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Old 06-09-2002, 02:46 AM   #16
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you shoulda seen me the first time it came on...

*hears desire* i swear...
*runs to tv*
*trips on ez chair*
*twists ankle*
*crawls over to tv*
*sits 2 inches away*
*screams*

everyone else in the house:

heh...it's funny how often my family rolls their eyes at me...
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Yeah, Led Zeppelin , Aerosmith and the Who really bugged me. The worst one was hearing "Taxman" for H and R Block, that was tacky! And right after George Harrison had just died! But that was Michael Jackson and not the Beatles. I wonder if some of those stars need the money that bad that they sell out.

One other side of this though, in a way, it's good. When you look at it another way, it's cool. I mean, would you rather hear crap music on commercials? Also, it shows that rock and roll has now become mainstream and accepted and that the 'hippies' and 'punks' who used to be criticized for their rock and roll music are now the 'in' people, the target audience the big corportations want to sell to, and in a way it's a victory for rock and roll. Once condemned and put down, it has taken over the world!
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I agree about companies running out of ideas...


How many more times can burger king do a commercial where they play some old 70's disco song and spin a cheeseburger around on the screen?
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Old 06-09-2002, 12:12 PM   #19
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it's not that i don't like hearing the songs, or how it spreads the music...it's when people think that it was never a song before the commercial...

"o, i love that song! it's from the burger king ad, right?"

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I don't like it. It takes away from the original meaning of the song to hear it being used to hawk a product. Of course if it's a lousy song to begin with it really doesn't matter much, but to take a classic song and do it...that sucks. Just this evening when I was watching the Elevation show on The Family Channel I heard songs by The Kinks on two commercials (commercials for the same company I guess - I don't remember which one). The Kinks were a great band, and I thought it was a shame that their music was diminished in that way.
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Thank you so much for bringing this up Johnny!

So for months this ad has been bugging me. I think its for Claritan or Celebrex or some prescription drug that starts with a C. I heard a song [can't remember the exact one] from The Who's Tommy. I swung my head toward the TV. "Tommy?" NOOOOOO....Cele-friggin-brex. morons.

[its like when I hear a few bars of Every Breath You Take thinking I'm hearing a Police song only to realize its P. Diddy.]
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So for months this ad has been bugging me. I think its for Claritan or Celebrex or some prescription drug that starts with a C. I heard a song [can't remember the exact one] from The Who's Tommy. I swung my head toward the TV. "Tommy?" NOOOOOO....Cele-friggin-brex. morons.


Oh now I agree here. I mean a fast car driving is cool, it could mean you're listening to that song driving fast so I can deal with that better, but this one you're talking about, how they devalued Tommy like that- I can't believe it. That sucked!
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I agree with everyone here. It seems like I can't watch anything on television without hearing some 1960's peaceful, protest song endorsing either a medical product like "Claritan" or a 'high-class' SUV. It's clever....or should I say it WAS clever when advertisers first started doing it, but now it's annoying and causing me to turn off to a product rather than turning on to it.
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