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    Posted: November 10 2006 at 23:44
Cool !  Fripp worked on the start-up sound for Windows Vista. It took 18 months?
 
Does anyone remember the Eno sound from Windows 95? Believe it or not, I do. Well.. I remember it being Brian Eno, I don't remember what it sounded like.Wink
 
Anyway, It fits in my theory that everyone has heard Fripp, Eno or (more likely) Tony Levin and just not realized it.
 
Any other prog musicians that you know of that have the "mainstream" in this way? TV commercials, movie soundtracks or any other music that "more people know than know who it is"?
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2006 at 23:48
Dunno if this falls into the same catagory, but I remember months ago flipping channels on my TV only to be stopped by a familiar sound. When I stopped in my tracks, turns out I was watching MTV's "Pimp My Ride" using Porcupine Tree's "Strip The Soul" as background music.

And I checked...I WASN'T on drugs at the time...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2006 at 23:55
I'd say it's the same category. Huge, young, "hip" audiance being tricked into listening to PT. Mr Burns: Exxxxcellent !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2006 at 23:58

I actually downloaded a Nissan (or some other such car company) commercial in which an instrumental cut of the opening to Thick as a Brick is playing in the background. Does that count?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 00:12
Originally posted by The Whistler The Whistler wrote:

I actually downloaded a Nissan (or some other such car company) commercial in which an instrumental cut of the opening to Thick as a Brick is playing in the background. Does that count?



LOL

Really don't mind if I lock myself out...

It rides like a whisper, I just want to shout.

(OK not really all that great, but I gets the mad props for the attempt...OK maybe not)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 00:14
Explosions in the Sky liscesed their songs Your Hand in Mine and another song off that album for Cadillac commericals, I think


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 00:19
Originally posted by Nipsey88 Nipsey88 wrote:

Originally posted by The Whistler The Whistler wrote:

I actually downloaded a Nissan (or some other such car company) commercial in which an instrumental cut of the opening to Thick as a Brick is playing in the background. Does that count?



LOL

Really don't mind if I lock myself out...

It rides like a whisper, I just want to shout.

(OK not really all that great, but I gets the mad props for the attempt...OK maybe not)
 
Hey, I'd buy that car!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 00:21
Explosions in the Sky also did music for Friday Night Lights, their stuff is on the television show as well.

Several tracks from SKY (mostly solo stuff from the members) and Anthony Phillips were used on commercials and television, mainly in the UK and AUS. Many Prog artists, believe it or not, are involved in the phenomenon known as library music (AKA music for commercials, jingles, television, films, etc..). It's quite fascinating
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 00:27
Yeah, if I'm not mistaken, wasn't the keyboard player from the mid 70's Yes ripoff band (my opinion only, no flames please) Druid responsible for the Teletubbies theme song?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 00:32
well Solisbury hill is on a Cingular comercial
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 00:40

I think there was another car commercial with Kansas (Dust in the Wind?).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 04:12
Godspeed You! Black Emperor was used in the film 28 Days Later.
The Simpsons
did an ending with Thick as a Brick(mentioned in another thread.)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 08:11
Speaking of solsbury hill

here's an entry to a contest called trailer trash, where an editor makes a trailer for a film and attempts to portray it as anything other than what the film really is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z11B9L2awVA

doesn't have much to do with the thread but it's quite clever, in my opinion
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 10:49
¿What about Will Ferrel quoting "Aqualung" on that weird movie about news people?.
    

Edited by cuncuna - November 11 2006 at 10:49
¡Beware of the Bee!
   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 11:03
This is not exactly what you are talking about, but I thought it was cool. Dan Rather quoted Pink Floyd on the "Daily Show" the other night.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 11:29
That's quite an annoying start-up sound
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 19:12
Originally posted by Single Coil Single Coil wrote:

Any other prog musicians that you know of that have the "mainstream" in this way? TV commercials, movie soundtracks or any other music that "more people know than know who it is"? 


There was a detective show in the 70s that was very popular (don't remember the name). I was watching an episode in which there was an inevitable chase scene.  I reconised the music. It was none other than the end section of 'Fracture'. The music fit the chase perfectly!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 21:05
Select the correct answer for this thread:
 
a) Fripp is Evil
b) it took 18 minutes, not 18 months
c) it takes "BALLS" to proudly talk about this in the news
d) Eddie Jobson should have made this start up sound
e) they just use this as a way to get media attention
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 21:37
How prog has progressed to Windows tunes and adverts...no wonder it is going down the tubes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2006 at 21:40
Originally posted by creation_curve creation_curve wrote:

How prog has progressed to Windows tunes and adverts...no wonder it is going down the tubes.

    


WHAT? Fripp is simply doing his job as a hired hand. This is in no way "prog." By the way, prog is not on its way down; it's experiencing a golden age.
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