December 12, 2005

Commercials are the new radio

My ears just popped: I heard Spoon's creepy, falsetto-drenched "I Turn My Camera On" used in a car commercial. While this might not be as jarring as "Lust for Life" (an ode to the Iggy Pop and David Bowie's Berlin decadence) or Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers", an ode to revolution being used to shill for cruise lines and the loathsome Tommy Hilfiger, it's still weird. While "I Turn My Camera On" is a catchy song -very much influenced by "Emotional Rescue"- it's also a song all about the pleasures of voyeurism. Not quite what you'd think when thinking about buying a Buick.

Hey, if it gets people into Gimmee Fiction, one of the very best albums of 2005, it will be worth it.

Posted by Frinklin at December 12, 2005 10:26 PM | TrackBack
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