Thursday, May 30, 2024

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.” Soundtrack: George Harrison, Sweet, “Brandy,” And Director’s Obscure Finds


Everyone’s been waiting to see the run down of tracks from the 1970s for “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” This time around Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and company will rock out to some songs from the 70s, one from the 60s, and a couple of obscurities.

Plus, David Hasselhoff was commissioned to record a special novelty song.

Here’s the most obscure song I’ve heard. “Lake Shore Drive” was supposedly a regional hit in Chicago in a one square mile area:

The rest of the songs include “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison, “Fox on the Run” by Sweet, “Mr. Blue Sky” by ELO, “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass, “Southern Nights” by Glen Campbell, “Surrender” by Cheap Trick, and “Father and Son” by Cat Stevens.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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