Subject: Re: Devo Sells Out!
Date: 27 Mar 1999 00:00:00 GMT
From: jetrock@REMOVE_ME.emrl.com (Jetrock)
Organization: Experimental Media Research Laboratory
Newsgroups: alt.slack, alt.fan.devo
On 27 Mar 1999 04:55:23 GMT, Modemac <email@example.com> wrote:
>(Figured that subject line would attract attention.)
>Saw a Pringles chips commercial today that usurped "Whip It" into the
>jingle for its latest rip-off, "Pringle packs." Of course, the rights to
>"Whip It" are most likely owned by a record company and Devo hardly has
>any say in the matter of whether a company wants to pay a large amount of
>money to use their music in its commercial.
>On the other hand, if "selling out" means "getting a nice big wad of dough
>from a stupid Conspiracy-controlled corporation for doing absolutely
>nothing and cashing in on our song that was a hit almost twenty years
>ago," then I'd say Devo certainly got themselves some Slack from that.
um, Mark Mothersbaugh has been doing the music for commercials for more
than a decade. Remember that computer-animated "Gummi Life Savers"
commercial a few years back featuring dancing Life Savers, back when
computer-animated commercials were still a novelty? Mothersbaugh did that
'un. Sure, Mothersbaugh "sold out"--but he did it at his price, not
theirs. Nuttin' wrong with that, I suppose...
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