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Since they’ve been gone

A heavily augmented remix of Rainbow take on Since You’ve Been Gone is used in the Volume 3 of the Guardians of the Galaxy fairy tale superhero franchise.

Thanks to Tobias Janaschke for the info.

13 Comments to “Since they’ve been gone”:

  1. 1
    Mike Kirwan says:

    Producers knew what they wanted. What a kudo! This may be a Billion dollar movie. I hope Graham and the others will be compensated as well as Ross Ballard.
    Down to Earth pivotal for me.

  2. 2
    Gregster says:

    Yo, my little sister sent me a DVD of the first film because a “friend of the family” made an appearance in there & the soundtrack was pretty-good ! I can’t believe we’re up-to No.3 already, so I better check-out No.2…

    So hard to keep-up with movies there days, I couldn’t even tell you what Star Wars we’re up to…

    It’s probably fair-to-say that since “Since you’ve been gone” is the theme-track for the film, lot’s of royalties to be delivered to all that performed on it I’d guess…And there’s a good chance that it will have lots of good tunes throughout the film too.

    Peace !

  3. 3
    Lolive says:

    #1 Well at least some marvel fans will drop an ear on rainbow material, which is already great. Imagine people discovering stargazers…
    #2 check out the 2nd episode quickly, it’s clearly not as good as the first one 😀

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    The kids and grandkids of Russ, Ritchie, Graham, Roger and Don (Cozy didn’t have any children as far as I’m aware) will be chuffed hearing that song in a blockbuster!

    For soundtrack purposes, this remix of Since You’ve Been Gone ain’t bad at all if you ask me.

    Being a signature tune in the GotG Universe has a vast impact on a song’s resurgence (and subsequent sales/clicks), the first movie in the franchise saw the guys/Native American braves from Redbone (a long held guilty pleasure of mine) have their pensions bolstered

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj0drevGOgA ,

    the second one put Looking Glass back on the map

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ4PdCrLggo ,

    who after their 1972 freak hit would morph into this likewise great band (any Starz fans here?!), but hopefully you all knew that already!


    You can hear a similar ascending intro in both songs (Looking Glass at 00:09, Starz at 00:30).

  5. 5
    Adel Faragalla says:

    All the good reason to induct Rainbow into the R&R hall of fame.
    Peace ✌️

  6. 6
    Gregster says:

    @5…Adel said qt.”All the good reason to induct Rainbow into the R&R hall of fame”.

    Lol !!! Once again you’ve made me laugh, & it begs these questions…

    1. Would Ritchie show-up if invited ???…

    2. Would the R&RHoF people have enough trophies for “everyone”???…

    3. Who would show-up to collect the awards if Ritchie declined ???…

    Let the speculation begin 🙂 !

    Peace !

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    @ 6 – Gregster, I couldn’t see any way Rainbow would ever be inducted into the Hall of the Mountain King. They weren’t that big or that influential in the US, a few hits with JLT era but that is all. A hit or two earlier with Graeme Bonnet. Mind you anyone can get in it seems these days so yes they probably do stand a good chance. Hell I could probably get inducted, just talk a load of bollocks & fake a few images etc & make up a couple of dodgy songs & tell them how good I am & there you go! They don’t seem to do their research properly at times so they wouldn’t even know frig all about me anyway. So I am feeling quite confident at present. Seriously though I do think Ronnie James Dio should have been inducted with Black Sabbath. They were influential with that lineup & were quite popular for a little while. They inducted Hughes & Coverdale with DP so why not Dio with Sabbath? Me thinks the powers that be i.e the O$bourne’s would have put a stop to that anyway. Oh well, not to worry. I doubt that Ronnie would be spinning worrying about that sort of thing. Cheers.

  8. 8
    Adel Faragalla says:

    So true 😂
    I would like to add as well
    Will JLT be able to not have a verbal diarrhea and let anyone else speaks
    Have a great day
    Peace ✌️

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Rainbow would never be inducted because Blackmore wouldn’t come. Why honor a band when its indisputable leader doesn’t give a rat’s ass? There’s enough bands that would give their collective left nut to be inducted.

    There is also little for which Rainbow could be viewed as a lasting influence and where DP had not already left its mark before. The Dio era was pivotal for emerging fantasy melodic metal, yes, but that is largely a European phenomenon and not really in the crosshairs of the very North American-shaped perception of the RRHoF. And if truth be told, then Ronnie was more the godfather of all that (carrying it on with Sabbath and his own band) than Ritchie who only flirted for a few years with that stuff.

    And what Joe always claims, namely that Rainbow co-invented melodic AOR, is delusional. AOR is a thoroughly American invention and bands like Journey, Boston, Foreigner and Toto were releasing milestone albums in the genre at a time when Ronnie and Ritchie were still seeing their mythological stargazers crash into the desert sand commercially. It was the other way around, Ritchie eventually followed the lead of American AOR bands and Joe from Hackensack was the man to help him do it.

    It never occurred to me, but Dio was not indicted with Black Sabbath! That is indeed criminal as his era(s) with the band was/were influential too, but again with a larger impact on European than North American rock. And it was Ozzy era Sab’s godfather-do(o)m for Grunge + Ozzy’s post-Sabbath US career and media presence that got the guys from Birmingham the induction as early as they did in the first place.

  10. 10
    Macgregor says:

    Mark Knopfler said don’t bother when Dire Straits were announced as inductees & he alway said he would never attend & he didn’t. I don’t think that a non appearance would matter at all, there have been others who refuse to or cannot attend. I just don’t think Rainbow did enough game changing for the Hall to immortalise them. That isn’t a put down at all of the band & all it’s members. To Hell with the Hall anyway. Cheers.

  11. 11
    Rock Voorne says:

    @ 9

    Its very weird. History is written by Americains regarding what was important/relevant/outstanding and so we re witnessing a dubious historical revision.

  12. 12
    Gregster says:

    @7…GH & DC walked into DP when they were on the cusp of mega-stardom, & went from playing large halls & the likes to headlining arenas, plus had the benefit of the US-of-A seeing them live at the Cal-Jam…So from a US-of-A POV, the Mk-III line-up “is” the one…Plus everyone sees the US-of-A as the place of stardom, because of media & Hollyweird…And the R&RHoF is an American award.

    As for RJD, he has the respect from the people that mattered to him most. Too bad that “Heaven & Hell” didn’t have more time garner R&RHoF credo.

    @9…As the years roll-on the records keep selling…I’m sure that plenty of people today, when they hear Rainbow for the 1st time, are wanting of some more R&R like that. It’s desperately missing in today’s world. One wonders however, where the odds of induction may have stood if Rainbow happened to be an all-American-band…

    @11…Well said, but the times, they-are-a-changin’ 🙂 !

    Peace !

  13. 13
    George Martin says:

    I remember the first time my friends and I saw Deep Purple was when Coverdale and Hughes had just joined the band and we all said I’d give my left nut to have Gillan and Glover still in the band. I have not heard that saying since 1974 until I read your post when you just said it. Thanks for the laugh, I forgot about that one but we’re both showing our age. Long live rock and roll and us!

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