Lame Claim to Fame

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Lame Claim to Fame

Postby Bruce the Duck » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:05 pm

This has absolutely no votes in the "Most Anticipated Original" thread. Which is strange considering the track 2 spot is always reserved for one of the strongest, and definitely the quirkiest songs on the album.

Some have speculated on YouTube stars being the subject matter. That's a strong possibility, as are possibly people like the Kardashians and Honey Boo Boo.

Any thoughts on this one as far as the subject or style parody target?
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby Marko_The_Odd » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:11 pm

My wild stab in the dark is that it be done either in the style of Barenaked Ladies or Def Leppard.
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby tomatochives » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:11 pm

Not many people have a working knowledge of YouTube stars. Although it could be about viral videos, in which somebody gets fifteen minutes of fame and is then completely forgotten.
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby Bruce the Duck » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:12 pm

I'd love a BNL style parody.
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby Bruce the Duck » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:14 pm

tomatochives wrote:Not many people have a working knowledge of YouTube stars. Although it could be about viral videos, in which somebody gets fifteen minutes of fame and is then completely forgotten.


I think there are enough YouTube stars, especially the really lame ones, that people know of to make it work. But it wouldn't even have to make mention of the specific people's names or channel names. It could just "list" all the ridiculous things that people can get famous for on YouTube, or social network sites.
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby minnick27 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:24 pm

tomatochives wrote:Not many people have a working knowledge of YouTube stars. Although it could be about viral videos, in which somebody gets fifteen minutes of fame and is then completely forgotten.

But Als biggest audience for most of his records ends up being tween-teenage boys who would have a working knowledge of YouTube stars
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby Big Spoon » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:59 pm

Very curious about what direction this could take. My first thought would be a reverse-Skipper Dan type song, where a guy is really famous, but hates what he's famous for.
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby Killingsworth » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:11 pm

I think this could go the viral video route.

I'm already picturing the video for this one starting w/a cheap clip of someone falling that looks to have been filmed on an iPhone followed by Al's character bragging to people about his supposed "notoriety".
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby Skippy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:13 pm

BNL seems like a reasonable guess for this. The title just seems like a good fit and BNL would be a good style target & it's definitely a band Al likes.
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Re: Lame Claim to Fame

Postby Moneybags » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:44 pm

I would absolutely be okay with a BNL style parody. Come to think of it, they should do a small tour together sometime.
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