I hate ads.
Doesn’t matter if it’s 5, 10, or even 15 seconds. I hate them. I don’t care if you are advertising something that I am planning on buying in the next 5 minutes. I don’t want to see any ads. But sometimes that is just inescapable. Unfortunately.
Fortunately, sometimes in a very great while, an ad comes on that’s relevant. Or relevant in a manner that allows me to go down a small musical rabbit hole. This was case with Straight From The Barrio, I think.
I had some Penn & Teller videos in my cue and I was making my way though them when a 5 second ad came on. All I know is that it was for a band and it was in black and white. I didn’t think anything of it until about 10 seconds into the video cue.
I thought, “That music was kinda catchy in an angsty, workout at the gym, but isn’t Linkin Park sorta way.”
I tried refreshing the video but I was served a different ad. Did this a couple of times. Nothing. Shit.
Then I remembered some of the lyrics and Googled them. Couple of things came up but nothing concrete and nothing that looked like the ad that I saw. But it kinda sounded like what I was looking for.
I took what Google delivered and started spelunking into the results. There really was only one but I wasn’t convinced that’s what I saw or what I was looking for. After more searching and convincing, I happened to surf Upon A Burning Body’s website. Nothing too flashy but it did have a couple of embedded videos that allowed me to sample their wares without listening to short 30 second clips on Amazon.
I watched the videos a couple of times and pulled the trigger on Straight From The Barrio.
|1.||'Til The Break Of Dawn||3:44|
|3.||You Don't Own Me||2:58|
|6.||Straight From The Barrio (210)||3:50|
|7.||Leave The Pain Behind||3:23|
|8.||Walk Alone Again||3:18|
|9.||Fake Plastic Smile||3:25|
|10.||D.T.A. (Don't Trust Anyone)||3:35|
|12.||My Distorted Reflection||2:59|