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Submitted by ChaosKnight 832d ago | opinion piece

PS4 'Perfect Day' Commercial Gets New Meaning in Light of Lou Reed's Tragic Passing

Hardcore Gamer: Although Reed would probably lament the fact that a commercial of all things would recall the strength of his music, the "Perfect Day" ad now acts like a stirring tribute to the master musician and hopefully has inspired a new generation to discover his brilliant work. (PS4)

ZodTheRipper  +   832d ago
Now it's a nice tribute to him, love this commercial. RIP Lou Reed.
admiralvic  +   832d ago
No doubt. I am sad I keep seeing the abridged version now a days. RIP Lou Reed, hopefully your memory will live on in PS Gamers for years to come.
pedrof93  +   832d ago
Lou Reed passing is sad.

One of the greatest Rock'N'Rollers ever.
Tctczach  +   832d ago
@pedrof93
Ever? Ehh. That's a big statement.... especially for Reed.

*Not trying to be mean. It's just Reeds name doesn't come up a lot when I discuss greatest rockers ever.
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dillhole  +   832d ago
Whose name does come up?
BX81   832d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(6)
BobBelcher  +   832d ago
lol, so a video game console commercial is a tribute to Lou Reed... C'mon now guys. I doubt they're gonna show this commercial at his memorial.
SecondSon  +   832d ago
For us gamers that liked his music it is a tribute :/
SilentNegotiator  +   832d ago
I have to agree. Just because he died, doesn't mean that anything featuring his work is a "tribute" to his career now. Especially a TV commercial that just happened to be featuring his music when he passed.
Jovanian  +   832d ago
I've been listening to a ton of velvet underground lately...very unfortunate and coincidental that lou's passing coincided with my spontaneous desire to listen to his music. It's gonna be tough listening to sunday morning again
Savantcore  +   832d ago
Haha is this a joke? I enjoyed this advert as much as the next person but come on, this is a tenuous and shoddy coincidence.
Lionalliance  +   832d ago
You missed the point.
Savantcore  +   832d ago
No I didn't. The author is trying to suggest that Lou Reed dying offers this advert some sort of poignancy, when it's just a cheap attempt at touting an old man's death as some massive benefactor to PlayStation's marketing team.

You know what's going on at Sony right now?

"Hey, you hear Lou Reed died?"
"No way! Didn't we use his music for that ad?"
"Yeah we did"
"Huh"

The end.
fattyuk   832d ago | Personal attack | show | Replies(1)
quinten488  +   832d ago
I will buy one to remember him. Long Live Lou
jah-Fu  +   832d ago
Now thats just lame. Sure a shit he'd be pissed his song is used in a commercial. He may not have owned the song to control it. Doesn't matter now though. Commercials always ruin songs, kills them - because it's trying to sell you something pure and simple. $ is all it's about. Greed. That's a good song but come on that just sucks. Props to MCA from Beastie Boys who maintained after his death that none of his music will EVER be in a commercial. And his 2 bro's confirm it will never happen. Now thats the shit.
SilentNegotiator  +   832d ago
Who the hell would WANT to use a Beastie Boys song in their commercial?
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MightyNoX  +   832d ago
RIP Lou Reed. :C
ps3vita4life  +   832d ago
Some people are missing the point entirely. Now because of Lou's passing, this commercial takes on a new meaning as a tribute to a great musician. Sure, it has no relevance to his music but now because of this ad, more people will be able to listen to his music and that can only be a good thing.
KwietStorm  +   832d ago
So simple that it went right over [some] people's heads.
sourav93  +   832d ago
RIP
mediate-this  +   832d ago
I personally have distaste for his music, thought the song and commercial were just to tacky a combination.

Even tho i dont like his music, r.i.p lou. Just dont like that music.
InfamousBlackGuy  +   832d ago
Never heard of the guy, but I did enjoy the commercial and the rhythm of the the music was rather intriguing. R.I.P Good sir. Hope there's a PS4 wherever you may be.
Picnic  +   831d ago
I wonder if they knew about the BBC's excellent Perfect Day video from the 90s. Someone at Sony should/will know - should/will have looked up whether the song had already been used in a memorable way. Because it smacks (no pun intended) of not caring about being particularly original to use it yet again. I don't know many Lou Reed songs apart from that and The Passenger. Memorable tunes. And I suppose it's nice to see it used for something as new and exciting as the PS4. Rather than, say, a supermarket advert.

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