A Guster Wind

Man... what did we ever do to be getting played at mecca?

Man… what did we ever do to be getting played at Mecca?

It’s time for Mecca Muzak Monday, as me and DJ Scratchy once again make another great selection from the compilation of past in-store CD’s my employer has tortured shoppers meccamuzakmondaysand employees with for the past year and a half.  I promise there will be no more country music songs for at least the next couple weeks!

Today’s featured hit is by a band that has been around for an awful long time for me to have never heard of them before the Mecca mixmasters brought the trio turned quartet into my life.  Guster first formed in Massachusetts way back in 1991, and spent the first few years of its life as an underground act before gaining some mainstream success by the end of the 90’s… though apparently not enough for me to have ever known of their existence.

They first showed up on the Mecca CD last Summer with one of their 2006 hits, “Satellite.”

Gratuitous satellite image to break up my boring paragraphs.

Gratuitous satellite image to break up my boring paragraphs.

My manager, who likes to mock my taste in music discuss the Mecca muzak with me mentioned that Guster is one of his favorite bands… though “Satellite” was probably his least favorite song by the group.  Interestingly enough, after rendering a verdict of “this shit sucks” during that first rotation in the CD, I actually came around to kinda like it when it reappeared on the first two CD’s this year.  Yes, I like to think that had something to do with the boss saying he didn’t like it…

I want that squirrel fired, right now!  And take that goddamn song "Satellite" off the CD!

I want that squirrel fired, right now! And take that goddamn song “Satellite” off the CD!

But on the Spring CD this year came a second song by Guster… one I’d have never guessed was by the band since it sounds nothing like “Satellite.”  This song is epically awesome, and it’s one of the few things me and my manager can agree on!

Here it is, from early in the first hour of this year’s Mecca Spring CD… Guster’s “Do You Love Me?”

If you dare… click on the link to watch it on YouTube and check out the comments!!!

I'm not alone!

I’m not alone!

I’ve raved before about how much I love bells worked seamlessly into rock songs.  This is one of several songs I’ll feature on MMM to have some ding dong in it!

You can ring my bell anytime, twinkie!

You can ring my bell anytime, twinkie!

As for the video…. well, the band’s weird sense of humor is one of their calling cards that appeals to their fans.

So much so that they can even overlook this hideous sight.

So much so that they can even overlook this hideous sight.

Oh well, the song still kicks ass!  See ya next week for another super cut from the StupidCenter!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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8 Responses to A Guster Wind

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Suddenly, I want a Hostess snack cake for breakfast.

    Just the song title “Satellite” makes me think of DMB again. Dammit! *shakes fist at you*

  2. I read the comments at you tube :o) I wish we would have walmart here too… at least the music is much better than the sound of our supermarkets …

    • Their music used to be so much better when they actually had their own company radio station to provide the in-store muzak. I have a lot of favorites from that era that I may start featuring here if I ever run out of songs from the current round of CD’s…

  3. 1jaded1 says:

    Aack..that hideous sight can never be unseen.

  4. I loved both the clip and the song. it makes my unsophisticated offering look well…. unsophisticated. talking about the chooks and emus of course. 🙂

  5. reocochran says:

    You teach me new things all the time, even if I am not sure I need to learn them. . . Like those colored men. Reminds me of the Indian culture with chalk dust or some kind of powder. Guster band doesn’t seem half bad, singing and playing 🙂 with bells on!

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