Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mama's Listening - It's Time to Rock!


I'll admit it - I watch American Idol. Throughout the seasons, the show has really produced some major rock stars!

A few seasons back, one of my favorite contestants was rocker dude Constantine Maroulis. Well, Constantine has hit it in the big time - staring in his fist major musical role on Broadway - Rock of Ages.

What can you expect from the Rock of Ages soundtrack? It's for anyone who loves the Broadway theatrics, falling in love to classic '80s hits, and oh yes....big hair rock! It's a classic boy-meets-girl romance, falling in love to heavy metal.

Don't believe me and want to see a little "behind the scenes" footage? Check out this clip of the cast in rehearsal - it's awesome!

This Broadway hit is set to the musical mind-blowing likes of Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Pat Benatar, Poison and Twisted Sister (just to name a few). All-in-all, the soundtrack include 22 rock tracks!

Honestly, when I received the CD, I was hesitant because I love 80's rock and assumed that this Broadway rendition would murder some of my favorite tunes (let's be honest here).

After listening to it a few times, I do give it a big round of applause. They didn't kill any of my favorites, just put a Broadway twist on every track. If you love 80's music and theater - this album is for you.

WIN ONE! We have a Rock of Ages CD to give away to one lucky Simple reader. To enter, leave us a comment letting us know something you loved about the 80's.

Winner will be randomly chosen and notified August 11th, 2009.

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75 comments:

  1. I loved the clothes. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  2. The Music and the Hair for sure!

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  3. I loved the 80's because my children were born in them!

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  4. The 80's, gotta love the music! I still listen to the "flashback" weekends on my local station - they always play several of my favorite songs.

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  5. I loved the music!! To me, nothing compares to 80's music!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love the guy's hair!!!!!!!


    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  7. i loved the music and the hair.

    allegro966@yahoo.com

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  8. I'm not from the 80's but I love the music, so if that counts, that's my answer! I loved Constatine as well.

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  9. I loved the music as well......

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  10. I loved the music and the TV shows

    abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  11. I had started working shortly before the 80s started. In 1983, I took a months vacation and travelled all over the state of Colorado - Best month of my life! WIth all the hiking and walking and sightseeing, I even lost weight!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  12. I loved big hair, skinny jeans and the concerts that I could actually afford since tickets were about $15dollars.

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  13. I really liked the big hair, scrungies, and the great rock songs.
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot)com

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  14. I liked the music and rock videos.

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  15. I loved the music!

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Mostly I loved the headbands, lol

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  17. I loved surviving the 80's. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  18. loved the music! You can dance to every single 80's song! The jean jackets were the best.

    newsaroundtheblogs at live dot com

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  19. some of the TV shows were memorable

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  20. I love the disco dance and music.

    wwrkster@gmail.com

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  21. I remember Constatine - I thought he was the best and should have won! My favourite thing about the 80's is that I made it through them!

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  22. I have to say that I LOVE (loved) the big hair bands! They totally rocked my socks!

    feather1126@hotmail.com

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  23. I loved the style and bangs!

    aprilbonia@rogers.com

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  24. I loved Transformers~
    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  25. I loved the cartoons!!!! LOL I was a kid in the 80's

    k022385@gmail.com

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  26. I loved long hair on the guys

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  27. I loved the invention of the Commodore 64 computer and the Atari and Nintendo video game systems. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  28. Loved the 70's music. It's still great music to listen to. Would love to win. Please enter me, thank you

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  29. I love the big hair!!

    Thanks so much!
    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  30. I loved the hairstyles. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Big, bad, shameless hair all the way! Plus I also loved the music and still listen to those tunes I grew up with!

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  32. I loved the music and movies.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  33. The music
    Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

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  34. Music fom the eighties was ok but i am a fan of the 60's and 70's revolution.

    linmoe@sympatico.ca

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  35. I think for me it was the music and the movies!!!!

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  36. The 80's were the best because I was younger and I got married and had my daughter!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  37. I loved all the cool kid toys back back then!

    coolnatty12@yahoo.com

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  38. I loved the music but not the hair and clothes:( I want to forget that part.

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  39. My parachute pants!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  40. I LOVED the music! Best decade by a mile! Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  41. I graduated from school in the 80's. I loved the music.

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  42. aredfern@insightbb.comAugust 10, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    I loved the colors of the 80's and my sweater dress!

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  43. The movies of the 80s were (and still are) my sentimental favorites -- I grew up with films like "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and I still watch them when I'm feeling nostalgic and want to revisit my youth!

    gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

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  44. The 80's is when my husband and I got married. I also had two children in the 80's. I am still married to my husband, so obviously the 80's was a good era for me!

    vferrari63@gmail.com

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  45. I love everything about the 80s! We had the best music, the best movies, and the most awesome fashion. The 90s were a sad disappointment by comparison!

    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  46. I love the music. Thanks!

    kneecree at gmail dot com

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  47. I loved Flashdance!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  48. big hair and colorful clothes thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  49. I loved the big hair bands from teh 80's. Nothing beats a rocker with great hair!

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  50. I love the music!
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  51. The hair bands, guys like Sebastian Bach, Tommy Lee, Kip Winger - they had better hair than most women lol

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  52. My favorite thing from the 80's was my son who was born in the 80's....I also just liked this time in my life..In my 20's, great son, husband,job and just a fun time. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. Madonna and Cabbage Patch kids and my childhood
    jceko77@yahoo.com

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  54. My son was born in 1982
    I was in my 20's 1980-1989
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts song I love Rock-N-Roll was 1 of my favorite songs in 1982
    My daughter was 2 yrs. old in 1980
    So the 80's were good
    pkbailey@charter.net

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  55. Birdscapes Window feeder is the one I like the best. I need one like that on my breakfast window.

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  56. I loved the music and the movies.

    ladycat713@yahoo.com

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  57. Everything was good about the 80's. Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Heart, Boston... the best music came from that time

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  58. I loved the 80s. When I was in college we loved to go to 80s night at the clubs. The music of the 80s was the best.

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  59. I watched my kids in skinny jeans enjoy the music of the 80's. To each his or her own. I'll give this to my daughter.

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  60. I loved the music. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  61. I loved the music.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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