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drink in music as effective advertising

Jack Campin 30 Sep 13 - 07:47 PM
Joe_F 30 Sep 13 - 08:10 PM
Joe Offer 30 Sep 13 - 11:56 PM
GUEST 01 Oct 13 - 12:23 AM
Richard Bridge 01 Oct 13 - 04:13 AM
Richard Bridge 01 Oct 13 - 04:17 AM
Will Fly 01 Oct 13 - 04:21 AM
Nigel Parsons 02 Oct 13 - 04:09 AM
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Subject: drink in music as effective advertising
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 07:47 PM

This piece of research suggests that music may be effective in promoting alcohol consumption in young people, to a greater extent than a decade or two ago:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130930101844.htm

Songs like "Let's Get Drunk and Fuck", or even that thing about the guy who meets his own partner via a small ad and discovers their shared interest in pina coladas, were anomalous in my youth. Seems they aren't any more.

It's always bothered me that the folk scene was so supportive of alcoholic self-destruction, much more so than most other genres. But it looks like pop is now catching up with us.


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Subject: RE: drink in music as effective advertising
From: Joe_F
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 08:10 PM

Kids have no sense. It should be "Let's fuck and get drunk".


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Subject: RE: drink in music as effective advertising
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 11:56 PM

"Escape", also known as "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)", is a song written and recorded by American singer Rupert Holmes. It was released in September 1979.

"Margaritaville" is a 1977 song by Jimmy Buffett, praising overuse of another drink.

And who can forget Dean Martin's "Little Old Wine Drinker Me"?

When did "Let's Get Drunk and Fuck" come out?

I'll betcha we can find lots of such songs in pop music, although I suppose the recording companies probably were reluctant to release songs about overindulging until the 1960s.


-Joe-


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Subject: RE: drink in music as effective advertising
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 12:23 AM

If one listens to the words, neither "Maerharitaville" nor "Little Old Wine Drinker" are particularly positive about the results of drinking. And while you're at it, you might consider "Good Ale, Thou Art My Darling", "Mountain Dew", "Back and Side" and all the others of similar ilk. It's an old, if not praiseworthy, tradition.


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Subject: RE: drink in music as effective advertising
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 04:13 AM

John Barleycorn.

But, hey, I like the modern idea!


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Subject: RE: drink in music as effective advertising
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 04:17 AM

Have you a link to the performance of the Bloody Muffs' version?


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Subject: RE: drink in music as effective advertising
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 04:21 AM

Hmmm... I'd better do a recording of my composition of many years ago - "What A Friend We Have in Harveys" (a local Sussex beer).

And my old mate Chris "Wolfie" Wolferstan has an excellent song called "Merrydown" ( a local and lethal wine) that ought to be aired again.

Hope for the drunken old farts yet, eh?


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Subject: RE: drink in music as effective advertising
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 04:09 AM

The opening post This piece of research suggests that music may be effective in promoting alcohol consumption in young people, to a greater extent than a decade or two ago:
Seems a little misleading. The research seems only to dwell on how much alcohol is mentioned in popular music. It does not seem to seek to compare that with consumption data.
Even if a correlation was shown one would have to question cause & effect. Do more songs mention alcohol because more of the target audience are drinking? or vice versa.

I've rached that stage in life when I've had to decide not to drink any more.



I'm not drinking any less either.


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Subject: RE: drink in music as effective advertising
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 08:50 PM

Other songs include Have Some Madeira My Dear and Drinkin' Wine.


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