Somehow, I’ve been wrongfully added to Marlboro’s mailing list of people who give a shit. I don’t know how. Despite the junkmail, I’ve actually landed a couple of useful freebies from the deal: a Zippo, a pair of copper-plated (?) dice, and a deck of cards. All of which I’ll probably find useful somewhere in my perpetual booze-swilling schedule (not that that’s a good thing).
Yesterday, I received a CD in the mail; the cover reads “Copper Label”. It’s basically a promotional CD featuring songs by up-and-coming, probably unsigned bands. “Up-and-coming” as defined by Philip Morris’ marketing department, mind you.
The bands garnering spotlight on my latest coaster include: Finned Pilot, Sci-Fi Lullaby, Balthazar De Ley, Bang! Bang!, Alva Star, Calliope, Western, Codebreaker, Atombombpocketknife, Underhero, The Ettiquette, and Fuse.
I figured I’d give it a listen. My advice to you: DO NOT give it a listen. DO NOT buy any CD with any music made by any of the aforementioned bands. It’s complete lobster shit. No apologies.
Afterthought: The back of the insert reads:
12 loud, raw, uncompromising bands. It’s Copper Label. Turn IT up.
12 pussy, cookie-cutter, radio-friendly bands. It’s Copper Label. Fuck IT sideways.