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(New Musical Express)   The Black Keys sue Pizza Hut after the company used their song, eliminating whatever indie cred the band had   (nme.com) divider line 68
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2012-06-23 10:43:48 AM  
So they finally tracked down the lone advertiser from whom they had yet to receive a check.
 
2012-06-23 11:48:11 AM  
I would say all their indie cred has been gone for some time now.
 
2012-06-23 12:36:23 PM  
I would think suing a corporation would be good for their indie cred.

Or is the headline just phrased funny?
 
2012-06-23 12:40:18 PM  
"Gold on the Ceiling" is in the 2012 MLB "The Show" PS3 game.

I know, because MrBextraordinary has been playing it for two weeks straight and I am sick of the soundtrack.

/would normally join him when gaming
//but.. a baseball game? Nope.
 
2012-06-23 12:50:45 PM  
No band really wants cheese-stuffed cred.
 
2012-06-23 12:53:15 PM  
Didn't one of the Black Keys steal the name "Danger Mouse"?
 
2012-06-23 12:56:40 PM  
I don't know if I'm supposed to like them or hate them for some reason, but I know I like the sound of their songs when I hear them

Does that mean I like them? Or I don't like them, just the music?

/damn, liking music today is so hard
 
2012-06-23 01:15:47 PM  
Is the band suing Pizza Hut in return for lifetime supply of pizza?

/Mmmmm Cheesy Bites
 
2012-06-23 01:19:04 PM  

FROGSTOMPER: Didn't one of the Black Keys steal the name "Danger Mouse"?


I don't think Danger Mouse is a member of The Black Keys but the guy who produced their album. Danger Mouse is 1/2 of Gnarls Barkley, though.
 
2012-06-23 01:21:11 PM  
I like the Black Keys and they have the right to pick and choose how their music is used. That being said their music is prime for commercial hooks and they should pimp themselves out while they have the chance. Take the money and run.
 
2012-06-23 01:22:15 PM  

buntz: I don't know if I'm supposed to like them or hate them for some reason, but I know I like the sound of their songs when I hear them

Does that mean I like them? Or I don't like them, just the music?

/damn, liking music today is so hard


Hipsterism is 39th chamber kung fu, yo. Patience, grasshopper.
 
2012-06-23 01:22:18 PM  
Had?
 
2012-06-23 01:22:34 PM  

eddievercetti: Is the band suing Pizza Hut in return for lifetime supply of pizza?

/Mmmmm Cheesy Bites


The mass produced crap on a crust may be called lots of things, but it should never be called pizza.
 
2012-06-23 01:26:03 PM  
Apparently remaining "indie" means you shouldn't get paid. Albums should be free, gigs should cost $5 and NEVER license anything.

These tight jeans aren't gonna buy themselves dickhole.
 
2012-06-23 01:29:24 PM  
I guess that's why they were in court comparing how long their ponytails were a couple of days ago...
 
2012-06-23 01:31:18 PM  

shivashakti: FROGSTOMPER: Didn't one of the Black Keys steal the name "Danger Mouse"?

I don't think Danger Mouse is a member of The Black Keys but the guy who produced their album. Danger Mouse is 1/2 of Gnarls Barkley, though.


Seriously wish he and Cee Lo would do another Gnarls album. The first two just aren't cutting it anymore!
 
2012-06-23 01:57:20 PM  
The Sabres goal song this past season was "Lonely Boy," for some reason. I never got why, but I like the song.
 
2012-06-23 01:58:43 PM  
I read "The Black Keys" as "The Black Eyed Peas" and kept thinking they've NEVER, EVER had ANY indie cred to begin with.
 
2012-06-23 02:06:11 PM  
Black Keyes vs. Vampire Weekend selloutoff
Link
 
2012-06-23 02:06:30 PM  
Yeah... Welcome to the world of having a record contract. If the Black Keys would care to check the fine print, I think they'll find that their music doesn't actually belong to them, and that they were doing work-for-hire as far as their publisher is concerned. The publisher can sell their music, use it in ads, or let someone else cover it, and the Black Keys can go f♥ck themselves for all the lawyers care.

Enjoy your fame, motherf♥ckers!
 
2012-06-23 02:07:04 PM  
Oooooo, look at me, I'm the black keys, I'm too good for the hut.
 
2012-06-23 02:14:07 PM  
I didn't know they were an actual band, I thought they just wrote jingles for commercials.
 
2012-06-23 02:17:49 PM  

germ78: I read "The Black Keys" as "The Black Eyed Peas" and kept thinking they've NEVER, EVER had ANY indie cred to begin with.


I thought i was the only one
 
2012-06-23 02:24:47 PM  
The Black Keys are such assholes. How dare they make a loving on their music and refuse to starve and barely make ends meet like real artists.
 
2012-06-23 02:46:27 PM  

germ78: I read "The Black Keys" as "The Black Eyed Peas" and kept thinking they've NEVER, EVER had ANY indie cred to begin with.


They were an awesome hip-hop band until Fergie came into the picture.
 
2012-06-23 02:49:28 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Yeah... Welcome to the world of having a record contract. If the Black Keys would care to check the fine print, I think they'll find that their music doesn't actually belong to them, and that they were doing work-for-hire as far as their publisher is concerned. The publisher can sell their music, use it in ads, or let someone else cover it, and the Black Keys can go f♥ck themselves for all the lawyers care.

Enjoy your fame, motherf♥ckers!


what the hell? Did they rape your cattle? Rustle your women? Aside from not knowing a damn thing about their contract, label and all that, you seem to be taking this REALLY personally.
 
2012-06-23 02:50:56 PM  

babysealclubber: The Black Keys are such assholes. How dare they make a loving on their music and refuse to starve and barely make ends meet like real artists.


Make a loving?
 
2012-06-23 02:51:28 PM  
I can't remember the name of the exact pedal, but on their first album, they used the fuzz distortion wonderfully and the guitar had great tone. Rubber Factory took a few steps away from that, and now they don't even use much distortion. Sorry to say, but I don't think Auerbach is a good enough guitarist without the distortion there to give him some "give."
 
2012-06-23 03:09:43 PM  

A. Snatchfold: germ78: I read "The Black Keys" as "The Black Eyed Peas" and kept thinking they've NEVER, EVER had ANY indie cred to begin with.

They were an awesome hip-hop band until Fergie came into the picture.


They were pretty good without Fergie. But they're making a lot more money now. And they still seem to enjoy making the dance/pop/rap music they make, so I say it was a good decision to add her to the group.
 
2012-06-23 03:15:11 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: ZeroCorpse: Yeah... Welcome to the world of having a record contract. If the Black Keys would care to check the fine print, I think they'll find that their music doesn't actually belong to them, and that they were doing work-for-hire as far as their publisher is concerned. The publisher can sell their music, use it in ads, or let someone else cover it, and the Black Keys can go f♥ck themselves for all the lawyers care.

Enjoy your fame, motherf♥ckers!

what the hell? Did they rape your cattle? Rustle your women? Aside from not knowing a damn thing about their contract, label and all that, you seem to be taking this REALLY personally.



How do you figure that? Not a thing in there was directed at them, specifically, and the coda was from the point of view of the record company, not me. I thought I made that abundantly clear by inserting lines like "as far as their publisher is concerned" and "for the lawyers care".

Reading must be new to you, huh? Don't worry. You'll get the hang of it, kiddo.
 
2012-06-23 03:16:54 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: ZeroCorpse: Yeah... Welcome to the world of having a record contract. If the Black Keys would care to check the fine print, I think they'll find that their music doesn't actually belong to them, and that they were doing work-for-hire as far as their publisher is concerned. The publisher can sell their music, use it in ads, or let someone else cover it, and the Black Keys can go f♥ck themselves for all the lawyers care.

Enjoy your fame, motherf♥ckers!

what the hell? Did they rape your cattle? Rustle your women? Aside from not knowing a damn thing about their contract, label and all that, you seem to be taking this REALLY personally.


How do you figure that? Not a thing in there was directed at them, specifically, and the coda was from the point of view of the record company, not me. I thought I made that abundantly clear by inserting lines like "as far as their publisher is concerned" and "for the lawyers care".

Reading must be new to you, huh? Don't worry. You'll get the hang of it, kiddo.


Ugh. "For ALL the lawyers care" was what I meant, of course.

Anyway, nothing personal. I can't say I've ever heard them. `Not my style. I'm just pointing out that if they have a record contract, then what THEY want for their music is the last thing anyone in the business cares about.
 
2012-06-23 03:19:26 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I can't remember the name of the exact pedal, but on their first album, they used the fuzz distortion wonderfully and the guitar had great tone. Rubber Factory took a few steps away from that, and now they don't even use much distortion. Sorry to say, but I don't think Auerbach is a good enough guitarist without the distortion there to give him some "give."


When I used to play out back in the day I did the same thing. Sometimes my imagination was better than my actual playing skills and I would write songs that I couldn't actually play very tight so I would crank up the distortion just enough to hide my sloppy playing.
 
2012-06-23 03:20:24 PM  
Where'd the cheese go?
 
2012-06-23 03:23:41 PM  
This indie cred is supposed to be something admirable?

Whatever. The Black Keys tunes are cool tunes. Their albums are solid.

Which is way more than can be said for most one catchy song and an album of crap indie cred bands.
 
2012-06-23 03:31:38 PM  

titwrench: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I can't remember the name of the exact pedal, but on their first album, they used the fuzz distortion wonderfully and the guitar had great tone. Rubber Factory took a few steps away from that, and now they don't even use much distortion. Sorry to say, but I don't think Auerbach is a good enough guitarist without the distortion there to give him some "give."

When I used to play out back in the day I did the same thing. Sometimes my imagination was better than my actual playing skills and I would write songs that I couldn't actually play very tight so I would crank up the distortion just enough to hide my sloppy playing.


Yep. I was playing guitar when the Keys put out their first album. When I followed their tabs, I saw that Auerbach really leaned on the distortion at times. He reminded me of my brother-in-law...a decent player prone to fark ups, but backed by several thousand dollars of equipment that keeps him sounding good. Put an acoustic in his hand and watch him fall apart, though.
 
2012-06-23 03:50:23 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Yeah... Welcome to the world of having a record contract. If the Black Keys would care to check the fine print, I think they'll find that their music doesn't actually belong to them, and that they were doing work-for-hire as far as their publisher is concerned. The publisher can sell their music, use it in ads, or let someone else cover it, and the Black Keys can go f♥ck themselves for all the lawyers care.

Enjoy your fame, motherf♥ckers!


Unless it's someone whose politics you are diametrically opposed to. Then you can complain to high heaven that that Evil Politician is using Your SongTM!
 
2012-06-23 03:55:57 PM  
Whatever, wilIam is a hack any ways.
 
2012-06-23 04:17:10 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: babysealclubber: The Black Keys are such assholes. How dare they make a loving on their music and refuse to starve and barely make ends meet like real artists.

Make a loving?


Berserker
 
2012-06-23 04:31:58 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: babysealclubber: The Black Keys are such assholes. How dare they make a loving on their music and refuse to starve and barely make ends meet like real artists.

Make a loving?


Eh. I should fix that, but fark it.
 
2012-06-23 04:55:35 PM  

foe2minutes: Where'd the cheese go?


You mean:

Where'd the muthafrkkin' cheese go at?
 
2012-06-23 04:57:01 PM  
I heard a song by The Kills on a commercial a couple of months back. My rection: ' oh good, they got paid'.
 
2012-06-23 05:06:27 PM  

thamike: foe2minutes: Where'd the cheese go?

You mean:

Where'd the muthafrkkin' cheese go at?


I was just messin around on the infanet.
 
2012-06-23 05:29:42 PM  

foe2minutes: thamike: foe2minutes: Where'd the cheese go?

You mean:

Where'd the muthafrkkin' cheese go at?

I was just messin around on the infanet.


Don't caress the weasel.

/wait, wrong tune
 
2012-06-23 05:55:16 PM  
When the f*ck did the blues become indie? Does that mean Junior Kimbrough is a hipster now?
 
2012-06-23 05:59:01 PM  
 
2012-06-23 06:37:11 PM  
They have like 1 or 2 of their songs on Rocksmith, and that is about all I know about them
 
2012-06-23 06:38:03 PM  
Between Dominos, Pizza Hut and Papa John's who would be the most indie friendly?
 
2012-06-23 08:33:00 PM  
A musician's duty is to maintain a life of abject poverty.
 
2012-06-23 08:55:41 PM  
Just this afternoon I was wondering why everyone and their mother is trying to shove the Black Keys down our throats.
Then I remembered thinking the same thing with Kings of Leon not too long ago.
Stop shoving nice things down my throat to the point of making me hate them. I've already got a Louie CK stuck in there and at some point I'm just going to choke.
 
2012-06-23 09:29:28 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Yeah... Welcome to the world of having a record contract.



There is a "catch-22" though right, for the just being discovered band, which is that they are usually broke and too willing to latch onto a corporate teat, initial stardom, all that jazz.

I listen to a lot of "underground" i.e. "can't get a record deal" hip hop and the deal is a recurring theme. One of my favorite artist's first albums contains a sound byte basically stating "Gonna keep performing low budget until a label picks us up"; nestled between talented tracks it's pretty obvious it's a cry to a record label. A few years in, and a couple albums later, he's introducing his best tracks with disclaimers like "were selling out this art for some money, to some guy who don't care nothin about this music - we gotta keep it to ourselves." Now they're obvious disclaimers decrying corporate intervention.

As sellout as it sounds, I'd see quite a lot of temptation as a stuggling (even extremely talented) young artist if a company dangled the good life in front of me...

/Show business
 
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