Blister In The SunAugust 17, 2007 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
Hey guys, I’ve got a question for you.
Do you remember several months ago when Hutch wrote a “blistering” post about Wendy’s using Blister in the Sun being used in a commercial?
Violent Femme’s bassist Brian Ritchie commented on Hutch’s blog about how he hated it as much as we did. He said a lot of stuff and you need to go to Salem’s Lot but here are a few snippets but you really should read the whole thing.
For the fans who rightfully are complaining about the Wendy’s burger advertisement featuring Blister in the Sun. Gordon Gano is the publisher of the song and Warners is the record company.
It is his karma that he lost his songwriting ability many years ago, probably due to
his own lack of self-respect as his willingness to prostitute our songs demonstrates. Neither Gordon (vegetarian) nor me (gourmet) eat garbage like Wendy’s burgers.
Well, apparently he hated it so much, he’s suing.
USA Today has the story and here we go:
Bassist Brian Ritchie sued lead vocalist Gordon Gano on Wednesday, saying he was deprived of credit for some of the group’s songs and a proper accounting of its earnings.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, also accuses Gano of trashing the band’s reputation by allowing its signature hit, Blister in the Sun, to be used in a Wendy’s commercial.
Hutch is a rock star, and I’m thinking a psychic.