So what Zevon songs would be good for commercials and what would they promote?
This all neatly ties back to when Zevon used to write commercial jingles (bonus
points for anyone who can name one of the commercials he did!!)
Lawyers Guns and Money for Smith & Wesson
Strength and Muscle and Jungle Work for the US Army
Nighttime in the Switching Yard for Amtrack
Mr. Bad Example for Foster's Lager
Okay, that's all I can think of before I get back to work.
My all-time favorite use of rock music in a commercial goes to Nissan for the
Maxima pitch that featured The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" as the background
Was there ever a more appropriate choice for an advertising campaign? And was
the irony truly lost on the good folks at Chiat/Day and Nissan?
"It could have been worse. My parents could have named me Pabst."
Gridlock for Rail Travel
Run Straight Down for Greenpeace
Quite Ugly One Morning for zit cream
Finishing Touches for a divorce lawyer
Bill Lee for a retirement home
> My all-time favorite use of rock music in a commercial goes to Nissan for the
> Maxima pitch that featured The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" as the background
> Was there ever a more appropriate choice for an advertising campaign? And was
> the irony truly lost on the good folks at Chiat/Day and Nissan?
Windows 95 launch used the Stones' Start Me Up, which contains the line
"You make a grown man cry". Prescient or what?
I think, though, that Ad agencies willfully ignore any irony and hope
everyone else does too. Songs like Perfect Day wouldn't get used to
promote TV if they didn't ("so, you're saying watching BBC1 is like
Nobody's biting on this? Ketchup. Boone's Farm.
This is appalling that I know this. I'm sorry. I really *do* have better
things to store in my brain cells than the minutiae of WZ's life decades ago.
I just seem to have room for it all.
That Frontier pick-up truck is *already* using "Mannish Boy," just not our
mannish boy's version.
"Gridlock" can be for more than just rail travel. Car pooling & mass transit
(the bus) could also use it.
"They Moved the Moon" for NASA, only to be used during press conferences
explaining the latest screw up.
"Worrier King" for those goofy clocks with birdsong on the hour.
"Poor Poor Pitiful Me" for Hyatt House ;-)
"Down in the Mall" for just about any new shopping venue.
"Hit Somebody" for Band-Aids.
-- Lucy, thinking Betty Ford Clinic probably doesn't advertise, so forget
"Lexi1997" <lexi...@aol.com> wrote in message
That's not a Zevon song, that's Skynyrd. And I doubt that the Ala Dept of
Tourism would want to use "Play It All Night Long" very much.
And to answer the earlier question, Z did an early Camaro jingle. Wish I knew
Not to mention wishing I had one of those early Camaros.
Let's hope that come retirement age, his knees are in good enough shape to be
able to kneel down in the dust by the side of the interstate.
Hell, I hope *everyone's* knees are that good.
-- Lucy, discussing her literal sore spot.
Lexi1997 <lexi...@aol.com> wrote in message
PS. There is/was a site somewhere with the lyrics to ISWID that does ask
where can you get Heartbreak Motor Oil
"Paul Herzberg" <herz...@ris.at> wrote in message
And it worked. I'm going out to buy some Hanes Her Way underwear as soon as
I log off.
Patrick, still searching for the perfect anniversary present for the perfect
wife -- do you think I got it?
"Roninscribe80" <Fen...@aol.com> wrote in message
Well, that certainly depends on what size you buy. Be careful you don't buy a
size larger than she really is; some ugly business might ensue. But at least
it's not something that has to be plugged in. You get points for that.
BTW - Happy Thanksgiving to all.
-- Lucy, who'd prefer some of that Soapmeister.com soap.
Unless he did and he put on that charge account he's never gonna pay.
Looks like another threat to road rage,
Send the Envoy.
-- Lucy, watching too much TV again.