Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, their earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock. Before forming Queen and Taylor had played together in the band Smile. Mercury was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques, he joined in 1970 and suggested the name "Queen". Deacon was recruited before the band recorded their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974. Sheer Heart Attack that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 brought them international success; the latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and helped popularise the music video format. The band’s 1977 album News of the World contained "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", which have become anthems at sporting events.
By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. "Another One Bites the Dust" became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various publications. In August 1986, Mercury gave his last performance with Queen at England. In 1991, he died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, Deacon retired in 1997. Since 2004, May and Taylor have toured under the "Queen +" name with vocalists Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. Estimates of Queen's record sales range from 170 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Queen received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Each member has composed hit singles, all four were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.
In 2005, Queen received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters and Authors. In 2018, they were presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1968, guitarist Brian May, a student at London's Imperial College, bassist Tim Staffell decided to form a band. May placed an advertisement on a college notice board for a "Mitch Mitchell/Ginger Baker type" drummer; the group called themselves Smile. While attending Ealing Art College in west London, Tim Staffell became friends with Farrokh “Freddie” Bulsara, a fellow student from Zanzibar of Indian Parsi descent. Bulsara, working as a baggage handler at London’s Heathrow Airport, felt that he and the band had the same tastes and soon became a keen fan of Smile. In 1970, after Staffell left to join the band Humpy Bong, the remaining Smile members, encouraged by now-member Bulsara, changed their name to "Queen" and performed their first gig on 18 July; the band had a number of bass players during this period.
It was not until February 1971 that they settled on John Deacon and began to rehearse for their first album. They recorded four of their own songs, "Liar", "Keep Yourself Alive", "The Night Comes Down" and "Jesus", for a demo tape, it was around this time Freddie changed his surname to "Mercury", inspired by the line "Mother Mercury, look what they've done to me" in the song "My Fairy King". On 2 July 1971, Queen played their first show in the classic line-up of Mercury, May and Deacon at a Surrey college outside London. Having attended art college, Mercury designed Queen's logo, called the Queen crest, shortly before the release of the band's first album; the logo combines the zodiac signs of all four members: two lions for Leo, a crab for Cancer, two fairies for Virgo. The lions embrace a stylised letter Q, the crab rests atop the letter with flames rising directly above it, the fairies are each sheltering below a lion. There is a crown inside the Q and the whole logo is over-shadowed by an enormous phoenix.
The whole symbol bears a passing resemblance to the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom with the lion supporters. The original logo, as found on the reverse-side of the cover of the band's first album, was a simple line drawing. Sleeves bore more intricate-coloured versions of the logo. In 1972, Queen entered discussions with Trident Studios after being spotted at De Lane Lea Studios by John Anthony. After these discussions, Norman Sheffield offered the band a management deal under Neptune Productions, a subsidiary of Trident, to manage the band and enable them to use the facilities at Trident to record new material, whilst the management searched for a record label to sign Queen; this suited both parties, as Trident were expanding into management, under the deal, Queen were able to make use of the hi-tech recording facilities used by other musicians such as the Beatles and Elton John to produce new material. Roger Taylor described these early off-peak studio hours as "gold dust". In 1973, Queen signed to a deal with Trident/EMI.
By July of that year, they released their eponymous debut album, an effort influenced by heavy metal and progressive rock. The album was received well by critics.
Jacob Wayne Young is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his role as JR Chandler on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children and Rick Forrester on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful, he was the second actor to portray Lucky Spencer on ABC's General Hospital. Jacob Wayne Young was born in Renton, the youngest child of Rhonda and Michael Young, Sr. and was raised in Loveland and Roy, moving to San Diego, California at age seventeen with his mother. His parents divorced and his mother remarried to Edward Vasquez, he has two sisters. Young portrayed Rick Forrester on the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful from December 31, 1997 to September 15, 1999, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1999. Young portrayed Lucky Spencer on General Hospital for three years from February 25, 2000 until February 10, 2003. In 2001, he was named "Sexiest Soap Star" by People magazine. In 2002, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital Young portrayed JR Chandler on All My Children from October 1, 2003 to September 23, 2011.
In 2005, he was again nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Younger Actor, in 2009 he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In September 2011, Young reprised his role as Rick on the Beautiful, his first airdate was September 26. In April 2018, Young announced he had been dropped to recurring capacity, which he called a "blessing." On September 11, 2001, Artemis Records released Young's self-titled CD. In 2004, he guest-starred in the film The Girl Next Door, he additionally guest-starred on ABC's Hope & Faith and, from May 2006 through August 20, 2006, starred in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, in the role of Lumiere. In April 2006, Young and his longtime girlfriend, Christen Steward, a model, announced their engagement, they were married on May 2007, at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The couple have three children. JR Chandler and Babe Carey Jacob Young's official website Jacob Young on IMDb Jacob Young, Fresh Face: Broadway.com Buzz
Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith was an American singer and multi-instrumentalist. Smith was born in Omaha, raised in Texas, lived much of his life in Portland, where he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, though he used piano, bass guitar and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery", used multi-tracking to create vocal layers and harmonies. After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith began his solo career in 1994, with releases on the independent record labels Cavity Search and Kill Rock Stars. In 1997, he signed a contract with DreamWorks Records. Smith rose to mainstream prominence when his song "Miss Misery"—included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting —was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1998. Smith was a heavy drinker and drug user, was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder, his struggles with drugs and mental illness impacted his life and work, with these topics appearing in his lyrics.
In 2003, aged 34, he died in Los Angeles, from two stab wounds to the chest. The autopsy evidence was inconclusive as to whether the wounds were self-inflicted or the result of homicide. At the time of his death, Smith was working on his sixth studio album, From a Basement on the Hill, posthumously completed and released in 2004. Steven Paul Smith was born at the Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, the only child of Gary Smith, a student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Bunny Kay Berryman, an elementary school music teacher, his parents divorced when he was six months old, Smith moved with his mother to Duncanville, Texas. Smith had a tattoo of a map of Texas drawn on his upper arm and said: "I didn't get it because I like Texas, kind of the opposite, but I won't forget about it, although I'm tempted to because I don't like it there."Smith endured a difficult childhood and a troubled relationship with his stepfather Charlie Welch. Smith stated he may have been sexually abused by Welch at a young age, an allegation which Welch has denied.
He wrote about this part of his life in "Some Song". The name "Charlie" appears in songs "Flowers for Charlie" and "No Confidence Man." In a 2004 interview, Jennifer Chiba, Smith's partner at the time of his death, said that Smith's difficult childhood was why he needed to sedate himself with drugs as an adult: "He was remembering traumatic things from his childhood – parts of things. It's not my place to say what."For much of his childhood, Smith's family was a part of the Community of Christ but began attending services at a local Methodist Church. Smith felt that going to church did little for him, except make him "really scared of Hell". In 2001, he said: "I don't buy into any structured version of spirituality, but I have my own version of it."Smith began playing piano at age nine, at ten began learning guitar on a small acoustic guitar bought for him by his father. At this age he composed an original piano piece, "Fantasy", which won him a prize at an arts festival. Many of the people on his mother's side of the family were non-professional musicians.
At fourteen, Smith left his mother's home in Texas and moved to Portland, Oregon, to live with his father, working as a psychiatrist. It was around this time, he began experimenting with recording for the first time after borrowing a four-track recorder. At high school, Smith played guitar and piano, he graduated from Lincoln High School as a National Merit Scholar. After graduation, Smith began calling himself "Elliott", saying that he thought "Steve" sounded too much like a "jock" name, that "Steven" sounded "too bookish". According to friends, he had used the pseudonym "Elliott Stillwater-Rotter" during his time in the band A Murder of Crows. Biographer S. R. Shutt speculates that the name was either inspired by Elliott Avenue, a street that Smith had lived on in Portland, or that it was suggested by his then-girlfriend. A junior high acquaintance of Smith speculates Smith changed his name so as not to be confused with Steve Smith, the drummer of Journey. Smith graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1991 with a degree in philosophy and political science.
"Went straight through in four years", he explained to Under the Radar in 2003. "I guess it proved to myself that I could do something I didn't want to for four years. Except I did like what I was studying. At the time it seemed like,'This is your one and only chance to go to college and you had just better do it because some day you might wish that you did.' Plus, the whole reason I applied in the first place was because of my girlfriend, I had gotten accepted even though we had broken up before the first day." After he graduated, he "worked in a bakery back in Portland with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and legal theory". While at Hampshire, Smith formed the band Heatmiser with classmate Neil Gust. After Smith graduated from Hampshire, the band added drummer Tony Lash and bassist Brandt Peterson and began performing around Portland in 1992; the group released the albums Dead Air and Cop and Speeder as well as the Yellow No. 5 EP on Frontier Records. They were signed to Virgin Records to release
The Killing Moon
"The Killing Moon" is a song by the band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 20 January 1984 as the lead single from Ocean Rain, it is one of the band's highest-charting hits, reaching number nine in the UK Singles Chart, cited as the band's greatest song. Ian McCulloch has said: "When I sing "The Killing Moon", I know there isn't a band in the world who's got a song anywhere near that". In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist Stewart Mason wrote: "The smart use of strings amplifies the elegance of the tune, bringing both a musical richness and a sense of quiet dignity to the tune". According to the liner notes of Echo and the Bunnymen's Crystal Days box set, Ian McCulloch woke up one morning with the phrase "fate up against your will" in mind. In a 2015 interview McCulloch said: "I love all the more because I didn’t pore over it for days on end. One morning, I just sat bolt upright in bed with this line in my head:'Fate up against your will. Through the thick and thin, he will wait until you give yourself to him.'
You don't remember them. That's. It’s never happened before or since". McCulloch attributed the use of astronomical imagery in the song to a childhood interest in space; the chords of the song were based on David Bowie's "Space Oddity", played backwards. The arrangement of the song was inspired by balalaika music that Les Pattinson and Will Sergeant had heard in Russia; the guitar solo had been recorded separately by Sergeant whilst tuning up and was inserted in the song at the suggestion of the producer. The strings which can be heard on the track are a combination of Adam Peters' cello and keyboards played by the producer. UK 12""The Killing Moon" – 9:11 "The Killing Moon" – 5:50 "Do It Clean" – 6:36 Cover versions of "The Killing Moon" include: 1997: Pavement recorded the song on their January 1997 BBC Radio 1 Evening Session included on their final EP, Major Leagues. 2001: The Quakes covered the song on their album, Last of Human Beings. 2006: Nouvelle Vague's bossa nova version opened their Bande à Part album.
2006: Grant-Lee Phillips featured the song on his covers album, Nineteeneighties. 2007: The Distants covered the song for the Blood & Chocolate soundtrack. 2009: Greg Laswell recorded a version on his Covers EP. 2012: Jack Lukeman recorded a version for his album The 27 Club 2017: Roman Remains covered the song for the soundtrack of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. 2017: A-ha covered the song with Ian McCulloch for MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice live album. "The Killing Moon" was featured in the original theatrical version of the opening sequence of the cult film Donnie Darko. However, in the director's cut version of the film, the song is replaced by INXS's "Never Tear Us Apart", with "The Killing Moon" being placed in the movie; the song appeared in the films Gia and The Girl Next Door and in the TV series Dead of Summer. The song was included on the soundtrack for Grosse Pointe Blank; the song was included on the soundtrack for the 11th episode of the second season of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
The song was included on the soundtrack for the fourth episode of the third season of Amazon series Red Oaks. The song was included on the soundtrack for the fifth episode of the second season of the show Misfits; the song was featured in the fifth episode of the third season of the show Billions. The song was included on disc for the 2010 game Rock Band 3; the song is featured in the 2019 SyFy series "Deadly Class." Echo & The Bunnymen Official Website Promotional video at the band's official website
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
"I Believe in a Thing Called Love" is a song by English rock band The Darkness, released as the third single from their debut studio album, Permission to Land. When released as a single in September 2003, it peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart, just behind The Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is The Love?". Lead singer Justin Hawkins performs much of the song in falsetto. Like most of the band's tracks it is influenced by 1970s glam rock like T. Rex and Slade, it was named the 276th best track of the 2000s by Pitchfork Media. "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" was issued as a 3-track EP in August 2002. The EP included early versions of "Love On The Rocks With No Ice" and "Love Is Only A Feeling"; when released as a single in September 2003, it was beaten to number one by The Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love?". Lead singer Justin Hawkins performs much of the song in head voice. In March 2005, Q magazine placed "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" at number 47 in its list of the 101 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
It is placed 493 on The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born on Blender magazine. Most it ranked at 276 of Pitchfork's 500 Top Tracks of the 2000s and was ranked number one for Classic Rock Magazine's list of "The Greatest Rock Songs Of The Noughties"; the song was named the 94th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. A live version of the song, recorded at Knebworth House in Knebworth, Hertfordshire in 2003, was featured as a B-side to the group's Christmas single, "Christmas Time"; the song peaked at #1 on the US iTunes rock chart and at #67 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart in February 2012, after Justin Hawkins appeared in a commercial during Super Bowl XLVI. It has sold 647,000 copies in the U. S. as of February 2012. The music video for the song was designed to launch the band onto the U. S. market. Directed by Alex Smith, the band are shown on a spaceship and battling aliens and monsters. CD single "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" - 3:37 "Makin' Out" - 3:39 "Physical Sex" - 3:33Digital download "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" - 3:49Digital EP "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" - 3:37 "Makin' Out" - 3:39 "Physical Sex" - 3:33 "Out of My Hands" - 3:33DVD single "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" - 3:37 "Out of My Hands" - 3:33 "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" - 3:507" vinyl "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" - 3:37 "Makin' Out" - 3:39 Jackie'O' on the Almighty Ultimate Dance Party album.
Melanie C on tour in 2003. Hayseed Dixie on their 2004 album Let There Be Rockgrass. Damien Dempsey on the 2003 charity album Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 1. Shayne Ward as a contestant on The X Factor in 2005. Lemar on the 2007 BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge album. Artist Vs Poet on the 2010 compilation album Rockin' Romance II. Nitritt on their debut EP Gallery of Time. Johnny Robinson as a contestant on The X Factor in 2011. Brad Shoemaker at PAX East 2012. Panic! at the Disco in various live shows. Dylan Everett and Olivia Scriven on Degrassi in 2012. Swedish singer Edson in 2004. Adam Lambert and Chris Colfer in Glee episode "Frenemies", in 2014. Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox released a New Orleans jazz version of the song in 2015, featuring Maiya Sykes. Hanson covered the song on their Roots & Rock'N' Roll EP in 2015. Delta Goodrem on her 2016 album Wings of the Wild. Shawn Rice in the 2016 annual Edward Little High School talent show. Elison Cruz on Riff Repeater in 2017; this song was featured as a playable track on the music video games Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 and Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades.
The song was featured on the original version of Singstar. It is featured in both Rock Band 3 as downloadable content; the song was featured in a 2012 commercial for the Samsung Galaxy Note. This propelled the song to the number one spot on U. S. iTunes rock chart. The song appeared in an Apple Music commercial featuring pop singer Taylor Swift in 2016; the song was used by Tye Dillinger for a theme song for a little while, while he was in Ohio Valley Wrestling. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Las Vegas Valley
The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U. S. state of Nevada. The state's largest urban agglomeration, it is the heart of the Las Vegas–Paradise-Henderson, NV MSA; the Valley is defined by the Las Vegas Valley landform, a 600 sq mi basin area surrounded by mountains to the north, south and west of the metropolitan area. The Valley is home to the three largest incorporated cities in Nevada: Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. Five unincorporated towns governed by the Clark County government are part of the Las Vegas Township and constitute the largest community in the state of Nevada; the names Las Vegas and Vegas are interchangeably used to indicate the Valley, the Strip, the city, as a brand by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to denominate the region. The Valley is affectionately known as the "ninth island" by Hawaii natives and Las Vegans alike, in part due to the large number of people from Hawaii who live in and travel to Las Vegas. Since the 1990s the Las Vegas Valley has seen rapid growth, tripling its population of 741,459 in 1990 to 2,227,053 estimated in 2018.
The Las Vegas Valley remains one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, in its short history has established a diverse presence in international business, urban development and entertainment, as well as one of the most iconic and most visited tourist destinations in the world. In 2014, a record breaking 41 million visited the Las Vegas area, producing a gross metropolitan product of more than $100 billion; the first reported non-Native American visitor to the Las Vegas Valley was the Mexican scout Rafael Rivera in 1829. Las Vegas was named by Mexicans in the Antonio Armijo party, including Rivera, who used the water in the area while heading north and west along the Old Spanish Trail from Texas. In the 19th century, areas of the valley contained artesian wells that supported extensive green areas, or meadows, hence the name Las Vegas; the area was settled by Mormon farmers in 1854 and became the site of a United States Army fort in 1864, beginning a long relationship between southern Nevada and the U.
S. military. Since the 1930s, Las Vegas has been identified as a gaming center as well as a resort destination targeting adults. Nellis Air Force Base is located in the northeast corner of the valley; the ranges that the Nellis pilots use and various other land areas used by various federal agencies, limit growth of the valley in terms of geographic area. Businessman Howard Hughes arrived in the late 1960s and purchased many casino hotels, as well as television and radio stations in the area. Legitimate corporations began to purchase casino hotels as well, the mob was run out by the federal government over the next several years; the constant stream of tourist dollars from the hotels and casinos was augmented by a new source of federal money from the establishment of what is now Nellis Air Force Base. The influx of military personnel and casino job-hunters helped start a land building boom, now leveling off; the Las Vegas area remains one of the world's top entertainment destinations. The valley is contained in the Las Vegas Valley landform.
This includes the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, the unincorporated towns of Summerlin South, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, Enterprise and Whitney. The valley is technically located within the larger metropolitan area, as the metropolitan area covers all of Clark County including parts that do not fall within the valley; the government of Clark County has an "Urban Planning Area" of Las Vegas. This definition is a rectangular area, about 20 mi from east to west and 30 miles from north to south. Notable exclusions from the "Urban Planning Area" include Red Rock, Blue Diamond, Mount Charleston; the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is the largest police department in the valley and the state and exercises jurisdiction in the entire county. There are 3,000 police officers that cover the city of Las Vegas; the department does not exercise primary jurisdiction in areas with separate police forces such as North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Nellis Air Force Base and the Paiute reservation.
The Las Vegas Valley lies in the Mojave Desert. The surrounding land is desert with mountains in the distance; the Las Vegas Valley lies in a high-altitude portion of the Mojave Desert, with a subtropical hot-desert climate. The Valley averages less than 5 in of rain annually. Daily daytime summer temperatures in July and August range from 100 °F to 110 °F, while nights range from 72 °F to 80 °F. Low humidity, tempers the effect of these temperatures, though dehydration, heat exhaustion, sun stroke can occur after a limited time outdoors in the summer; the interiors of automobiles prove deadly to small children and pets during the summer and surfaces exposed to the sun can cause first- and second-degree burns to unprotected skin. July and August can be marked by "monsoon season", when moist winds from the Gulf of California soak much of the Southwestern United States. While not only raising humidity levels, these winds develop into dramatic desert thunderstorms that can sometimes cause flash flooding.
Winters in the Las Vegas Valley are chilly, but sunny. Winter highs in December and January range from 52 °F to 60 °F, while nighttime lows range from 34 °F to 42 °F (
Risky Business is a 1983 American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by Paul Brickman and starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. The film covers themes including materialism, loss of innocence, coming of age, capitalism. Known as Cruise's breakout film, Risky Business was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $63 million against a $6.2 million budget. Joel Goodson is a high-achieving high school student who lives with his wealthy parents in the Chicago North Shore area of Glencoe, his father wants him to attend Princeton University, his alma mater, so Joel participates in Future Enterprisers, an extracurricular activity in which students work in teams to create small businesses. When his parents go away on a trip, Joel's friend, convinces him to take advantage of his newfound freedom to have some fun. On the first night, he raids the liquor cabinet, plays the stereo loudly, dances around the living room in his underwear and pink dress shirt to "Old Time Rock and Roll".
The following day, Miles calls a call girl named Jackie on Joel's behalf. Jackie turns out to be a masculine transvestite. Joel pays Jackie to go away, but before she leaves, she gives Joel the number for Lana, another prostitute; that night, Joel hesitantly calls Lana. She turns out to be a gorgeous blonde and they have sex all night. Lana asks Joel for $300 for her services, he goes to the bank, but when he returns, Lana is gone, along with his mother's expensive Steuben glass egg. Joel finds Lana and demands the egg back, but they are interrupted by Lana's pimp Guido, who pulls a gun. While in his father's Porsche 928, Joel is chased by Guido, but escapes. Lana tells Joel. Joel lets Lana stay at his house; when he returns, his friends are over, Lana has invited another prostitute, Vicki, to stay, but Joel rejects the idea. That night, Lana and Joel's friend Barry go out, they get stoned, while Vicki and Barry wander away and Lana talk. Lana takes exception to something Joel leaves. While retrieving her purse from Joel's car, she moves the shifter out of gear.
Moments the car rolls down the hill and onto a pier, despite Joel's futile attempt to stop it. The pier collapses; when Joel takes the car to a repair shop, he is horrified to learn. He and Lana decide to turn his parents' house into a brothel for a night; the party is a huge success. However, the recruiter from Princeton, chooses that night to interview Joel for admission to Princeton; the interview is plagued by interruptions, Rutherford is unimpressed by Joel's resumé. Afterwards, he becomes acquainted with Lana's friends. After the party and Lana go and have sex on the Chicago "L"; the next morning, Joel finds. When he tries to call Lana, Guido answers. Joel and his friends manage to get everything moved back in just as his parents walk in, though his mother notices a crack in her egg. Joel's father congratulates him. Joel meets Lana at a restaurant, they speculate about their future, she tells him. The remastered 25th-anniversary edition offers "both the upbeat studio ending and Mr. Brickman's original, more tentative and melancholic conclusion".
The film was scored by Tangerine Dream. Their music comprises nearly half of the soundtrack album. Included are songs by Muddy Waters, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, the song for which the film is best known, "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger; the soundtrack album was released on Virgin Records, Tangerine Dream's record company at the time of the film's release. The film includes "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen, "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, "Swamp" by Talking Heads; the LP and CD versions of the soundtrack include two different versions of "Love on a Real Train," neither of which match the version used in the film for the final love scene or closing credits. Risky Business was acclaimed by critics, it is considered by many as one of the best films of 1983. Janet Maslin, in her 1983 review of the film for The New York Times, called it "part satire, part would-be suburban poetry and part shameless showing off" and said the film "shows an abundance of style", though "you would be hard pressed to find a film whose hero's problems are of less concern to the world at large."
She called De Mornay "disarming as a call girl who looks more like a college girl" and credits Cruise with making "Joel's transformation from straight arrow to entrepreneur about as credible as it can be made."Roger Ebert was much more positive, calling it a film of "new faces and inspired insights and genuine laughs" and "one of the smartest, most perceptive satires in a long time" that "not only invites comparison with The Graduate, it earns it". Ebert continued: The best thing about the movie is its dialogue. Paul Brickman, who wrote and directed, has an ear so good; this is one of those movies where a few words or a single line says everything that needs to be said, implies everything that needs to be implied, gets a laugh. When the hooker tells the kid, "Oh, Joel, go to school, go learn something," the