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New Cadillac Ad: Lust For . . . What Was That, Again?


It?? been noticed elsewhere, but it bears repeating:

Those of you who caught this Cadillac commercial on the Oscars may have missed some key lyrical subtleties on its soundtrack, which comes courtesy of the Pogues?“Sunnyside Of The Street”:

So I saw that train

And I got on it

With a heart full of hate

And a lust for vomit

Now I’m walking on

On the sunny side of the street

If I was wearing a hat, I’d be tipping it.

As I said here once before, well, at least it’s not like any ad agency ever took a song Iggy Pop wrote about heroin and used to to sell Royal Caribbean Cruises.

(Except, of course, one did.)

I am picturing a meeting in which a Cadillac exec is getting hung up on the lyrics, and some agency guy’s saying “don’t worry, the singer has hardly any [warning: disgusting image] teeth. No one can understand him.”


Steve Ballmer, Power Forward
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