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samhsimms posted 01st October 2010 12:51:28 AM.
I don\'t really think that this is a typical White Stripes move, but it certainly may signal the fact that they are beginning to open up to advertising opportunities. I feel as if the whole idea of the White Stripes is a gritty, low-fi rock band which ignores critics, achieving widespread fame, and self-promotion. I feel as if this commercial contradicts against the aforementioned idea. Any thoughts?rnrn- Sam

RE: HELLO OPERATOR FEATURED IN NEW CONVERSE COMMERCIAL

This commercial for Converse, which features Hello Operator, just started hitting your televisions. Full text from the below article can be found here:

"Gritty and raw, the spot was directed by award-winning filmmaker Antoine Fuqua. The ad stars basketball legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving; Carlos Arroyo of the Miami Heat; musicians Jim Jones and Doug E Fresh; legendary ball-handler God Shammgod and Harlem streetball player Adrian “A-Butta” Walton; Converse skaters Kenny Anderson, Sammy Baca, Rune Glifberg and Eli Reed; all set to the thunderous “Hello Operator” by alternative rock band, The White Stripes."

Check it out for yourself:


 


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