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Friday, January 22, 2010

Freddy’s Friday Night Dance Party!: Streets of Fire Edition!

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This is a serious jam I have lined-up for you all tonight and there is a good chance you might not be able to handle how great it is. The song, Tonight is What it Means to be Young is brought to us by Ellen Aim and The Attackers, led by Dian Lane at her hottest! Hope you’re ready to rock, cause this shit is no joke!

Tonight is What it Means to be Young was written and produced by Jim Steinman for the 1984 rock fantasy, Streets of Fire. While Ellen Aim is not really a singer, the song was performed by Fire Inc., a fake band put together for the propose of this movie. Fire Inc. was made up of a number of vocalist’s, including Holly Sherwood (who was lead vocalist), Laurie Sargent, Rory Dodd, and Eric Troyer and they also recorded another song for the film (another song that also ROCKS!).

I love this song so much…why? I don’t know. It just means so much business (and Diane Lane doesn’t hurt either)! My favorite part of this song and clip, without a doubt, is at the 3 minute mark, when shit get’s hectic as Ellen Aim pumps her fist with such meaning and power, that it’s hard not to feel the moment along with her! She beats that beat back so hard, I thought I was watching a rerun of Jersey Shore.

Now, I’m a big fan of Streets of Fire, and if you’ve never seen it, do so, it’s a great movie that is just so different from anything else. An awesome mash-up of genres mixed together with tons of versatile music and it’s directed by Walter Hill, who at the time, was at the top of his game.

6 comments:

  1. I LOVVVVVVVEEEEEE Streets of Fire! And this song. And young Diane Lane. And pretty much everything about this post. Good work.

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  2. How the heck do you find this stuff? I've never heard of it.

    Diane Lane is the MILF of the century.

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  3. Hell yes! I've been a fan of this movie and it's soundtrack for years thanks to my mom-she used to watch it everytime it came out on TV. If you haven't already, you should check out "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains" which features a young Diane Lane playing yet another lead singer of a band.

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  4. Very epic tune, even outta context of the movie - you can soooo tell Meatloaf's collaborator wrote this. It's pretty damn awesome, for sure. I have renewed my resolve to see this movie.

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  5. I Love this movie so much. Have you heard about the unofficial sequel Road to Hell?

    http://www.roadtohellmovie.com/

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  6. Heh...I didn't think anyone was gonna comment on a Streets of Fire post, kudos to you all!

    Mike: Thanks, man! I agree with you on all fronts! Diane Lane was (and still is) something else, that's for sure.

    POT: You should see some of the shit I have lurking for future dance Parties!I know of the movie because the director Walter Hill is the man behind a ton of great films back in the day, namely The Warriors!

    And Lane is still way hot in her elder years. In a major coincidence, her birthday is (was) today! We must have a connection!

    Dorian: Your mom is mad cool! The music in the film is great, especially in its versatility, but I LOVE the Ellen Aim stuff the most.

    I've heard of The Fabulous Stains, but never saw it...It's definitely on my radar now. Thanks!

    J. Astro: It certainly has that specific sound about it...very epic! You should check the film out. It has this great 50's aesthetic, but set in the 80's and Willem Dafoe has never looked creepier!

    Kinder: What?! That's pretty interesting indeed. I know Hill originally intended to make a trilogy of films, but poor box office numbers for Streets kept that from happening, unfortunately. Thanks for sharing that tidbit!

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