Today, I stumbled across a post at Washington City Paper‘s blog, Black Plastic Bag, featuring a long-lost commercial from 1986. Here’s WCP scribe Michael J.West has to say about it:
The commercial I’ve posted below. . . was a commercial for Nestle’s chocolate, but it was far more like, say, an Enya video: mesmerizing, full of strange, surreal images and hypnotic, atmospheric music. As far as the imagery goes, I remember the idea of it more than specifics – but the jingle has actually sort of haunted me ever since I first heard it at age 7.
He also expressed surprise at the fact that the ad had something of a cult following:
So today when I looked it up on YouTube, I discovered to my astonishment that the page was loaded with comments by people who remembered the music, note-perfect. (”This must be some kinda friggin subliminal mind trap!” says one commenter.) So it’s not me in this case: it’s the ad. Even Faith No More was entranced by it: they apparently used to perform the jingle in concert.
Great. Now it’s gonna be stuck in my head for another decade. Have a look (and listen) and tell me if you can’t picture Angel Dust-era FNM covering this creepy-ass jingle.