Sun, 30 April 2006
Hey remember that crappy song by the Reel Big Fish? Way back in 1998 i was at a really boring music festival with an odd commercial lineup that was
Reel Big Fish
and I was arguing with some guy who insisted that Sublime sang the above mentioned song. When RBFish sang it, he did not apologize.
So goes life, and so go musicians who write a catchy little diddy for some company.
A day or two ago, the blog Thighs Wide Shut put up the Jack White jingle he wrote for that certain soda company, you know, the one with the polar bears and the Latin American union-busting death squads.
It reminded me of the great minds that have shelled out talent for various products and in addition to Jack's "What Goes Around", there is also the infamous Ween / Pizza Hut team-up that created "Where's the Mother-Fuckin' Cheese". Interestingly enough, PH passed on the song, even the clean version.
And of course, there's Mick doin' it for Rice Krispies.
Hundreds of others have done it too, but those are the ones that come to mind right now. Rest assured I will probably be sued for suggesting that some soda company is connected with hired thugs who murder people.
That said, I still respect Jack White and still really love a lot of the music he creates. The Raconteurs new material is pretty good.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 12:57am CDT