When I first heard the Tom Cruise version of Pour Some Sugar On Me I was skeptical.....REAL skeptical of this album...Hell, of this movie. I'm going to go see it, of course (more on that later in the week/weekend) but I've been listening to some samples of the soundtrack today via Amazon. I'm getting there with it folks. I'm getting there. Even Cruise's voice is beginning to grow on me. They coulda had him do his thing and digitize it and make it sound good, but they took all the faults of his voice (and there are many, to be sure) and didn't mess with it. They also let his emotion come through a little. It REALLY DOES seem like a guy singing to his steering wheel (who, of course can't sing) riding down the road to these tunes. I think most of us here without four star vocal pipes can relate.
So...here's the link to the samples on Amazon. Buy (I think I'll go get the actual CD this weekend) if you want to but be sure to come by here and tell us what you think.
"Not that thats a bad thing because it gets the younger people into what we grew up with."
Good point Stuart. If people discover the genre, even due to a cheese ball movie (or it's soundtrack) that's a cool thing. Plus, like you mentioned, I'm sure some of the bands who wrote the songs needed the laugh!
I think I'll pass on buying this soundtrack and just stick to the original version of the songs.
As for the film...
The first time I saw a preview for this movie I was in the theater and I just busted out laughing. I'm sorry Cruise fans but I think he looks like a poor clone of a cross between Nikki Sixx and Axl Rose. When they showed Tom singing Bon Jovi's Wanted Dead or Alive I was rollin!
I'm thinking it's another one like Mark Wahlberg in Rockstar
I'm sure I'll see it someday, when it's on HBO on a night I have nothing else to do.
I must confess that I plan to see the movie next wednesday to have a good moment of laugh ... but I knew for the first second that I saw the trailer that it was more a parodie than a real movie ... So when I'll see it, it'll be not be for the memories or anything but it'll be for the fun. Beside between the Hellfest (metal festival in France), then a Mötley Crüe/Black Veil Brides gig and the Graspop (Belgium metal festival), the movie is out on the right moment for me! lol
And about the soundtrack, ok the actors sing for real ... bravo for the effort but still Tom Cruise singing "Paradise City" ... hilarious! The only song that Tom sings that I like was actually "put some sugar on me" ... but I have to admit that Tom is not the only one that I make fun: Diego Boneta singing wasn't my favorite time either.
But then again when we listen to this record, we maybe searching for the well-know voice ... so when we hear something different singing a loved song, we automatically say that it's bad without even given it a second chance ...
It could be cause I'm not a Cruise fan.....or or some other reason,but this movie isn't something I'm looking forward to.
Oh wait...he's singing Wanted too???That should be a good laugh.
I plan on seeing this movie. I saw Rock Of Ages on broadway and I must admit it was pretty damn fun. I think they go a little overboard on the outfits. I did have the big hair all the way though back in the day. I hope the movie is funny. I do like Tom Cruise. I really didn't see him doing this movie but I'm sure it was just something to have fun with.
Could care less for his voice though.
Despite it's all-star cast, Rock Of Ages made a dismal performance at the US box office this weekend earning $15.1 million to place third overall. It's one of Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise's (who plays the '80s rocker Stacee Jaxx) worst opening weekends for a movie ever!
Rock Of Ages sees the all-star Hollywood cast - also featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Malin Akerman - singing some of the greatest hits of the hair band era including PISTOLS AND PANZIES, WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER, DEF LEPPARD, BON JOVI, JOURNEY, POISON, TWISTED SISTER, FOREIGNER, BON JOVI and JOAN JETT.
I do plan on seeing the movie because I did see the musical but I really don't think that the movie is going to be that good. I was extremely mad when I found out that Julianne Hough was going to play Sherrie in the movie! I mean she has a little, soft, country voice and I knew that she wasn't going to be able to sing those big, powerful notes as well as the actress did in the live show. But who knows, she might surprise me. I haven't heard any of the soundtrack really so she might end up being good, I don't know. Also I love Tom Cruise but he isn't exactly my favorite choice for playing Stacee Jaxx or even being in the movie at all, but whatever. I just hope that I end up enjoying the movie and if I don't, then it is what it is.
Waiting to see the movie
I just saw the movie and I actually enjoyed it. I thought it was going to be horrible, but it was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I think that Tom did a pretty job playing Stacee Jaxx and I loved his baboon Hey Man! Julianne Hough was good at playing the role but I still cannot stand her voice! Russel Brand did a GREAT job, he was hysterical! Also the movie was a lot different from the musical all the story lines were screwed up. So overall I liked the movie but I liked the musical better.
Note on this picture: Alec is wearing a t-shirt from the 1996 KISS reunion tour.