I wasn't shocked when the Stones sold some songs for commercials. They've always been into money. Nothing wrong with that. I was a bit surprised a few years ago when I heard a Spinal Tap song (“Gimme Some Money”) used in a financial services ad on CNBC. I actually found that one amusing, what with Spinal Tap being a fake band.
But Joe Jackson for Taco Bell!!!!???? Come on ! Joe Jackson? And not a hit song, as if he ever had one (Stepping Out?). But “One More Time” off his very old album “Look Sharp” ( a great album by the way). I'm not pissed....everyone has a right to make some bucks from their creative talents....but JOE JACKSON? This is a guy who has always struck me as being happy to be a niche guy, happy to make good music, make a decent living, and never cared whether he had a hit. So now he let's Taco Bell use his song to sell cheesy stuffed gorditas! Weird!
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