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The 7 - Music - Britpop... the new Muzak?
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#1 Posted on 13.8.05 1331.20
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Well, I've had this for a while and the Sir-Mix-A-Lot/Target thing got me thinking of going ahead and throwing this out here.

While eating out and shopping over the past few months in various states, I've noticed time and again that I find myself stopping dead in my track cause I'll hear a song in the store that I don't think I should be hearing outside a nightclub or my own home. Mostly, it's britpop songs that I just don't imagine anyone else wanting to listen to all that often. I'd imagine these businesses would rather have the newest Justin Timberlake or Eminem playing instead of some song hardly a tenth of the population could even attempt to guess what it is.

Here is a partial list of the songs I've heard out and about and the places I heard them...

Taco Bell
Everything But The Girl - Frozen River
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
Pulp - Common People
The Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo!
Cocteau Twins - Evangeline
Enya - The Celts
The Beatles - Blackbird
Kula Shaker - Great Hosannah
Roxy Music - Avalon
Lush - For Love
Suede - Animal Nitrate
P.I.L. - Rise
Placebo - Pure Morning

The Clash - Train In Vain
Love & Rockets - Ball Of Confusion
Enya - Shepards Moon
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
Stereophonics - Mr. Winter
Pulp - Mis-Shapes
Saint Etienne - Heart Failed In The Back Of A Taxi
Space - Female Of The Species
Oasis - Live Forever

Kentucky Fried Chicken
Peter Murphy - Hit Song
Roxy Music - More Than This
New Order - Love Vigilantes
Inspiral Carpets - She Comes In The Fall
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Blur - Girls & Boys
The La's - There She Goes
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

Burger King
New Order - Regret
Electronic - Getting Away With It
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Blur - Song 2
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People
Pulp - Disco 2000
Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space
The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
The The - Infected
Morrissey - November Spawned A Monster

The Style Council - Shout To The Top
The Clash - I Fought The Law
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Grey Cell Green
The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma
Oasis - Live Forever
Robbie Williams - Lazy Days
Ian Brown - Fear
Roxette - The First Girl On The Moon
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry


Has anyone here heard songs while shopping or eating out that you feel just wasn't supposed to be played and some one either made a huge mistake or just have better music tastes then what they're supposed to be playing?

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#2 Posted on 15.8.05 0525.08
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Nope. You must be at the other end of the country, I have never in my life heard any music at any of those places you mentioned. Though, I never been in a Kash-N-Karry.

But maybe these groups are becoming the Neil Diamonds, Linda Rondstadts, grocery store music for the MTV generation.
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#3 Posted on 15.8.05 0842.03
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The other day I was eating at Zio's, a pretty nice Italian restaurant in Tulsa. The music was your basic stereotypical Italian fare - operatic vocals and accordians and what-not. Well, I kept thinking I recognized the song that was playing, but I thought, "That can't be...this is Italian music." At last I realized what the tune was - an Italian-icized version of IN DA CLUB. I called the waiter over and in astonishment asked him if the song was really In Da Club. He kind of grinned and said, "I'm not supposed to say."
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#4 Posted on 16.8.05 2349.07
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I heard Elvis Costello's "45" while shopping in a Zellers about three months ago. That's a pretty deep album track to be playing in a store.
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#5 Posted on 17.8.05 0211.45
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Except it was a single. Not that your point's any less valid.
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#6 Posted on 17.8.05 0225.18
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I would gladly buy any of those Britpop compilations as actual CDs. Anyway, I recently heard a Muzak version of Weezer's greatest hits in a movie theatre. It was weird.
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