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Party Weekend: Soundtracks!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by 30daysout

It’s that time of year when the weather’s warming up and you get that itch to have a party.   And every smart party host knows that the music can make or break a party … I know I’ve told this story before, about the dude who was kind of clueless about what kind of music to play at his party.  I suggested “just go out and get a couple of movie soundtracks – the kind with a bunch of different rock songs.”  He did; the soundtracks to Wayne’s World and Forrest Gump managed to trump the Austin Powers music, his party was a success and the rest is history.  I wouldn’t follow my own advice, damned if I know why somebody else did.

So let’s plan your next party, shall we?  You gonna have a theme?  How about a “decade” party?  There’s one ready-made party disc right at your fingertips – yup, it’s Hot Tub Time Machine!  Cuts from Public Enemy and Spandau Ballet may cause strained smiles on your guests’ faces, but you can’t argue with New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” (the 12-inch remix version, no less) or Talking Heads’ “Once In A Lifetime.”  Add to that the gems “Save It For Later” by the Beat (ok, the English Beat) and The Replacements’ “I Will Dare” and you have a bonafide, head-nodding, vintage 1986 throwdown.  Oop, watch out for the dreaded Men Without Hats, or you too will be doing “The Safety Dance!”

MP3: “Save It For Later” by the Beat (from Hot Tub Time Machine)

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