On Classic Rewind

scotchandcigar

arrogant bastard
Feb 13, 2009
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Vacationland
I have noticed an increase in commercials/advertisements for other channels on Rewind (I know they are not technically commercials but they last about 20-30 seconds so I consider them the same). They will talk about how "If you liked what you just heard, you can listen to more of it on channel XXX or channel YYY and if you are in them mood for {somethine completely random} you can here it on channel ZZZ or listen to it on the Sirius XM app. Just play the damn music.

Also they have these sweepers where they play about 3-4 seconds of about 10 of their songs. It goes on for ever. Just play the damn music.

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Yes, I've brought this up before. Some people say that they like SXM because a real DJ is talking about the songs. But as you've noted, they spend a lot of time telling you about other shit, and they do it in a way that's insulting to long-time subscribers. Their promos are targeted at people in rental cars, or new cars with trial subs. So even though I've had it for over 12 years, I have to listen to them explaining the kind of music they play, every other song. When I listen to commercial or college radio, I don't have to deal with that more than once an hour.

And that shithead Richard Blade (mostly on 1st wave) is the king of promos. He talks about the Nascar channel, the hockey game coverage, the Tom Petty channel, and my favorite: he lists every city an 80's has-been band is touring in. Newsflash: they're all touring, everywhere, all the time. That's what they do.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
Oct 11, 2008
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I have noticed they are playing an increased number of alternate cuts or live versions of the songs they normally play. I haven't decided if I like this practice yet or not. While I find the cuts interesting, they do have other channels better suited to exploring alternative cuts and live music (such as Deep Tracks).
 

Channel98

Don't yell or hit.
Feb 2, 2019
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One of these days I will post the Classic Rewind playlist. I'm working on it now. Be patient. Today the channel played For Real, a song by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers that was recorded in 2000 but not released until this year. It's included on the double-CD The Best Of Everything – The Career-Spanning Definitive Hits Collection 1976-2016, released on February 15. Here is the song: