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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Can somebody please explain…

posted by on May 1 at 11:19 AM

…the story behind this? (I feel like I’m playing right into their hands, but still…)


Is this merely an advertising campaign for Thee Emergency’s upcoming CD release show(s), or is there more to it? They seem to have filled every available surface—and covered just about every other poster—in the vicinity of the Stranger office.

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It's an advertising campaign, and yes, you're absolutely playing right into their hands. I'm not going to visit that web site on principle.

Posted by Levislade | May 1, 2008 11:53 AM

i thought it was about breast cancer?

Posted by zfdbz | May 1, 2008 1:03 PM

Operation Bright Pink, to date, is simply a campaign to get the word out on the six shows Thee Emergency will be playing in the month of may to celebrate the release of SOLID. (The bands second full release)

Who knows what it will become after this May though....

Posted by abbey | May 1, 2008 2:23 PM

@ levislade - what principle would that be?

Posted by mayday | May 1, 2008 2:24 PM

The "distressed" motif, the color, the angle - it all shouts, "ATTENTION HOT TOPIC SHOPPERS!", which is fine - they got money - but if it's aimed at a different demo, it just says "nothing to see here."

Posted by Dougsf | May 1, 2008 3:59 PM

of them to put their ugly flier all over every other flie. i'll make a point of not checking them out...

Posted by ben | May 1, 2008 4:00 PM

What, Thee Emergency doing something that sucks? What a shock.

Posted by Mattster | May 1, 2008 4:57 PM

I will chastise them for the cheesey stage names, smashing of guitars and the fact they think no one remembers late 60s/early 70s Detroit rock, but they are damn good live.

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | May 1, 2008 5:14 PM

thee emergency did this?! what terrible, no good, very bad neighbors. (I'm trying not to call them assholes....)

Posted by stacy | May 1, 2008 9:38 PM

Worst snipe campaign I have ever seen. Those posters are fucking everywhere on Capitol Hill, and an absolute eyesore.

It's selfish actions like this that got the whole poster ban started in the first place. Whoever is marketing this record is an idiot.

Posted by kerri harrop | May 2, 2008 8:16 AM

i think they got their guerilla ad campaigning from the lashes school of guerilla ad campaigning.

Posted by dept of redundancy dept | May 2, 2008 8:37 AM

God I fucking hate this band.

Posted by ugh | May 4, 2008 12:28 PM

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