Posted Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:11 AM | Contributed by xbombman
X2 opened this past weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and America Coasters Network has posted photos. The ride features new trains that were constructed with lighter materials and holes in the structure for weight savings. Sensory effects have also been added to the ride including on-board audio with tracks from Frank Sinatra, Metallica and Beastie Boys. There is now fog at the bottom of the first drop and flamethrowers as the train passes through the second raven turn.
Additionally, construction continues on Thomas Town. The stations for the train ride and Percy the Small Engine are nearly complete.
Link: America Coasters Network
That's freakin great.
And since when does popularity stand for anything? Have you listened to popular music lately?
Kinda like the 80's Beasties vs the 90's Beasties.
In both cases the 80's version is better.
And being as Sinatra died in the 90's, I'm guessing the 80's were better for him too. ;)
However, I find "Enter Sandman" to be one of their better songs.
As far as the Beasties, I have followed them since the early 80's. They change constantly. It's a formula that has worked for them because they have had staying power for over 20 years.
Metallica was never good, regardless of the decade. Lars is a moron. And if you worked in radio when "Enter Sandman" was popular, you'd hate them just as much as I do.
Even still, 'best' and 'most enjoyable' are two entirely different things - Licensed to Ill is still easily the most fun to listen to. In the 80's the Beasties were fun. After '93 they started losing me. (although I did dig Ill Communication)
In all seriousness and fairness, Metallica has been as influential, groundbreaking and important in their genre as the Beasties were in theirs.
Lars is a moron and the Beasties spent way too much time whining about the Dalai Lama in the mid-90's - still doesn't change their places in music. :)
But lets get real... if moron drummers were a big deal it would be difficult to find many bands you like. Maybe you hate Lars because he looks like an a-hole, and he threw a fit about Napster, but that doesn't really have anything to dow with whether or not Metallica is good.
I've gotten off course (I could fill a page with my silly opinions about almost any band), but my main point is that music is entirely too subjective for me to have the right to tell someone their taste in music sucks... even if it is hard to hold back sometimes when someone throws on the new Ja Rule joint.
EDIT: I suppose great minds think alike Lord Gonchar. We both had the same agenda... pushing our musical tastes the innocent people who couldn't care less, and we didn't even need to colaborate.
*** This post was edited by Word 5/30/2008 12:12:41 PM ***
I'm not looking for music to change the world, just be fun to listen to. I want the musical equivalent of a summer blockbuster popcorn movie - just entertain me. I don't need the pretentious art film equivalent to appreciate the product.
I'm a metal fan (all the way from the dumbest cock rock hair metal to the most technical, musically skilled progressive stuff). I dig rap (again, all styles from the 80's old school, to the 90's gangsta to the 00's bling bling stuff). I listen to bubblegum pop from all eras (The Partrige Family to Debbie Gibson to Britney to Miley Cyrus). I like sappy, lame 70's soft rock and the 70's funk stuff with the badass bass lines. I like 80's everything. I listen to the 90's alternative bands who thought they were more important than they were. I like Elton John and Jimmy Buffet and Weird Al and The Beatles. I've been known to listen to big band and jazz from that era. I even listen to "uhn tiss uhn tiss uhn tiss uhn tiss" electronic music.
Perhaps I'm too accepting of music? There's very little I flat-out don't like.
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