The Meanings of a Single Word: Music and the Quest for Balsam

Posted: March 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

Alberto Balsalm” by Aphex Twin: Arranged by Ben Wallace for the CCM (College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati) Steel Band directed by Rusty Burge
June 2010

1983 television commercial for Alberto Balsam shampoo which uses the melody of the song Why Do Fools Fall In Love.

Remix of Aphex Twin’s “Alberto Balsalm” .Video footage from the silent 1940’s documentary ‘Symptoms in Schizophrenia.” (Available for free download at

This 1960s Alberto VO5 commercial, which played in the time of American TV Broadcasting having ony Three networks, is a hair color advertisement which features surprising FX and an almost “Twilight Zone” feel, including the music


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