So i'm looking through the latest Spin, and U saw an advertisement for the MLB 2K8 video game....with a spotlight on BRMC. I've got nothing against commercialism in music...selling your music for profit. I mean, heck..even the most stringent by-the-book anti-commercial bands like, say, Fugazi or The minutemen sell their albums and need to make a profit to stay in existence. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with selling your songs for use in movies, commercials, video games...whatever. These days, that's the only place your music is going to be played anyhow.
So...anyhow..this has got to be one of the most blatant examples of corporate misunderstanding of alternative music.
They have a big picture of MLB 2K8, and on the right side it says:
Featuring Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC)
Their latest LP, Baby 81, and MLB 2KB gives them just that - at least in a video game. On the soundtrack to 2K Sports' latest MLB installment, BRMC's driving, gritty guitar licks will have you hearing the crack of the bat and rounding the bases like a pro.
Well, here for your enjoyment, and to get you hearing the crack of the bat and rounding the bases like a pro, is a recording of BRMC at Hotel Cafe. Alright...In the tradition of any great bootleg, it's not the greatest recording. But at least it is...
6 years ago