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Started by FleurDuMal on Jul 10, 2020 2:23:08 PM
Shit adverts.

There are so many and we haven't had a thread on them for a while.

FleurDuMal - 10 Jul 2020 14:24:51 (#1 of 102)

The ad that prompted me to start this thread, is the latest Volvo one. A female singer with one of those breathy, weedy voices, doing an execrable and barely recognisable cover of Born to Be Wild.

FFS. BtBW, for a fucking Volvo advert!

upgoerfive - 10 Jul 2020 14:29:57 (#2 of 102)

The flower children are old now, and in the market for a dull-but-safe car with comfy seats.

FleurDuMal - 10 Jul 2020 14:32:00 (#3 of 102)

Born to be Wild was never a flower child song.

AdonisBlue - 10 Jul 2020 15:22:27 (#4 of 102)

It was on Easy Rider.

AdonisBlue - 10 Jul 2020 15:23:18 (#5 of 102)

Anyway as I have said before cover versions of good songs on ads should be made illegal.

Currently True Faith and Galvanise are the worst examples.

quattrobhoy - 10 Jul 2020 15:25:32 (#6 of 102)

This article is a bit old. However, it confirms what I heard in 1996, so I suspect that little will have changed. I'm not sure that ad will be at all well received.

VOLVOS HAVE been voted the most hated car on the road in a survey of British motorcyclists.

FleurDuMal - 10 Jul 2020 15:26:04 (#7 of 102)

Anyway as I have said before cover versions of good songs on ads should be made illegal.


Macpaddy - 10 Jul 2020 15:27:03 (#8 of 102)


TheExcession - 10 Jul 2020 15:28:45 (#9 of 102)

"Anyway as I have said before cover versions of good songs on ads should be made illegal."

Take an old song. Sing it slowly in a breathy voice over a plinky-plunky piano backing. Use it to advertise some shit.

Personally I think they should do this to 'Cotton Eye Joe.'

Where did you come from.... where did you go?

Where did you come fro-om.... Cotton Eye... Joe?

browserbutton - 10 Jul 2020 15:31:34 (#10 of 102)

Rob Brydon is still advertising holidays on giant cruise ships, even though most sane people would like to see them all scuttled in the Mariana Trench.

TheExcession - 10 Jul 2020 15:34:32 (#11 of 102)

Do you fancy dying of Coronavirus surrounded by Brexit voters on a plague ship moored off the coast of Barbados after being denied docking? Call Four Horsemen Cruises now, for the ultimate voyage of your life!

AdonisBlue - 10 Jul 2020 15:41:34 (#12 of 102)

I'm not going to let a bit of wee stop me being me.

AdonisBlue - 10 Jul 2020 18:50:14 (#13 of 102)

"nail fungus can be quite stylish"

I think they are deliberately saying jaw dropping things to grab your attention now.

bossab2 - 10 Jul 2020 19:00:51 (#14 of 102)

I vote Mars from The Planets for the cruise ship advert

peacalmer - 12 Jul 2020 00:11:25 (#15 of 102)

This is the best cruise ship ad that wasn't.

Because it's put me off ever going on one.

machiavelli - 12 Jul 2020 00:14:48 (#16 of 102)

Go compare.

peacalmer - 12 Jul 2020 00:38:31 (#17 of 102)

Perv with Surf.

VI Poo.

upgoerfive - 12 Jul 2020 02:08:25 (#18 of 102)

"Imagine this melon is a pedestrian. And this cricket bat nailed to a breeze-block, wrapped in cling-film packages of tomato ketchup and mashed bananas is YOUR car ..."

Think Once

Think Twice


Verdigris - 18 Aug 2020 22:04:06 (#19 of 102)

Richmond sausages. Crap rhymes spoken in a menacing voice.

popperhead - 18 Aug 2020 22:13:25 (#20 of 102)

For some reason the one I find most irritating at the moment is the Pedigree "Dogs have hands too" advert. This is only slightly improved by the fact that I've trained the young lad to shout at the TV "no they bloody don't!!". Good parenting that.

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