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I am always deeply suspicious of them.
Who just looked to good to be bad.
They appeared from nowhere onto full scale TV ad campaigns. You just KNOW it's going to be shit, that it's an industry-backed money making exercise.
her myspace is cringing.
of bands through adverts. In the NME, or wherever. I looked through the last Plan B last week and saw about eighteen bands I'd never heard of.
I'm suspicious of them all though. So I agree.
Animal Collective ad after Corrie yesterday?
Out of the blue she starts raving about the Fratellis!
Sadly there are many, many out there like that. Whaddayado?
Free Fratellis gig in Auschwitz and maybe turn on the death gas.
I say it a lot about myself but up there is the proof.
I am a music Nazi.
You are safe in this, our musical Reichstag now.
were on that O2 advert. which i liked, and so found out who it was.
they aren't ALWAYS a bad thing ;)
..a TV ad for the VU?
Especially when you get Whiley or Lamacq's voiceover telling me how brilliant this new band is, when I can hear from the clips in the ad that it'll be 50 minutes of derivative, uninspired, plodding horsecrap.
yeah that is always a bit dodgy
huge internet underground sensation who i'd never heard of.
people are a bit more media-savvy these days though?
From that posh Lexus advert a years back. He's kinda vanished though apart from that thing he did with YCNI:M. My band played with him during his first tour and that's where I first heard of Mew! :D
through that lacoste advert.
shameful, i know.
I really liked that 'Punkrocker' song with Iggy Pop on the vocals.
Then I saw it on the stupidest 'drive a massive truck!' Cadillac advert in the U.S
Very depressing. The Clash did the same thing with Should I Stay or Should I Go.
songwriter? unsigned i think...endorsing a car in a kinda "Being a touring musician, I need a good car that you can fit things into to get to my gigses and plays mys guitarses" Ford, I think?...come on...
on the strength of hearing 'In the Sun' on a perfume ad years ago, the rest of the album is DULL.
if you're talking about adverts promoting albums then i agree. such bands tend to be lowest common denominator shite who can sell a few more lps by showing a montage of 5 second long riffs with 'essential album-5 stars' plastered below it. occasionally a good band/album does this, but only in adverts for specialist music programming on channel 4 etc.
as for bands having their songs used by other companies, it does piss me off but i can understand it. particularly if the band is quite small and the sort of money involved is miles above their average salary. it certainly tends to tarnish that song in my mind, or at least associates it with something i don't care for. and for people who are already rich it seems quite creatively bankrupt, particularly if the product advertised is not what you'd expect them to promote.
for example, the one thats annoyed me most in recent memory is the use of 'lust for life' for a p&o style cruise company. not only is iggy probably quite wealthy, but the song itself is quite blatantly about giving up skag, so seems totally irrelevant to taking some crappy processed holiday. maybe its because i really like this song, and its possible that iggy had no choice in the matter, but it still gets my goat.
I meant an advertisement for their music.
The other thing is different and more thorny.