Friday, October 07, 2005


Confusing matters over in Los Angelese, where The Dead Kennedys have pulled out of a gig in LA after discovering that the event was being sponsored by Coors Brewery:

Guitarist and founder member of the band East Bay Ray declared: "Dead Kennedys have always been wary of corporate sponsorship and steer clear of lending our name to promote a product. Because we were not alerted to the ultra conservative, right-wing sponsor for this event, we could not see a reason to go ahead and perform at this show in good conscience."

He continued: "Dead Kennedys want nothing to do with this event or Coors and I am disgusted that they are now sponsoring punk shows, something they are politically at odds with."

Actually, Ray, the Coors company are probably ideologically in line with former punks flogging off their former rebellion as part of a nostalgia roadshow.

The sudden fit of the vapours at the idea of playing under an advertising banner is even more curious since Jello was kicked out of the band for turning down an offer from Levis flat...


cathy_sampson said...

I like to eat jello because it makes me remember when i was younger and was sitting at the picnic table and laughing with the taste of grape in my cheeks. sometimes that stings, but at the end of the day, when your belly is full and you have to laugh at the thought that you giggled your way through lunch, only to realize you are now full and sunburnt on your head. i mean give me a breat. I guess that is the point of sun bonnets, but who has the time?

karl said...

I think that the remaining Kennedys were whoring themselves for Gap rather than Levis, but congrats for pointing it out.

kid b said...

god, i hate it when bands develop a conscience. it really kills my buzz.

acb said...

Coors owns Carling, don't they? I bet that cuts down on possible venues if the Kennedys come to the UK.

simon h b said...

acb... yep, Carling and also Grolsch in the UK. No Reading Festival.

And Cathy... erm, yeah. Yes.

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