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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-03-03, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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The Astra Ad....

Just wondering how many of you have seen the ad going around on TV at the moment for the new Astra Convertible. In particular I draw attention to the soundtrack song playing during the ad. The song is 'Bohmeian Like You' by the Dandy Warhols and has been edited specially for the ad.

This edit consists of the removal of one (or possibly more) line(s) of lyrics. In the ad you hear the line 'You got a great car.' but then the edit kicks in: in the original track the next like is 'yeah whats wrong with it today...' which has been carefully edited out! When i heard this last night i thought it was hilarious but possibly the wrong car to be featured in the Ad: wouldnt it be more appropriate to have an OilSucker(tm) GenIII car in this ad?!

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hehe that's funny! Small wonder that they editted the song.

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Heard the Astra turbo ad? Ive never heard such a shite engine note in my life.
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Yeah, it sounds a little ricey. That's probably why they decided to add the "amusing" bit with the dog, to sway people's attention from the car.

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Heard the Astra turbo ad? Ive never heard such a shite engine note in my life.

So true... the revs sound the same every time. Then he shifts from 4th to 3rd (not that theres anything wrong with that), but yeah, it sounds pretty crap.

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and if you listen really really closely, you still cant hear the turbo wind up sounds more like an atmo

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and if you listen really really closely--------------- you still cant hear the turbo wind up sounds more like an atmo

Have you driven a Ford....lateley?
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Give it time and the RSPCA will be complaining about the add as the dog is not in a safety harness, nor is it secured in the vehicle.....

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Yeah, I picked up the lyrics too, rofl.
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