In the past few years, there’s been an explosion of artists attempting to recreate the sound + vision from our favorite decade. During the latter part of the MySpace explosion, TNUC was a lost in a bevy of cheap, party-store fog and found much of the music sounding pretty generic. Some time passed, and while there were still great projects emerging, many on the other hand started to become stale.
Out of this collective i’m referring to, one man that continued to improve and now reigns victorious is Mitch Murder. After listening to his 2010 full length album, ‘Burning Chrome’, it was clear to me that few can capture the spirit and keep it alive like Mitch. His sound is pure, refreshing and in no way feels “retro”.
Out of all the exquisite tracks from the record, it was Beach Interlude, and its video, that pulled me back into Mitch’s whirling vortex and allowed me to rediscover his music. Watching this video is almost therapeutic. The other reason? The mighty Top Gun celebrates its 25th anniversary with a 70mm screening TONIGHT (Thursday) at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, CA. There are slim chances in life of you ever having the privledge of catching Maverick, Iceman, Goose, Viper, Slider, Jester, Cougar, Wolfman, Sundown, Merlin, Hollywood, Stinger, Chipper, Kelly McGillis’s eyebrows and a very questionable beach volleyball scene in glorious 70mm print. Be there!