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Old 01-13-2002, 07:10 PM   #1
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Beatles' Harrison's "Taxman" used in H n R Block commercial

Michael Jackson owns the rights, it's his fault. I just think this may possibly be the worst and most tasteless and poorly timed sellout ever.
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Old 01-13-2002, 07:14 PM   #2
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at least he didnt do a cover version
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Old 01-13-2002, 07:30 PM   #3
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You won't like this, but I've gotta say it: Wasn't it just a week or two ago when a whole heap of people over in the main forum expressed complete comfort and/or joy at the idea of U2 songs appearing in commercials? Perhaps not H&R Block commercials, but commercials nonetheless.

Is 'Taxman' in an ad for an accountancy firm (that's what they are, right?) any worse than Elevation in an ad for football, or basketball or whatever?
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Old 01-13-2002, 09:02 PM   #4
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I thought it was funny, except for two things:

-It's a terrible cover version (not the original)

-George Harrison just died a couple months ago.
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Fucking lame

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Very inappropriate since it has only been a month since George's passing.
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Originally posted by speedracer:

-It's a terrible cover version (not the original)

I haven't seen the commercial, but if it's a cover, who cares?
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I haven't seen the commercial, but if it's a cover, who cares?
Because George's work doesn't deserve to be butchered like that.
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It's funny how Michael Jackson is not only beginning to look like the devil, but he's beginning to act like the devil as well.

Michael Jackson? What a jerk. I hope he dies pennyless in a pile of his own greedy mediocrity.
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