REVIEW: Rock of Ages

I LOVE ME A GOOD MUSICAL!
Now granted I was not fortunate enough to see the ROCK OF AGES Broadway show but One2One Network was kind enough to let me listen to the original cast sing all the number!

I got the CD in the middle of July and it has been a constant in my iPOD since. I have driven my kids NUTS singing to ‘We Built This City’ and ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’. In my opinion this is fair since I have to listen to them sing along with Blue’s Clues, Donald Duck and Bob & Larry from VeggieTales.

Anyway, if you haven’t heard, ROCK OF AGES is a Broadway musical that stars Constantine Maroulis. Remember him? He was the super cute rocker from American Idol Season 4!
The show is set in 1987 in a legendary rock club on the Sunset Strip. It’s your basic small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer and they fall in love to the greatest metal songs of the 80’s. HA HA!

Ok, so I have to confess. I was 9 years old in 1987 *blush*. But ya know what?!? I had an older brother AND sister so this is the music I grew up listening to! The songs brought back so many great memories. My brother playing air drums to ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ and my sister using her hairbrush for a microphone while she belted along with ‘ I Want To Know What Love Is.’

Here’s the complete tracklist for the CD:
Just Like Paradise / Nothin’ But A Good Time
Sister Christian
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We’re Not Gonna Take It
Heaven / More Than Words / To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize / We’re Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
High Enough
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can’t Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Oh Sherrie
The Search Is Over
Don’t Stop Believin’

So I have to be hones. There is something that would have made this CD much more awesome…BEING ABLE TO SEE THE MUSICAL! If only it could fit in the envelope! But, alas I have to hope that I either get to New York sometime soon or that ROCK OF AGES goes on the road and comes to Portland.. HINT HINT! 😉

The ROCK OF AGES Original Broadway Cast Recording is in stores now! You can also order it from AMAZON.
“..sometimes the dreams you come in with, may not be the dreams you leave with..”
*Disclaimer: I signed up to review “Rock of Ages” through One2One Network and received the CD for free.*

MHM

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