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Ray Parker Jr. Had Some Very Gentle Words to Say About New Ghostbusters Theme Song

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a music video of the new Ghostbusters theme song, which was created by Fall Out Boy and featured Missy Elliott, whose bars were easily the best part of that track, but I digress. Ray Parker Jr., the musician who created the original iconic theme song, also heard the song and was perfectly diplomatic in his assessment. Said Parker, “I’m not gonna say whether it’s good or bad. I’m just gonna say maybe I’m an old guy now and I like it the old way.” It’s awfully kind of you to put it that way, I say.

Parker went on to say, “I wish they had called me to maybe work with some of the younger guys and help them get a direction.” A song with Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott produced by Ray Parker Jr.? How could anybody not want that?

Looking at the movie’s release, a lot of the early buzz from critic previews sounds pretty positive. Folks are enjoying the movie, but it does have its flaws. Movies often do have their share of warts. That’s just how it goes, and this movie’s totally allowed to have them, too. But more than a few people are happy with what they saw, which leads me to believe that we’ve got something to look forward to this weekend.

You can catch the flick yourself when Ghostbusters arrives in theaters July 14th. ‘Til then, I’ll be over here watching the Japanese cover of the Ray Parker Jr. song.

(via Nerdist)

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