Thursday, April 10, 2008

Alvin and the Chipmunks do Punk

This is not some cute mashup video. This is an actual commercial for an album that you could order from television in 1980-1.



What stuns me is the claim that that the album had sold 1 million copies before this particular version of the commercial aired. I will say that again. One Million Copies.

It was the group's first gold album, and one of the reasons that Alvin and the Chipmunks returned to television in the early 1980's.

But then again, this album would also be one of the reasons that we were also tortured by that CGI cinematic abomination last year, so the bad really outweighs the good here.

3 comments:

Jeremy Barker said...

I love that it is available in 8-track. My parents had one in their truck. The Queen song didn't sound too bad, but punk?

MC said...

The funny thing is, there is no punk on the album. How is that for bad marketing?

the crack head said...

damnit lil chipmunks need to rock dat shiz. they needs some lil poeple over their shoulders and some spikey shit