoooooo......you've seen dancing girls bodies, yeah?
YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!~!!!!!!~!!!!!~!!! :)

And what exactly is not wrong with it? It's deviant behavior at best. Specifically mentioned in THE BIBLE as an abomination.

sonrisa salvaje
10-14-2010, 01:05 PM
I'll bet Brett Tuggle is happy about the extra royalties, not that he should really care since he is pretty solid these days with Nicks, Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac.

PETE'S BROTHER
10-14-2010, 03:52 PM
every time i read your posts, seshdude, it's billy conolly's voice.. heheheheh..

eets jooost noot nartrul!!! hehehehe



odd, i hear kermit's voice:biggrin:

PETE'S BROTHER
10-14-2010, 03:52 PM
every time i read your posts, seshdude, it's billy conolly's voice.. heheheheh..

eets jooost noot nartrul!!! hehehehe



odd, i hear kermit's voice:biggrin: