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    Posted: 01 May 2014 at 4:39am
I'm sure someone's posted about this already, but our wonderful search engine couldn't find it for me.

The commercial is for the iPhone 5. The sounds of the iPhones tuning up is ridiculous, and evidently the song is by The Pixies. The entire commercial makes me want to scream. It's horrible.


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That song is pretty bad.  Maybe you'd have to be a fan of the Pixies.  I'm not.


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The commercial sounds like a bunch of four-year-olds banging on pots and pans--and singing.
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Originally posted by FaithSF FaithSF wrote:

The commercial sounds like a bunch of four-year-olds banging on pots and pans--and singing.

That's pretty much what the Pixies sound like, this commercial isn't exactly tainting their name or anything. I've only liked one song by the Pixies, and it was a cover by a different band of a Pixies song.

Great post FaithSF, this commercial is easily in my top 5 on my list of current commercials that "Makes me want to feel the cold metal of a loaded gun barrel in my mouth" every time it comes on.

What the f**k is that violin thing? you can press an iphone screen and flail your arms back and forth? Violin Hero? 

The chick at the end singing -- I want to punch her in the face.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snesgamer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2014 at 8:24pm
What's with phone commercials only using the MOST ANNOYING indie/alt rock songs?
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I guess it's a hipster thing. Blechhhh.
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If it's any consolation I'd bang the cute little blonde singing...
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That ain't singing!
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I was just thinking about posting this ad myself. This is easily the worst song to be featured in a commercial so far in 2014. I must see this turd 10 times a day and each time the song makes me fantasize about owning a machine gun and being invited to an Apple board meeting.
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Originally posted by CapeCat CapeCat wrote:

That ain't singing!

He'd "bang the cute little blonde wailing like a banshee"
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That song is annoying but i want that violin app.
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GIGANTIC! GIGANTIC! GIGANTIC! THIS PILE OF SH*T!
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Another one I mute.  Sickening.
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For once, this website was able to find a post about a commercial before I started a duplicate thread myself. Why is it all of the Iphone commercials make me want to shoot myself? The owners in the commercials are always so douche. Any legitimate musician would look at these people using the iphone as a violin or effect pedal would call them a poser rightfully, and yes, that girl "singing" needs to be buried alive in a landfill of obsolete iphones released less than a year before.
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So Afros are back in style?

That blonde chick "singing" Gigantic makes me think of what she'd like stuffed in her mouth and hoping it's gigantic.

Also, I'm so sick of seeing people looking at life through their cell phones like it's the most wondrous thing ever!

This commercial is an assault on the eyes and the ears.  Dead
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The worst part is the girl playing "air cello". She has an audience! WHAT?! What collection of idiots would stick around and watch some lady wave a phone around? Who's to say she's even "doing" anything, and not just playing a song saved to the phone?
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That song was released in 1988. I have been a Pixies fan since around 1988 and I really, really don't like this ad.
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♫IT'S HORRIBLE!♫
♫IT'S HORRIBLE!♫
♫IT'S HORRIBLE!♫
♫SOME BIG B.S.!♫
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Yes, I hate this commercial. It's horrible and the music sounds like a ton of hipsters! 

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Earlier poster hit the nail on the head.. Cell phone cos pandering to horn rim glasses and fedora wearing imbeciles by backing video with screeching talentless jerk offs. GiGanTic! Repeat 89 times. Everything about this pisses me off including smug looking hipette at the end and the rockets. Due, Apple maggots
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Why can't I type, die, apple maggots
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It's an excellent song, to which there's more than just the word gigantic repeated over and over. It's about lusting for huge black schlong. Seeing as how that has nothing to do with the product being advertised, it's understandable why Apple doesn't include any more of the lyrics.

Kim Deal is a brilliant writer and musician, who went on to form The Breeders, a much better band than The Pixies.

It's extremely rare to have good music used in commercials, so it's unsurprising to see the clueless and the undiscriminating flummoxed by this.

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Typed on a WINDOWS computer! Why couldn't Apple use something better, like a Beatles record by "Apple Records"? 



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Originally posted by strifeknot strifeknot wrote:

 

It's extremely rare to have good music used in commercials, so it's unsurprising to see the clueless and the undiscriminating flummoxed by this.


I don't know if I'd consider it good.  It sounds like a buncha noise to me.

Don't get me wrong.  I've liked a lot of that punk/noise stuff in the past---just not so much anymore.  Maybe if the Pixies were one of the bands I was ever into, I wouldn't mind hearing them in a commercial.  Hell, I loved hearing the Dead Boys in a Sonos commercial not too long ago, but I was into them when I was young.  Still, I totally understand that many would just find the Dead Boys music to be obnoxious noise, and probably think the same of the commercial.







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Originally posted by strifeknot strifeknot wrote:


It's about lusting for huge black schlong.


You're not really convincing us of any quality with this line....



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Too many of what are beginning to pass for musicians nowadays, are causing me to hate musicians.

If it keeps up, pretty soon, I'll be substituting the word "musician" for "douchebag".

As in... (while referring to a bunch of douchebags) "What a bunch of musicians!!!"





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