Some songs are like a gift from God. Like the B52’s “Love Shack.” I can’t hear it without smiling. In fact when ever I hear it I want to party. I want to call up my friends and go on a cruise to Party Land . How can you ever come close to that kind of joy? How could you pack that much party into a sonic blast ?
Well you can try. And that’s some of the fun in music. Being totally inspired by something and trying to re-create the same kind of vibe. Or at least get in the same ball park. That’s why I was thrilled when someone said, “The guitar riff for Norma is like an international party anthem”. This definitely should have been the theme for “Hot Tub Time Machine” . The celebrity co-conspirators remain nameless but director Randy Morgan does a great job at re-creating a “Love Shack” vibe in this light hearted romp. Do yourself a favor and pick up the CD, “The Cruelty of Gravity” for hours of retro-ecstacy, Supermodel Vanessa M lends herself to this incredible 80’s romp.“Sounds like MGMT on Rock”