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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2010, 02:52:18 PM »
Meh. I love U2 and hearing them in places you'd never expect, but I don't know if I like them in many adverts in which they're used. While I see the necessity of ads, they often are alienating*. I feel like they take the emotion away from a song and screw with it. They use it to use you. (And by 'they' I mean the Man ;)). They just took a song that is perceived to be good to get your attention, even if it has nothing to do with what they're advertising or the commercial itself. I don't mean just U2 songs, either.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2010, 02:53:11 PM »
Nascar fans are, I'd guess, statistically heavier than U2 fans.

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2010, 03:10:40 PM »
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Meh. I love U2 and hearing them in places you'd never expect, but I don't know if I like them in many adverts in which they're used. While I see the necessity of ads, they often are alienating*. I feel like they take the emotion away from a song and screw with it. They use it to use you. (And by 'they' I mean the Man ;)). They just took a song that is perceived to be good to get your attention, even if it has nothing to do with what they're advertising or the commercial itself. I don't mean just U2 songs, either.

*See Zooropa
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Well said...emotional blackmail in some ways, that is true, but at least we know we are being manipulated.  Sheesh I went to see Brothers JUST to hear the U2 songs.  That's pretty sad, I fell hook line and sinker.
Bad won't make me a Nascar fan though...I need more than just Left turn, drive, left turn, drive...to get me inspired even if the U2 song in the commercial resonates with me and makes me think maybe there is more to it....

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2010, 03:49:13 PM »
My dad makes fun of the ooh ohhs :P

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2010, 03:56:09 PM »
Did anyone see the full version where he says "wide awake"

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Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2010, 07:46:53 PM »
I'm gonna combine this into the larger thread on the same subject...

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2010, 12:30:08 PM »
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Nascar fans are, I'd guess, statistically heavier than U2 fans.

I'm both, and I am 6'2, 210 lbs.

ESPN used 'Streets' during its NASCAR broadcasts back in the early 90s. U2 songs show up everywhere. They are familiar, and people generally like U2.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2010, 02:56:48 PM »
Has anybody in Canada seen this on TV?  I saw it online, but I have not actually seen it on TV.  Just curious if they are running that commercial up here.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2010, 05:06:21 PM »
Surely canadians are too intelligent for NASCAR...
















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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2010, 11:01:37 AM »
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Surely canadians are too intelligent for NASCAR...
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LOL! 
This here's Alberta...Albertans love the car racing (and the betting on horses).  We have the Grand Prix here in the summer (although it loses money every year) but I know a lot of Albertans are huge Nascar fans. 
I think this province = half hicks/half scholars with very little in the middle.
ok I am over generalizing *slightly*....

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2010, 02:35:29 PM »
wow. guessing U2 fans don't actually listen to the music they profess to love.

NASCAR fans are bad cause they're fat and hicks.

Amazing.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2010, 03:09:45 PM »
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wow. guessing U2 fans don't actually listen to the music they profess to love.

NASCAR fans are bad cause they're fat and hicks.

Amazing.

I KNOW! Isn't it simply enchanting?

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2010, 05:14:07 PM »
I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(
Thats ok I understand why some people don't like it.... I used to be one but now I enjoy it enough to go to one race a year.... now thats a blast ;D

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2010, 09:00:11 PM »
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

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Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2010, 11:41:11 PM »
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

Yes, they are out of order. Please do not disrespect people like that. It won't be tolerated here.
Thank you.