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Old 06-07-2002, 10:18 PM   #1
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I get mad when I hear classic songs on commercials

I wish they didn't do this, can't they just come up with regular crappy commercial music rather than dish out big bucks to ruin a classic tune?

Ones that I hate off the top of my head:

Some Cadillac commercial - 'Rock and Roll' -Led Zep

A Radio Shack commercial - 'Take Five' - Dave Brubeck Quartet

I know there are lots more, list a few and remind me.
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Old 06-07-2002, 11:25 PM   #2
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I know what you mean! I hate when people sell themselves out that way. At least, that's how i look at it.


it's just....wrong

or like how bb king is doing the burger king commercials? and the diabetes commercials?
i don't know i just don't like it!
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i agree...then ppl who are too ignorant to know the songs in a good way refer to them as "ooh, the song from the ____________ commercial"

honestly ppl, get some culture!
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honestly ppl, get some culture!
But isn't that what culture is these days? There is no originality anymore. You don't need to look any farther than what Hollywood is churning out to see that.
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Yes it is wrong.
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Old 06-08-2002, 03:07 AM   #6
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But isn't that what culture is these days? There is no originality anymore. You don't need to look any farther than what Hollywood is churning out to see that.
yes. i was really close to editing that to say pop culture. i'm talking about good things...y'know..good music, like classic rock, not pop shit which is basically having 12 yr old girls singing that they want to fuck ppl, and they're too fat, and aren't good enough, and they need a man to rule them.

my generation sucks
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I was thinking the same thing earlier when I spotted a beer commercial to the tune of the Clash's 'Should I Stay or Should I Go'.
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The use Status Quo songs in a catalogue ad's over here


They used Elvis in the Nike ads for the world cup but i think thats good is it not....making him popular again with all these young people
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I usually agree but I must say a new car advert I just seen with Hendrix,s "3rd Stone from the sun" is pretty snazzy..
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Well, I have to say I was introduced to Crowded House (and Neil Finn) thanks to the use of 'Don't Dream It's Over' for an ad for New Zealand. It's not all bad, really, I mean it's an oppurtunity to gain new fans. I do get annoyed when people use music for commercials which don't suit them at all. Over here they've been using Streets to push the X-files and they use One for the channel itself, coming up with some lame tagline saying they are the 'one' channel you should watch blah blah blah. Now that sucks.
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I can't say it bothers me too much
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Johnny, have you seen the recent Gap commercial set to I Know There's an Answer from Pet Sounds?
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Haven't seen that one but, gag.
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Over here they've been using Streets to push the X-files and they use One for the channel itself, coming up with some lame tagline saying they are the 'one' channel you should watch blah blah blah. Now that sucks.
i would go down to the station and give them a piece of my mind (read: i threw a brick through their window...)

i hate that...i even thought they went overboard during superbowl time...i mean, it wasn't even words, just the riff from desire on every single add...ugh...this is the kind of music you need to take advantage of and enjoy, not have it remind you of some product...i hate commercialism in this day and age...

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my generation sucks
The Who: Talkin' bout my generation!
*ahem* sorry...

Those Superbowl commercials were downright dangerous...
me: *hears said commercial* *runs for TV* *trips over things* Son of a...!!!
Nelson Muntz: *points* Ha Ha!
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