Do you think this classic cool song that is the "intermission" between the FM and XM shows should be removed from play or left in? I personally want it to stay. After hearing it was the last time, I got upset. SAVE THE SONG!
I'll reserve judgement until I hear what they replace it with. EOG has only been used since the XM show started, and they've gone through other theme songs over the years. No sense getting hung up on this one.
Since the XM master computer picks up the show at 6 no matter what, why not just delay the show from starting by a few minutes on the FM side so XM can pick up Ecstasy of Gold at the beginning of the show?
I must say, I'm very surprised that Opie wants to change the music associated with the show. For a guy that likes to associate things with a brand name, this just doesn't seem like him. Why not change out Street Fighting Man as well? I just don't see the upside of this.
If you remember, they started putting EOG in the slot between FM and XM because of the elevator ride after the walkover. For a while after the walkover finished and they were heading up to the XM studios they played the Street Fighting Man loop FOREVER. They switched to EOG to break up the monotony. Now that the walkover isn't a daily thing, that time can be filled with worst of clips. That being said, I I still say keep it. It makes the show sound much more important than it is.
I like EOG but being on the west coast I have to record the show from 3AM to 630AM (the time I have to leave for work) and so I miss what feels like a huge chunk of show for a song instead.
I remember when they stopped playing it a while back and got right into show and I liked that because it gave me a little more show to listen to during the day (I have it recorded, edit out commercials and listen in my work truck). So to me, I wouldn't mind having more show.
I really, really like EOG and I'm not sure why. I have pretty vivid memories of it from when I discovered O & A a couple of years ago on XM. I think it sets the tone of the show very well. I’d hate to see the boys drop it because I think it’s actually an effective branding device, from a quasi-marketing standpoint. Many entertainers have enjoyed a very tight identification with their theme music (i.e. Johnny Carson), and I think EOG works in a similar way for the boys, for better or worse. They may not have intended this effect when they started playing the song, but now that they have some sort of identification with it, I think it would be a mistake to drop it.