Friday, May 23, 2008

Youtube Weekend: Lemonheads, It's A Shame About Ray

Last month I posted about a McDonald's commercial that used a theme that sounded an awful lot like The Raconteurs "Steady, As She Goes." Now Chrysler Chevrolet is running ads for a Memorial Day sale that use a whistling theme that sounds an awful lot like The Lemonheads' "It's A Shame About Ray." While I can't find the Chrysler Chevy commercial online, the video by The Lemonheads is on YouTube:

And how cool is this? It's an embeddable version of the video...posted by Rhino Entertainment! Way to go, Rhino!

UPDATE: Someone else got a video of the Chevy commercial the hard way. Listen for the music under the announcer. Here it is:

Assuming this sampling wasn't done with the blessing of the band and/or the copyright holder, this wouldn't be the first time this song has been...ummm, treated to an homage. Listen to the opening notes of Foo Fighters' "Big Me" to see if you can hear a resemblance.

Note: This post was referenced by Will Bunch's Attytood blog from the Philadelphia Daily News Online on Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lewmonheads try to make comeback at the americans ecpence. Lets sue a company and get some free money..Ok and how stupid are they to sue a company as the headlines read ..Sue a cpmpany for part of the profits .DUMB The company is Broke and the government and all of america is trying to help out and there is no profits DUH. Or they wouldnt be closing plants and selling off the company.. Stop them from kicking america when they are down , Grow up lemonheads and earn your money like the rest of us do. Get a job and stop trying to sponge it out of our system . do they really need welfare for band members that cant make it anymore. Is a taxpayer bailout and not a smart move by lemonheads , we will not pay for the band , we are trying to save our country .