As someone whose taste has always leaned toward Punk (The Dead Kennedys, Fear, The Clash, Television, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, The Buzzcocks, etc.) I have to say that this 90s commercial for a punk rock compilation album in which HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS appears, leads me to believe someone should be shot in the face…a lot.
Look, I get it. Obviously this was conceived by some old dude in a bow-tie who got all mixed up between punk, new wave and pop, but wasn’t there anyone at the company that said, “You know, I don’t think Karma Chameleon is a punk song”?
Next time dude, call me when you want to sell a punk compilation. My mix tapes alone could fuel a set of four CDs that you can charge $49.99 for.
Source: Odd Stuff Magazine