I wonder what Paul Weller in his heyday with The Jam would have said if someone had told him he’d one day sell out to Cadillac. I know it’s ubiquitous for bands to allow their songs to be licensed for commercials these days, but that doesn’t give it any more credibility. It’s still a complete and shitty way to sell out. Iggy Pop (who has whored out his music for years without discernment) has tried to justify the practice by saying, and I’m paraphrasing here, “the music wasn’t written about sausages.” Yeah, maybe not, but you go down looking like a greedy bastard when your “punk” song plays in a cruise line ad or whatever.
SELLOUT: The Jam shills for Cadillac
Posted April 24th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments