“United Breaks Guitars,” by Sons of Maxwell, whose guitars were broken by (you guessed it) United

Back in early 2008, the band Sons of Maxwell was traveling on United Airlines from Halifax to Omaha when they stopped to change planes at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. While they were seated in the airplane, the woman behind them shouted, “My God, they’re throwing guitars out there!”

Sure enough, the band members looked out the window just in time to see the baggage handlers tossing around their $3500 guitars like they were grandpa’s suitcases. When United Airlines refused to take responsibility for the significant damage that happened to the band’s Taylor guitars, the band promised the airline they’d write three songs about the incident. The video for the first song, which is pretty funny and also quite catchy, can be seen above.

A United spokesperson says the airline has contacted the band directly to “make things right.” The spokesperson also says she “loved” the video.