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Thu, Nov 21, 2019

La Villa VISA commercial now online

Wed, Nov 15, 2006@9:47AM | comments

[La Villa Strangiato in VISA commercial]

Last week I spoke about how severals fans had reported hearing the "Monsters" section of La Villa Strangiato in a recent VISA commercial. It turned out that the song was not Rush's La Villa Strangiato at all - it was a version of the song Powerhouse which was written, performed, and first recorded by Raymond Scott in 1936 and made popular by its wide usage in cartoons. Rush used the song in La Villa Strangiato and eventually paid a fee to Raymond Scott for the privilege as explained here. The commercial is now up on YouTube and can be viewed here.