I heard Blitzkrieg Pop at the grocery store. It’s official. Nothing matters now.

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  1. Whatizitman

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    In West Virginia, to boot. I’ve also heard Talking Heads and a few others.

    It is official. If you play in a band, and are old enough to remember Muzak, you are no longer cool. Period. End of story.

    Give away your guitars and amps. Throw them off a bridge. Burn them for kindling. The universe no longer cares. I’m sorry to inform y’all that nothing matters anymore.
     
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    I'll wait till I hear GG Allin at Whole Foods before I do any of that.
     
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    Blitzkrieg Bop is a better song.:D
     
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    My nephew had a Tony Hawk skateboard video game with that song in it. I started singing along and he said "I thought they were saying Let's Kick Butt"
     
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    My local Kroger featured Welcome to the Jungle in its soundtrack recently. SMH
     
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    My local burger king had AC/DC's Big Balls on the dining rooms free jukebox.
    I put it on during a kids birthday party one time. It was loud and hilarious seeing the different reactions. The kids seemed unfazed by it but the parents ranged from a look of outrage to hidden laughter and smirks of enjoyment.

     
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    Right? But according to guitar forums, rock is NOT dead. All we need is a new hero to show up, and everything will turn right around. You’ll see!

    Yep. That’s what goes through my mind waiting in line at the Kroger pharmacy.
     
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    I seriously always thought it was Pop.

    Part of me wishes my kids would be the ones to point that out to me. Sadly, that will never happen. They don’t even know the song. I know they’ve heard it. They just don’t care. It’s Muzak to them.

    Nope. It had to be another forumite.

    I don’t know if I should be grateful or hopeless. Nothing matters.
     
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    Blitzkreig Bop I can understand. As much as I love my Ramones, they have always been a hoodlum pop band.

    Now, if I ever hear Sonic Reducer in a grocery store, I'm just going to head over to the household cleaners aisle and chug a bottle of Drain-o.

    Don't get me wrong, I love that alternative music has gotten the appreciation it has always deserved. I just wonder where all these punters were back in the day when I was getting shoved into lockers and worse for my punk rock proclivities. I guess I owe them all a big "You're welcome!"
     
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    For me it would take hearing King Crimson's Neurotica. I think I'll try a jug of that CLR cleaner though... Panera Bread plays music so 'hipster' and annoying it IS musical Drain-O!
     
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    Yeah, Ramones are a little more on the known pop side of things. But it wasn’t I Wanna Be Sedated. And a while back they played Clash. Not Should I Stay.., but London Calling. Those were the ‘deeper’ cuts played on early alternative/college stations in the 80s.

    I know I’ve heard a few others that I heard way back when on college radio in CA in the 80s. But this is WV. It was even rarer here. Most of my friends that have grown up here have never heard them before. And it’s not like they’re gonna be focused on songs they don’t recognize while grabbing a carton of eggs after a long work day.

    But turn on the radio, and it’s brometal, brocountry, and the same 20 classic rock songs they’ve played since it first called classic. No. For classic ‘alternative’ just go to the local supermarket.

    Sheesh. Somehow, someway, Nickelback is to blame.
     
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    I'd have been more impressed if it had been 'I wanna Be Sedated'.

    Seems more appropriate for a supermarket.
     
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    "Boris The Spider" in a Taco Bell in 1998 really threw me for a loop. I don't think I've been to Taco Bell since.
     
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    Blitzkrieg Bop was used in an AT&T commercial in the 90's. I was both stoked & sad.
     
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    I don t know.... it s a way to make a bit of easy money. Especially for the ramones, who were famous but not famous enough and had to tour constantly to make ends meet. I remember hearing REv horton heat in a nike commercial ad.
     
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    Considering all of the most important Ramones have unfortunately left this earth and have been gone for 15+ years, I don't think they're too worried about making money anymore. The Ramones by their own admission always wanted to be a successful mainstream band. It never happened in their lifetime, but they did want it. To them, songs about sniffing glue and beating on brats with baseball bats were normal things. It took them a while to realize that neutered 70s FM radio was not having it.

    Also, Joey and Johnny retired filthy rich. They toured constantly, yes, and they saved and invested whatever money they made. The Ramones empire, now run by Johnny's widow and Joey's brother, is more about preserving the legacy and keeping the name going. Kids everywhere wear Ramones t shirts even though they can't name one song. That's terrible, but it's better than being totally forgotten.

    If it were me, I'd be stoked to hear Ramones or The Clash in a grocery store. Hell yeah. That beats the hell out of awful sterile classic rock crap like Sweet Home Alabama or Don't Fear the Reaper.
     
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    Or the Angry Samoans! Or that, uh..."classic" by The Meatmen.
     
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    They died rich ? I didn t know that. Lets take the case of rev horton heat, a bit of easy money to appear in an ad. Can t win easier money than that. I wouldn t mind one of my song apprearing in an ad.
     
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