Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 2/3/14 Classic Rock Invades SBXLVIII Spots
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
Well, the game was less than exciting. And, some would say the same for the Super Bowl XLVIII commercials. (I would be one of them) But, amongst the lackluster entertainment were lots of classic rock songs and artists. By far, Toyota's commercial with Terry Crews rescuing the Dr. Teeth Band takes the top bill!! U2 checked in with an announcement on behalf of Bono's RED charity flanked by Bank Of America featuring their latest single "Invisible". Black Sabbath received a few seconds of airtime from Beats Audio as Ellen "Goldilocks" DeGeneres searched the Three Bears' den for the perfect playlist.
But, this is The Six O'Clock Triple Shot...I had to whittle our list down to just three. So, I went with my three favorite Classic Rock Commercials from last night.
I love my hometown. I love my home state. Hence, I love Detroit. I also love Bob Dylan. But, I fail to see the connection between the great Dylan and Detroit's workforce. Nonetheless, I thought this was a great spot...but, not nearly as moving as Chrysler's initial "Pro-Motown" campaign with Eminem. We still will feature tuneage from Dylan to kick things off tonight...in honor and hope of Detroit, "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
Boy, was I excited to see Radio Shack bring forth some of my childhood favorites!! And, through the spot, hearing the '80's wants their store back, I had dreams and visions of turntable displays, sweet looking R/C cars, and the ability to go pick up a needle, a belt, transistor, connector...WAIT! WHAT? NO!!!!!!!!! That wasn't the point of the commercial at all. They told me I was OLD and needed to get with the times...like they are!! As much as I think that sucks, I did enjoy the gratuitous Loverboy, "Working For The Weekend".
And, last, but certainly not least, Hyundai's commercial featuring Johnny Galecki, Richard Lewis, and some hot chick was cleverly pieced together, in my opinion, with ELO's "Evil Woman".
The game may have been a blowout. The commercials, not up to typical stndards. But, at least the soundtrack was tolerable. Kudos to Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers for the best Halftime Show since Beavis and Butthead's!!! The Six O'Clock Triple Shot...only on 94.9 WMMQ!