"New Years Intro Skit"
"Satisfaction Medley" (I Can't Get No Satisfaction, For Your Love, Born To Be Wild)
"Earl Lang Xyme Skit"
"Tomorrow" (Tomorrow, Maybe)
"Rock-afire Resolutions Skit"
"Abbey Road Medley" (You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came
In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End, Her Majesty)
"When the Saints Go Marching In"
"Banana Hill" (Live)
"Old Lang Xyme"
"Music Goes Round and Round"
This is another compilation / best of showtape. It contains what are mentioned as being the top 5 songs of 1982 which include "Tomorrow", "Satisfaction Medley", "Abbey Road Medley", "Banana Hill", and "Music Goes Round And Round". Not a bad arrangement of songs, which are nicely complimented by neat little intro skits and in-between segments all counting down to 1983.
Abbey Road Medley
- This show remains intact from the Tribute to Abbey Road Showtape
. Here it doesn't pull off as well though because Beach Bear in this medley has his old voice and the moon has Beach Bear's new voice. So Beach Bear has 2 voices throughout this tape because of the inclusion of this song. Not that big of a problem considering they used the Birthday songs
with old voices for a good 6 years after changing them.
- This song makes appearances in several tapes, however this is the only time where it is performed live. The addition of extra instrumentals such as an electric guitar make for a nice arrangement. Also Billy Bob and Mitzi chime in for the background vocals.
- During the final show which flows together in a continuous countdown, Billy Bob suggests that someone tell a joke before midnight - which Mitzi messes up. If you listen closely to the argument that follows Mitzi's bad joke you can hear Mitzi chime out with the line "Well what do you expect? I got it from Chuck E. Cheese!"
- Earl tried to teach everyone the lyrics to "Old Lang Xyme" and got them all wrong. This screw-up carries all the way to the New Years Eve 1987 when they again mention Earl's messed up lyrics.
-3.5 out of 5 Tokens-
Not a bad Showtape by any means, but not their best either. The little intros are written well and sound spontaneous enough to be considered "live". Plus the fact that Creative was bold enough to take a stab at Chuck E. Cheese and mention his trademarked name in a showtape gets this tape extra points on my scorecard. Many of Creative's later compilation tapes were dull and nothing more than a collection of random songs, but this tape has very cool intros which were done very well considering that this tape would have been used for such a short period of time.