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July 02, 2007

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Richard

'The Who Sell Out' was the first and still the best at this type of thing IMHO.

And it's celebrating a 40th anniversary Eric!

The recent reissue captures all the material including the stuff sponsors backed out on.

Townsend took Zappa's "We're only in it for the Money" mantra and Warhol's 'Tomatoe Soup' can of consumer products and mass market packaging equals populist art esthetic and tried to assemble The Who's first full length concept album with mixed results artistically but one that satisfies intellectually. The scope was really impressive if executed unevenly.

Heinz Baked Beans anyone?

Rob

She should throw down some jams for Depends.

Johnny Strangler

It's not the first time, but it's definitely the most mainstream. Back in 1986, Sigue Sigue Sputnik released a "futuristic" album called Flaunt It, which had "ads" in the incidental music parts of the LP. For the life of me, I cannot remember what they were for, but they were legitimate companies. The album was a total gas, like Malcolm McLaren gathering up synthesizers and new wave fashions and making them his little puppets. Tony James of Generation X was the mastermind behind the band.

PS: It was their single "Love Missile F1-11" playing in Ferris Bueller's Day Off when he wakes up in the morning and opens the curtains in his bedroom.

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