Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Nothing Says "Cadillac" Like "A Lust for Vomit"

I'm entirely confused by new Cadillac ads featuring the Pogues' "Sunnyside of the Street". Yes, it is a bouncy, even joyful tune.

But why does Cadillac insist on using snippets of the lyrics? The commercial I saw had the lyrics (I kid you not):

"With a heartful of hate
And a lust for vomit"

Congrats, Cadillac, for not using "I'd take my life as I would a whore." Kudos on your restraint!

Apparently this commercial has been around for awhile (since the Oscars--but that matters not when it comes to my confusion and bemusement). Here it is can see the 60 second version here. (Update 6/28: I should mention that the full minute version uses the entire first verse, which goes a little something like this:

"Seen the carnival at rome
Had the women I had the booze
All I can remember now
Is little kids without no shoes
So I saw that train
And I got on it
With a heartful of hate
And a lust for vomit
Now Im walking on the sunnyside of the street"


eric said...

this reminds me of when ore-ida used the strangler's "golden brown" in a commercial for their new crispier french fries.

Muumuuman said...

Makes me wanna buy a caddy.

Big Blue Monkey said...

that's because you're a dirty, angry Mick.