Friday, 22 October 2010

Free Download Friday #75: Green Police

I remember hearing Cheap Trick's Dream Policeon the radio back when I was a teenager. I was so impressed, I went out and bought the album. Shortly afterwards, I picked up a copy of At Budokan... on yellow vinyl no less!

I must admit though that I haven't followed their career or releases very carefully since but I still have a soft spot for Dream Police and was pleased to find they had re-worked and re-released it... sort of. They re-worked it as Green Police for an Audi advert. It has to be said that the advert is slightly odd but the song is as strong as ever. It is still available from the Audi site... but it is a bit tricky to find (unless you have a direct link to it!).

They've had a bit of airplay on the radio recently with a pretty good cover of a Slade song called When The Lights Are Out:

You can hear the original Slade version on YouTube too.

So what do you think? Is Green Police a trip down memory lane for you too or a new discovery? And in either case, what do you think of Green Police?

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