View Full Version : Pepsi and KISS
05-26-2000, 05:31 PM
First of all, that dimpled little dark, curly-haired girl they have hawking Pepsi bothers me. Better put, I can't stand the little imp.
Bur seeing the latest commercial, with that kid all made up and rockin' out to the Pepsi song with KISS , well, it made me want to puke. Did KISS really need to sell out to Pepsi?
05-27-2000, 03:28 PM
I too, have totally lost what esteem I had for KISS. Remember when they were cool because they scared your parents and little children? If KISS was still cool, at the end of the commercial Gene Simmons would have tried to eat the little demon of cola. Have we no more heroes?
05-27-2000, 03:43 PM
I could tell you what I really think of this commercial, but then I'd have to move it to the BBQ Pit. :(
05-27-2000, 03:57 PM
ROTFLMAO Kellibob! Eatting her would be more Ozzie, how bout if he just lites her up?
How many more people are going to sell out? It is sickening.
05-27-2000, 04:15 PM
KISS a sell-out? This is a shock. Next thing you'll be telling me those talented Milli Vanilli boys don't sing on their own records.
05-27-2000, 04:38 PM
I really DID see that? Thank god other people did too because I thought I was having some sort of feverish hallucination.
05-30-2000, 11:46 PM
Pepsi really seems to have a talent for getting people to sell out. (For "talent" read "lots and lots of cash") Not only KISS, but Sammy Sosa appearing at those idiotic taste tests, and that female country singer - was it Faith Hill? Let us hope that they spend so much on these ads that they can't afford to do any more. Honestly, has anyone ever changed their drink because of a commercial? Does Pepsi really think they're suffering from underexposure?
05-31-2000, 05:35 PM
An idea similiar to Smeg's--did anyone here who smokes start smoking because of a magazine ad? I think those anti-tobacco commercials seriously underestimate teenagers by suggesting they actually think, "Look at that girl in the ad! She has big boobs and a hot boyfriend! If I smoke that exact brand, I could be her!"
05-31-2000, 08:03 PM
I think those anti-tobacco commercials seriously underestimate teenagers by suggesting they actually think, "Look at that girl in the ad! She has big boobs and a hot boyfriend! If I smoke that exact brand, I could be her!"
Instead, us teenage boys thought, "Look at that girl in the ad! She had big boobs!", and then we went off to find a private stall somewhere, magazine in hand.
05-31-2000, 08:17 PM
Don't all of you do the best you can to make the most money you can? Why is it any different with musicians?
Are atheletes who make commercials selling out?
Give the guys a break. Besides..they are quitting. It was a farewell tour ya know.
05-31-2000, 09:59 PM
Ew! Why did Pepsi put "SSIK" in an ad? Ugh!
I'm switchin' to Coke.
um... I thought it was funny. It's a hell of a lot better than some of the other commercials on TV today.
At least you don't have to watch Avery Johnson (S.A. Spurs) telling you what is and isn't in his "vocab-a-lary" half a dozen times a night. Thank the lord for the mute button...
12-26-2000, 09:16 PM
Since this commercial has arisen from Advertising Hell, I thought that resurrecting this thread would be appropriate.
While having the sorry pleasure of viewing this commercial tonight, I caught myself wondering why KISS didn't sacrifice the girl in mid lip-sync.
Still, I think mamapotamus put it best!
Mr. Blue Sky
12-26-2000, 09:31 PM
In numerous interviews, Gene and Paul have stated that they are the music biz for two reasons: money & women. They've had plenty in the 30+ years they've played together. Gene is especially fond of a dollar. I don't have a problem with this since they aren't trying to hide it.
BTW, I think Todd Macfarlane should figure out how to get the Pepsi girl in the KISS: Psycho Circus comic. For evil purposes, of course.
The Asbestos Mango
12-26-2000, 09:56 PM
OK, so KISS sold out for a Pepsi commercial. What's the big deal? KISS is probably the most blatatly commercial band in existance, so why should anyone be surprised that they sold out for a soft drink commercial. Lighten up. It's not like they opened their veins so that Mavel Comics could hawk a comic book printed with real KISS blood (slightly diluted with red printer's ink to keep it from clotting) to rabid KISS fans.
12-26-2000, 10:53 PM
Really, I could care less about the financials of the deal. I just hate that kid. Yeek! Could Gene set her on fire, and puke blood on her or something?
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