I have a hate/hate relationship with Wal-Mart. I mean, I boycotted the store for *years.* As the price of everything in this world continues to rise, I found myself breaking down and giving in to the world's largest retailer. I still make it policy to shop at Wal-Mart on rare occasions. One thing I've never compromised is my refusal to buy music at Wal-Mart. You read that correct: I never buy music at Wal-Mart. This means I don't own the new AC/DC album and I won't I guess. Wal-Mart largely censors artists and I think this is a load of bullshit. I also think it's bullshit that so many artists (like AC/DC and Guns n' Roses) are going to exclusive deals with places like Wal-Mart and Best Buy.
Anyway, SIXX: AM recently did a commercial pimping the joys of Wal-Mart music. The pitch is for Motley Crue's Saints of Los Angeles and the song playing is "Mutherfucker of the Year." I get that Motley chose that song as the second single form their new album, but give me a break. The song is 100% edited when purchased at Wal-Mart! To me, there is zero point in listening to edited music. It's not what the artist intended - or performed. Maybe I'm being overly picky on this Sunday afternoon, but the whole thing just seems absurd to me. Watch the commercial below.