So Holiday In Cambodia Sold Jeans - Dead Kennedy's (with Out Jello's Permission)
The Pogues sold the rights to If I should fall from the grace of god to Subaru....(Totally Unknown how the two link together)
And Now I just heard my favorite Misfits Song selling RUM....my sweet baby Jesus...what the hell? When did punk rock become a commercial success to
sell products...That absolutely have nothing to do with subject matter.
Next thing I am going to be hearing is Minor Threat selling insurance to Out of Step. Or maybe I will hear G.G. Allin selling Advil,Or some Black Flag
Well Cheers to everything I love being sold .....#
I could be wrong - or thinking of an advert for a local bar/event/other such thing. But I am positive that, several years back we had a TV commercial
here that used "We Are 138" in it.
And Tom Savini did a local Halloween "haunted house" here for several years and one of his commercials used "Dig Up Her Bones".
Personally, I think it's cool. I have a 17 year old nephew who, a few years back, listened to only new commercial metal - until a Pink Floyd song was
on a radio commercial and captured his fancy. Now he and I sit around going through MY cd collection and he's like a kid in a candy store. Let the
young ones be exposed to the good stuff!
I have been in some successful punk rock bands...Its been over 6 years since I last recorded on a album....I still receive small amounts of money
every year nothing to survive on. In the 80's here I remember most bands got paid $50 bucks a show. I paid $2 Dollars to see Black Flag a whole $4
dollars to see the Misfits...I paid $2 to see GG Allin and I got to see Bad Brains/Minor Threat for $1. I still remember going to See the Dropkick
Murphy's for free now there tickets are over $50 bucks. It is just a hard pill to swallow, something that label us different is now main stream.
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Thanks for the info Heff... I was just surprised to here the chorus to eagles dare selling rum " I ain't no god damn son of a bitch" Sort of threw
me for a
I guess Misfits have been probably the most successful punk bands ever...From what I saw Jerry Only owns all the rights to the misfits songs so the
sell out really doesn't seem as a shock as I remember one time he was selling his autographs at a show for $20 bucks. Sort of Hard to believe that
Danzig doesn't only any rights to the music as he is the iconic voice of the Misfits non of the other singers will ever come close.
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