What's better: a drum solo or a guitar solo?
Mmm... I like drum solos and I also like guitar solos. But which ones best? There's only one way to find out: DRAG RACE!
Yes, in the latest ad for Australian iced coffee drink Ice Break, ad agency The Monkeys, Sydney and The Glue Society looked to settle the age-old rock'n'roll debate with a drag race between two cars, one representing the electric guitar solo (above, check the back seat amp detail), and another (below) racing for the glory of the drum solo.
The advert follows on from the recently released online film which launched the brand's national outdoor campaign (that carried the strapline 'add a motor to your day') in which two advertising billboards were mounted on drag cars and raced to see which one would end up sporting an Ice Break ad. See that film here.
In the new film, two muscle cars are fully customised for the race, a 1973 VJ E44 Valiant Charger 318 V8 (guitar solo), and a 1970 XY Ford GT Replica 351 V8 (drum solo). They race, and one, inevitably, wins...
The word on the drag strip is that another two Aussie muscle cars will soon be seen racing in the next brand film which promises an epic cult-movie themed battle as Kung-Fu takes on Sci-Fi. Furthermore, Ice Break drinkers can actually enter a competition on the icebreak.com.au website to win one of the four muscle cars made to star in the films.
Agency The Monkeys
ECD Justin Drape, Scott Nowell
Creative director / partner Micah Walker
Digital creative director Jay Gelardi
Art director Jed DePyper
Copywriter Carlos Savage
Agency producer Jade Wannell
Director Matt Devine, The Glue Society
Executive producer Michael Ritchie
Production company Will O'Rourke
Head of projects Josh Mullens
Producer Adrian Shapiro
DOP Stephan Duscio
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This is a had question to answer as it really depends on the type of solo. From my point of view it would be hard to say between a rock guitar and rock drum solo purely because generally they consist of lots of notes/beats and can get very intense and intricate.
Although, I would always vote for a good guitar solo if I was forced to vote :)