"Ecstacy Of Gold" - stay or go?

"Ecstacy Of Gold" - Stay or go?


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hotshot70

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Dec 29, 2006
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#1
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!
 

Little Chuckie

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Jul 21, 2005
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#2
It would be as if Geoge Lucas changed the opening music for the Star Wars movies; EOG means O&A for me, nothing will change that. 30 years from now if I hear EOG, I'm sure that I'll think of O&A.

We just have to wait and see what they do, you can always have your iPod with you and play EOG for yourself if you just can't handle change.
 

mascan42

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#3
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.
 

aahpandasrun

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Oct 18, 2006
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#4
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?

That way, both FMers and XMers here the song.
 

hotshot70

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Dec 29, 2006
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#5
well, why not play variations of Ecstacy Of Gold. How about that one that sounded like muppets singing.
 

PMB917

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Oct 4, 2004
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#6
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.
 

Baggy Spandex

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Apr 5, 2007
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#8
Love it. Keep it.
 

vinman3

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May 11, 2007
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Love EoG as well. Keep it.
 

Tryaluckystrike

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Feb 19, 2007
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Enough of EoG. Once a day at 6 a.m. is fine. The XM side deserves it's own intro, the same way it had one for the first few months of the O&A on FM deal.

When EoG comes on at 9:15 a.m., I tune out and cringe because I know they can do so much time with the 2 minutes leading into the XM side.
 

Plunkies

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Jun 28, 2006
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#11
Change frightens me.
 

Pigdango

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#12
If they're going to start the show 3 minutes earlier, ditch it. Otherwise, keep it.
 

PDX909

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May 12, 2007
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#13
I like different intros, so if you take away EOG you open up an opportunity for a new 'disposable' intro that you can swap out often.

I like change.... and turtles.
 

Pigdango

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I like different intros, so if you take away EOG you open up an opportunity for a new 'disposable' intro that you can swap out often.

I like change.... and turtles.
Wouldn't that require someone to do some work?
 
Jan 9, 2006
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#15
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.
 

Xtra Krispy

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Feb 19, 2007
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#16
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.
 

Ciarin

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Oct 15, 2007
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#18
I'm usually asleep by then, but I still love it.
 

MikeMcDouchebag

I've been mad for fucking years, absolutely years.
May 14, 2007
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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.
 

maz

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Feb 16, 2005
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#21
i rarely listen to the show live

i FF thru the song usually anyway
so i don't care either way