Bandaid Brigade Takes On Classic TV Series’ Theme Song For Its New Single

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Independent rock band Bandaid Brigade is spoofing a classic TV series’ theme song for its latest project.

The band — Zach Quinn (PEARS), Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios, Gods of Mount Olympus), Paul Rucker (Armchair Martian, Street Dogs, Drag The River), and Brendan Miller — debuted its satirical cover of the Baywatch theme song, ‘I’ll Always Be Here’ Tuesday. The band’s take stays true to the original to a point, but adds its own comical take on the song — originally written by Jimi Jamison — complete with over the top vocals, drums, and even piano line.

The song’s premiere was accompanied by the premiere of an equally satirical video. The video puts the band into the roles of the show’s lifeguards to an even more comical effect. At the same time, the video also features the band rehearsing the song and recreating it to its own laughs.

Wahlstrom discussed the creation of the band’s cover of the song and its video in a prepared statement.

“It was the morning of July 4th,” he said. “After extinguishing the remaining box of Franzia, Paul Rucker flipped on the TV to get everyone in the mood for our first day of band practice in over 18 months. Within minutes, we were all on the couch entranced with the pilot episode of Baywatch. After watching two seasons and an episode of the acclaimed Baywatch Nights, we finally made our way to the rehearsal space. As we were setting up, we had a long discussion about what would be the best use of our time since all of us live in entirely different parts of the country and we only had one day to practice.”

“The unanimous decision was to forget about our set and track the song that we had been singing together earlier that morning,” added Wahlstrom. “It just so happens, our close friend Tim had a full sound and video production setup in his car from an event the night before. It became clear that our day was to be spent making this video. We hope you enjoy this trifle of a piece!”

Bandaid Brigade released its debut album, I’m Separate in January 2020 through One Week Records.

More information on Bandaid Brigade’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://bandaid-brigade.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bandaidbrigadeband

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3rd Rock At Its Best In Its Fifth Season

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Courtesy: Mill Creek Entertainment/NBCUniversal

NBC’s hit sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun was one of the greatest sitcoms of the 90s.  Now nearly twenty years after it first debuted, it still stands as one of the funniest sitcoms to have ever been created, despite what some critics might want audiences to believe.  And thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment, fans can now own all six seasons of this laugh riot comedy.  Audiences who remember the series in its original airings will each have their own favorite season(s) and episode(s).  But there’s no denying that of the series’ six seasons, its fifth season marks one of the series major high points.  From the general writing to the guest spots, 3rd Rock From The Sun Season Five is an example of everything that used to make sitcoms great in television’s modern era.

3rd Rock’s fifth season is an exemplar of great comedic writing and timing right from the get-go.  The triple-disc set’s first disc offers what are two of the series’ best episodes in “Dial M For Dick” and “Sex and the Sally.”  In the first of the pair of episodes Dick and the others attend a mystery dinner theater.  Obviously being aliens from another world, they have no idea that the murders in question are just an act.  That is, they don’t know until something quite unexpected happens.  Audiences will have to find out what exactly that is for themselves.  Along the way, Dick thinks himself a sleuth and tries to pin the blame for the murders on one of his own group.  This alone will leave audiences laughing no less with each watch.  Speaking of laughing, audiences might find themselves laughing so hard that they’re crying in “Sex and the Sally.”  Sally discovers the dangers of sex and ways to keep from getting pregnant.  Along the way, the side effects of her using birth control will undoubtedly leave audiences laughing uncontrollably.

The set’s first disc offers more than its share of laughs, as is already noted.  But the laughs don’t end there.  The second and third discs are also front-loaded with more than enough comedy for audiences to enjoy over and over.  The return of guest star William Shatner as The Big Giant Head in “The Big Giant Head Returns” leads to a love triangle as Harry admits to Mamie that he loves her.  At the same time, Tommy tries to hypnotize Sally in order to get her to stop buying shoes.  It doesn’t work.  But it does work on Harry, resulting in some hilarious physical comedy on his part. 

If the solid writing and the physical comedy aren’t enough to keep audiences engaged, then maybe the bevy of guest stars will.  William Shatner returns not once, but twice this season.  Also Star Trek TNG star Jonathan Frakes makes an appearance along with then WWF/WWE wrestler Chyna, Larisa Oleynick (The Secret World of Alex Mack), “The Hoff” himself, David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, America’s Got Talent, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Pirana 3DD), and many others.  The continued revolving door of guest stars proves just how popular the show was.  Though, Shatner shined brighter than any others with both appearances this season.  Audiences will love seeing Shatner poke fun at himself when he brings Dick (John Lithgow) to a club and The Big Giant Head decides to do some “singing.”  This is just one of so many moments that will stick with both long-time audiences and newer audiences.

Whether for this moment or the loads of others peppered throughout all three discs of Season Five, 3rd Rock From The Sun has proven once more that it is still one of the greatest sitcoms in modern television history.  It’s available now in stores and online.  It can be ordered online via Mill Creek Entertainment’s online store at https://www.millcreekdirect.com/3rd-rock-from-the-sun-season-5.html

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