Saturday, October 24, 2015
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - MUSIC FROM THE ANIMATED TV SERIES
First came the movie, then the animated series. The movie became known for its primo '70's soundtrack, and surprisingly that has continued for the series, with lots of sharp choices. There's repetition from the movie soundtrack with inclusion of Blue Swede's Hooked On A Feeling, but the rest are different, so if you found the first a cool mix, this one will couple with it nicely.
There's a heavy Joe Walsh flavour, with three of his cuts: the iconic Rocky Mountain Way, plus The James Gang's two biggest hits, Funk #49 and Walk Away. The latter two don't get a lot of play these days, so they are welcome, but Rocky Mountain Way is a staple of classic rock radio, so perhaps that could have been replaced. Same goes for Thin Lizzy's The Boys Are Back In Town, which can be heard in any town anywhere, every day on radio, usually following Rocky Mountain Way.
But they do go deep for Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, certainly not one of that group's biggest, and I can't remember the last time I heard The Hudson Brothers, any Hudson Brothers, featured here with So You Are A Star. And so it goes, a surprise one song, an overplayed yawn the next (I Will Survive). But these discs are fun, and there's nothing here that I mind hearing.