Mike Eternity

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THE ROCK OPERA

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Meatloaf  Bat Out of Hell  buy on itunes
Andrew W.K.  Victory Strikes Again  buy on itunes
The Darkness  One Way Ticket  buy on itunes
Lordi  Supermonsters  buy on itunes
Korkus  Midnite Maniac  buy on itunes
Gamma Ray  Valley of the Kings  buy on itunes
Y&T  Forever  buy on itunes
Saxon  Wheels of Steel  buy on itunes
KISS  God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You  buy on itunes
The Who  We're Not Gonna Take it  buy on itunes
stellastarr*  My Coco  buy on itunes
Muse  Starlight  buy on itunes
Marvelous 3  Radio Tokyo  buy on itunes
Buckcherry  For the Movies  buy on itunes
Boston  More Than a Feeling  buy on itunes
Green Day  Homecoming  buy on itunes
Jarvis Cocker  Black Magic  buy on itunes
Oasis  D'You Know What I Mean  buy on itunes
David Bowie and Queen  Under Pressure  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
DragonForce  Through the Fire and Flames  buy on itunes
The Blood Brothers  God Bless You, Blood Thirsty Zeppelins  buy on itunes
Guns N Roses  Paradise City  buy on itunes
Korpiklaani  Spirit of the Forest  buy on itunes
Wolfmother  Colossal  buy on itunes
Heart  Crazy on You  buy on itunes
My Chemical Romance  Mama  buy on itunes
System of a Down  Toxicity  buy on itunes
Say Anything  Alive with the Glory of Love  buy on itunes
Hedwig and the Angry Inch  Wig in a Box  buy on itunes
Bonnie Tyler  Holding Out for a Hero  buy on itunes
Transvision Vamp  Velveteen  buy on itunes
The Rocky Horror Picture Show  Time Warp  buy on itunes
Bon Jovi  Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen of Mars  buy on itunes
Queen  The March of the Black Queen  buy on itunes
Tenacious D  City Hall  buy on itunes
Mika  Happy Ending  buy on itunes
Edguy  Theater of Salvation  buy on itunes

Comment:

I've been wanting to do something like this for a while. Despite my love of twee indie pop, I've always been a strong believer in the shamelessly grandiose rock of acts like Queen, Meat Loaf, Andrew W.K., etc. They combine my inner rock & roller with my fondness for theatrical music numbers. It may not be subtle, nuanced, or, well, respected like a lot of the music featured on AOTM, but this stuff lights the fires of my soul. My ultimate dream would be to have a band that could compose many different genres, but especially monolithic Broadway-meets-punk showstoppers. Not just heavy metal like a lot of the music I ended up using on here, but a sound with flamboyance and razzle dazzle. I wouldn't want merely a barrage of noise or anger, but an epic, complex explosion of everything I feel. It's hard to explain, but it would be a positive thing.

Anyway, I did the best I could to demonstrate at least a certain angle of that vision with this mix. I chose songs that were over-the-top, overwhelming, ridiculous, sometimes fun, sometimes badass, sometimes cheesy, but always soaring at maximum capacity. I wanted to make room for Springsteen, but I just couldn't fit his style in with the overall tone of the record, even though he has plenty of hair-raising opuses in his canon (maybe someday I'll attempt more a gospel-y/folksy version of this theme). I also had a couple Poison songs I was hoping for, but I didn't want the mix leaning TOO much towards the hair metal era.

Feedback:

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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 5/22/2007
I'm out of breath just reading the track list. Over the top in over the top-ness. Alot that has been overplayed but the concept is well executed and there are several tunes that I still love on here (the Jarvis and Rocky Horror tracks in particular).
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gobi
Date: 5/22/2007
I'm with Mark on this . . . but I'd add that although there are more than a couple of tracks that I dislike, the overall max-out over-the-topness makes this a kind of uber mind-f*ck . . . meaning that you must be the excess-meister. Almost a guilty pleasure masterpiece IMHO. Classic.I'd recommend a competition to get the matching cover art !
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fritz1
Date: 5/22/2007
my favorite tracks: kiss, the who, g'n'r, wolfmother, system, hedwig, and rocky horror. interesting concept, well executed!
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 5/23/2007
Oi! Oi! Oi!Love it!! LOL!!! YES, me too. No surprise there, though...
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joker und thief
Date: 5/23/2007
Yep, We're with gobi and Mark on this all the way. Presentation is stellar!
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DJ Karen Adams
Date: 5/23/2007
taking the challenge recommened by gobi, here's the matching cover art:
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Mike Eternity
Date: 5/23/2007
Wow, that's great, Karen! You guys are too cool. Thanks for the support and cover art ideas (I'd supply my own but I'm sadly ignorant at creating visuals on the computer)
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controlled catastrophe
Date: 5/23/2007
aw, that brightened my day! you have david bowie + queen and my favorite queen song. so triple cool points for you. and i love the cover art!
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controlled catastrophe
Date: 5/23/2007
you need rough transitions when you're studying at 2 am :]
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Barrydali
Date: 5/26/2007
Way to scary for me Mikey, oh and since you asked about *my* list of the worst songs of all time

3 - Boom Boom Boom Boom - The Vengaboys
2 Our Radio Rocks - P.J & Duncan
And tied at 1 ...Achey Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus and Man, I Feel like a Woman - Shania Twain.

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Bear
Date: 5/26/2007
Amazing! Loads of guilty pleasures here, not least the opener... for your dream band, try The Fucking Champs- although they are instrumental, they hair-rock with style and flair...
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rachel stardust
Date: 6/2/2007
I love this. The songs you picked perfectly match your concept - at least the ones I know.

I'm interested in what Springsteen songs you were considering but ultimately cut. I'm thinking "Hungry Heart", "Thunder Road", "Backstreets", or "Dancer In The Dark". His singles tend to be more theatrical than his album cuts, I've noticed.

Anyway, I love this. This mix reminds me why I need to look at this site more frequently.
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Mazzter4l
Date: 11/22/2007
How have I not noticed this mix before now??? Another great mix filled with amazing (and fun) songs that you don't find on many AOTM mixes.

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