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Postby joseyklein » Thu May 05, 2011 11:25 pm

Alright, Al has a unique and extensive catalog of style parodies, now its our turn to talk about what styles we have always wanted to hear from Al..

I'll start with saying I've always wanted to hear him do a style parody of Mindless Self Indulgence.
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby Yankomaniac » Thu May 05, 2011 11:38 pm

I gotta say I hate the term "style parody". It is an original, which is influenced by a particular band or song, nearly any mainstream music is like that these days. They are still considered originals right? Most of them only have small parts that sound similar to other songs.
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby minnick27 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:42 pm

Im sure we have this topic somewhere.
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby TMBJon » Thu May 05, 2011 11:50 pm

My own personal wishlist:

Radiohead
The Flaming Lips
The Beatles (career-spanning, a la Genius In France)
Pink Floyd
Bruce Springsteen (Born To Run or Nebraska era)
The Pixies
Green Day (style parody of their last two albums' epic-punk-opera style)
Tom Lehrer (though already a comedy act, he still has a unique sound)

and any of the more distinctive, popular rap acts like a style parody of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, etc.
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby minnick27 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:56 pm

Isnt one of the unreleased songs a Tom Lehrer style? I wanna say its one we never heard though and its just a rumor. And Beatles very much so. Its been thrown about soooo much in this forum in the last few years, if he has been here at all he has to know that we want this!
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby JCM » Fri May 06, 2011 12:16 am

TMBJon wrote:and any of the more distinctive, popular rap acts like a style parody of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, etc.

this
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby Way_Moby » Fri May 06, 2011 12:30 am

TMBJon wrote:My own personal wishlist:

[...]
The Flaming Lips
The Beatles (career-spanning, a la Genius In France)
Pink Floyd
[...]
The Pixies
Green Day (style parody of their last two albums' epic-punk-opera style)


I second any and all of those!

minnick27 wrote:Isnt one of the unreleased songs a Tom Lehrer style? I wanna say its one we never heard though and its just a rumor. And Beatles very much so. Its been thrown about soooo much in this forum in the last few years, if he has been here at all he has to know that we want this!


Are you referring to "Orgy On My Own?"
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby TMBJon » Fri May 06, 2011 12:32 am

I've always considered Nobody Here But Us Frogs to be a Tom Lehrer style parody.
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby minnick27 » Fri May 06, 2011 12:33 am

You know what, this was the one I heard it about. By the way, love this song
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Re: Style Parodies

Postby weirdojace » Fri May 06, 2011 1:06 am

Yankomaniac wrote:I gotta say I hate the term "style parody". It is an original, which is influenced by a particular band or song, nearly any mainstream music is like that these days. They are still considered originals right? Most of them only have small parts that sound similar to other songs.


The real term that should be used is "pastiche" (refers to a piece of work that is deliberately imitating another work). Yes, they're original compositions, but clearly Al is intending the songs to sound like certain artists. I think Al uses the term "style parody" because it's easier for people to say, and he's known for doing parodies.

My style parody wishlist:

The Beatles (career spanning)
Pink Floyd
The Flaming Lips
Radiohead
Muse
Ween (lol can he even style parody a band that bases their entire career on style parodies?)
Syd Barrett
Leonard Cohen
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