I could give a crap about which Tron is better. I vaguely remember seeing the first one in the movie when I was in middle school (the video game version was kind of cool as I recall) and I haven’t bothered to see the new Tron: Legacy. But I was going around on the net listening to music and came across an article called “Top 10 Journey Songs” on the following website: http://music.ign.com/articles/712/712553p1.html
I didn’t quite agree with their list, there was a song that I was not familiar with and did not know they were on the original Tron soundtrack back in 1982!! The song is called “Only Solutions” and it a sweet Journey tune full of everything you expect from them! It instantly makes me think of sweet summer nights in my small Ohio hometown. Hanging out in parking lots and driving around aimlessly.
It begins with a sweet, low key guitar lick. Not an in-your-face lick but a good, slick one that you know it’s the 80’s! And then it’s Steve Perry with those distinct vocals of his that no one can match! (Well except for the dude they found to replace him but we will pretend he doesn’t exist!!) Then there are the unforgettable harmonies of Journey…sweet nectar to the ears!
The new Tron: Legacy soundtrack is quite different than its ’82 predecessor. No London Philharmonic Orchestra for this one! We need something the kids will really dig these days..hey let’s get Daft Punk to do the entire friggin’ soundtrack (Yawn!) I like some Daft Punk, but not an entire soundtrack by them. All the geeks had a hard on for it these past few months but I can’t get into it. I guess cause I just don’t care about the film at all I suppose. I’m just glad I found a new Journey tune to groove to and to share with all of you! So thank you original Tron soundtrack for giving me this Journey moment in music!
And I decided before the end of this post to give some of Tron: Legacy soundtrack a listen…and I am pleasantly surprised to find that Daft Punk did a couple orchestral numbers minus synthesizers! Such as “Adagio For Tron” (which I think would make a great name for a band actually!) So I will be posting that below as well! So for two movies I could care less about, they have given us great music..how about that?
And I just had a crazy idea: Daft Punk should have covered the Journey song!!! That would have been sweet! And I’m realizing how many times I used the word “sweet” in this post…oh well! Sweet!!
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