Artist: The Sweet
Title: “Fox On The Run” (Single) from “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2” Trailer
Label: Angel Air
Genre: Hard Rock
This is a quick and easy one for me and I hope you don’t mind my tossing some quick thoughts in about this single track from the upcoming soundtrack from the upcoming film “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Vol. 2. If you’ve been following the website for any amount of time you know that we love these Marvel Comics related films and they’ve been airing the teasers for this film and they look amazing. I loved the first chapter in the galactic heros saga but what was also very standout was the films soundtrack as it featured so many awesome songs. During one of the recent trailers, they played the song “Fox On The Run” by The Sweet and it’s a song that I cannot speak highly enough about.
Of all the hits by The Sweet this one is among my favorites and originally dates back to 1974 and sings about groupies if my research is correct. There are two versions of the song recorded and this would be the second one since it’s got the bigger, keyboard laden sound. This is the version that most fans identify with and would be the one heard on the radio back when such things ruled the waves. It was written by the members of the band Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker and produced by Chapman and Chinn. It’s been in a number of films before “GOTGV2” – Considering that this song continues the presentation of songs that Peter Quill (the Star-Lord) Mother enjoyed, I feel it’s the perfect inclusion to the films overall vibe. Since we hear it during the commercial spot I have no idea where it actually comes up in the film at the moment. The Sweet are one of those guilty pleasure bands for me as I love so many of their songs and if you are a fan of some great Hard Rock with super strong melodies please investigate a compilation release. I recall that Shout Factory made a stellar retrospective which I still need to get for my collection but with about 10 albums of theirs in my library there is no rush for a compiled piece. Check this out now or wait for the full soundtrack and don’t forget to mark down May 5th as the opening day for “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Vol. 2. I’ll be doing a review of the film not long after I catch it that’s for sure.
1. Fox On The Run