Jenna Registered User
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Does anyone know the music from the Guinness Northstar ad? Who is it by and what is it called? Thanks.

Photi Registered User
#2

The Shins - New Slang

Also on the Garden State OST

Jenna Registered User
#3

Thank you kindly. Searched for it on itunes and now I have it. Wanted it for ages. Thanks again.

NufcNavan Registered User
#4

On a related note, can anybody tell me the song in the latest guinness ad? It has an acoustical guitar/banjo.

rubadub Registered User
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NufcNavan said:
On a related note, can anybody tell me the song in the latest guinness ad? It has an acoustical guitar/banjo.

Called "Classical gas", I hate all these fecking ads playing music off my playlists! people hear it and then think you only listen to it since its on ads.

Dunno who does the version on the ad, the original, & my favourite, is by Mason Williams.

Though there is one song I want from an ad that I don't know, its an old carling black label ad, it had animation and an old bluegrass style song in it (think its called bluegrass anyway).

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BeerNut Moderator
#6

So when you're out there
Head for the great taste
The great taste of CarlEEEEEEng

the beer revolu Registered User
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rubadub said:

Though there is one song I want from an ad that I don't know, its an old carling black label ad, it had animation and an old bluegrass style song in it (think its called bluegrass anyway).


It was a Cajun piece of music.
Twas good, alright.
Found it on youtube.



and here's the ad

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rubadub Registered User
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the beer revolu said:
It was a Cajun piece of music.
Twas good, alright.
Found it on youtube.

Brilliant! thanks a lot, amazing sound to it. I looked on youtube a few years back and googled it too but found nothing, never thought I would get the song name, thought it might be some generic session cover or something, like those bulmers ad covers. This site will let you download stuff to various formats http://www.mediaconverter.org/

This is the original Mason Williams one


There is also an acoustic version without the orchestra

banjopaul Registered User
#9

NufcNavan said:
On a related note, can anybody tell me the song in the latest guinness ad? It has an acoustical guitar/banjo.


Here's a very similar version to that played in the new add, wouldn't be surprised if its the same people.

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Jenna Registered User
#10

There is a cd available to buy on amazon. It's 'Guinness 250th Anniversary: music from the TV Ads' and it has various guinness ad tunes.

scotchy Registered User
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Nulty Registered User
#12

I just went in search of this tune friends and realised I knew it from......

Mr. Chet Atkins



There are better versions but Chet knew a great tune and thats a FACT!




Clapton does one too -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55A9H-PqOvY&NR=1

rubadub Registered User
#13

Nulty said:
Clapton does one too

Thats actually not him, the guy who posted it on that youtube page even says it in his info box thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_gas
There is a common misconception that "Classical Gas" was composed and performed by Eric Clapton, when in fact Clapton has never even recorded a cover of the song. This misconception may possibly be attributed to the fact that Clapton was musical director of, and played much of the guitar music for the feature film The Story of Us, whereas the version of "Classical Gas" on the film's soundtrack is actually from Williams' album Handmade.

#14

The group that did this version were 'Area Code 615':

Free on iTunes here

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Atlantic Dawn Registered User
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nuttz said:
The group that did this version were 'Area Code 615':

Free on iTunes here


Cheers, looking for that for ages, song is called Classical Gas.

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