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    "The most exciting band in Britain" (bit of a rant)

    AAARGH!
    I hate stupid advertisments. Just seen an ad for a band called The Guillemots (song sounded ok, bit of modern indie type thing) and the catch line was "The most exciting band in Britain". So who thought that one up, eh? I doubt they're the most exciting band in the UK- not the most boring, but not the most exciting. Why not try some logical ad lines, like-

    Amy Winehouse- you know her from the papers and you've heard her record every half hour on R1 for the last few months
    Westlife- for people who don't really like music but want something inoffensive to listen to in the car
    Britney Spears- she may be mental but somehow keeps on being able to turn out great pop songs

    As comedian Bob Mills said about a famous advertising slogan:
    "... and this is the letter I wrote. Dear Sir, I think you'll find that a pair of nubile 19 year old blonde twins tending to your every need as you sit on a private Carribean island, with your yacht parked at the dock on your private beach to your left and your helicopter and collection of vintage Ferrarris secured around the front of your 40 room mansion is pretty much 'the best a man can get' , not some poxy twin bladed disposible razor from Gilette"

    So, would anyone really be sat watching TV and think 'wow, they must be really exciting then, i'll buy that'? Any other stupid TV adverts or slogans that make you want to smash the TV? (btw, smashing a LCD is not nearly as spectacular as an old CRT, so not really worth the bother).

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    most probably that moonpig advert and those £10000000 per text dating ones

    All the perfume ads !!!!!!!!!

    i do get annoyed with alot of the bands that come out, same sound different name most the time. its almost funny, like some guy at record co. says - hey X artist is doing well, do we have one we could cash in on the trend. then the charts are flooded with the same stuff

    erm duffy.... she may have a good voice but hello it's been done before. About 50 years ago by a record company named Motown... Get your own original style and stop rinsing others!

    My rant is over...

    chocolatieclaire;1747274

    erm duffy.... she may have a good voice but hello it's been done before. … erm duffy.... she may have a good voice but hello it's been done before. About 50 years ago by a record company named Motown... Get your own original style and stop rinsing others!My rant is over...



    That Duffy video puts my mind back to the all-nighters at Wigan Casino.

    Original Poster

    Wigan Casino- wasn't a casino
    Wigan Pier- isn't a pier
    what is it about Wigan and barefaced lies eh!

    Dave Spikey: "They had to shut the Pioneer shop in Wigan. People kept going in and asking 'can I get a pie in here?'"

    Don't see them. Record and ff - best way.

    chesso;1747630

    Don't see them. Record and ff - best way.



    With you on that one. But I always stop ffing if I see a Guiness or Honda advert - Cog was better than the programmes around it.

    The razor adverts make me cringe - 'Buy our razor and be a jet pilot overnight: it's got two blades!!!!!!!!!!'
    Then three blades; four; five; six.............. I've tried them - the 'ten for a quid' ones from Asda do just as good a job.
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