Music Review: Rock of Ages

About Rock of Ages
New Line Records just hammered the in-store release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of five-time Tony Award nominated “ROCK OF AGES.” For those of you not in the know, Rock of Ages is the new Broadway musical starring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis. Set in 1987 in a legendary Sunset Strip rock club, a small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer and they fall in love to the greatest metal songs of the 80’s. The musical is an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more.ROA_CD_MED
Tracklisting
Just Like Paradise / Nothin’ But A Good Time
Sister Christian
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We’re Not Gonna Take It
Heaven/More Than Words / To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize / We’re Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
High Enough
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can’t Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Oh Sherrie
The Search Is Over
Don’t Stop Believin

My thoughts:

If you are a big fan of 80’s music, then this CD may just be for you. I was born the tail end of that era and totally bypassed  the big hair, crazy fashion,  and  wild rock music. You won’t catch me dead in any of the spandex, tight mini skirts, high heels pumps and thigh high boots from that era. I don’t think I’ll ever use that much hairspray either.  I did particularly enjoy Nintendo, Rainbow Bright, Ghost Busters, and all those other classic shows, video games, and movies though!

We are here to talk about music not my love for Mario…back to business.  Rock of Ages is a brand new musical Broadway show and cd featuring season 4 of American Idols contestant Constantine Maroulis whom was one of my personal favorites that season. I still remember his awesome performance of Bohemian Rhapsody. He plays a big part in this musical.

Sadly, I’m not the biggest fan of this CD or show though it obviously does rock the house, so to speak. From a christian stand point I’m not fond of the show or the cd due to the following facts;

• Suggestive dialogue and movements
• Scantily clad women and men
• Language
• God’s name taken in vain
• Sex Outside of Marriage
• Cross Gender/bondage
•  A character returns from the dead as some sort of winged angel

I was quite disappointed. Morally this cd is not for me but it may be the bees knees for someone else.

To purchase the Rock of Ages Original Broadway Cast Recording CD online, go here. You can also opt for the MP3 download for $10.99.

As a member of One2One Network I have been given the opportunity to review the soundtrack to the Broadway musical: Rock of Ages.