The commercialization of art has another side, as the famous artist Keith Haring stated.
“If it’s my art to put on a t-shirt so a kid who can’t afford to buy a $ 30,000 painting, then I’m in favor of it.”
As we mentioned in the first part of this article, it seems inappropriate for emblematic musicians to “fight” demons and satanic witches on stage and at the same time to advertise butter!
And the question comes up once again … Is it all “business”?
The Who may have invented the hotel break, to be precise, hotel rooms and of course were pioneers of this art.
But the band’s voice, Roger Daltrey, decided to cultivate voiceless beings. We are talking about trout.
After he bought a large estate, we do not know if it used to be a hotel and he just leveled it and decided to start trout farming.
At the same time, he offered to the “useless” fishermen the satisfaction that they too can become great liars, ε we fishermen we mean.
In fact, Trout Fisherman Magazine dealt with it and specifically with its installation.
After all, it would not be logical for a publication with a central theme of trout, mute trout, to deal with his musical achievements!
The “Lakedown Trout Fishery” in Heathfield, East Sussex, occupies an area of 26 acres and 4 lakes full of delicious fish.
And of course, Daltrey himself designed them. There is also a rumor that in a poster he seems to be selling baits for “Codrophenia”.
Although a bassist for the Rolling Stones (1963-1992) in their most creative period and later founder of his own Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings (1997), he continued to work with magnets.
But not on electric bass, but on metal detection sticks.
A hobby is almost diametrically opposed to his noisy career.
Nevertheless, he has a patent for such sticks, which he sells and advertises.
Music lovers can easily recognize his special playing and possibly since then he has been sculpting magnets.
He is also the author of the book “Bill Wyman’s Treasure Islands” and may refer to the ancient Roman treasures of the island.
KISS has shown that they have an excellent commercial genius.
Or rather, I would say they are ruthless blacksmiths.
In fact, they were not ashamed to sell strings with their name on… air guitar.
But before this magical commercial move, they thought of making a perfume, to make you smell like Gene Simmons’s company.
On the other hand, if one thinks logically, how can one smell after a 2-hour show and wearing 10-point platforms???
Definitely not so beautiful, but more like a construction worker under the sun and with an ambient temperature of 40 degrees!!!
However, in the end, they created something completely different.
Their aroma consists of: bergamot fir, balsam, black cumin, white pepper, moss, sandalwood, and anise.
They describe it as the best you have ever smelled!
I do not think anyone expected one of the most emblematic bands of psychedelic Rock to advertise such a product!
However, when you are at the beginning of your career, anything is possible.
So, Iron Butterfly, 2 years after their founding, decided to advertise armpit deodorant (!!!).
They also had it in other ads, but this one was rather bottomless!!!
We all have in mind the classic cereal ads, with the archetypal moments of family fun and joy morning – morning!
With the sting in the eye, we say, before even the first sip of coffee, where everyone is connected to each other with a mutual cult of cereals.
That’s what the Rolling Stones did in 1964, with a very different cereal ad!
The band recorded the jingle shortly after their formation and its lyrics are credited to founding member Brian Jones.
Maybe not one of his best, but he still belongs to the Stones.
Recorded a year before the release of the ad and contains some incredible lyrics like:
“Wake up in the morning there’s a snap around the place
Wake up in the morning there’s a crackle in your face
Wake up in the morning there’s a pop that really says ‘Rice Krispies for you and you and you’
Pour on the milk and listen to the snap that says ‘It’s nice,”
Apparently, these lyrics in 1964, caused a stir, but the ad came to change that, as everyone believed that they were actually written for “Rice Krispies”!