Archive for January, 2010

Johnny Amazing Live (behind the music)

January 15, 2010

Johnny Amazing performed live last night with Chicago sketch group Teenager of the Year!

The show apparently had half the room in stitches and half the room pissed.  i’d call that a success!!

this show required johnny amazing to perform the Top Gun Theme live, multiple times, so i made a karaoke version of the song that just repeats the main riff, transposing up at each repeat.  to be between 3 and 4 minutes long and cover the necessary range on the guitar, i went up a minor third every time.


i ended up making 4 or 5 versions of this for the live show, including a funky dancetime curtain call


WARNING – this theme might be rolling around in your head all day, but you’ve prolly known that since the 80’s.

thank you Steve Stevens and Harold Faltermeyer