I’ve decided to bring Ad It Up back to UnitedMonkee in an effort to keep my Tumblr page all about the funny pics I take each week. This week’s entry comes from, I believe, a Silver Surfer comic from the late 80s. It’s a two page spread showing off Konami’s slate of games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Well, it more showcases a bunch of words instead of the game art which is an interesting choice. Anyway, get a look at Rush ‘N’ Attack, a game I can’t quite make out, Top Gun, Castlevania, Double Dribble, Stinger, Goonies II and Gradius. Goonies II was a pretty tough game if memory serves. I missed out on that Castlevania, but liked Simon Belmont on Captain N: The Game Master and probably played Top Gun and Double Dribble a few times, though even as a kid I realized that movie games were rough.
Last summer I purchased Kenny Loggins’ greatest hits for basically three songs “Danger Zone,” “Footloose” and “I’m Alright” all three of which have made their way into several of my playlists, including the summer one that inspired this recurring feature on UM. Damn, Loggins sure knows how to write an awesome song for a movie doesn’t he? I’m not a huge Top Gun fan and think I’ve only ever seen it on television and never unedited (I have no idea if there’s anything cut out for content or whatever). Anyway, the two things I think of when I think of the movie are planes and shirtless man beach volleyball, which probably says something more about me than I wanted anyone to know. It’s a great soundtrack song and a great summer song. It’s impossible to not drive a little faster than normal on a bright sunny day when this track makes it’s way to the play section of your iPod.
UPDATE: This is too good not to show you guys. My buddy Justin (the guy playing the guitar) who I used to work with at Barry’s pointed me towards a performance he and some friends did of Top Gun The Subway Musical. Do yourself a favor and watch these two clips:
I especially like their interpretation of the volleyball scene. I’m not sure if it makes me want to watch the movie again or makes me want to watch the Subway Musical version again…