Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sell Out?

On tonight's ABC tribute to Elvis, Toby Keith performed live with Joe Perry (Aerosmith) in front of a huge Ford truck grille. Really, how far have we come? Rock and Roll used to be about sticking it to the man. Now it's only about selling his crap for him?

Before you C&W fans get on your high horses, I believe there's a line been crossed here. Licensing your music for use in a commercial is probably an acceptable career move. Playing a sponsored instrument is OK too. Parking your live butt in front of an automobile is not. I just can't see Johnny Cash doing it.


Scott said...

That's weak... what a sell out!

Philip Barrett said...

You're right - these hat acts try & project a hard-working, hard-rocking, common man image but in reality they have more in common with the Pussycat Dolls!

Packaged up nice & neat for Madison Avenue.