KISS’ PAUL STANLEY’S LOST FOLGERS COMMERICAL SURFACES ONLINE
Graham Hartmann of Loudwire reports:
KISS put out an album called Psycho Circus, but could it be that title may have also inspired a shelved Folgers coffee commercial starring singer-guitarist Paul Stanley? In this newly unearthed commercial, the Stanley sings a unique take on the company’s well known jingle while trapeze artists defy death from above.
The Folgers ad never actually made it to air, but thanks to the internet, the clip will live for eternity. In an October 2000 interview, Stanley actually spoke about filming the commercial. “Life is strange!” Stanley said. “I got a call asking if I was interested in singing a Folgers commercial. And like many other things, I thought ‘Why not?’ I wasn’t at all concerned with who thinks it is OK or not OK, cool, not cool, rock ‘n’ roll or not. I had a blast doing it and like I said, isn’t that what this is all about?” [via KISSanity]
Once the Folgers commercial started making the rounds online over the weekend, longtime Monk writer/executive producer and music video director Tom Scharpling actually claimed to have written and directed the ad. Since there’s literally no reason why anyone would take credit for this commercial, we’re inclined to take Scharpling at his word. Watch the ad below.
additional source: loudwire.com