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Jun172009

EXCLUSIVE BONNAROO VIDEO! PROTOMEN DANGER ZONE

"Danger Zone" is a rock song from the soundtrack to the 1986 American motion picture Top Gun. It was composed by Giorgio Moroder (who is totally awesome) and Tom Whitlock, and performed by Kenny Loggins.

Moroder originally asked Bryan Adams to record this song, but he was said to have rejected it because he had disliked the jingoismexpressed in Top Gun. The rock group Toto was also supposed to perform the song, but due to legal matters, it was passed to Loggins.[1]

The second single released from the Top Gun soundtrack, "Danger Zone" was a commercial success, peaking at #2 on theBillboard Hot 100. The song continues to be popular today, continuing in heavy rotation on Classic Rock radio stations in the United States.

The song was covered by Oh, Hush! and released on the band's Don't Judge a Record by Its Covers EP. It was also featured in the films Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo BaySex Drive and 17 Again, and the episode "Eight Misbehavin" of the television series The Simpsons.

Dann Hufflead vocalist and guitarist from '80s glam metal group Giant performed guitar work on this song.

Covered by the Protomen at the annual Tennessee music festival Bonnaroo as a part of a truly epic hour long set. Featuring 14ish members, three video projectors, robot warfare, phish phighting, hilarious fun and furious rock. This is one of the highlights of that set though its hard to choose a favorite this was a unique moment in protohistory. Trey has been difficult to contact concerning the epic Proto vs. Phish battle as he is busy bathing in money while smoking blunts wrapped with hundred dollar bills. 

Notice this is one of the many times during the set someone screams "Phish Sucks" you can hear it during the introduction they give to the song.

BTW Protogeeks take note i have in my posession a piece of a guitar smashed on stage at the Mercy Lounge Road to Bonnaroo 8 off 8th show.... email me with offers... i can get it signed.... hook it up kids i need money.

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