Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Listening Post



Most of America knows this from the Lincoln commercial it's currently being used in.

Regardless, it's a good cover of what was always a really silly song.

Here's Shiny Toy Guns doing Peter Shilling's 1983 hit Major Tom.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know - I dug around in iTunes for WEEKS, without success, trying to find that cover after seeing the commercial just ONE TIME. I haven't seen the commercial since then. Thank you, Chez, for this tidbit! I can now grab what I was looking for!

Chez said...

You can download it for free from the Shiny Toy Guns website.

Anonymous said...

They aren't giving it away anymore, but apparently it will get an offical release digitally.

Alex said...

I've definitely played the crap out of Space Oddity and this makes me love Shiny Toy Guns all the more. (Also now playing the crap out of Company of Thieves thanks to the ole listening post)

Chez said...

I swear, hanging out in STG's dressing room talking to Chad Petree while Sisely Treasure was having her make-up put on is one of my favorite recent memories. Dear Lord that woman is gorgeous.

Che Grovera said...

I usually love STG's stuff, so I'm somewhat surprised to find myself preferring the original. Oh well -- doesn't change anything.