To follow on from James’ last post about the SMA/Aphex Twin mash up, I’ve been noticing some pretty cool bands allowing their music onto ads recently…a few examples below.
One of the best Irish bands of recent years help Irish Gas Board flog some more accounts.
Masters of catchy synth rock appear one of the most recent o2 mobile adverts
Of course, this isn’t the first time o2 have had brilliant music on one of their ads (UK fans may not be able to see this…)
LCD Soundsystem/Sony Kinnect
James Murphy, hot on the heels of coming up with a track developed with Nike for the purposes of exercise now hawks XBox 360 add on. I like the way this contraption, intended to make you exercise, in fact allows you to turn your XBox on without even expending the energy of lifting the remote control…
Air, who (I think) once claimed they would not allow their music to be used for advertising, backtrack and team up with Bud. Having seen Air up close and personal prior to one of their gigs (Brogans, Dame St, Dublin, since you ask), I can tell you they actually drink red wine.
Finally, Beach House/Guinness
One of my fave bands, one of my fave drinks. Great ad too
There are many reasons to be upset about the plans to shut down BBC6 music, but my chief gripe is that the impeding closure will mean the end of some of the funniest radio the BBC has ever produced. I only discovered the Adam and Joe podcast towards the end of last year, and I don’t think anything on BBC radio has ever made me laugh so much. I just can’t imagine a world without Boggins, Stevenage, and Song Wars. Maybe the bigwigs at the Castle need to have a listen to ‘The Right and Wrong Song’.
The Right and Wrong Song:
Here’s an old classic from A&J’s Channel 4 show:
Bobby De Niro:
BBC6 has loads of other great shows which play music you wouldn’t hear anywhere else, and is exactly the kind of station the BBC should be promoting.
Here’s a track from Count Buckulese David Bowie summing up why the BBC has decided to ruin something brilliant:
We used to have a myspace page, but one day we woke up and *poof* it was gone like Kaiser Soze. No idea how or why it happened. This means that there is no music by Airstrip One available online. Until now.
Back in 2004, the world was a simpler place: the LUAS was still under construction; iPhones were yet to be invented; Kelis was singing about milkshakes and The Simpsons was still funny. People were wondering what exactly Bill Murray said to Scarlet Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation, and wireless networking was something ham-radio enthusiasts did in a desperate attempt to get a girlfriend.
In about 48-hours of creative madness we managed to lash together a sports-based concept album, and lo, Decathlon was born. Amazingly, we somehow did this without using any computers at all.
Now you can download your own copy of this lo-fi electro classic completely gratis. Just click here.
In case you prefer our other stuff, we intend to have a myspace page up and running again in the near future.