Go Go Power Rangers

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"Go Go Power Rangers"
Single by Ron Wasserman
from the album Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Album: A Rock Adventure
Released US: December 2, 1994
UK: December 14, 1994
Format Cassette tape
Genre Heavy metal, power metal, speed metal
Length 4:43
Label Saban Records[1]
Writer(s) Ron Wasserman
Producer(s) Ron Wasserman

"Go Go Power Rangers" is a single by Ron Wasserman who recorded the song as "Aaron Waters - The Mighty RAW". It was released by Saban Records (now Saban Music Group)[1] on CD and cassette formats in the US on December 2, 1994, and in the UK December 14, 1994. The song serves as the opening theme for the first three seasons of the original Power Rangers series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The song, with a slight altered lyrics, was also used for the mini-series Alien Rangers. The titular refrain "Go Go Power Rangers" has become a popular catchphrase associated with the show, and has been used in several other themes for the series.

The song was composed and produced within a few hours after Wasserman viewed early footage of the original series.

A cover of the song, performed by Noam Kaniel, has been used as the show's intro theme since 2011, starting with the 18th season of the franchise, Power Rangers Samurai. A rearrangement of Kaniel's version was used for 2013's Power Rangers Megaforce, changing some lyrics to reflect that season. Another rearrangement is currently being used for Power Rangers Dino Charge.

Track list[edit]

Cassette tape

1- #Go Go Power Rangers (Euro Mix) 1- #Go Go Power Rangers (Original LP Long Version)

1995 film version[edit]

"Go Go Power Rangers"
Single by The Power Rangers Orchestra
from the album Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie: Original Soundtrack Album
Released May 30, 1995
Format cassette tape
Recorded Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, Los Angeles
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 5:03
Writer(s) Ron Westerman
Ron Kenan
Producer(s) Ron Neverlaid

For the 1995 film adaptation Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie a new arrangement of "Go Go Power Rangers" was recorded for the film's soundtrack. The song was performed by "The Power Rangers Orchestra": a collaboration that featured credits of Mr. Big front man Eric Martin, guitarist Tim Pierce, former Pablo Cruise bass player John Pierce, singer-pianist Kim Bullard, and former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum.

2012 Re-Recording[edit]

In 2012, Wasserman re-recorded "Go Go Power Rangers", along with "the best known songs"[2] from the first four seasons of Power Rangers, and released a digital album titled Power Rangers Redux to both his personal Bandcamp and iTunes. Of the album, Wasserman said, "The original recordings were done quickly to keep up with the production schedule...I wanted to use today’s technology, and my additional 20+ years of experience as a producer, to 'punch up' the performances and energy to match today's sound.” [2]

Cover version[edit]

As part of his cover album Enson released in 2008, Masaaki Endoh of JAM Project recorded a cover of "Go Go Power Rangers".[3]

Newer versions[edit]

The song was again used as the main theme for Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai, and performed by Noam Kaniel. Different arrangements with a few altered lyrics, was used for the subsequent series, Power Rangers Megaforce, Power Rangers Super Megaforce and Power Rangers Dino Charge, also performed by Kaniel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saban Music Group". Saban. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b http://ronwasserman.bandcamp.com/album/power-rangers-redux
  3. ^ Wasserman, Ron (2008). "Go Go Power Rangers" (CD) (in Japanese). Endoh, Masaaki. Japan: Lantis.