There's a Harvester
ad (note to non-Brits : a Harvester is an English rural-themed chain of franchise restaurants, supposedly notorious for their bad food - lots of steaks
abound) on TV at the moment which uses The Christians
song "(When Will There Be A) Harvest For The World?
" - a song, for those who don't remember it (or its grisly animated
video) about famine
(with additional mention of nukes
, endangered species
, etc... the usual 1980's stuff). The song fades in as the camera pans low over a succulent ploughman's lunch
at the end of the advert. (So that all you get to hear is the "When will there be a harvest for the woo-er--ee--orld" bit - none of the impassioned pleas that precede it.) Pretty sick
Another cool one being aired recently is for a Nissan car, which uses Portishead's Numb, and enthuses about the 'intelligence' inherent in the vehicle. Strangely it loops before hitting the first lines: "I'm ever so lost / I can't find my way..."