Monday, October 17, 2005

this just in...

jane's addiction has officially gone the way of the sell out. well aside from the whole getting back together to tour thing that looked alot like making money instead of art. but, the bastard is watching the transporter on fx (which the bastard likes alot because of the film maker's portrayal of tough bald guys blowing shit up) and during the commercial, on comes a jack daniels commercial and what is our incidental music but, "jane says". one of the more poignant songs of the era and it's the soundtrack of a jack daniels commercial. how fitting. waitaminut. jack daniels has commercials?

—the bastard

8 comments:

bigbromofo said...

i thought they went sell out when dave navarro had two tv shows tah tboth sucked

bastard central said...

actually i don't quite know if janes was touring per se at the time. perry might have been DJing bah mitzvahs at that point. navarro had tv shows because of his wife and his freaky look. everyone wants to think they even they can get a model no matter how freaky they look. that's the marketing behind that sort of thing

—b

mofo said...

Listen, Pete Townsend put it best himself, "They are my fucking songs and I'll do with them as I fucking please!" If Perry wants to make cash off of his story so be it, selling out is not creating music that takes 15 years to become acceptable enough to be part of a TV comercial.

bastard central said...

oh and i concur to a point. the thing that i'm thinking of is whether this is selling out by fan definition or is this something that comes as a trapping of the information age. does that also mean that bands will be less relavent as a result of this kind of exposure. sure it's his to do as he pleases but will the fan base revolt. i don't really think so. but it's a point worth discussing

—b

bigbromofo said...

7up had reign o'er me many moons ago and the who fans around teh world were outrgaed until the third farewell tour.

not to hit on a favorite band subject especially since it was beaten to death a few blogs ago, but some feel that metallica sold out when they got a majpr label, some after the video, some after the black album, some after they cut their hair, etc.

and if whiety jackson did not buy the beatles clooection we would not have had nike revolution ads. mofo has a point. everyone has to pay the rent or like the ramones pay for more drugs. if the cd's are not selling, then let's go touring or madison ave. look at all of the oldies still bringing them in. fucking jimmy buffett sells out every tour for one song!!!!!!! imagine what maiden could do

bastard central said...

well now you've gone and done it. now my response had to be a post

bigbromofo said...

just think a vaction in the mountains out west....run to the hills.....

bastard central said...

don't believe the pipe dubby