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Music ads- What some must have looked like.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by JWC, May 25, 2001.

  1. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    Soulcracker's ad for Beastie-

    Needed for original rock band. Guy to dance around stage while the band plays. Also needed to sing back-up from time to time, so vocals are a plus, but not required.

    Arrested Development's ad for the old guy-

    Needed for original hip hop group. Elderly African-American man to sit in rocking chair while group performs. No musical experience required. Need to be over 70 though.

  2. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Van Halen's Ad form Michael Anthony:

    Roadie wanted. Additional duties include beer runs, scaring away groupies, screaming back-up vocals, and limited bass.
  3. Mighty Mighty Bosstones:
    Some guy wanted to dance around in a suit while the band plays.

    actually i think he's the singer's brother or something...
  4. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Blue Oyster Cult, when writing don't fear the reaper -

    Needed - Serious cowbell specialist. Must have chops.
  5. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Y'all saw that "Saturday Night Live" skit, right? That is about the funniest thing I've ever seen.
  6. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    I about had a fit when I saw the Behind the Music of BOC on SNL. The cowbell guy was a riot. Was that true? Did a guy really play cowbell on that song? I can't hear one if he did.

    Ad for Eddie Vedder:

    Needed. Vocalist for grunge band. Must be able to roll eyes into back of head and smile while singing. Joe Cocker arm movements are a plus.

    Beatles ad for Ringo:

    Needed for Liverpool rock band. Drummer. Nothing exravagant. Just simple 4/4 playing. Also, if you are better looking than John or I, you need not apply.
  7. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    Ad for Kris Novoselic:
    Needed for hard grunge band. Root note bassist to hold down the fort. Goofy grin optional but a plus. Some accordian playing required as well. Must be proficent in accordian playing.
  8. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Oh yeah!!! Ya gotta love the way his shirt was riding up.

    Thompson-Twins: Signed act looking for very scary looking female percussionist and third member to make sure nobody really thinks she's my bleedin twin sister.

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