Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Another VH1 Classic Complaint

Well as of today, in addition to Bob Weir's RatDog crap, every thirty minutes after RatDog, VH1 Classic has decided to air some new video of Blondie's AND some group called "The New Cars", who I think may be led by Benjamin Orr, or someone who sounds like him anyway.

The Blondie thing is...well, interesting. It's Jim Morrison's "Riders On the Storm" vocals being mixed with the music track from Blondie's "Rapture" at first, and then Debbie Harry's rap from the said song comes in while Morrison's "Yeeeeeah"'s echo. And then Ray Manzarek has a small keyboard break, and then Morrison sings again. Then back to Harry and then Morrison yet again. Yeah, interesting... o_O

The New Cars thing...ugh. Benjamin Orr(?) amazingly sounds ok, but he *really* should not have tried to revive The Cars sound and memories. Apparently, he has never heard of when Bev Bevan tried to revive the Electric Light Orchestra sound and memories...that disaster, known as "ELO Part Two", and its two albums are described pretty well here...

http://starling.rinet.ru/music/elo.htm#Two

http://starling.rinet.ru/music/elo.htm#Truth

And the real kicker of all this is that all three of these advertisements take up fifteen minutes of an hour block!! You can fit in three, four, or even five videos/songs in that amount of time. What the hell is VH1 Classic thinking? They've never had to resort to doing this crap when advertising a classic artist/group's new works.

Yet another reason that we all need to be thankful for the invention of the Mute button.

Edit: Duh, stupid me...Ben Orr is dead. Duh again. I knew that...I swear, it's rather frightening how my dad and I have this tendency to think people still living are dead and vice-versa. O_O
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2 Comments:

Blogger CasonBlog said...

Hey Stormie-Ben Orr died of cancer a few years ago. I think Elliott Easton plays in a retro-metal band.

2:17 PM  
Blogger CasonBlog said...

Oops, missed your edit. Sorry. Elliot Easton plays in a Creedance Clearwater Revival, Revival. Cars can not be the same without Ben Orr. Chicago is not Chicago without Peter Cetera (really not even the same since the death of Terry Kath. INXS without Michael Hutchence, yada, yada.

3:04 PM  

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