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September 16, 2008 1:49 PM   Subscribe

I woke up this morning to a new car commercial.... what was the song?

(I sleep with the TV on). The commercial was using a Love And Rockets song for the background music. I live in Wisconsin, but from I can remember, in my sleep-induced haze, was that this seemed to be a national commercial. I am sure it's a Love and Rockets song. Heavy distortion on the bass.

The lyrics (chorus?) are something like "yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeh-yeah-yaaaaaaaaaaaaaeeaah"

It's driving me nuts. I have gone through my Love and Rockets collection to no avail. (Well, it's only one record. I didn't realize that I owned so many Peter Murphy solo albums, nor any Jazz Butcher albums).


Anyone?
posted by peewinkle to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Hot Trip to Heaven?
posted by iconomy at 2:07 PM on September 16, 2008


It's not Love and Rockets, but could it be Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song?
posted by warble at 2:09 PM on September 16, 2008


Copied and pasted Hot Trip to Heaven lyrics:

Yeah, yeah, yeah (8x)

Moments of luxury and moments of pain
Moments of beauty and then moments of shame
Moments of love and moments of trust
A moment of thought and moments of lust

Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah

Big, black Mariah, she's on fire
Burnin' like a pyre, flames rising higher
Yeah, yeah, yeah (4x)

Sail on, sail on through my soul (sail on)
Sail on and me lose control (sail on)
Sometimes, sing so sweetly when freedom takes a hold
(sail on)
Sometimes, sing so sweetly, bye bye to control

Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah

Viva Las Vegas, a big wheel on a roll
...see poison in his soul
In Vegas
King of Vegas, out on parole, out on parole
Yeah, yeah, yeah (2x)

I need something to keep me on my toes
And you know I need nothing at all (roll on)
Waiting for a sign, waiting for a night
Waiting for a sign, waiting for a light

Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah

Too evil
His eyes were too blood blue
He said read between the evil
Cause he xxxx this blue

Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
Hot trip to Heaven - yeah, yeah, yeah
posted by iconomy at 2:10 PM on September 16, 2008


"yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeh-yeah-yaaaaaaaaaaaaaeeaah"

I am guessing I am wrong but when I read this I hear 'Uncontrollable Urge' by DEVO.
posted by ian1977 at 2:12 PM on September 16, 2008


Tones On Tail?
posted by Mountain Goatse at 2:13 PM on September 16, 2008


The song you're looking for is from Daniel Ash's pre-Love and Rockets project Tones on Tail, and it's called Go!
posted by jjg at 2:15 PM on September 16, 2008


LCD Soundsystem - Yeah ?
posted by FuManchu at 2:19 PM on September 16, 2008


As mentioned, you are looking for "Go" by Tones on Tail in the new 2009 Mercury Mariner commercial.
posted by jca at 2:30 PM on September 16, 2008


jg and jca beat me to it. I'll leave this bit of live Jazz Butcher as lagniappe.
posted by maudlin at 3:03 PM on September 16, 2008


warble's got it. I love that this song keeps showing up in commercials, since it's about being a power-hungry greedy bastard.
posted by owtytrof at 8:41 AM on September 17, 2008


Crap, nevermind. No heavy distortion on the bass in the Flaming Lips song. I could have swore I heard it in a car commercial, but the only one I can find right now is for mayo(and reference to a Canadian phone company, but I wouldn't have had the opportunity to see/hear that, living in Texas). Sorry for the bad answer.
posted by owtytrof at 8:47 AM on September 17, 2008


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