Eleven-year-old me thought this was awesome
Ever have a song gurgle up from the swamp of memory, no apparent impetus other than the joy of saying to yourself, “Oh god, I haven’t heard that song in forever”?
That happened to me just now with the theme song to the 1982 movie “MegaForce,” by the band 707. I have no idea what made me think of it.
No lie, I owned this movie on Betamax and thought it was the most bad-ass thing I’d ever seen, and I remembered every word to the song upon finding it on YouTube just now. I shudder to think how much of an influence it may have had on my sense of taste. Seriously, though, I must also admit getting goosebumps from it, and not because it’s bad. My inner child just got a phone call from the ether, and that doesn’t happen every day.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the “flying motorcycle lands in the back of the airplane” scene, complete with theme song. YOU ARE WELCOME.