*Contest Ends 03/19/10

I don’t think that I’ve ever been more excited by what a band has done to music in my entire life. Yesterday I was listening to Mike Schmidt’s 40 Year Old Boy podcast (wicked funny but foul mouthed) and he mentioned a band called Rock Sugar. I’m pretty sure these guys just changed my musical life forever. The band, Rock Sugar, has created mashups of pop and rock songs. For instance this was the first song I heard and it totally sold me. It will sell you too.

The band has created this story around themselves in that they are a Heavy Metal band that was stranded on a desert island for the past 20 years with only the totally 80’s pop music collection of a 13 year old girl to sustain them and torment them. To cope they “re imagined” these songs as metal songs and thus Rock Sugar was born. The band was eventually rescued and came back to Hollywood, brainwashed from the Pop but ready to introduce the world to something totally new. This is a loose overview of the funny story of the band that is on the band’s website. I love the whole concept. I love it so much that I bought two copies of their CD. One for me and one to give away to one lucky reader.

If you want your own copy of Reimaginator by Rock Sugar then you’re going to have to do a few things. I only want true fans of 80’s Metal and Pop who can appreciate the sheer Awesomeness of this band to win. So Your mission is to help Rock Sugar get more exposure. This is not a paid post or anything. I just love the band, their sound and their humor. This is a totally BenSpark sponsored with BenSpark money, contest. After I post this I’m telling the band about it, hopefully they’ll sign the CD too.

How to enter.

  1. 1 entry – This must be done to Enter. Visit Rock Sugar Band‘s website and then leave me a comment on this post with two songs that you’d like to see get the Rock Sugar Band treatment. (Heavy Metal and 80’s Pop only).
  2. 1 entry – Follow Rock Sugar on Twitter – http://twitter.com/RockSugarBand – Leave me a comment in on this post
  3. 1 entry Tweet about the contest “RT @benspark introduced me to @rocksugarband and I can’t get the songs out of my head. I want to win a copy of the CD. http://bit.ly/c1wGqp” – Then leave a comment on this post with a link to that tweet.
  4. 1 entry – Become a Fan of Rock Sugar on Facebook – Then leave a comment on this post.
  5. 1 entry – Post Don’t Stop the Sandman video on your Facebook Wall and link to this contest. Tag me in the post too so I know you posted it. – Then leave a comment on this post.
  6. 2 entries – Write a post about Rock Sugar and urge your local radio station to play them in the post. Make sure you embed the “Don’t Stop the Sandman” video into your post as well. – Then leave a comment on this post.

Still Not Convinced? Maybe this will make you more excited.


Enter the contest today.

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16 Responses to “Contest! – Because Pop Rocks”

  1. Allison says:

    LOVE IT! I can’t enter, but I had to tell you I love it!

  2. Kevin says:

    That was some great stuff. Let’s see maybe we can get a little of Skid Row’s “Eighteen and Live” mixed with Gerog Michael’s “Got to have Faith”. That should make for some funny stuff. I’m not sure if the music is complementary at all but the messages would be pretty funny.
    .-= Look at what Kevin wrote blog ..The Discovery Adventure Club =-.

  3. Ibbored says:

    http://twitter.com/Ibbored/status/9954296402 Done. Your bit.ly link doesn’t work though :( (will do a fixed one to this blog post, too)

  4. Ibbored says:

    Fixed one up. I’ve been following them too, since that also counts.

    • Drew says:

      Ibbored – Thanks for letting me know, I didn’t do a good proofing job on this. Sheesh, Well I thank you for getting that message out to me. I appreciate it.

  5. David 'Doc Blue' Wendt says:

    I am following Rock Sugar on Twitter and have re-tweeted your post.

    I’m also a fan on Facebook!

  6. […] about the band. So then I went and found out all I could about the band and the idea for the Because Pop Rocks Contest popped right into my head. I’d buy the CD for myself and give one away too. That is how much […]

  7. […] also got to listen to all of Reimaginator and it certainly Rocks! I’m going to close the Because Pop Rocks contest this Friday. So, make sure that you get your entries in to win your copy of the […]

  8. Joanne Cournoyer says:

    I became a fan of rocksuger on facebook.
    I posted their video on my page and commented on it with a link to your contest. I can’t figure out how to tag you to it, but it’s at the top of my page today if you want to check it.
    I’ve been thinking…. AC/DC Highway to Hell and Power Station’s Get it On. It could be called…Bang a Gong to Hell? I had to think back to 80’s metal, but when I looked for heavy metal albums at amazon, I got back results for Poison, Quiet Riot, and the Scorpions. If that’s considered heavy metal, I guess I was a huge heavy metal fan when I was a teenager.

    • Drew says:

      Joanne,

      I brought the CD with me to work. I have it if you want to take a listen. Thanks for entering the contest.

  9. […] you to everyone who entered the Because Pop Rocks Rock Sugar Band CD contest. I have really been enjoying this band. I first learned about it through […]

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