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The Great Musical Sellout Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pete Incaviglia, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I just saw a TV ad for french fries. The song Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen was playing throughout.

    Are there no classic rock groups that hold themselves or their songs sacred anymore? Is any and every song for sale?

    I remember a Cadillac ad featuring Led Zeppelin.

    I'm sure there are others that turn my stomach.

    What are some of your memorable sellouts?
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    The Rolling Stones, "Start Me Up" for Winblows, I think.
  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Ah, yes, a classic. I remember that one, too.
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    That's mine, too ...

    Although the U2 ipod song was quite disappointing as well. I always thought U2 was above that stuff.
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Nike using "Revolution" in a commercial
    BMW (I think it was BMW) using "London Calling" in a commercial
    Apple using a U2 song in a commercial
    Michelob Light using Eric Clapton's "After Midnight"
  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Not sure if any songs were used in ads, but still ...

  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    MxPx did a Pepsi commercial during the Super Bowl a few years ago. Not that many people on this board would know of them and/or the commercial. But it was seen as a big sellout move in the punk community.
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Well ... if we're going that route:

  9. Hammer going gangsta to pay da billz

  10. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    We've long crossed this particular Rubicon.
    My favorite: the Buzzcocks' "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" in an AARP ad with late 50somethings playing with the grandkids (hey, Pete Shelley would be about eligible if he were American). Now there's one of the last bands I'd have ever expected to wind up in a commercial.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Nothing on there was as awful as "Without You," which I saw on the Classic last night. It still makes me shudder.
  12. Hold your group together with Rotosound strings.

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