Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kick Off A New Season of Mad Men With Allan Sherman

Here is Sherman's "When I Was A Lad" parody about the advertising business.

In the 1960s, the ubiquity and droning persistence of advertising was a big topic. Sherman addressed it in "Headaches" and "Chim Chim Cheree." Both attacked television commercials.

Of course, no song smashed advertising like the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction," and its sneering at the man that talks about "how white my shirts can be."

It's weird to think that when it came to advertising, Sherman and the rockers were on the same side.

"When I Was A Lad" fits Mad Men's Roger. It could be his theme song.


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