< video removed to save space > Forgive me if this has been posted...I searched and didnt see so here goes:
Dragstrip....it's a instrumental "surf" version of DFTR I ran across.
A different take - I see why it's a surf version. Watch it on YouTube itself and read the description. A long list of other DFTR cover versions shown. It may be a copy/paste from somewhere else, but the poster of the video gets the DFTR premise right.
The guitar solo was different but good. The guitarist is a man named Frankie Jova (aka Frankie Camaro Jova and Frankie Camaro). Looks like he received a Grammy nomination for some other track he did:
28th Annual GRAMMY Awards NOMINATION Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist) Guitar Army (Track)
This one came out of nowhere tonight - an actual sighting.
One of my wife's favorite shows from Netflix "Firefly Lane". Tonight the remaining half of Season 2 premiered. This is NOT a horror show, it's about two women who grew up together, one a mousy shy girl, one a real extrovert. A "feelings" type show.
The show goes back and forth in time. At the very beginning of the show, before anything else, one of the kids - supposedly in the 70's - puts down the needle on a record on her phonograph with the usual "drop" sound. Then the first 2 or 3 notes told me what to expect next.
Yep, they were playing DFTR loud and proud! That was before any dialogue. The subtitles said:
Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Öyster Cult playing
It goes full volume for awhile, then fades out as the two talk, then back up in volume. Flash forward years in time, one of the women is receiving chemo in a chair. The subtitles say "Don't Fear the Reaper continues..". The woman getting chemo has an MP3 style player with earbuds listening to it. She takes the earbuds off with DFTR barely audible, then she turns it off or the music just goes away.
All done in good taste. FYI the two kids later auditioned for the part of Juliet. Their new English teacher was teaching "Romeo and Juliet". The show didn't try to make any connection between the song and the play, but we thought it was a subtle "sneak in".
So Buck, add another one to the ever growing list of sightings. Good job.