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Tuesday, February 10, 2021

One random swing into some music-blasting clothing boutique, and two days later Foo Fighters and their bouncy tune “Big Me” is still infecting my mind.

Can’t say I was ever particularly a fan of this post-Nirvana grouping. In fact, when I heard the song, I couldn’t remember who the artist was; it bugged me enough that I kept pondering it, and it eventually came to me. I guess the jokey subtext — that it’s a bubble-gum pop departure from the band’s typical grunge sound — endears me to the track that much more.

As for the song’s distinctive video:

It highlights the pop-cultural artifact that was Mentos and their onetime-ubiquitous campy TV commercials, a couple of which are directly spoofed by the Foos here. Thus the employment of the fictional “Footos” candy props in the video — further adding to the confusion of anyone who wasn’t around during the mid-1990s.

Amazingly, both the Foos and those Mentos spots are closing in on their 20th anniversaries. Time for a revival by both, I’d say.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 02/10/2021 10:57am
Category: Advert./Mktg., Comedy, Creative, Food, Pop Culture
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