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howlin' wolf tune in viagra commercial

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by unezrider, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. unezrider

    unezrider Tele-Meister

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    Oct 22, 2009
    Illinois
    hello friend,
    last night while watching the sox game i seen a viagra commercial with howlin' wolf's 'smokestack lightning' as the background music. now, i'm all for exposing wolf's music to as many as possible, but there are some things i never imagined i'd be associating with it…
    chris
     
  2. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Friend of Leo's

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Wasn't he that one that used to sing "I'm A Man" with a beer bottle in his pants? Might be something more than just background music going on there.
     
  3. elihu

    elihu Friend of Leo's

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    Maybe you are thinking of Muddy Waters?...don't know about the beer bottle.


     
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  5. StephenX

    StephenX Banned

    Jul 11, 2010
    virginia
    Wolf's Smokestack Lightning does have the "Im a man" thing going too if I remember right.
    He also did a real ad of his own that is one of my favorite HW songs called "Drinkin CV Wine" (a masterpiece!) It took me a long time to appreciate Wolf; many years after I was hooked on Muddy,Buddy and the rest.
    Seems to me the obvious choice for a Viagra ad would have been "I'm Ready" by Muddy Waters.


     
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  6. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2008
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    My wife and I were watching television on Saturday when the Wolf " Smokestack " Viagra commercial came on. My wife and I looked at each other and just cracked up. I had been playing the main riff of this song for a few weeks earlier. She has now taken to calling me " Viagra Song Man." :eek:
     
  7. soultosoul13

    soultosoul13 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2008
    Des Moines, IA
    smokestack is my favorite song ever. i heard on the commercial the other day and about had a heart attack. i didnt know whether to laugh or cry....
     
  8. greggorypeccary

    greggorypeccary Friend of Leo's

    Nov 16, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    Well, blues songs are, generally, about sex.
     
  9. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 9, 2007
    "Raleigh-wood"
    This has got to be THE obvious choice for the ED drugs
     
  10. robb3566

    robb3566 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 14, 2004
    Asbury Park, NJ
    At least they didn't use 'Back Door Man.'
     
  11. boneyguy

    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 31, 2007
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    I believe it was Muddy that used to do the beer bottle 'trick' if I recall correctly. He'd shake it up first of course.......you get the idea I'm sure.
     
  12. jefsut

    jefsut Tele-Meister

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    I saw B.B. King live several years ago (great show, btw) and he went on for a while about the virtues of Viagra. I gather that's a common element of his shows lately (with references to "Doctor Viagra" and "Nurse Cialis").

    Leave it to the blues performers to be honest about the realities of life!
     
  13. Reverend D

    Reverend D Tele-Meister

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    I heard that commercial too, I immediate went, smokestack lightnin cool. Funny it was in a viagra commercial.

    Regards,

    Don
     
  14. StephenX

    StephenX Banned

    Jul 11, 2010
    virginia
    Hahahahahaha:D
     
  15. stevesz

    stevesz Tele-Holic

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Sterling Heights, MI
    They put this other ad out there a while back where it's a bunch of guys "of a certain age" sitting around "jamming," (probably how the ad guys worded it in the concept proposal) and they were playing Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas," only they were singing "Viva Viagra."

    My first response was to throw up in my mouth just a little bit, and my second was that they were giving a whole new meaning to the term "wood-shedding."
     
  16. winny pooh

    winny pooh Friend of Leo's

    Jan 24, 2006
    South London
    that is funny :D
     
  17. Martin R

    Martin R Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2008
    Albuquerque
    A while back they did use "I'm Ready" for the one that isn't Viagra. (Sorry, not "up" on my ED medicines.)
     
  18. Cialis has a woman strolling around stroking a uke.

     
  19. Clifton C

    Clifton C Tele-Holic

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    Aug 26, 2010
    Houston
    Or perhaps "Little Red Rooster," by Big Mama Thornton!
     
  20. unezrider

    unezrider Tele-Meister

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    Oct 22, 2009
    Illinois
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