Saturday musical observations…

Almost 20 years later, I still think Alan Jackson nailed the Eagles’ “Tequila Sunrise.” I got the Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles cassette for Christmas the year it came out. Wore it out, too. I went & bought the cd a few years ago. Those recordings have held up very, very well. I’ve said before that it’s a really sad commentary on today’s country music that most if not all the cuts on Common Thread sound more country than a lot of what passes for country these days. Hell, the original versions of those songs sound more country than “country” does.

A few minutes ago I heard Motley Crue’s “Kickstart My Heart” being used on a Kia commercial. It made me wonder if the marketing idiots at Kia have any idea that it was inspired by something quite, shall we say, unsavory — namely, a Nikki Sixx drug overdose. Maybe it’s just me, but songs like that are best used in ads for things like Mustangs and Camaros. The demographic’s not getting any younger, though, and you know that one day they’re going to be using, say, “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room” to sell Cadillacs. That’s gonna be a depressing day, indeed.


3 Responses to “Saturday musical observations…”

  1. Saturday musical observations… « Live from the Alamo City | Sad Country Music Says:

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  2. mattexian Says:

    Yup, they played Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” yesterday, and I remarked that it sounded a lot more country that a bunch of stuff coming out of Nashville these days (thinking of Jason Aldeen).

  3. That Guy Says:

    Speaking of “Kickstart my Heart” in ad ad, Did you ever notice Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” being used to sell Carnival Cruises?

    Another one about drugs, overdoses, and buying things you can’t afford. Perfect for selling cruises

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