...randomness surrounding Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, and other great indie rock bands; a quasi objective look at "my" sporting teams; the random horror film; plus other crap as we see fit...all with a Pittsburgh based feel.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Air Force vs. The White Stripes

Perhaps good friend of the program (Tirpak) can verify this, but I remember sitting around Sunday watching the big game, seeing this Air Force commercial, and saying something like: "Cool...the White Stripes."

Well, I guess it's not so cool. The Air Force had someone compose "original" music for their add, which the composer claims was "original." Now Jack and Meg are peeved, having not given permission for Kem Kraft (the Salt Lake City composer) to use "Fell in Love With a Girl", the tune he obviously ripped. Reminds me of the time Vanilla Ice claimed his "Ice Ice Baby" was different than Queen's "Under Pressure":
"Theirs goes, 'Ding ding ding dingy ding-ding.' Ours goes, 'Ding ding ding ding dingy ding-ding.'"
Judge for yourself (starts about 10 secs in):

The White Stripes:

Now personally, I think Jack White comes off a bit pretentious at times. But when you're right, you're right. And he's definitely got a beef here. The Air Force immediately pulled the add upon the White Stripes objection.

Word to your mother.



I would also like to file a complaint that their "Grab Some Air" logo looks strikingly similar to the EC's Asshat logo located on the sidebar.. no, seriously.

gary said...

Those effers!!!