What a disappointment.
Last night on Overtime With Bill Maher, Tom Morello took to the stage to perform the hit Prophets of Rage song "Unfuck The World." Unfortunately, something was noticeably different about Tom Morello's signature 'Arm The Homeless' guitar: it had been poorly painted over and refurbished into a 'Mattress Firm' guitar.
It's never surprising when a run of the mill musician begins taking on corporate endorsements, but to see a man who has so adamantly spoken out against corporate America fall into this capitalist trap is disappointing to say the least. It only makes matters worse that the vehicle for his endorsement is the same vehicle that, just a few years ago, he was using to fight against the system.
Before introducing his song, Tom Morello stated the following:
"This track is called 'Unfuck The World,' and the best way you can unfuck the world is to head down to Mattress Firm and buy a nice new mattress. Do you have back problems? They can help. Poor nights sleep? They've got you covered. Mattress Firm can do it all. Ok here is the song."
Wow. Not even trying to hide the fact that he's a total fucking sell-out.
Thanks for nothing, Tom.