Events, Lawsuit Roundup…December 20, 2007
Fucked Up vs. Rolling Stone.
Fucked Up vs. Camel Cigarettes.
Read about it here. Some ad where Camel was name dropping some bands.
Here’s some http://vivalavinyl.org commentary on the lawsuit…
“Rolling Stone has been the music industry schills for 35+ years and RJ Reynolds is a corporate death machine. If Fucked Up could bankrupt both companies in 1 lawsuit I’d call them the punkest band ever.”
“i just find it utterly fascinating how Fucked Up has stopped at nothing to climb and climb to find the uppermost “acceptable” eschelon of so-called “indie” status – being on MTV, Vice, lame cooking shows, these weird “collaborations,” etc, much of this organized by Jade Tree and their tentacles of A&R connections, while at the same time trying so hard to retain “underground cred”… And then they act surprised when something like this happens? Come on… Its like, this is what you’ve been signing up for!”
“RJ Reynolds almost certainly hired an outside firm for that ad, almost every ad is done that way now. And it’s pretty stupid to assume that they and these ad firms don’t know what all trends and subculture are like. It’s not middle aged guys in suits who are making all the calls here, they do extensive research, hire young people to discover trends and scour college campuses, etc. I saw an interesting documentary in one of my classes last semester on this thing called “The Merchants of Cool”.
Also RJ Reynolds also didn’t expect that after seeing the ad loads of hipster kids would rush out to the store and start buying loads of camels. However such a kid who already smoked might develop a more positive view toward the brand by associating it with his favorite bands, much like many of us no doubt have toward Morton Salt thanks to Jawbreaker. I know we like to think that people in underground subcultures are smart enough not to buy a product just because their favorite band likes it like 12 year olds who buy shoes or drinks because of their favorite athlete endorsing it, but let’s face it, many are.
And that’s where the problem lies. Implying that Fucked Up supports using Camel cigarettes without their permission and without providing them any direct compensation is really shitty. ”
Don’t miss this…..
Daytona’s THIS IS FOR YOU FEST! Dec 28, 29 and 30.
Fest happens at BACKSTAGE @ 282 North Nova Rd. Daytona Beach, Florida. It is directly behind the mall. – Out of sight, out of mind =)
INERTIA IS CLOSED THESE DAYS – We’ll be at the fest!
START TIME EACH DAY 1:00 first band 1:30
Fri. Dec. 28th OVERDOSE CULT RITUAL PERMANENT COKE BUST SICK FIX SHITSTROM SURROUNDINGS COMMON ENEMY LEMURIA HARMS WAY WEEKEND NACHOS EVASION BLANKSTARE POSI REINFORCEMENT GOMEK YEARS FROM NOW
Sat. Dec. 29th PULLING TEETH GET RAD PROTESTANT VERSE I RISE MONGOLOIDS TRIAC TOTAL ABUSE LIFE TRAP VILE NATION IN DISGUST ANS MEHKAGO NT RELIGIOUS SS DISORDER MAGRUDERGIND LION OF JUDAH LET DOWN
Sun. Dec. 30th RUINER KILLING THE DREAM REPUBLICORPSE CREATURES DOWN TO NOTHING HAVE HEART WAKE UP CALL FOUNDATION IN DEFENCE LOADED FOR BEAR TIME TO ESCAPE JUDAS HOLLYWOOD LEGION TRASH TALK
Way more info here – http://www.myspace.com/thisisforyoufest
…And after you holiday time has settled back down…