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Rush Song in Nissan Commercial?

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Post by Kares4Rush » Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:27 pm

I didn't hear it but I heard about it!
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Post by Scooter » Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:31 am

It was Tom Sawyer. Coolest commercial ever made, IMO :-D
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Re: Rush Song in Nissan Commercial?

Post by EndlesslyRocking » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:28 pm

Augie wrote:Hi folks,

A few years ago (circa 2000), I saw commercials for the Nissan Maxima on TV. The music playing in the background in that commercial sounded a lot like the beginning of Rush's "Tom Sawyer." Did anyone else notice this?
Was this done intentionally, or is it coincidental? Did Nissan pay Rush royalties for use of this song?

Augie
It was done intentionally, and with royalties I'm sure. Tom Sawyer also appeared in the movie The Waterboy.

A few screamed about "selling out", but personally I don't care.
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Post by *Lifesonite » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:41 pm

I really don't care either, it's money and it's publicity. Both are very good for a career. It's not like Rush is out there beating on doors to get their songs into movies, they were asked by Paramount, or whoever, and they said yes. As simple as that :P

Money is money as some small-time hippie singer/songwriter said. I was talking to him awhile ago and this topic came up, he said that he always thought he would never do that, but once he got the call for a song of his to be in a commercial he said "Yessum, yessum, where do I sign?".

Tom Sawyer was also featured in a little cartoon called "Futurama". Our hero, Fry, had to play an arcade game all night to battle the aliens and he needed "Pizza and his all-Rush mix-tape". Then Tom Sawyer played. I was like - 8)

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Post by Amarok » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:55 pm

Haven't heard about all of them. But very interesting.

I know from a novel (but can't remember the title anymore) in which a girl is driving in her car and she's listening to Rush's "Jacob's Ladder".
So I was told. I haven't read the book by my own. Does anyone know the novel?

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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:45 pm

*Lifesonite wrote: Tom Sawyer was also featured in a little cartoon called "Futurama". Our hero, Fry, had to play an arcade game all night to battle the aliens and he needed "Pizza and his all-Rush mix-tape". Then Tom Sawyer played. I was like - 8)
My wife almost spit up all over the living room when that scene came on...

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Post by *Lifesonite » Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:33 pm

LOL, yeah, that was a great scene. :-D

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Post by happysmilies007 » Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:15 pm

did anybody watch king of the hill when bobby became a warlock or something & he was at these kids' house & The Trees was in the background? i about dropped dead when i heard it!! the show is really annoying but i admire them for playing RUSH, even if it was for a geek crowd!!

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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:18 am

happysmilies007 wrote:did anybody watch king of the hill when bobby became a warlock or something & he was at these kids' house & The Trees was in the background? i about dropped dead when i heard it!! the show is really annoying but i admire them for playing RUSH, even if it was for a geek crowd!!

carolynn :evil:
Yes I saw that.

RUSH is EVERYWHERE!

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Post by *Lifesonite » Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:33 pm

Be proud in your geekdom Augie, it doesn't look like it was an insult ;)

To me the geeks are the guys bouncing up and down in their car seats like monkeys when they're behind me at red lights and listening to rap music. True story. ;)

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Post by happysmilies007 » Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:06 pm

Augie, man, no offense intended. if you'd seen the episode, you'd know what i meant..i should've said IDIOTS..they were summoning dark spirits!! i don't have ANYTHING against geeks or nerds!! sorry dude!!

thanks L*nite, that really helps. :wink: actually, i consider those kind of people 'cool' though cool doesn't hold very high regard in my book, considering what being 'cool' has turned kids into these days..*sigh*

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Post by kazzman » Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:53 pm

*Lifesonite wrote: Tom Sawyer was also featured in a little cartoon called "Futurama". Our hero, Fry, had to play an arcade game all night to battle the aliens and he needed "Pizza and his all-Rush mix-tape". Then Tom Sawyer played. I was like - 8)
Anybody also remember the episode of Futurama where Bender didn't want to get an upgrade so he ran off to some deserted island and led a revolt against technology? Anyway whenever the revolt was about to begin he stated "And soon we'll stage a revolt against technology worthy of being chronicled in an anthem by Rush."
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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:18 am

kazzman wrote:
*Lifesonite wrote: Tom Sawyer was also featured in a little cartoon called "Futurama". Our hero, Fry, had to play an arcade game all night to battle the aliens and he needed "Pizza and his all-Rush mix-tape". Then Tom Sawyer played. I was like - 8)
Anybody also remember the episode of Futurama where Bender didn't want to get an upgrade so he ran off to some deserted island and led a revolt against technology? Anyway whenever the revolt was about to begin he stated "And soon we'll stage a revolt against technology worthy of being chronicled in an anthem by Rush."
Yep, saw that one too.

Futurama was a great show, IMHO.
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