Unexpected grocery store tunes

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  1. ArtGuy9516

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    The other day I heard the Siousxie and the Banshees tune Hong Kong Garden at the grocery store I frequent. While I have heard other tunes from this era when shopping none were as non top 40/popular. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience hearing a tune that you liked that certainly did not get a lot of air play back in the day
     
  2. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

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    I always hear muzak versions of Nirvana and Foo Fighters for some reason.
     
  3. Mysterion

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    Many years ago, I was in an 24-hour market in a pretty desolate part of the city, and a muzak version of Beethoven's Ninth came on. It was one of the most Clockwork Orange moments of my life.

    Nowadays, satellite Muzak brings all kinds of weirdness. The other day, I caught Junior Murvin's Police and Thieves in the grocery store.
     
  4. GlennW

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    I heard this in Walgreens. VERY cool.

     
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  6. powderfinger

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    I heard Burning For You by Blue Oyster Cult in a ghetto Kroger once at 4 AM.
     
  7. FilterFunk

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    I heard the original Zapp version of "More Bounce to the Ounce" at Food Source yesterday morning. A Muzak version would be most interesting, though.
     
  8. Webtroll

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    years ago i heard a muzak version of Kiss' "Tomorrow and Tonight" in an elevator. sounded terrible.
     
  9. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

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    I occasionally hear all kinds of unexpected music in our local grocery store. They played a Patsy Cline song at one point. That was a huge surprise. Another time, there was some serious funk going on. I don't remember exactly what it was, but it was hardly the kind of background drivel you would expect. I'm waiting to hear Public Enemy or The World Saxophone Quartet in the background. It will proably be a while for those.
     
  10. yodedude2

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    the local h.e.b. once piped thomas dolby's 'one of our submarines' through their store. it certainly caught me by surprise. still, anything pop from the 80s is fair game there.
     
  11. will33

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    You know you're getting old when you recognize, and like, the muzak at the grocery store.
     
  12. MJ5150

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    I heard a Soup Dragons song at the grocery store the other day. I had to stop and double check what I was hearing and that it was coming from the store speakers and not someone near me.

    -Mike
     
  13. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

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    I heard Radiohead's "Reckoner" at our grocery store last Saturday.

     
  14. SasquatchDude

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    I heard The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in muzak at the dentist's office once. :meh:
     
  15. Gazman

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    I was in the baby change room at Ikea once, and in the background they were playing a cheesy, girl from Ipanema style version of "Breathe" by Pink Floyd.
     
  16. bassinplace

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    Not muzak, but one day I heard the original Fishbone song Modern Industry being played in the supermarket. I was very surprised. I had to stop for a second and make sure that was what I was actually hearing. Yep. Bonus cred for my supermarket! :)
     
  17. Gorn Captain

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    I used to work at many a supermarket when I was a youngster. At one of them the manager was a former hippie and current burnout that played all kinds of great stuff. Lots of Jethro Tull, Grateful Dead, Cream and stuff. The customers used to complain but he couldn't be bothered. Good times.
     
  18. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

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    And you are getting really old when you don't recognize the muzak and say "young people these days sure listen to crap."
     
  19. TolerancEJ

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    Seattle at one time, maybe still, has been a large market for creating muzak.
     
  20. TolerancEJ

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    One time in a grocery store, I heard Eric Johnson's Cliffs of Dover. I don't know if they had the radio or playing a recording.
     
  21. DannyBob

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    I heard Dimmu Borgir - Gateways () in a privately owned toy shop in Newcastle, England.
     

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