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Geoff Rickly Reveals His Childhood Obsession with Commercial Jingles

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Geoff Rickly of Thursday performed at Kops Records early this week and talked about how “This Song Brought to You by a Falling Bomb” came to be:

    … and I thought, god, I wish I could write a commercial for a bomb because it’s like the perfect product; people need it, they always want to blow each other up, but you can’t reuse it, so you’ve got to buy a new one every time, and the market doesn’t even set the price; it’s federally funded. Man, this is like the perfect product, and I started writing jingles for bombs and this is the song that came out of it.

    He also performed four acoustic songs, which you can watch below.

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  2. red8ge


    hasn't he been telling this story for a while?
  3. flask

    Trusted Supporter

    He told it when I saw him play acoustic like 3 or 4 years ago but I don't think he's mentioned it in any interviews or anything. Now that I think about it he told a ton of great stories between songs. That was probably my favorite part of the show.
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  4. red8ge


    oh yeah, that's definitely a part of the appeal
  5. dubey


    This was actually earlier this summer - June 24th before Thursday's headlining show in Toronto. Just got posted now though I guess.