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Hilarious, Lisa! I haven't seen the spot yet. I would've thought exactly the same thing...."wrong. very, very wrong". I wonder what the ad execs at the burger giant thought when they heard Gordon Gano sing.."I looked at your pants and I need a kiss!".


Lisa, if you saw some of the rubbish ads over here you would definitely scratch your head. Ugly people, ugly behaviour (kids and adults), bad table manners, just to mention some of it. Who would choose such crap?!

I just don't get what we are supposed to be getting from them.


Here's a burning question. One or more of the VFs probably holds the copyright to that song, so SOMEBODY must have allowed them to use the song...interesting. Hold the tartar sauce, please...


Hey, I just saw the ad over the weekend, it's Blister in the Sun by the VFs playing in the background. Way unusual.


Just wanted to make sure that you all know it IS NOT add it up on the commercial, it is "Blister in the Sun"........


Thanks! I was wondering what that little guitar tune in the background was. That tune caught my attention for some insane reason. Blister in the Sun - I looked up the original song mentioned (Add it Up) and when I heard it on iTUNES it was not the same. Thanks for solving my compulsive curiosity.


Just for the record: just saw the commercial DUMB DUMB DUMB!!! I hate it, what brainiac came up with this one??


I saw this on onmilwaukee.com posted by Brian Ritchie. Check out vfemmes.com as well.

For the fans who rightfully are complaining about the Wendy’s burger advertisement featuring Blister in the Sun. Gordon Gano is the publisher of the song and Warners is the record company. When they agree to use it there’s nothing the rest of the band can do about it, because we don’t own the song or the recording. That’s showbiz. Therefore when you see dubious or in this case disgusting uses of our music you can thank the greed, insensitivity and poor taste of Gordon Gano. It is his karma that he lost his songwriting ability many years ago, probably due to his own lack of self-respect as his willingness to prostitute our songs demonstrates. Neither Gordon (vegetarian) nor me (gourmet) eat garbage like Wendy’s burgers. I can’t endorse them because I disagree with corporate food on culinary, political, health, economic and environmental grounds. However I see my life’s work trivialized at the hands of my business partner over and over again, although I have raised my objections numerous times. As disgusted as you are I am more so.
Brian Ritchie

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This reminds me of the Microsoft ad a few years ago which used the Confutatis from Mozart's Requiem as background music. The words accompanying "Where do you want to go today" are, "Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis...," which means, "The accursed are confounded and consigned to the flames [of hell]."

Of course, for Microsoft, that's appropriate, but in both that case and this, probably not quite the message they really want to be sending.

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