Grocery stores, passing cars, bars, whatever. Most of the music is predictable, terrible, or both. But sometimes it's a pleasant surprise. (Or a surprise, anyway.) This would be the place for that.
My neighborhood liquor store usually has classic rock going, either of the typical 60s-70s variety or 70s-80s AOR type stuff. Today I walked in to hear in progress Jimi Hendrix "Can You See Me." Nothing unusual about that.
But by the time I checked out, it had moved on to Twisted Sister's "Don't Let Me Down." I can't recall having ever heard that one in public before.
Mine was a Weis grocery store, which often played classic rock, sometimes loudly for a grocery store, when their new location opened in my area. But, that was sadly short lived.
I go to the local Weis grocery store about five times a week! Do the individual stores choose their own music? I'm just asking, I don't expect you to know.
That's a good question. Maybe they offer a couple different stations to chose from. But, a few months after our store opened, the playlist became far more generic and repetitive. I'll bet some customers complained about the loud guitar rock. Squares.
There’s a grocery store down the street from me that plays rock n roll, but wildly diverse stuff and deep cuts. (It’s one of a 2-store local independent company so maybe that has something to do with freedom/ eclecticism?)
Once I heard Surfs Up, the 1971 album version. I’ve heard Squeeze’s “In Quintessence” (my favorite Squeeze song!) in there. Etc.
I actually have a working hypothesis on this. The cashier when I was there is a guy I remember having previous been gushing about the Queen movie a year or so ago, and Freddie Mercury more generally. (I remember thinking, "should I butt in to this conversation?" But I didn't.)
So maybe in getting into Queen, he came across the Mercury tribute show, saw Extreme as an obvious highlight, and presto!
That or some random person just put on some hair band focused station on Sirius or something and it popped up. Less rewarding, but equally plausible.
Sorry to Christmasify this thread but the other day I was listening to a Jimi Hendrix Christmas medley on my headphones when I walked into the grocery store. I turned off my headphones and what was playing on the grocery store speakers? The same Jimi Hendrix Christmas medley. That was a surprise because I’m pretty sure my grocery store’s Christmas mix is Wonderful Christmas Time on repeat.
B.E.: I skimmed the Mark Linett interview recently posted on SSMB. He said he’s hoping for a Fall release for the box set.
Feb 27, 2020 2:58:34 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Was hoping for a spring/early summer release, however, I hope for a spring/early summer release with EVERY Beach Boys' album! I can wait for fall.
Feb 27, 2020 18:50:55 GMT
Kapitan: Maybe we’ll get that BW doc that we heard about way back when, Long Promised Doc 😀
Feb 27, 2020 19:18:45 GMT
kds: I get the feeling that documentary will one day be mentioned in the same breath as the 50th Anniversary Doc that was supposed to happen in 2012
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:14 GMT
Kapitan: And Pleasure Island!?
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:51 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm skeptical about that Long Promised Road doc, not whether it will eventually come out, but the quality. If the highlight is Brian and an interviewer driving around and Brian commenting on BB songs/albums, I can only imagine how that'll go...
Feb 27, 2020 22:18:29 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: ...Brian, what do you think about the song, "Long Promised Road"? Brian - "I thought Carl sang it great." Brian, what do you think about The Beach Boys Love You album? Brian - "There's some great songs on that album."
Feb 27, 2020 22:21:28 GMT
Kapitan: I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in seeing and hearing it all.
Feb 27, 2020 23:50:16 GMT
Wata: I hope it would include some rarities - hopefully with the accompanying soundtrack. And it's time we got to listen to snippets from the rendition of "Long Promised Road" Brian supposedly recorded for the doc. I'm not holding my breath for it, but still...
Feb 28, 2020 5:58:00 GMT
kds: From the description, it sounded like a new version of the Brian Wilson On Tour doc.
Feb 28, 2020 13:20:10 GMT
Kapitan: Except as I recall, they were focusing on driving around LA for a lot of it. Just Brian and whoever the eventual filmmaker was (there had been a replacement) seeing the sights and chatting.
Feb 28, 2020 13:28:28 GMT
Kapitan: btw, it's just a couple weeks shy of a year since they released the movie poster.
Feb 28, 2020 13:31:24 GMT
kds: And, didn't they do the driving around bit in the IJWMFTT doc?
Feb 28, 2020 13:38:15 GMT