Thursday, September 22, 2011

Shiny Toy Guns: Burning For You

Used in a 2009 commercial for Lincoln MKS, I cannot believe that I hadn’t featured Shiny Toy Guns rendition of Blue Öyster Cult’s “Burning for You.” While I’ve always liked the original from 1981, I have a soft spot in my heart (some would say brain) for techno-pop. I guess it’s the old keyboard player in me.

Sisely Treasure

My favorite part of this tune is the vocoder. It just gives it a nice flavor. The dyed in the wool rockers will hate this version, but I am a little more open for different things than most. The vocals are by Sisely Treasure who fronted the band from 2008 to 2010. Treasure replaced the original vocalist, Carah Faye Charnow, who returned to the band and replaced Treasure in 2011.

The Original from BÖC

While this was not one of BÖC’s biggest charting songs, it remains one of my favorites. It sneaked into the Top 40 by peaking at 40 on the Hot 100. It did better on the Rock charts scoring the number one slot. My favorite line in the tune is “time to play B sides” or is it “time to play besides.” I think it is the former.


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