Monday, January 11, 2010

Flea to become the Kwik Save of the bass market

There's any number of rubbishy products with famous names and large price tickets attached, so it's surprising to see a celeb product which is trying the reverse. Flea is doing his own range of basses, but he's producing high-quality, low-price instruments:

"I found that a lot of the kids I was teaching were coming in with inexpensive basses, which were pieces of s---," Flea explained. "The necks were warped and were falling apart. They were like toys. I wanted to make something that kids could afford but were quality, play well and last a long time."

It's like Britney Spears decided to try and make a perfume which smelled nice instead of starting with the mark-up and trying to work backwards.


David said...

Simon, Simon. If you're going to be snarky and cynic, at least do it when and where appropriate.
And since we're on it, here and there, a little fact-checking (eg: Google, Wikipedia) could save you the trouble of actually having to think of anything to post, let alone throw jabs.
Just some constructive criticism. Go on and keep doing your thing.

James said...

Eh? I thought it was quite a positive, uncynical post myself. Unless you're a fan of Britney Spears' esteemed range of fragrances (that's the perfumes, not the stale ming of tobacco, value lager and something that might be rubber).

David (a different one) said...

What was snarky about the post?

Anonymous said...

There's nothing particularly snarky about the post content itself, but I guess "Flea to become the Kwik Save of the bass market" could be construed as having an element of snark attached.

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

But Kwik Save - at least until its troubled final years - used to pride itself on selling quality brand labels at affordable prices.

I'm really puzzled that probably the most positive thing I've ever written about the Red Hot Chili Peppers is still too sarcastic.


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