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Apple debuts psychedelic iPod ad

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, May 5, 2006
News Categories: iPod

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Apple has begun airing a colorful new iPod + iTunes television commercial. The new ad features the same silhouetted iPod-toting dancers as previous ads, but with psychedelic background colors (instead of solid colors) and an overall 60’s-style influence. The 30-second spot features the song “Love Train” by Wolfmother. [via TUAW]

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1

I prefer the O’Jays “Love Train”  wink

Posted by jonnyonenote on May 5, 2006 at 10:31 AM (PDT)

2

ooooom, me likey. especially when the guitar gets smashed; very nice!

Posted by luke on May 5, 2006 at 10:51 AM (PDT)

3

pretty good. But their new Mac comercials are the best. Hilarious.

Posted by EM on May 5, 2006 at 1:50 PM (PDT)

4

naaaaa. i liked the eminem and jazz ones better. i like the guitar smash, tho.

Posted by eric on May 5, 2006 at 2:33 PM (PDT)

5

Wolfmother are the biggets band in Australia right now. Their gigs are amazing. Get ready Amercia they are coming your way.

Posted by dmw on May 5, 2006 at 4:46 PM (PDT)

6

Holy geez.  Not another throwback band.  Where’s the originality???  The music industry is getting as bad as Hollywood with all the rehashes.

Posted by The Raven in USA on May 5, 2006 at 7:04 PM (PDT)

7

Wolfmother are really good, no question.  One could level accusations of not being original at them, but the counter to that is to ask what exactly is original in the world today anyway?

They do what they do excellently and they will unquestionably be big; as dmw notes, they are already huge in Australia.

Posted by mrwindupbird on May 5, 2006 at 9:06 PM (PDT)

8

...but the counter to that is to ask what exactly is original in the world today anyway?

That’s a cop-out answer. If copying and cribbing from old material and using it in virtually the same manner and styles as the original artist(s) did is the best a modern band can do, then why should they be celebrated at all? Originality should and does count for something.

Posted by flatline response on May 6, 2006 at 6:05 AM (PDT)

9

I will agree wholeheartedly that originality is a virtue, but it is a virtue from an era that is over.  There is nothing left that is new; it has all been done before - to claim otherwise is to reveal one’s cultural naiveity.  Pastiche is all we can hope for.

Posted by mrwindupbird on May 6, 2006 at 7:04 AM (PDT)

10

There’s plenty of originality - it’s just not usually in rock music these days.

Electronic is really where it’s at, as you can sculpt just about any style of music you want from it.

Posted by Commodus on May 6, 2006 at 9:12 PM (PDT)

11

Yes. Rock = Unoriginality. Except for that emo crap.  But who cares about that?

Posted by jg on May 7, 2006 at 6:29 PM (PDT)

12

Ooooh.. I like it a lot. And the mac ones are amazing.

Posted by me on May 7, 2006 at 7:51 PM (PDT)

13

It’s not a originality question. Good music is good music, even if it’s not innovative and not electronic.

It’s psychedelic rock or heavy metal, that’s a style like rap or blues are. So, the sound is the same as are the riffs or gimmicks.

I like Monster Magnet a lot, they may sound like Black Sabbath, but who cares ?

Posted by Steph on May 8, 2006 at 1:58 AM (PDT)

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