Tuesday, March 07, 2006

It's Just Not Right

JC Penney has a new TV ad campaign highlighting its clothing.
The background music they selected is a cover of the song, "Bang a Gong: Get It On" made famous by the band T Rex.
When I think JC Penney, I do not think about getting it on, nor banging any gongs.
If I was directing their TV ad campaign, I'd select as background music, "People Are Strange" by the Doors:

People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down
When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange
People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down
When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange
When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange

Now, that song screams JC Penney.

4 comments:

dusty said...

LMAO..jeez..kinda harsh on ol JC Pennay aren't ya?

Everyone and their friggin mother is appealing to the baby boomers..I saw a damn psychedelic one the other day and couldn't wait to see who wanted my money..it was a financial group..gotta save for my retirement..but their cheesy commercial would steer me away, not towards them.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting on the investment firm commercial that features Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money." So hard for it hunny...

Karen Zipdrive said...

JC Penney is one of my least favorite stores. Their clothing is poorly made and after one washing, all sorts of threads and inside out seams appear, making that shit impossible to iron.
Their furniture is always at least three years out of date and their perfume counters sell the shittiest of scents.
And don't get me started on the bad shoes. Unless you want white leather (circa 1980) Reboks, you are shit outta luck.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Dusty, I saw that psychedelic one tonight. They had the balls to play InnaGaddaDaVida while they were selling some financial service.
That song should be reserved only for a session of intense pot smoking, certainly not planning one's retirement.
P'tooie!