Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Nothing new here, just schmoozing for dollars. Whether it's appearing in commercials or print ads, endorsing products, having tours sponsored, or co-branding of merchandise, it blows. You might call it doing what you have to do too remain a recording artist without having to resort to (shudder) working a day job like the rest of us suckers. Some may call it selling out. And guess what? Some of us working suckers consider artistic purity when it comes time to go record shopping. Here's just a few random offenders. Some are obvious (Michael Jackson), some are surprising (X, John Lydon) and some were just the drummers, so their share of millions of dollars just won't take them through the end of the month. Believe me, these were so easy to find, this could have gone on all night. Let's start with the granddaddy of them all, the I-Tunes commercial, where the all star suck-ups include Liz Phair, George Clinton, Exene (X), De La Soul, Iggy Pop, Chuck Berry, Lil Kim, Smashmouth, Dwight Yoakum, Amy Mann, Ziggy Marley, Barry White, and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco).

The Who - Odorono (deodorant) mp3 at The Rising Storm ( parody)
Rolling Stones - Rice Crispies mp3 at Guterman
X - This Bud's For You mp3 at Billy
The Ramones - Fill My Cup (Steel Reserve) mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Ramones - High Gravity Lager (Steel Reserve) mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Ramones - Gimme My Steel Reserve (Steel Reserve) mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Troggs - Coca Cola mp3 at 4Shared
The Supremes - Coca-Cola mp3 at 4Shared
Full length collection:
Things Go Better With Coke (108 Coke commercials '65-69) via Megaupload) at Psychotic Leisure Mustic (Download link and password at bottom of post) 108 Coke commercials with the American Breed, Aretha Franklin, B.J.Thomas, the Bee Gees, the Box Tops, Carla Thomas, the Drifters, the Everly Brothers, the Fifth Dimension, Fontella Bass, Golden Earring, Jan Dean, Joe Tex, Leslie Gore, Los Bravos, Marvin Gaye, Nancy Sinatra, Petula Clark, Ray Charles, the Shirelles, the Supremes, the Troggs, Vanilla Fudge, and the Who, just to name, well, most of them.

Lou Reed in Honda ad (Thanks to Ray, TGWAFCSOYT)


Neil Young - This Note's For You (parody) at YouTube
Os Mutantes - Shell Oil commercial at YouTube
White Stripes - Coca Cola commercial at YouTube
Iggy Pop - Car Insurance commercial at YouTube
John Lydon - Butter commercial at YouTube:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Nike commercial at Youtube
James Brown - Miso Soup commercial at YouTube
Ringo Starr - Pizza Hut commercial at YouTube
Ringo Starr - Oldsmobile commercial at YouTube
Ringo Starr - Country Wine Cooler commercial at YouTube
Ringo Starr - Japanese apple drink commercial at YouTube
Ringo Starr - Private Issue credit card commercial at YouTube
Ringo Starr - Charles Schwab commercial at YouTube
Michael Jackson - Pepsi commercial commercial at YouTube
Britney Spears, Beyonce, Pink Enrique Iglesias - Pepsi commercial at YouTube

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