They Played What, Where? Vol. 1, No. 4/Summer Mixtape, Track 11- "Can You Get to That" - Funkadelic
Hearing good music in retail stores has become such a regular occurrence these days that it's pretty much put an end to this feature. Some recent examples include:
- Spoon's "The Underdog" in CVS (much better than that damn "Give Me the Beat Boys" Doobies song that makes me want to go on a killing spree)
- Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" in Harris Teeter (complete with Ian MacKaye diaper-shopping sighting!)
- Kathleen Edwards's "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory" in Trader Joe's (OK, this one actually makes perfect sense).
Still, I was caught off guard yesterday when I walked into my favorite Starbucks and heard one of the handful of songs on my shortlist for Best Song Ever: "Can You Get to That" by Funkadelic.
You don't usually get anything so funky in the 'Bucks, even if it isn't among the most groovin' Funkadelic tunes. But I realized it was a great summer tune, in that it would sound equally fantastic coming out of a car with the windows rolled down or in the backyard with a beer in one hand.
If only the Radiohead barista was working, I could have said, "Now THIS is something I like."
By David Malitz |
July 14, 2008; 7:22 PM ET
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