Sunday, February 25, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy Mixtapes Plus #BOTB Results!


Today we have a spotlight dancer, Alana from Rambling with AM.  She has chosen the theme for today as “Themes of movies or TV shows!”.  I can tell you I struggled with decision here.

At first, I thought about sharing the soundtrack for “This is Spinal Tap”, which was released in 1984. But thought it might be too obscure and outrageously dumb for you, my readers, to appreciate.


Next, I thought about sharing the soundtrack to “Heavy Metal” which was an animated cult film interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction and fantasy released in 1981. But, I know that many of you don’t care for the Heavy Metal genre on such a full scale.

Instead, I am taking a ‘safer’ route today.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.



Tracklist:
1. Blue Swede - Hooked On a Feeling (0:00)
2. Raspberries - Go All the Way (02:52)
3. Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In the Sky (06:13)
4. David Bowie - Moonage Daydream (10:15)
5. Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell In Love (14:57)
6. 10cc - I'm Not In Love (19:31)
7. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (25:35)
8. Redbone - Come and Get Your Love (28:35)
9. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb (31:58)
10. Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (34:15)
11. The Five Stairsteps - O-O-H Child (38:52)
12. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (42:06)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.



Tracklist:
0:00 Electric Light Orchestra - Mister Blue Sky
5:04 Sweet - Fox on the run
8:25 Aliiota Janes Jeremiah - Lake shore drive *(Blocked by editor :/ )*
13:17 Fleetwood Mac - The chains
17:35 Sam Cooke - Bring it on home to me
20:15 Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
23:11 George Harrison - My sweet Lord
27:43 Looking Glass - Brandy (You're a fine girl)
30:49 Jay & The Americans - Come a little bit closer
33:34 Silver - Wham bam shang-a-lang
37:06 Cheap Trick - Surrender
42:01 Cat Stevens - Father and Son
45:38 Parliament - Flash light

Have you seen any of these movies?  Did I play it ‘too safe’ in my selection, or should I have shared the soundtracks from the other movies?  Talk to me in the comments.


OOPS! Almost forgot!

I need to share results of the latest Battle of the Bands.

After I had a dismal turnout for my February 1 Battle of the Bands, Mr Stephen T McCarthy challenged me to find more voters for my Mid-Month Battle. So I took that challenge and am happy to report that more voters were found.  I sincerely hope that they all return for my March 1 battle as well (and that they visit the other participants, too!)

Feb 15 had us dancing and drinking Tennessee Whiskey. Here are the results, including my own vote for Whiskey Lane:

Chris Stapleton with 30 votes
Whiskey Lane with 35 votes
Plus 12 poor saps who got lost in the stupor and didn’t cast a vote

See you all again on March 1 for another fun battle!






30 comments:

  1. I like your mixed tape, brings back memories :)Have a nice week!

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    1. Thanks! The 70s were a really great time for music. Thanks for stopping by.

      ~Mary

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  2. Great mixed tape. I have seen both movies and you did an amazing job.

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    1. Thanks, Patrick!

      While I enjoy the music from the Heavy Metal movie, I tend to listen to these mixtapes more frequently.

      ~Mary

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  3. Of the four, Heavy Metal is the one I don't know and should. Sounds cool - I'll check that out!

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    1. If you are interested in the Heavy Metal movie, there is a remake called Heavy Metal 2000 also available. Enjoy!

      ~Mary

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  4. That was a ginormous turnout! I'm sure that set a record for BOTB.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi Lee!

      It certainly was a lot of fun. I haven't scrolled back through all of the other battles to see if it is a record, but if not - it certainly comes close to one.

      ~Mary

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  5. Mary,

    The soundtracks for both films are excellent. We finally saw both flicks in the past year, too. I liked the first one better than the second. It looks like I sided with the loser in your BoTB. :( Thanks for sharing the dance floor with me today, dearie. Have a good week!

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    1. Cathy,

      The only losers in the battles are those who don't vote. This was a close one all the way through to the very end, when Whiskey Lane managed to pull ahead. See you Thursday for another battle!

      ~Mary

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  6. Oh wow, love the tapes, and if I had to choose I think I love the first one the best although the first one is cool too! Thanks for sharing... totally phenomenal!!! You have rocked the house!

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    1. HaHa! Good thing we don't have to choose today :)

      ~Mary

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  7. >>... I thought about sharing the soundtrack for “This is Spinal Tap”, which was released in 1984. But thought it might be too obscure and outrageously dumb for you, my readers, to appreciate.

    Hey, who you callin' "smart", MARY?! You insinuatin' intelligence or sumthin'?!

    I love and own 'SPINAL TAP'. That movie is a hoot 'n' a half! My Rock Star cousin, Johnny, turned me onto it way back when.

    After repeated viewings, I almost love those boys as much in 'A MIGHTY WIND'. I'm sure you've seen that one, too, right?

    Hokey-Smoke! Incredible turnout -- and incredible Battle, also. I mean, to have 65 votes submitted and only a 5-vote differential, that's the mark of a great Battle. Nicely done, MMQE.

    The only person who might have ever come close in total turnout would be Lee, during one of his BOTB / A 2 Z combinations. But above, even Lee said he thinks you've set the record, so you must have.

    Gee, and every time I put together a Battle, I'm just hoping for maybe 17 total votes.

    Well, see ya again in a couple of days. My next BOTB installment will be simple and straightforward, but I think it'll also be a very close race.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'

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    1. This would be a case of 'it's so bad that it's good' Much like those secret indulgences that we don't discuss publicly - such as Bieber Fever.

      Am hoping for another great turnout this week. Have a little battle of the sexes that will be taking place. Gonna see who can be a better punk - male or female.

      Am hoping that some of these visitors will take the time to visit the rest of the group as well. I'm all about sharing the love.

      ~Mary

      ps gonna look up A Mighty Wind. Don't think that I've heard of it until now.

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    2. Anyone suffering from Bieber Fever should be put down out of compassion. They shoot horses, don't they?

      >>... Gonna see who can be a better punk - male or female.

      Ha! I'm pretty sure we know the answer to that already but, what the hey, let 'er rip.

      You've nearly convinced me to soon run with an idea I've been kicking around for about a month now. It would be a "Twisted BOTB" which would include Joan Jett. I'd like to see the little poseur get her arse kicked in a Battle between the "toughies". The only problem is... I'm afraid Joan would get her heinie kicked TOO badly (i.e., shutout).

      Hmmm... well, food for thought.

      Psst, if you ain't a-skeered of no shutout, I'll be happy to give it to you and let you run wid it. Ha! (I wanna see someone do it, but I don't want to risk the shutout myself. I'm like the kid who says to another, "Here's a sharp stick. Why don't you go poke that big bully with it." I'm a stinker, ain't I?)

      ~ D-FensDogG
      STMcC Presents 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'

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    3. Hmmm I do like me some Joan Jett. In fact, I used her in my Feb 1 battle. She lost to Lou Gramm 4-2. You know who else likes Joan Jett? Debbie D. But since she's bowed out of the battles... I might just take on your little battle. I like running with sharp sticks and playing in the freeway. Keeps a person agile.

      BTW. I took a peek at the trailer for 'A Mighty Wind'. I think I'm going to watch it. I could use a good laugh these days. Can't go too far wrong with that cast. I'll be sure to take a double dose of cold meds to make the experience that much more enjoyable.

      ~MMQE

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  8. >>... I'll be sure to take a double dose of cold meds to make the experience that much more enjoyable.

    Oh, for sure. Add a little Tennessee Whiskey, smoke a little Cheech y Chong, snort some caraway seeds and you'll be right in the pocket!

    Now there's another BOTB idea: A song from SPINAL TAP versus a song from A MIGHTY WIND.

    Yeah, I remember Doglady Debbie using Joan Jett in BOTB not too long ago, as well. I can't remember who the competitor was and the outcome of that Battle, but I think I had something snarkastic to say about Joan in both instances. (Me just being me. ...Hey, it's a lousy job but somebody's gotta do it! If someone's gotta be me, it might as well be me, I suppose.)

    Oh, wait! I think Debbie used Joan against Suzi Quatro and Joan won. ...But I could be mistaken, like I was once before (the night of April 23, 1983).

    Hey, I think we might have a deal here. Lemme give it one more thought, and if I still can't muster the courage to do it (and I protly can't), then I'll pass it on to the more courageous you.

    Even though it's one of Joan's best known songs, there's no doubt in my mind that she'll get clobbered. I could live with a blowout, but it's the "shutout" potential that makes me twitchy. The Battle has a pretty cool theme, though, and it's definitely rough 'n' tumble, energetic 'n' upbeat.

    ~ Stephen

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    1. POSTSCRIPT:
      Your Battle: Iggy Pop versus Patti Smith?

      ~ D-FensDogG
      STMcC Presents 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'

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    2. I consulted the battle records. Debbie did use Joan against Suzi Quatro. But, similar to the night of April 23, 1983, you are mistaken as to the outcome. It was a tie.

      >>... Iggy Pop versus Patti Smith?

      Nope, but that does sound interesting.

      I guess I should clarify. The original artist for the song I am using is a punk band, but the contenders are not. They've just put their own spin on the song. One contender just happens to be a little more known than the other, but the lesser known does a well enough job that I hope it's enough to keep them in the fight.

      My battle on the 15th is taking us back to the early 70s, unless I change my mind and go with another idea from the later 70s.

      ~Mary

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  9. What a great voting turnout! And it cracks me up both that some folks forgot to vote and that anyone thinks the awesome movie that is "Heavy Metal" really featured heavy tunes. You should get a load of Rammstein. Heh... By the way, I started to type "Hammerstein" but am glad I looked it up first because Hammerstein is an authentic German polka band! How ironic is that? Sometimes I crack myself up. Be well!

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    1. I actually did a post on Rammstein a few years ago. See you tomorrow for your vote in the new battle!

      ~Mary

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  10. Holy Crap Girl! These are some awesome mix tapes!!! You have to know that I love 'em! Like seriously, kickass.
    Although honestly, i'm not a sci-fi or fantasy person and I have no desire to see Guardians of the Galaxy. That genre just does nothing for me. However, I'll listen to your mix tape playlists endlessly! I can't even begin to say which songs are my favorites as there are so many that I really dig.
    Sooo good! And in answer to your question: as far as I'm concerned you didn't play it too safe. I probably wouldn't have like the Heavy Metal one all that much and Nah on Spinal Tap. So your choice here is right up my alley as far as the music goes...

    Re: your BOTB results: I went with Chris Stapleton on that one so my guy didn't win. But like I mentioned in my comment, I liked Whiskey Lane too so I'm way cool with the result. :)
    You mentioned 12 "poor saps" who didn't vote: Don't you hate that?! I hate when someone comes and says "I'm going with the original, all the way" and I'm like "ah, that's not one of the choices..." I don't get it..

    Hope you're having a great week. Thanks for these fantastic playlists! Will be listening to them often!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Hey Michele!

      I do hate it when people don't vote. I get stupid comments such as I've never heard this before, it sounds interesting. but they don't bother to leave a vote.

      We'll see what tomorrow brings. Battling out a song from The Offspring.

      I watched that Movie that Stephen suggested. I not only lost 90 minutes of my life, but I think I lost a few more brain cells as well. It was like a trainwreck that I just couldn't stop watching.

      Off to do a load of laundry before the snow returns. Catch you tomorrow!

      ~Mary

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  11. Your mixed tape is awesome! Excuse me while I go back and immerse myself in some spectacular tunes. ;)

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    1. Enjoy! I know I like listening to these often.

      ~Mary

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  12. The soundtracks from both these films are strong. I think in general the first is a better overall but my favourite song is The Chain on the second films sound track.
    One of my favourite film soundtracks is the one for Little Nicky. With your taste in music I think you'd like it too :)

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    1. Thanks, Steve!

      I tend to agree with you that the first was better. I'm sure I've heard the soundtrack for Little Nicky before, but will check it out again. I'm sure you wouldn't lead me astray :)

      ~Mary

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  13. I like the Galaxy of the Guardians. And wow, you've got the list of the tape. The soundtracks are really great, it feels nostalgic.

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    1. It really is a great throwback. I enjoy music from that era the most I think. Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Mary

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  14. Wow! I never saw either of these movies, but with awesome soundtracks like both of those (but especially the first one) 10cc! The Five Stairsteps! The only one I didn't know was the Runaways but I got educated quickly. Joan Jett? Who knew? Thank you for rockin' the theme! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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