Lost And Found

Who needs a haircut, anyway?

Who needs a haircut, anyway?

meccamuzakmondaysHappy Monday to everyone, and welcome to this week’s rockin’ version of Mecca Muzak Monday!  The last few weeks, I’ve featured some acts that didn’t need much of an introduction since they had already achieved some mainstream success.  Well, on the advice of some people, DJ Scratchy thought it was time to go back to showcasing some talent that probably still needs to prop open their guitar case while performing to collect tips, and that was fine by me!

So today’s musical guest of The Nest is the California quintet Rooney, a band who was named after…

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You're a terrible guesser...

You’re a terrible guesser…

DING! DING! DING! DING!!!!

DING! DING! DING! DING!!!!

Yes, they were named after Jeffrey Jones’ character Principal Ed Rooney in the classic movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”  These young California dudes have been together for just over a decade, forming the band while several members were still in high school, and have tasted small doses of popular success over that time.  But their only Top 100 pop hit is also a song that was included on the first two Mecca muzak CD’s that spun over the PA this year…

From 2007, here is Rooney’s wonderful little melody about love gone bad, “When Did Your Heart Go Missing?”

Rooney’s a little bit alternative, a little bit of rock, and a dash of 80’s new wave.  It all comes together to create an awesome sound in this 3 and a half minute tune that kept shoppers dancing down the aisles in the first half of 2014…

They don't play Rooney at Tarjhay...

They don’t play Rooney at Tarjhay…

Enjoy the week, and come back for more in-store earworms next Monday!

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14 Responses to Lost And Found

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Funny, because I actually know of Rooney. I can’t remember how, but yep!

    Scratch on…DJ Pon3, I mean.

  2. WalkToRio says:

    I didn’t know Rooney. I was listening to Queen and paused to listen to Rooney, I don’t regret.
    I should add it to my playlist.
    Have a nice week!

  3. 1jaded1 says:

    Our alt rock would play it. Catchy…thanks? Scratchy…awesome that they chose name from Ferris…

  4. Ferris’s day off? Really? Wow.

  5. Ally Bean says:

    Peppy sound. I’d buy more stuff at Target if I heard this. Sure, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

    • I’m not sure what they play at Tarjhay since I’m rarely ever in one. In fact, I believe it was the Bullseye’s decision to get rid of their in-store muzak that spurred Mecca’s decision to briefly follow suit back in 2008 (A time when we were practically ripping off every element of Tarjhay since we couldn’t understand why they were still in business and stealing our customers). Fortunately, that insane music-free era did not last very long…

  6. T_Bone says:

    lead vocalist and guitarist Robert Schwartzman is the son of Talia Shire (Adrian in “Rocky”), meaning he is also the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola, cousin of Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Cage, and brother of actor Jason Schwartzman, who was the drummer at one time for the band Phantom Planet. Rooney is also often categorized in the genre of power pop, which marries power chords with sugary melodies and harmonies and British Invasion beats. They are represented with a good dozen tunes on my iPod, and their albums Calling the World, Eureka, and their self-titled debut are highly recommended if the description of their sound is tempting anyone..

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