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Musicals

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by Cosmic Harmony, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Astrid Kirchherr65

    Astrid Kirchherr65 Classic 60's Chick

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    Velvet Goldmine is another good modern Musical

    loosely based on Bowie, Bolan and Iggy Pop of the Glitter/Glam era

    great music and covers of songs /and original

    omg three HOTTIES TOO

    Jonathan Rys Meyers
    Ewan McGregor




    Christian Bale ...:bow::bow::bow:




     

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  2. Cosmic Harmony

    Cosmic Harmony Senior Member

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    Avenue Q is one of my favorite musicals. I saw it live a couple years ago and I must say that I thought it was better than the Godfather of musicals as we know them "The Phantom of the Opera". :D
     
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    Sunny Settled down at last and very happy.

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    I am going to see Jersey Boys when it's in Sydney (life of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons. I have a feeling I will enjoy it.

    Start the vid below at 2.40 as there is a dickhead yapping away and doesn't know when to shut up!

     
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    lol Sunny your funny

    looks good girl :)
     
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    The British TV comedy 'Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps' did a musical edition which is more of a parody really. It's really stupid and crass, but that's why I like it :D However, despite this, it has a rather sad back story, about a girl who leaves her boyfriend and is thinking back to the night they met...





     
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    Jesus Christ Superstar - My mom use to play it alot when i was a kid in the 70's, in college during the 80's a group of buddies (myself included) use to... let's just say... go crazy :nana: when any track was played at parties and on a (second) date in the 90's, I took who could have been the future Mrs. Terra out to dinner and then to see a stage performance of JCS with Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Dennis De Young as Pontius Pilate and Irene Cara as Mary Magdalene... In hind-sight I guess singing along with the show might not have been a good idea :bonk:

    A friend turned me on to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera (film). You will see Gerard Butler in a whole new light... We saw it in Vegas at The Venetian and I highly recommend seeing it if you're there... the chandelier swoops down over head and everything... very cool!

    Another favorite is Paint Your Wagon... Lee Marvin... Clint Eastwood :grinthumb







     
  7. Cosmic Harmony

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    I've watched "Dr. Horrible..." since you posted this, Sal, and I think it was amazing. Neil Patrick Harris was absolutely fantastic and it made me laugh tons before that tragic ending that totally blindsided me. :heheh:



    And how about a musical that hasn't gotten mentioned yet (which is a crying shame)...

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    On a forum that loves the Beatles so much you would have thought that Across the Universe would have been one of the first to be brought up in this thread. Admittedly, I like some of the songs from this film more than the originals. :peek

    Come Together (feat. Joe Cocker)


    Helter Skelter

    (incidentally these two are my favorite versions of these songs period.)

    Oh! Darling


    Happiness Is A Warm Gun

     
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    ^I agree with you Cosmic, there are some songs in that movie that were a bit or much better than the originals. Specifically Hey Jude



    Don't get me wrong, I love the original, The Beatles did a fantastic job, but idk, I just like this version a lot more.
     
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    Their cover of "Hey Jude" makes excellent use of that borderline a cappela intro that several of the songs in the movie have ("Girl", "All You Need Is Love", "Let It Be", etc). It's not one of the songs that I like more than the original but I like it do love it still, probably mainly because the guy that plays Max is my favorite singer/character in the movie.

    One thing about "Hey Jude" though is that 3 and a half minutes of Nahs in the original is something I always teeter back and forth on. On one hand it's like the sounds of a celebration and is such a simple anthem that anyone can chime in with but on the otherhand to have half of a seven minute song be made up entirely of Nahs seem very pompous to me....So for the Across the Universe cover I like that they trim the fat (for lack of a more appropriate term coming to mind at the moment) but I can't honestly say I prefer it to the original.
     
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    ^That's one thing I tend to go back and forth on as well. I like the "nahs" in the original version, but it was refreshing to hear the song with that cut down a bit. That's probably what made me like it a bit more. I've listened to the Beatles version all the way through, with all the "nahs" and everything like...5 times I think. But i've listened to it a lot more than that but just skipped to the next song when it got to that part.
     

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