Friday, January 3, 2014

The Rolling Stones' Rice Krispies Commercial

Back in 1963, before they became huge, the Rolling Stones recorded an advertising jingle for a Rice Krispies television commercial. Today, rock 'n' roll bands routinely provide their music to advertisers. Back then, "selling out" was considered a deadly sin among rockers. It probably helps that the commercial was so bad it was rarely seen. Here it is:

Here are the lyrics:

Wake up in the morning there's a snap around the place
Wake up in the morning there's a crackle in your face
Wake up in the morning there's a pop that really says
"Rice Krispies for you and you and you"

Pour on the milk and listen to the snap that says: "It's nice"
Pour on the milk and listen to the crackle of that rice
Get up in the morning to the pop that says: "It's rice"
Hear them talking crisp. Rice Krispies!

It's even funnier reading those lyrics, knowing that Mick Jagger is singing them.

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