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A new Geico ad features a character on a motorcycle with the Allman Brothers song 'Midnight Rider' in the background is raising some eyebrows.

While the track reminds many people of cruising it may be because two members of the band, Berry Oakley and Duane Allman, died in motorcycle crashes. Of course, their deaths were in 1972 and 1973 respectively, so anyone under the age of 41 won't likely remember the accidents.

Still, there's something a little icky about the guy covered in money driving blind down the highway, given the fact that two of the guys in the band died on the same kind of machines. Right? Or are people being too sensitive?


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      Ed Chombeau
      • 2 Years Ago
      DUMB---HUFFPOST IDIOTS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MOTORCYCLING
        charlie
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ed Chombeau
        wrong Ed. i'm roadking01 on huffpost and i've been riding for 45 years so i think i know a little "and baby i can guess the rest"!! lol
          • 2 Years Ago
          @charlie
          Nice reference! Deep knowledge Charlie! And if Ed doesn't get the connection, isn't it he who is DUMB?
        thedofuss
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ed Chombeau
        do you mean the posters or the editors?
      Charles Prince
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am 75 and I don't remember the accident. People just want something to complain or whine about.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh stop whinning its a great song !!!!!!!!! Its a selling tool thats it !!!!!!!!!!!!!Who ever is whinning probably doesn't even ride so shout up !!!!!!!!
      randmhunley
      • 2 Years Ago
      it greed that makes them do it
      • 2 Years Ago
      People - lighten up. They're commercials. Nuff said.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Americans !!!!! Get over it . Just talking about Geicos commercials is doing nothing but give Geico another avenue of advertising for free. Being politically correct is pure bull **** anyhow . Everyone is so damn touchy about everything in life. This should not even be an issue to comment about . Getting sick and tired of people being so picky about things. Besides how many people do you see riding on a motorcycle covered in money ? Geico got you attention with the ad . That is all that Geico cares about .
      padiwagn
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not a big fan of any of the Geiko ads, that said, the song and the motorcycles is not what killed the two members as sad as it is and was for anything like this to happen. By the way I'm over 41 but was never a big fan of the Allman band, but deaths like this are needless. I don't remember the icident that killed the two, so I can't comment on how they died or what caused the accident. In defense of Geiko, the ad does not promote senseless and reckless driving of any kind. If I saw a guy on a Bike covered in money, I might stop in front of him and ask him to give me some of the money.
        iquniverse
        • 2 Years Ago
        @padiwagn
        Do you think the woman in the ad on the motorcycle at supersonic speeds racing through traffic from coast to coast is promoting senseless and reckless driving ?
      bosshogno1
      • 2 Years Ago
      maybe knowing they loved bikes makes it more appropriate
        donahuepapad123
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bosshogno1
        now if it was an add about a motor cycle rider who stops a peech truck so he can eat one , while the band was playing backround music , then that might be alittle wierd ???
      eulerckt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's see now...third-world inner cities, record unemployment, thieves in congress, savings interest waaay down, divisive politics, national debt so big your great grand kids will still be paying....and we are going to whine about the appropriateness of using an old rock tune in a commercial?
      euniverz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm an Allman Brothers fan who grew up during the time of Duane and Berry Oakley's death and no, I'm not offended. I hum that song when I ride at night anyway. I think folks are being a little too sensitive, or are responding to sensationalism in the press.
      Storm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another fuss over nothing. People get all riled up over something that happened 40 years ago and people need to stop worshiping stars good Lord they act like morons. It is a song and neither one of the guys died while playing that song lol
      ckevinbaldwin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Probably a darn good reason to have insurance on your donor cycle -- to pay funeral expenses. Sounds more like a cautionary tale than anything. Besides . . . . hardly anyone under 45 even knows who the Allman brothers are since they were before MTV (when it still played music); itunes or youtube.
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