The new live Wilco album, out this past week, kicks a lot more than television. If you haven't heard it, give it a listen over at their site and prepare to have your face rocked off.But what does that have to do with advertising? Well, only that I am a huge Wilco fan and Jeff Tweedy is their front man, and Jeff Tweedy has a 9 year old son named Spencer Tweedy, who is the drummer in a band called The Blisters, and the Blisters were in a Quaker Oats Commercial a few months ago, and I thought you might want to see it.
Errol Morris and Element 79 worked together to create this spot featuring The Blisters playing a song that they wrote about Oat Meal. Watch it here. You can also see a short movie documenting the Blisters' first big gig at the Abbey Pub here in Chicago - watch that here. We might have to wait a few years to get our first Blisters LP but for now go pick up the elder Tweedy’s new album Kicking Television.