Thursday, August 18, 2005

Blooze 'n' Roq

Your basic Rules for the Blues
1. Most blues begin "woke up this morning."

9. You can't have the blues in an office or a shopping mall; the lighting is wrong.

14. If you ask for water and your baby gives you gasoline, it's the blues. Other blues beverages are: a. wine; b. Irish whiskey; c. muddy water. Blues beverages are NOT: a. Any mixed drink; b. Any wine kosher for Passover; c. Yoo Hoo (all flavors).
(via The Presurfer)

You know that ad campaign Burger King is running for their new chicken fries? The one with the rock band dressed up like chickens and singing about "One nation under chicken fries"? I never caught the name of the band until this morning when the commercial came on the radio and I heard the announcer say the name of the band. Well, sort of. He actually introduced the band by spelling out their name C-O-Q R-O-Q.

"C-O-Q R-O-Q?!", I said back to the car radio, which I sometimes do and is not at all crazy, so just shut up. "Coq Roq?! Burger King made a band named after cock rock, the derogatory term for bands like Ratt and Whitesnake?!"

Yeah, I get it. They're all dressed up like chickens. Male chickens are called cocks. Yeah, I get it. But it's kind of funny that Burger King has chosen as their spokespersons a band whose name they can't even say on the radio.

The Coq Roq website is edgy and loud, with lots of content for your average head-bangin' young BK patron, and it sure as hell is better than their creepy guy dressed up in the Burger King mask. *shudder*

As for the music, it's not that bad, and you can read a bio of their life as a (literally) faceless corporate shill. Their are 4 songs available for your listening or downloading pleasure, most of them with semi-raunchy double-entendres (Bob Your Head, Nice Box) for the full cock rock, err... Coq Roq... experience.

I have to admit the video for Cross The Road is a pretty amusing, though why a bunch of chickens would risk their feathers crossing the road to eat their own kind is a wee bit mystifying. Best not to think about it too deeply. I doubt anyone at BurKingCorp did either...

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