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Radical Re-Imagineering: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

12 Mar

Sometimes I can’t resist meddling with a good thing. Hence, the discussions of re-imagineering Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featured both on this week’s Those Darn Cats and Jentasmic! From my column today at Studios Central:

Steven Tyler’s out of rehab, and rejoined Aerosmith. They’ve even got a European tour scheduled, “Cocked, Locked, and Ready to Rock.” So, one can imagine that the rumors that Disney’s going to replace Aerosmith with a new band for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster should be dead, dead, dead.

But isn’t it fun to imagine what one could do with a Re-imagineered Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster? Aerosmith gets enough play on the oldies stations these days that one can imagine a future where Love in an Elevator feels almost as nostalgic and old timey as the Dapper Dans serenading the crowds on Main Street.

My sentimental favorite is still the Ramones: You’re in a super-stretch taxi headed to CBGB’s, and the object of the game is getting to the club before your buddy throws up in your lap. Or maybe that’s just a tad too much like my early twenties.

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