Rush's 'Working Man' in a Walmart commercial

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  1. HelloCleveland!

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    Touting their promise to purchase and sell more American made products.

    Does Rush own the rights to that song? That's from the first album, and in those years the artists always got fucked when it came to song ownership.

    Or are they complete fucking sell outs?
     
  2. Daveindiego

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    I'm guessing Rush is selling out.

    Too bad, I always dug that song too.
     
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    They must not own the rights. No way would they sell out!!!!! :cuss:
     
  4. Harry Gibbs

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    i saw that tonight during the nbc kerrigan/harding documentary. funniest part is that it's a commercial touting american made products and the fucking song is by a canadian band. lol walmart. :jj:
     
  5. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits

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    They could have at least used an American band to push their new made in the USA agenda :hhh: love me some
    Rush though.
     
  6. Billy Brown

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    [video=youtube;0LYI--n-tjE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LYI--n-tjE[/video]
     
  7. BLOW ME

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    public domain
     
  8. HelloCleveland!

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    Its not old enough for that, but thanks for playing.
     
  9. Billy Brown

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    Song is lame anyway.
    Who cares.
     
  10. Gitfiddle

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    Is there a Rush song about how the working man's union forced jobs to China?
     
  11. HelloCleveland!

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    A Vincent gallo song would have been more appropriate. Come get your Huu-uu-ny buu-uu-ny some American made crap at Walmart.
     
  12. keywordpk

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  13. Lemmy

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    The whole "sell out" thing always bothered me. Sure you get into music for the love of it, in part, but you want the fame AND $$$$ as well. Sell out? Fuck yeah!
     
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    FUCK Wal-Mart. For so many reasons.
     
  15. HelloCleveland!

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    I can understand that attitude for an up and coming band selling their music to make some money and get exposure. In today's music business climate that's what you need to do.

    Rush needs neither.
     
  16. HelloCleveland!

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    And there's still no confirmation that the band had any say in the matter. So, allegedly, they are sell outs :c
     
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    Understood. I also don't think it really hurts them either. They are established enough that their hardcore dungeons and dragons fanbase won't care and it gets their music out there a bit more. it's their music to do with as they wish for whatever motivation.
     
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  19. HelloCleveland!

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    You're right. I'll keep listening and rolling my 20 sided dice.

    But why Walmart? Couldn't they have done something cool like Molson or LaBatts?
     
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