A new Geico ad featuring the classic rock hit “Midnight Rider” is drawing the ire of Allman Brothers fans from all over.
The new 30-second spot titled “Money Man” is a commercial about Geico’s motorcycle insurance set to the tune of the 1970 Allman Brothers hit. And since founding members Duane Allman and Berry Oakley both perished in motorcycle accidents, (in the same town just three blocks and 1 year apart, no less) the commercial has not been well received.
Here’s some of the backlash I’ve seen on Twitter:
Allman Bros. 'Midnight Rider' being used in a new Geico motorcycle insurance commercial - not a fan of that one.—
Corey Nyman (@EatDrinkVegas) March 27, 2013
Andy Sandlin (@SandlinAndy) March 26, 2013
So @GEICO knows that Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident, right? I can't believe that Gregg would knowingly sign off on that sync...—
Robal (@PUMPmerch) March 26, 2013
Geico commercial for motorcycle insurance plays Allman Brothers song. Two members of ABB died in motorcycle accidents. See the problem?—
jessica (@Birmingham_Jess) March 26, 2013
The Allman Brothers in a Geico commercial actually makes me want to jump off a building.—
Meag (@meag_k) March 21, 2013
K (@cakes5757) March 21, 2013
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