What does everyone think about that U2 IPOD commercial now! - Page 4 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-20-2005, 10:59 PM   #46
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
blueeyedgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bottom of the earth
Posts: 6,774
Local Time: 01:50 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by MrBrau1


Indie is the most shallow, fake, and judgemental of all "genres." It's all complete BS. Music is secondary to stance and pose.
Some of the best music I've ever heard has been from bands who were on indie labels. Some of them would never have got a major label deal and would never have been heard otherwise. That used to be the role of indie, to take a chance on what the mainstream didn't want. But this is a spurious argument because real indie doesn't exist anymore, all those channels seem to have been swallowed up by the, what is it, 4 major corporations who cover music these days.

I'm going back to my rocking chair now.
__________________

blueeyedgirl is offline  
Old 08-20-2005, 11:16 PM   #47
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
U2DMfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: It's Inside A Black Hole
Posts: 6,637
Local Time: 09:20 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by blueeyedgirl
U2 used to be able to hide that a lot better once.
So you're talking about an image problem, right?
__________________

U2DMfan is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 12:10 AM   #48
ONE
love, blood, life
 
david's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: southern california
Posts: 10,348
Local Time: 08:20 AM
It would suck seeing a commercial for a product like a hamburger and hearing a U2 song being played in the commercial just to sell the hamburger.

The greatness of the IPOD commercial was that it was the perfect context with U2 appearing in the commercial. It was like a U2 music video that got played many many times in regular TV. It was brilliant.
david is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 05:17 AM   #49
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
TheQuiet1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: N.Yorkshire UK
Posts: 3,816
Local Time: 04:20 PM
I was just happy to see U2 on TV
The U2 Ipod was perhaps more questionable than the advert itself but even that some would exhort as marvellous because it gave people the chance to get together U2 B-sides, rare tracks and albums that previously would've taken years to culminate.

If people want to complain about U2 'selling out' etc then I think the service charge for U2.com should be the main point of evidence. Yes, it allows you watch all of U2's videos (I believe the stereophonics website does so for free, you don't even have to be registered) but U2 are multi-millionaires, would it really bankrupt them to put the videos up for free??
TheQuiet1 is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 07:27 AM   #50
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
WildHoneyAlways's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: In a glass case of emotion
Posts: 8,158
Local Time: 10:20 AM
The commercial annoyed me then and it annoys me now.

It seemed like it was on constantly. I hated Vertigo b/c of it.
Oh yes, it's true.

But I don't even own an ipod yet. The fact that both my brother's and my friend's ipod broke within 3 months of purchase is making me wary.

I am also disgruntled that I have to pay $150 bucks for the cool b-sides.
WildHoneyAlways is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 10:22 AM   #51
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
TheQuiet1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: N.Yorkshire UK
Posts: 3,816
Local Time: 04:20 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by WildHoneyAlways


But I don't even own an ipod yet.
I don't either, which probably says a lot about the success of the U2 ad in terms of persuading me to buy the product, which was, after all, its main intention!
TheQuiet1 is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 10:32 AM   #52
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 04:20 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by WildHoneyAlways
I am also disgruntled that I have to pay $150 bucks for the cool b-sides.

Assuming i-Tunes is available in your country, you can download i-Tunes onto your PC and purchase most of them for $0.99 or €0.99 each, apart from a few of the very early demos like the Fool and Street Mission and the B-Sides of HTDAAB and the live stuff, which are only available to people who purchase the whole package.

But all the other stuff, you can pay for and download on a track-by-track basis without buying the whole package.
financeguy is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 10:39 AM   #53
Refugee
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,178
Local Time: 03:20 PM
I don't see anyting wrong with the IPod commercial. It's just a new way to advertise the band's product, which is their music. The medium for their product has changed, so it is smart for U2 to embrace it.
starvinmarvin is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 10:41 AM   #54
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 04:20 PM
You know, I never even saw the damn commercial.

I don't watch much TV and also whenever there is an ad break I just switch channels.
financeguy is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 12:00 PM   #55
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,477
Local Time: 03:20 PM
Nobody joins a band that doesnt want their material heard so what is the problem with selling your music and affiliating it with a product that you like. Apple has had U2 in their commercials before this wasnt the first time.

Any band that tells you they dont want to make a profit and have their music heard is lying. U2 have been put in this position "it is their duty to abuse it".
Yahweh is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 12:08 PM   #56
Refugee
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,178
Local Time: 03:20 PM
Once I heard Gene Simmons (yeah, I know....) speak at a music conference and he made a really good point about this issue. He said that "anyone who signs the dotted line on a record company contract automatically becomes and entertainer, and their music becomes a product that is bought and sold. The music business is a business, and that's why it's called the music business" He said that anyone who turns their noses up at busines side of the music is either lying or is a hypocrite. Everyone joins a band to get their music heard, and very very few of these indie bands would turn down a record contract if they were offered one. It's easy for an indie band to say they're "keeping it real" because thy've never had to make any tough choices.
starvinmarvin is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 12:23 PM   #57
The Fly
 
cypress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Zoo Station, Wisconsin
Posts: 273
Local Time: 10:20 AM
I did not have a problem with the ad then or now. Living here in "hip-hop-land" it's difficult to even SEE a new U2 video on any of the numerous MTV channels (since they're 80% hip-hop/rap). I still have not seen a non-streamed version of either the "City of Blinding Lights" video nor the entire original (non-MTV version) of "Vertigo".

My point is, the I-pod ad was one way, particularly in the States, for U2 to get their music out to a wider audience. The song soared up the charts here and that had to include a significant number of younger fans who probably got their first exposure to U2 so I think it worked well.

And, btw, "Hello hello" to everyone here.
cypress is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 12:38 PM   #58
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
TheQuiet1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: N.Yorkshire UK
Posts: 3,816
Local Time: 04:20 PM
Hi Cypress.

Looking at the reaction it has got this Ipod ad has certainly been a gamble for U2. On the one hand it has raised the profile of U2 (thus perhaps reaching new fans) but on the other it has perhaps alienated some longtime fans who were unhappy about the ad.
TheQuiet1 is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 01:10 PM   #59
War Child
 
Tech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Posts: 781
Local Time: 03:20 PM
Haven't seen the ad so can't comment. Although I would love to get the u2 ipod edition my siblings didn't go for it (asking as a b-day gift.....instead just got an ipod mini) So can't complain I guess.
Tech is offline  
Old 08-21-2005, 01:44 PM   #60
Blue Crack Supplier
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,517
Local Time: 08:20 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by TheQuiet1
but on the other it has perhaps alienated some longtime fans who were unhappy about the ad.
I'm sure these alienated fans still went to at least one show.
__________________

__________________
martha is online now  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com