Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Volkswagen Brainwashing Hipsters by Using Wilco Songs to Sell Thier Cars

Hat tip to Stereogum for an article called Esquire's Top Ten Car Commercial Songs Of The Year, Or, Wilco Make Good Car-Selling Music.

So basically, the suits in the marketing department at Volkswagen somehow came up with the stupendous idea to use Wilco songs in their commercials. The result? Hipsters flocking to Volkswagen dealerships ready to buy Jettas, Beetles, and GTIs.

Here's one of the commercials featuring Walken...

Click thru to Coventry music blog to view the video via RSS...

P.S. I can't wait to see Wilco in Golden Gate Park for the Outside Lands festival. I might just cash in my entire poker bankroll, buy a Jetta, and drive up from Las Vegas.

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