Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is not only a significant Beatles album — it’s a colorful, musical movie featuring Earth, Wind & Fire!
JediShua and shazbazzar remember Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, groove on the dance floor and in football stadiums with Earth, Wind & Fire, and strive to rescue the last human family from digital mechanicals in Robotron 2084.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
with Earth, Wind & Fire
It was forty years ago this year when Sgt. Pepper taught the band to steer. They were playing up on top of the bus, causing everyone to make a fuss. They were the Gibb brothers and Peter Frampton and the movie was 1978’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Get set for psychedelia, disco, and colorful digital gaming on this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.
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Although we’ve already covered the Bee Gees, disco isn’t far from our minds when we spin some records with Earth, Wind & Fire. Featured in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Muppets in Space, and Rock and Rule, Earth, Wind & Fire is a bit of everything: funk, soul, boogie, disco, pop, rock, Latin, and African. They stormed the scene in the ‘70s and are still performing today. After getting a taste of this amazing band, you’re going to want to rush out to the record store to start your own collection.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Not the 1967 Beatles album but the 1978 rock opera featuring the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Burns, Aerosmith, and more! Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band took its influence from the Beatles’ song and crafted a story about love, joy, peace, and the business side of the music industry and threw it all together with bright colors, lots of dancing, and some trippy effects to make one of the most controversial films of 1978. Don’t miss out on this classically good (or bad) piece of music and movie history!
Shoot wave after wave of robots to save the last human clones: Daddy, Mommy, and Mikey. With two joysticks and no buttons, players move their digital character around the screen, avoiding obstacles and blasting robots and their spawning sources on colorful levels of frenzied action in Robotron 2084, an iconic arcade game from 1982. JediShua and shazbazzar revisit their experience at Flashback Games in Loganville, GA before digging into the full description of the game itself. We hope you have greater success than shazbazzar.
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