Back to the Future Medley (Tab)
I don’t like to break with regular scheduled posting, but I had to take today to flick on the klystron HV, turn the variable autotransformer up 130 and blast this one out.
Back to the Future (Alan Silvestri): Alan Silvestri wrote the score to all the BttF movies but he was clearly channeling John Williams for the epic theme music.
Mr Sandman (The Chordettes): This one is already a bit of ukulele standard thanks to the opening lick being perfectly suited to re-entrant tuning.
Time Bomb Town (Lindsey Buckingham): This one is a bit more incidental than the others (it’s the tune on the radio when Marty wakes up before the first DeLorean scene) but I had to include it because if it’s not played on a ukulele it sure sounds a lot like one.
Power of Love (Huey Lewis & the News): The first bit of this is just switching between different inversions of F and C. It shows how effective just changing up inversions can be.
Doubleback (ZZ Top & Alan Silvestri): The only part of the medley that doesn’t crop up in the Part I. It’s the tune from the ZZ Top bit in Part III. It’s supposed to be the ZZ Top song of the same name although any resemblance is lost on me.
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry. You know, Marvin’s cousin.): The climax of local rhythmic ceremonial ritual the Fish Under the Sea Dance and this medley.