Even Hendrix plays Guitar Hero....

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  1. Chrispyphillips

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    I thought this was brilliant!!!

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    The saying goes that no publicity is bad publicity, implying that even the most tasteless of marketing stunts can be of some intrinsic value—as long as they get your name out there. Well people sure are talking about a recent advertising stunt by Activision involving a famous statue of the rock and roll superstar, Jimi Hendrix.

    Apparently the upcoming Isle of Wight music festival, of which Jimi Hendrix was a noted past participant, will feature two performances on the Activision game, Guitar Hero. In celebration, the folks over at Activision have taken a famous tribute statue of Hendrix near the festival grounds at the Dimbola Lodge and turned the guitar featured in the statue into a Guitar Hero peripheral.

    Like adding decals to your bike helmet, the statue now sports a Guitar Hero logo and colorful gaming keys carefully positioned beneath the rocked out bronze fingers of Hendrix.

    So is this an ultra clever idea by Activision to advertise for Guitar Hero by linking their game with a much beloved rock figure? Or does this kind of advertisement, sanctioned or not, deface and insult Hendrix and his fans? Sure the music of famous musicians are utilized all the time in videogame ads (remember all those poignant Halo ads with the classical underscoring?), but is it different to use a musicians image?
     
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    im actually quite annoyed they done that to the Hendrix statue :thumbsdow
     
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    Prett cool "Senior Member Chrispy".
    Bet Jimi is lookin down with a smirk on his face!
    :smashin:
     
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    How come? Not like they defacted all over the statue. Hendrix was a guitarist, this is a guitar game which has featured his songs. Not like its gonna be there forever. I think its a really clever marketing ploy myself, but I suppose people will take offence to it.

    Each to their own eh?!
     
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    Hendrix would have found it funny!
     
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    I'm ok with that as long as they had permission. Without permission its disrespectful.
     
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    yea thats what im saying
     

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