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    Posted: 23 Nov 2011 at 3:11pm
Anyone else noticed they're playing 'Back In Black' at the end of their ads the past few days? That's not even going into the awfulness of the "I'm a shopping NINJA!" or the black Friday legend who named her kid "Black Friday" nonsense. Blarg. I'm ashamed to work for this company right now. 
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They're doing way too many friggin Black Friday commercials .. it seems like there's a different one every day with some different idiotic woman with some different personality quirk that makes her looney bin eligible.  It's almost as if they're competing with themselves for Worst Holiday Commercial of the Year award.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ShinyGreenApple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2011 at 3:33pm
We've got the Today show going in the background and I've seen at least three different ads, all with the intro to the song being played at the end. A good friend of mine has been scheduled to work 8PM Thursday through 5AM Friday and he has no idea what he's in for. 
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When Black Friday comes
I'm gonna dig myself a hole
Gonna lay down in it 'til
I satisfy my soul

 
Steeley Dan, Black Friday, 1975
 
 
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Killer, intruder, homicidal man.
If you see me coming, run as fast as you can.
A blood thirsty demon who's stalking the street.
I hack up my victims like pieces of meat.


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IF I EVER HEAR THAT SONG AGAIN I'M GONNA GO BALLISTIC!!!

They've overplayed that song TO DEATH!

NO MORE!!!!Angry
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Shame on AC/DC for allowing Walmart to use their song.  Shame. 
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Originally posted by EMCEE EMCEE wrote:

Shame on AC/DC for allowing Walmart to use their song.  Shame. 
 
Maybe they got paid good money for it.
 
 
 
 
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Or were blackmailed....  LOL
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ALL Wal-Mart Commercials suck ass...another reason why I won't shop there!

Save Money, Live Better, Support China, Wal-Mart!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Original Cyn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2011 at 2:18am
Back In Black was the first song I ever learned to play on the drums, so it's very near and dear to my heart.  Each time I hear it in the background of these Wal-Mart ads is like a small death in my soul….
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EMCEE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2011 at 7:16am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by EMCEE EMCEE wrote:

Shame on AC/DC for allowing Walmart to use their song.  Shame. 
 
Maybe they got paid good money for it.
 
 
 
 


I'm pretty dang sure they have plenty of money.  Shame on the teeny Australian bastards. 
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Sorry, EMCEE, I just don't have any issue with musicians "selling out".  I was glad to have recently heard music from one of my all-time favorite artists, The Cramps, an otherwise very uncommercial band, being used in a VW commercial.
 
The only problem I have is when such a commercial airs too much.  Then, I tend to become numb to the song.  I used to love Iggy Pop's Lust for Life before it became ubiquitous in commercials for various products.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Sorry, EMCEE, I just don't have any issue with musicians "selling out".  I was glad to have recently heard music from one of my all-time favorite artists, The Cramps, an otherwise very uncommercial band, being used in a VW commercial.
 
The only problem I have is when such a commercial airs too much.  Then, I tend to become numb to the song.  I used to love Iggy Pop's Lust for Life before it became ubiquitous in commercials for various products.
 
 


I usually don't care, but it's freaking WAL-MART.  Anything but Wal-mart!Dead
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I find it sad that such an influential band's music is used by the mainstream monstrosity like Wal-Mart.  Wal-Mart and AC/DC go together like Bleach and Ammonia.  If this symbol of Middle American intolerance, worker abuse, and attracting more weirdos than crack den is being hip to the younger crowd....then it's mistaken. It's like your Grandmother liking hip-hop and your Uncle Moe liking nu metal. 
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