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I'm sure when Gene Simmons sees this he'll be saying Why didn't I think of this?
Is this any worse than all the other Stones-gimmicks out there?
I mean - christmas ornaments, cell phone cases, playing cards, poker chips....
what makes chocolate so horrible?
The Rolling Stones destroyed their brand many years ago, when they started to sell the tongue as a brand on daily men's wear in stores like Dressman in Norway and other places. Mick met up with the Dressman management and key sales people at a big kick-off party in Buenos Aires, and they got millions of dollars for the deal.
When you meet an old guy, or a young girl, with a Stones shirt, and you ask them about the Stones, and they don't know what the Stones are all about, then the brand is dead.
Also, the brand was dead for me when I met people with tour shirts from places they had never been to. It's like having a "FINISHER" black shirt from a major triathlon, and you don't even know what triathlon is all about.
I think the Baseball & NFL Football Themed shirts were catering precisely to that audience.
Disclaimer: I bought a Cleveland Browns tongue shirt and COVID cancelled that show (and I didn't have tix)
In my defense, I love the Browns, I love the Stones....plus, I got it at a Browns game in Cleveland Fall 2019 from some parking-lot-un-official-t-shirt-salesperson...
so, that makes me feel better...I guess I don't feel like such a tool in that regard.
I also bought the Brisbane Litho b/c as a surfer I liked the Wave-Tongue....I've never been to Brisbane.
A Mars Bar incident again?
Keith falling out of a coconut tree a myth?
It was some other kind of tree?
I never really took the "coconut/palm" part literally true.
If it were an almond tree, you could make a good chocolate bar.
.... A bush actually ....
.... A bush actually ....
Who has a bush these days.....
They can do whaterver they want.I do not care.
Does Charlie really need this?
Does Keith really need to sell Chocolate?
Does Mick need to find new ways to make more money other than show business?
Does Ron? (well...Ron may sell you a mattress or a wooden spoon...).
Are they broke?
By the way,...keith showed a bit of dissapointment when Bill opened his own business as it consisted of "selling burgers"...
Like how about an 1/18th scale reproduction of the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio complete with removable top and detailed interior. Now that is something I would lay down a couple hundred bucks for.
What next? Hyde Park 1969 stage? And/or models of all of the stage sets since Steel Wheels. That would have to include the blow ups of course!!
As they are slipping away.....seemingly now incapable of releasing a new album.....but still needing to make money.....how about Stones Tongue logo on toilet rolls ? They could sell them over and over and over and over and over again (like their songs) but they would sell every week with no need to change the packaging. They would have global appeal and global use. In fact if they used all the different logo versions on different rolls they may become highly collectible with no complications from language barriers. Universal appeal.
Otherwise.....either issue music or retire.
But... no new album. Not even a new single.
This can't really be the Stones, it must be Bravado or whatever the name of the company that... bought their rights... or something like that.
Why not tea?
From the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world: the finest herbal tea in the world, The Rolling Stones' TEA AT THREE.
Midnight Rambler black tea
Ruby Tuesday white tea
Ronnie's Oolong tea
You Got The Silver fermented tea
Fingerprint File green tea
Have You Seen Your Mother yellow tea
Time Waits For No One purple tea
All teas made from the finest most elite collection of Camellia sinensis plants in the world grown in a rural area of Oregon as well as various regions of India.