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What ad was that?
« on: June 02, 2017, 07:10:12 PM »
A long shot but maybe someone remembers it, unfortunately Iīm not so sure about the details anymore:
an ad on UK TV about ten years ago, possibly for an energy drink, setting was a brick wall at night and all of a sudden three or four men (cartoon) in suits and shades appear and start dancing only to disappear again or maybe the ad ended.
Iīm just curious if anyone knows what this was because it has stuck in my mind, I found it weird and slightly creepy - and I also remember thinking there was something mod about them - and I thought this would be the place to ask about it.
Again, Iīm sorry that itīs so vague but hopefully someone knows what Iīm talking about. If not, have a nice weekend and sorry for bothering you.

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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 12:05:31 AM »
A long shot but maybe someone remembers it, unfortunately Iīm not so sure about the details anymore:
an ad on UK TV about ten years ago, possibly for an energy drink, setting was a brick wall at night and all of a sudden three or four men (cartoon) in suits and shades appear and start dancing only to disappear again or maybe the ad ended.
Iīm just curious if anyone knows what this was because it has stuck in my mind, I found it weird and slightly creepy - and I also remember thinking there was something mod about them - and I thought this would be the place to ask about it.
Again, Iīm sorry that itīs so vague but hopefully someone knows what Iīm talking about. If not, have a nice weekend and sorry for bothering you.

I reckon the Laird will no the answer to that one buddie . .
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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 07:58:05 AM »
Not one that rings a bell with me mate. There have been a few Mod/Skin ads over the years. A PICNIC one in the '60s, a LUCOZADE one which is nicely done as well as a LEE COOPER jeans one that followed on from the famous Gary Numan 'Don't Be A Dummy' campaign. A Skinhead kid in a persil add too but this one isn't springing to mind. Interested to hear though from anyone who can point you right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHNNCU6JKWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtaB55jiPRI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCP2jlfL9z8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeFZ9MS340M

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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 09:52:46 AM »
Four years ago an insurance company used mods in one of their ads:

http://www.modculture.co.uk/watch-insurance-company-does-a-mod-themed-advert/


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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 09:55:51 AM »
Thanks for the ads Martin. Now Lucozade Mods has a ring to it!
I only saw the ad Iīm asking about a couple of times and the mods angle is how I remember it but I might be completely wrong although I donīt think they were dancing to Iron Maiden. It just had a very surreal quality that made it stand out amongst all other ads I/weīve benn bombarded with over the years.

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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 09:56:51 AM »
Four years ago an insurance company used mods in one of their ads:

http://www.modculture.co.uk/watch-insurance-company-does-a-mod-themed-advert/

Oh yes, I remember that one!

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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 03:12:50 PM »
No worry mate. Yeah I remember the insurance one too. The Lee Cooper one was written by Dave Cairns from SECRET AFFAIR and the orange cropped lads were made up with a few of the West Ham Glory Boys lot as I recall hearing at the time. That fella Gary 'something?' from AUF WIEDERSEN PET who was a Rocker in QUADROPHENIA sung it.

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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 03:50:55 PM »
There was also a Moss Bros advert with Mod's in it , possibly 5 yrs ago. .
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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 07:22:07 PM »
I found it. I was sitting in the car this evening and then it struck me: it was Becks! I looked it up and lo and behold, there it was. Itīs different to how I remember it but I still think itīs creepy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QldJh-kv0Tc
Thanks for all the help and the clips posted, very interesting to look at. Even if mod isnīt that mainstream in the UK you can still use it for ads and people would know what it is, I donīt think that would be the case in Germany no matter how obvious you made it.

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Re: What ad was that?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2017, 08:36:26 PM »
I found it. I was sitting in the car this evening and then it struck me: it was Becks! I looked it up and lo and behold, there it was. Itīs different to how I remember it but I still think itīs creepy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QldJh-kv0Tc
Thanks for all the help and the clips posted, very interesting to look at. Even if mod isnīt that mainstream in the UK you can still use it for ads and people would know what it is, I donīt think that would be the case in Germany no matter how obvious you made it.

I do remember that one but it seems like a lifetime ago now. .

Nice scooter in this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdyQtiNhLSY
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