Showing posts from April, 2006

Jack White writes song for Coca-Cola commercial

Image reports that Coca-Cola is going to air a commercial in the U.K., one time only, that features a song written by Jack White of the White Stripes. The song is called "Love Is The Truth", and the commercial is 100 seconds long. White wrote the song specifically for the brand. White has said that the reason he always dresses in red, white, and black is that he has had an obsession with Coke since he was a child, and that those colors are reminiscent of a bottle of Coke. Life would be dull without characters like Jack, wouldn't it? Anyway, Coca-Cola does not plan to air the commercial in the U.S., but it can be seen "for a limited time" at the company's U.K. website. 9/13/16 Update: Ten years later, an acoustic mix of the song was released on Jack White's 2016 album Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 .

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs

Under the Covers, Vol. 1 is the title of a new CD by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, on which the pair collaborates on 15 covers of songs from the '60's. In case you hadn't noticed, it is not the first time the two have worked together. Both of them were members of Ming Tea, the backing band for Austin Powers. They co-wrote the songs "BBC" (from the first AP movie) and "Daddy Wasn't There" (from the third one) with Mike Myers. On this CD, the pair worked with some of the musicians who have played on Sweet's albums (i.e. Richard Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Ric Menck) and (on two songs) Van Dyke Parks. The songs include well-known selections from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Who, and Neil Young, as well as cult classics from the Velvet Underground, Love, and the Marmalade. Both singers are in good voice throughout, and their genuine love for the material makes it very enjoyable. Some of the high points: Sweet nails the Beach Boys' "Warmth Of The Sun&