No, this is not a late April Fool’s prank. Doritos is selling a bag of chips that will be able to play the full Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack.
The latest promotional campaign for the Marvel movie boasts controls on the front, mimicking the look of a retro cassette tape deck. There’s a jack to plug in your headphones, and the bag will be rechargeable–so you can continue to play the soundtrack even after the bag is opened and the chips are devoured.
This is the coolest experience for Big Star fans. Drummer Jody Stephens recently came to Toronto to help Choir! Choir! Choir! lead a room of music lovers in a moving rendition of the group’s hit song, “Thirteen.”
Stephens kicks off the song, before letting the choir (and the beautiful echoes bounce off The Great Hall’s incredible architecture) take the driver’s seat.
Four decades into their career, and there are no signs of slowing down for Duran Duran.
The group led the “Second British Invasion” of the ’80s, dominating the charts in the UK and in the US. Duran Duran has had 14 singles reach the top 10 in the UK and eleven singles in the Top 10 on the US charts. They’ve sold over 100 million records worldwide.
When forming in 1978, the band started as an alternative rock band, but by 1984, they were certified mainstream pop stars. They scored their first US Top 10 album in over 22 years when they released Paper Gods in 2015.
On the drummer Roger Taylor’s 68th birthday, we count down our 20 favourite Duran Duran hits!
20. “Violence of Summer (Love’s Taking Over)”
19. “Pressure Off” (ft. Janelle Monae & Nile Rodgers)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 proved to be one of our favourite movie soundtracks ever.
The surprising mix of songs by the likes of Norman Greenbaum, David Bowie, Blue Swede and Redbone, it was a perfect blend of ’60s and ’70s tunes. And fans agreed: the soundtrack sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.
With the sequel movie coming to theaters May 5, the soundtrack’s listing has been released early, and this iteration just might top the first.
More budget means more superstar names: George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, and ELO all make appearances.
Here’s a track-by-track breakdown of Vol. 2:
1. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
Director James Gunn said to Rolling Stone that he had to fight to get the rights to this song, personally appealing to lead singer Jeff Lynne. “Mr. Blue Sky” has some space connections, too: the song was used as a wake-up call for astronaut Christopher Ferguson on the final mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis!
2. Fox on the Run – Sweet
“Fox on the Run” won’t appear in the film–just the trailer. But that was enough to get fans excited: it hit number one on the iTunes Rock Chart in late 2016 when the trailer went live.
If it sounds familiar, you might recognize the track from its inclusion in Dazed And Confused and Detroit Rock City.