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Remaking Sweet

Today’s the 3rd day on the blog tour. It’s been great! I’m over at Close Encounters with the Night Kind (http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com) today for a review and another giveaway!

But don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the summer remake series. Last week we had Johnny Cash taking on those whippersnappers, Social Distortion. It was good rockabilly fun, I thought, although not many seemed interested in it.

Today might be another flop because I had to go with one of my favorite songs ever. I know, I say that about every song, don’t I? Well, in this case it is. Every time I hear this song, I crank up the stereo and scream along. Well, okay, they don’t scream, but I can’t hit those notes unless I do. So there.

The band Sweet was a 70’s UK glam band. The reason I know about them is because my uncle loved their song “Little Willy”. This particular uncle passed away the year I was born, so I never got to meet him, but I listen to that song and imagine I know him rather well 🙂

However that isn’t the song being remade today. Nope. Today we have “Ballroom Blitz” which always makes me want to mosh. How crazy is that? I just listen to the words and I picture a big, writhing mosh pit. It’s kind of fitting, I think.

Anyway, in 1984, a metal hair band from Switzerland remade “Ballroom Blitz”. The band’s name is Krokus and I know this is a way back then song and remake, but really, I feel a little frantic this week, so it feels right.

What do you think?

The Original (Dig those costumes and that hair!):

The Remake (Check out those costumes! LOL):

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What’s Playing Wednesday

It’s time for another What’s Playing Wednesday! Yes! I know you’re excited. It’s when I let Danica’s Magical Musical Player pick the topic of the post.

This morning, my MP3 player was apparently feeling a little melancholy. It chose a broken-hearted song. I’ll admit, I’m not a big fan of sappy love songs (or sappy anything really), but this particular song is just so…I don’t know, powerful.

What’s especially funny, is that today over at Four Foxes, One Hound I’m talking about my favorite romance movie. Again, I’m just not into the sappy, so you should check it out if only to see what’s my favorite romance movie!

Now for the song. My family members heavily influenced my musical tastes growing up. I’ve mentioned before how every morning I’d wake up to hear my sister rocking out (and making the house shake) to Iron Maiden, Molly Hatchet, Judas Priest, and Quiet Riot. She was quite the little head-banger, but there were some bands she played that spun out some terrific ballads. Today’s band is one I used to listen to with her (because I had no choice).

The band is called Vandenberg. They were a Dutch hair band in the early 80’s. I’m sure I heard more music by them because my sister liked them, but this song stood out for me. It’s just so heart-felt and yes, it sometimes makes me feel blue. The song is called Burning Heart. I was 5 or 6 when the song came out, but I remembered it when I decided I needed more music on my MP3 player.

Can’t you just picture riding around in a T-top Camaro with this song blaring from your speakers? LOL Ah, the 80’s.

Don’t forget, there’s still a chance to win an e-copy of my book or a mask over at Nikki Brandyberry’s blog. And tomorrow I’ll be over at the awesome Rachel Firasek’s blog for another interview and giveaway!

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