Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney’s ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ Used in New Polo Red Ad
If you want to launch a brand with a blast, you may want to take a cue from Ralph Lauren and get some big names. A commercial for his new Polo Red fragrance features 'Cut Me Some Slack,' the Grammy-winning collaboration between Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana: Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear.
In the 80-second commercial (which you can watch above), a guy in a fancy sports car races across a bridge to chase down a beautiful woman in a speedboat (kids, don't try this at home). He catches up, dives into the water and swims to her boat. They make out as the song scores the action.
Grohl and McCartney wrote 'Cut Me Some Slack' with Novoselic of Smear for Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary, and premiered it at the 12-12-12 benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in 2012. And if it sounds less polished than what is normally expected from McCartney, it's because they planned it that way.
“We walked in, we jammed the song," Grohl has said. "It just came out of nowhere. The best songs happen that way. We recorded it live and put a vocal over it, and that was it. It was three hours, and it was perfect.”
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