Fred Armisen Stars in Infomercial for Queens of the Stone Age
Early last month, Queens of the Stone Age released their sixth studio album …Like Clockwork, and they’re promoting its release through a slightly unorthodox medium. No, not vinyl, not CD…but the USB. In an infomercial that was released yesterday, the band hired the long-haired spokesman of Do Stuff Corporation, “Ricky Chism”—played by Fred Armisen—to sell all the quirks of the 8GB USB flashdrive.
Chism reminded us that it doesn’t matter “whether you’re a red-head or brunette” and it doesn’t matter where you are: the drive formats with everything and works with all of your devices. The clip feels like an unaired Portlandia sketch, and nearing the three-minute mark, Chism even dances while announcing the tracks.
The $29.99 flash drive contains the full album and extras like hi-resolution band photos, original artwork, lyric sheets, every QOTSA music video, and get this: it doubles as a bottle opener. Watch the video below, and if you’re swayed by the infomercial, order yourself one (or five hundred) here.
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