The big music piss-take thread.

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  1. Blazer

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    Well as is the case with all musical genres, artists tend to take themselves too seriously and things tend to get overblown. So music was always ripe for parody and I figured it to be funny to start a thread about those instances where people went into the studio with an attitude of "Let's make fun of that kind of music."

    One kind of music genre where things always get completely blown out of proportion is French Chansons, where the use of strings and choirs would even have somebody like Phil Spector look conservative in his productions.

    So when Belgian comedian Urbanus and his musical partner in crime Jean Blaute, heard one of those completely over the top French Chansons in a bar, they decided to have a go at it. The Resulting "Quand les zosiaux chantent dans le bois" (Listen to the birds singing in the forest) took all the parts of what what made the genre they were going to parody and took it up even further, with Urbanus himself not even trying to hide the fact that his French is REALLY bad.

    They decided to give their song the ultimate acid test and played it to Belgian chansonneur Will Tura, who couldn't stop laughing, he totally got the joke.

    They did a video where Urbanus just hammed it up, oversized microphone and all, sadly there's only an incomplete version online but it still gets the point across.
     
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    Having lived in Quebec for near a decade a while back, i totally get the humor...
     
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    Another style of music that got completely overblown was Glam rock with impossible to walk on stacked heels, glitter costumes and frankly ridiculous looking custom guitars.
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    So here was another genre of music ripe for parody and it came with a Band called The Tubes and their song "White punks on dope."


    But the Tubes didn't stop at Lampooning Glam rock because around that same time Bruce Srpingsteen and Meatloaf were doing those over the top anthems. And boy versus girl ballads such as "Paradise at the dashboard light"

    So the Tubes had a field day with going at Meatloaf and they did so with "don't touch me there"
     
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    Sounds like you're basically describing every Ween song. Oh how I wish they'd put out a new album.
    Music needs some healthy mockery to keep it honest.
     
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    Sheer genius but not so much a piss take, more a homage.
     
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    Yep, there's a lot of respect in it. Although George Harrison was shocked by some of it, and Ringo thought the sadder scenes were "a bit close to the truth"...
     
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    Neil Innis had been given carte Blanche into the Beatles' film archive, in subsequent interviews he said that it was a very disturbing look into what broken brotherhood was.

    Of course we all know that the Brotherhood was restored after the split up of the band. Even THESE TWO rekindled their friendship.
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    John and Paul in Los Angeles during the former's long lost weekend.

    Klaus Voorman, who was a friend of the Beatles from Germany remarked that John and Paul talked a lot about Hamburg and held the idea open to work together again at some time.

    It sadly never happened.
     
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    Yep, a dark cloud of reality grip a lot of us when Lennon was murdered. Aside from that terrible event in itself, it immediately struck deep - it was over - the Beatles were no more - a reunion was never EVER gonna happen!

    I remember the immediate surge of emotions and subsequent cognitive shift like it was yesterday.


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    According to Yoko, John loved the songs Paul came up with in the seventies and it was when he heard the song "Coming up" that he phoned Paul up to start working together and that he wanted to go back to Liverpool, see his aunt Mimi again. It never happened.

    "Silly love songs" was about all those people who blasted Paul for coming up with those epic ballads. The whole idea was "Well yeah, I can do that, so what? If you can do better, feel free!"

    So yeah "Silly love songs" should be in this thread because it has Paul basically doing a piss take on himself.
     
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    Well I'm somebody who has an interest in Japanese music and culture and these days it's impossible to escape from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. She does these annoyingly catchy songs with equally annoying sweet videos, where she's wearing brightly coloured wigs and ridiculously elaborate dresses.
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    Don't worry, I will NOT post a video of one of her songs.

    Now somebody like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is just a magnet for parody and it was the humor show "Gaki No Tsukai" who took it up to make the ultimate parody. They took one of their senior cast members, Masatoshi Hamada, who in the early nineties had a stint at pop stardom as "H-Jungle" and made him into a Pamyu Pamyu lookalike.
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    Hamada Bamyu Bamyu.

    They recorded a song in the style of Pamyu Pamyu (although the lyrics are more violent) and a video which parodied Pamyu Pamyu.


    But they created a monster because the team behind Pamyu Pamyu actually watched the episode and wanted in on the Joke.
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    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Hamada Bamyu Bamyu. Flanking them are the song writer for Pamyu Pamyu and her video directer, who actually got in touch with "Gaki No tsukai" to make it legit.


    The result: their song "Nandeyanennen" ("What the hell, hell, hell") became a hit and in 2015 was voted song of the year. Nandeyanen indeed.
    http://www.asianjunkie.com/2015/11/...-drops-mv-for-song-of-the-year-nandeyanennen/
     
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