DL's Space and DCA's Screamin Rock to Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 10:50 PM
So starting tommorow for about three months, Disneyland's Space Mountain and DCA's California Screamin' will have new soundtracks based upon two songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Space will play "Higher Ground" and Screamin' will have "Around the World"). Both tracks will be remixed to fit the twist and turns of the rides. Space Mountain will have a lot of new lighting effects to accompany the experience (think RnRC).

I guess I am surprised (but not totally disappointed) by the band choice. They could have chosen a much "safer" rock band, but went with the Chili Peppers. Not my favorite band, but the whole concept sounds cool. Hopefully I'll go tomorrow evening and try both of them out.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 3:17 AM
Let me know what you think, for sure. Hopefully I'll get to them next week.

Interesting...;)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 9:30 AM
They chose the Chilli Peppers and did not choose the song "Roller Coaster of Love"?
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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 10:17 AM
"Higher Ground", baby. As IF the new Space Mtn. didn't already have it going ON...and on...and on. And now with this soundtrack - I just hope it lasts 'til Solace! :)

Should I make some smart-alecky comment about Space Mountain beng in the dark and Stevie Wonder being blind? No, that would be disrespectful - but Stevie would laugh... ;)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 12:12 PM
Good question...and should I make a smart-alecky comment about adding audio animatronic band members wearing nothing but smiles and socks? ;)
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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 12:22 PM

CoasterFanMatt said:
So starting tommorow for about three months, Disneyland's Space Mountain and DCA's California Screamin' will have new soundtracks based upon two songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Space will play "Higher Ground" and Screamin' will have "Around the World"). Both tracks will be remixed to fit the twist and turns of the rides. Space Mountain will have a lot of new lighting effects to accompany the experience (think RnRC).

I guess I am surprised (but not totally disappointed) by the band choice. They could have chosen a much "safer" rock band, but went with the Chili Peppers. Not my favorite band, but the whole concept sounds cool. Hopefully I'll go tomorrow evening and try both of them out.


Safer? Safer choice than Aerosmith....

Can't wait to see how they do this, just wish they would only do it at night or something so you can still experience the origional versions.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 12:30 PM
I heard that a daily changeover would have been a logistical nightmare. I still think they could have figure a way to handle it.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 12:52 PM
That's the word, janfrederick. THey said it would have taken up to an hour each day to do the switch. It could be done faster, but they were not given the proper budget initially to do so. So, this is what they are left with.

I think this might be cool. I'm a HUGE fan of the "new" DL space Mt. It's in my top 10 :) (If I had a one, that is!)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 2:27 PM

janfrederick said:Good question...and should I make a smart-alecky comment about adding audio animatronic band members wearing nothing but smiles and socks?

LOL, back in the day, LONG long time ago when dinosaurs roamed the Earth...RHCP got kicked off campus here at UF for..."inappropriate behavior".

Too rude for a college campus, later deemed "Disney-acceptable". Why do I believe that it's the TIMES that have changed moreso than the BAND? ;)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 2:39 PM
Chili Peppers ROCK.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 3:18 PM

Kick The Sky said:
They chose the Chilli Peppers and did not choose the song "Roller Coaster of Love"?

....Say Whut?!?!?

:)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 3:41 PM
Love Roller Coaster has some non family friendly lyrics.

Real fun video though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-NaeApk1CI

It's also a cover of a song by the Ohio Players, so that may have to do with it. *** Edited 1/3/2007 8:50:47 PM UTC by ApolloAndy***

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 4:20 PM
Wow, the Ohio Players have been around since 1968.

It could be worse: They could be using Sammy Hagars: 55.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 4:20 PM
They covered "Higher Ground," but the song is not "by" them.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 5:48 PM
"... people keep on dying..." that's good to hear while on a coaster. :)
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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 7:03 PM
^Sounds good to me!

The song is one of my favorite Pepper songs. It ROCKS, what more can a person want? ;)

-Tina

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 7:43 PM
very cool. i think rock on coasters as in rock n roller coaster is a simple, but extremly effective idea (not to mention it kicks ass!) :)
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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 7:46 PM
someone ought to use YYZ by rush on a coaster (if you've never heard it, download it and listen to it. that song would be amazing on a coaster!)

also, just about anything by AC/DC, but specifically back in black.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007 9:04 PM

RatherGoodBear said:
"... people keep on dying..." that's good to hear while on a coaster.

Well I think they chose the song for the rythm and arrangment and likely got a good deal on it because it is a cover so the Chilly Peppers actually get very little in royalties for it. And, unless you are a really big fan of the original version or have had to perform this song, very few people know what the lyrics are anyway. Although, the song is really about being reincarntated to have a second chance so anyone who is made uncomfortable by the "people, keep on dying" line take comfort in that.

Also, I would find it so trite and boring for a park to use "Love Roller Coaster" as a coaster soundtrack. That and Lunatic Calm's "Leave You Far Behind" would be too predictable although, the latter does rock.

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