Found it! Pretty cool, but it'd been cooler if they'd used some of the vocals, too...
I think its hilarious that they chose "I'm Cramped " for a car commercial.... I like roomy cars.
John Glover said:
>=oO that should not be
What shouldn't be? Poison Ivy shouldn't be allowed to make any money from their music? More people shouldn't be exposed to the great music of the Cramps?
I could never understand why people have a problem with cool music being used in ads. it's like they want the music to belong to them and no one else! I'd sure as hell rather watch this ad than one with hamsters and some lame-ass hip hop. Like John said, as long as royalites are being paid (and they are), then where's the problem?
I don't imagine that Jello Biafra was lamenting the band for selling out, but songs do get 'ruined' after hearing them a few too many times, even the best songs. It's why they used it as a form of torture in Guantanamo Bay, although I think they were using mostly rubbish songs to begin with.
My opinion is use the coolest music you can in the adverts and I'll more likely buy the thing. They played the cool song while the plastic car is being driven around the store and had the dorky guy talking while the product they wanted to sell was being displayed. Big failure, now I want to buy the plastic car.
I also heard the Creation "making time" in a beer commerical Monday night. I think it was Miller Lite
The first time I can remember a song I realllly loved being used in a commercial was a Range Rover ad with the Sonics "Have Love, Will Travel". I didn't bother me in the least....but even having such a kick ass soundtrack still wouldn't compel me to buy one of those awful SUV's.
I'm no great fan of Henry or even Black Flag (Heresy in my country , I know.) , but , when he gets it , he nails the fucker on the head , and he sure did , here. The Stooges tours are reaping millions (Not , I don't think , so much because a song or two appeared in a commercial.) , and I say , RIGHT ON !!!! But , to get back to Henry , it's true these songs we're talking about were , as Iggy put it , "Not originally commercially concieved",but there are all kinds of monies unaccounted for , from the sales of Punk and proto - Punk records. If that Artists can get back what's rightfully theirs , and collect a sweet chunk of interest , besides , then , why not ? the monks would have been no more , no less , popular , today , had "Monk Time" not briefly appeared in a commercial. They still had to get out there and WORK , as they were'nt getting younger , and , sadly , two of them are gone , now. They did'nt even have the previous popularity of The Pistols , Buzzcocks , Fall , Stooges , Cramps , etc. , so , I think it's great that someone had thought to include them in an ad , if only briefly. It does'nt change things so drastically , except , yes , for a change , the Artists are being compensated. Bands like The Creation , featured in a commercial , and a major motion picture , their status has'nt changed that much . They were in the midst of being rediscovered , anyway. They played here , two nights in a row , a monday and a tuesday , something the so - called "Promotor" was against , because he did'nt know who they were. When they sold out both nights (Which does NOT happen in Chicago on two weeknights in a row .), the guy who fought the booking tried to take credit for it. The record industry is no different. Does anyone really think The Stooges or The Sex Pistols have'nt earned gold , maybe even platinum , records by now? Ask the surviving band members where said awards are , now ? They're doing better than that. Take the cash , Take the K.A.S.H.
As usual, Henry Rollins succinctly sums up this concept and argument:
Weird, but awesome. I still remember that I got into Jim Reeves and Buddy Holly when I was in elementary school from commercials and oldies collection paid programming - if mainstream radio stations (even the oldies stations these days) don't play that much good music anymore and kids spend more time watching TV and listening to iPods anyway, then TV, I think, is a perfectly viable way to expose the public to real rock & roll that I love and, yes, pays royalties, that's cool.