What does everyone think about that U2 IPOD commercial now! - Page 5 - 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 08-22-2005, 04:56 PM   #81
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Bono's shades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The back of beyond
Posts: 5,047
Local Time: 11:57 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by starvinmarvin
Jesus Christ is OK too if you like the country influenced rattle and Hum songs, but I know lots of people don't.
The Woody Guthrie tribute album this song originally appeared on is available through iTunes so you can download Jesus Christ for 99 cents if you want. That's what I did! I seem to remember it being slightly longer or shorter than the version offered through the digital box set, but I believe it is essentially the same tune.
__________________

Bono's shades is offline  
Old 08-22-2005, 04:57 PM   #82
War Child
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 537
Local Time: 12:57 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by blueeyedgirl


Ok but why are U2 doing this NOW? Why haven't they been allying their name with other products in the past? To me it indicates a desperation to find a marketing tool for them now.

This isn't new to U2. Larry Mullen did a print ad for Harley Davidson back in 87 or 88. I didn't see anything wrong with that, and I don't see anything wrong with the Ipod ad. For anyone with the Flanigan book, reread it. There's a part where they were talking about how in the future Music would be Downloaded straight to the enduser, that Music stores would be obsolete. They were excited about this and wanted to be part of it. They were one of the first acts to make sure that they secured separate royalty rates for downloads.

U2 have always been interested in the future, and they've professed excitement about things like the IPOD years before...When they said last year that they really did like the Ipod they weren't just blowing smoke, it's true. The proof is in that book. It's not like they're selling Coke, while privately hating the stuff and stocking crates of Pepsi(Like Michael Jackson-BTW ShaunVox, aren't you a big Michael Jackson fan?)
__________________

CPTLCTYGOOFBALL is offline  
Old 08-22-2005, 05:01 PM   #83
War Child
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 537
Local Time: 12:57 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by financeguy


That is a fair point, but it still doesn't address the issue raised by Chizip and Bonoshades that to get certain tracks, you had to fork out the full 150 rather than download them on a track by track basis.
That is a fair point. But it's also fair to point out that I've downloaded all of those tracks and not paid a cent.
CPTLCTYGOOFBALL is offline  
Old 08-22-2005, 05:12 PM   #84
The Fly
 
catwoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 30
Local Time: 05:57 AM
This might be a stupid question but where on the net can I watch the commercial?
When they used to show it on tv,I never paid much attention....I wasn't really a fan then.
catwoman is offline  
Old 08-22-2005, 05:12 PM   #85
Refugee
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,178
Local Time: 05:57 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by CPTLCTYGOOFBALL


That is a fair point. But it's also fair to point out that I've downloaded all of those tracks and not paid a cent.
True, but maybe you would have bought them if you could have bought just those tracks, and not the whole box set. Another enticement to buy would have been if those tracks were CD quality sound., but they're not, so what are they really worth anyways? The answer is nothing, and that's why I downloaded them for free too. LOL!!
starvinmarvin is offline  
Old 08-22-2005, 05:47 PM   #86
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Utoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lovetown
Posts: 8,343
Local Time: 01:57 AM
starvin---- where'd you get them? I have a few of them, but wouldn't mind completing the set.
__________________
Utoo is offline  
Old 08-22-2005, 05:49 PM   #87
Refugee
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,178
Local Time: 05:57 AM
I downloaded them WinMX, but it took FOREVER. They're not that easy to find. Which ones do you need?
starvinmarvin is offline  
Old 08-22-2005, 06:08 PM   #88
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Utoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lovetown
Posts: 8,343
Local Time: 01:57 AM
drop me a line at utooguyATgmailDOTcom. I'll send you a list of what I've got---we can trade some, if you'd like.
__________________
Utoo is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 05:18 PM   #89
The Fly
 
catwoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 30
Local Time: 05:57 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by catwoman
This might be a stupid question but where on the net can I watch the commercial?
When they used to show it on tv,I never paid much attention....I wasn't really a fan then.



HELLO!!!
I can't save or download anything from the apple/itunes website on the computer I use,which is a library computer,I tried a number of times already,I thought there would be another site where I could watch it.
If there is,you guys aren't telling me.
For some reason you are ignoring me.
catwoman is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 05:27 PM   #90
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
doctorwho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: My TARDIS - currently located in Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 6,362
Local Time: 09:57 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by starvinmarvin


Yeah, I agree. The ad wasn't a problem, but the iTunes collection was a rip-off. And U2 certainly profitted from it.

I'm glad that I downloaded the rare and unreleased tunes, becasue truth be told they're not worth the 150 bucks. I don't even know if it was worth the time it took to find them for free.
Oh c'mon!

iTunes charges $1/song. With the U2 package, you received almost 450 songs for $150 - or just $100 if you had the coupon code. That works out to 22 cents a song!

Sorry that you feel so ripped off for paying 22 cents a song...
__________________
https://u2.interference.com/attachments/forums/signaturepics/sigpic11661_2.gifI always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
doctorwho is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 05:38 PM   #91
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 07:57 AM
I forgot about that commercial.
Zoots is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 05:44 PM   #92
Forum Moderator
 
ramblin rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 12,865
Local Time: 11:57 PM
I like U2's ipod commercial a lot more than the Stones' Ameriquest one.
__________________
ramblinrose[at]interference.com
ramblin rose is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 05:46 PM   #93
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
gareth brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,593
Local Time: 04:57 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by shaun vox
What does everyone think about that U2 IPOD commercial now!
shit
gareth brown is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 06:16 PM   #94
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Bono's shades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The back of beyond
Posts: 5,047
Local Time: 11:57 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by doctorwho


Oh c'mon!

iTunes charges $1/song. With the U2 package, you received almost 450 songs for $150 - or just $100 if you had the coupon code. That works out to 22 cents a song!

Sorry that you feel so ripped off for paying 22 cents a song...
It's a rip-off when you are paying 22 cents a song each for more than 400 that you already own - particularly when you own them on CD.
Bono's shades is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 06:26 PM   #95
Blue Crack Supplier
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,555
Local Time: 10:57 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by ramblin rose
I like U2's ipod commercial a lot more than the Stones' Ameriquest one.
Especially since the Stones got paid a shitload of money for it and Ameriquest is being investigated in thirty states for loan irregularities.
martha is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 06:50 PM   #96
ONE
love, blood, life
 
MrBrau1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Verplexed in Vermont
Posts: 10,436
Local Time: 12:57 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by martha


Especially since the Stones got paid a shitload of money for it and Ameriquest is being investigated in thirty states for loan irregularities.
I'd imagine Keef has no idea. He thinks Ameriquest is the company run by Christopher Columbus.
__________________
"If you needed my autograph, I'd give it to you." Bob Dylan
MrBrau1 is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 07:20 PM   #97
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
doctorwho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: My TARDIS - currently located in Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 6,362
Local Time: 09:57 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Bono's shades


It's a rip-off when you are paying 22 cents a song each for more than 400 that you already own - particularly when you own them on CD.
Then the answer to that is obvious: don't download the songs!!

I don't get this idiotic notion of "rip-off". You have the songs - so if you don't want them, don't get them from iTunes. Those who don't have the songs or chose to spend 22 cents/song to get everything in mp3 format got some extra goodies as their reward. Nothing about this is a rip-off, other than your juvenille notions that you should be able to get everything U2 does at your convenience for the lowest possible price.
__________________
https://u2.interference.com/attachments/forums/signaturepics/sigpic11661_2.gifI always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
doctorwho is offline  
Old 08-24-2005, 02:38 PM   #98
The Fly
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 30
Local Time: 05:57 AM
The Ipod is great, and the Itunes package was awesome for people like me: newbies that didnt have every single cd. I still bought ATYCLB and HTDAAB on cd, but I love the fact that the itunes package has live recordings. They are amazing! and U2 selling out? heck no, i was so excited to see them on tv at all!
myfavu2 is offline  
Old 08-24-2005, 02:43 PM   #99
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 06:57 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by doctorwho
Then the answer to that is obvious: don't download the songs!!

I don't get this idiotic notion of "rip-off". You have the songs - so if you don't want them, don't get them from iTunes. Those who don't have the songs or chose to spend 22 cents/song to get everything in mp3 format got some extra goodies as their reward. Nothing about this is a rip-off, other than your juvenille notions that you should be able to get everything U2 does at your convenience for the lowest possible price.
I feel you are still missing the point that you cannot download ALL of the tracks on a track by track basis.

As Chizip said, some of them are in the "Unreleased and rare" category so only available to those who pay the full 150 whack.
financeguy is offline  
Old 08-24-2005, 02:59 PM   #100
ONE
love, blood, life
 
namkcuR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 10,763
Local Time: 01:57 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by doctorwho


Then the answer to that is obvious: don't download the songs!!

I don't get this idiotic notion of "rip-off". You have the songs - so if you don't want them, don't get them from iTunes. Those who don't have the songs or chose to spend 22 cents/song to get everything in mp3 format got some extra goodies as their reward. Nothing about this is a rip-off, other than your juvenille notions that you should be able to get everything U2 does at your convenience for the lowest possible price.
No. In the Unreleased&Rare category are 18 songs. Of these 18, 9 of them are never-before-heard tracks, tracks that would normally be b-sides for singles. But these 18 Unreleased&Rare tracks have next to them on the right the words 'Album Only'. Do you know what that means? That means that they are saying to the fans who have diligently spent their money on all things U2 over the years - 'Tough shit. You want the unreleased stuff, you gotta buy everything you already have again'. I don't see what is juvenile about thinking that's not fair. Evidently a lot of people agree with me since a large chunk of people on this board - who have probably paid for all their other U2 stuff - obtained those Unreleased&Rare tracks via free internet circulation.

And, btw, when you download from ITunes, you're not getting mp3 format. You're getting propietary ITunes format - .AAC.
__________________

namkcuR is offline  
 

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 12:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×