This seems to be a random entry that will actually fit in all three categories of this website: Modern Geekery, Nostalgia Culture, and Not Your Typical Music. The Cybertronic Spree is a band that is currently rocking around North America. Each member dresses as a character from Transformers: The Movie (and not just kind of dresses like characters: they have a Gwar-level dedication to their stage costumes). They cover songs like “Kashmir,” “The Pokemon Theme,” and “Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way” (originally on the Transfomers: The Movie Soundtrack). Their live show moves are a mixture of classic cartoon poses with robots doing the floss, light sabers, and…. Shockwave twerking? Can someone get them to do a better video of their cover of Lion’s “Transformer’s Theme“?
I don’t know if this is Nostaliga Culture run amok or Modern Geekery perfected… or both. Listening to the lyrics of “Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way” now, I am reminded of how so many of us Gen-Xers thought this way: We are the generation! We will fix this world! Nothing will stop us ever! But then we got older and, well, a lot of stuff got in the way. Some of us became the boomers that we swore to rebel against. We are now just as likely the ones saying “kids these days!” as our parents are.
So I try to listen to songs like this just to remind myself that its not too late to go back to this mindset. I just wonder if this group is made up of Gen X or Millennials or both? Anyway, here are two of my favorites by them: