I had to rent a car and it came with Sirius. I thought, sat radio, cool. I can check this out, see how it is.
It had, like, a hundred channels. Here’s what they played:
- Def Leppard.
Seriously, one channel had Metallica on it 24/7, every single song (and since all Metallica songs are identical, it might as well have been the same track.) Despite having a Metallica channel, they felt obligated to play Metallica in heavy rotation on the other channels as well, especially a song called “Cyanide.”
The other band that filled the 2400 hours of programming offered by Sirius in the course of the day was Def Leppard. I was spinning the dial like a pinwheel looking for something else, but what I got was Def Leppard. I haven’t heard that much Def Leppard since high school. I just nine hours of driving I heard “Photograph” twice, “Hysteria,” “Animal,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me” three times, “Foolin’,” "“Rock of Ages,” “Armageddon It,” “Love Bites,” possibly twice, and maybe more.
Now, that’s a bit of an exaggeration; one entire channel was non-stop Shitty Elvis (they didn’t play any good Elvis songs, just shit like “In The Ghetto”) Oh, and they played a lot of Billy Joel.
I heard not a single U2 track, one REM, one Beatles, one Stones, one CCR, and like 13 Def Leppard.
Boy, did that suck.