History AnachronismStew / Music

7th May '16 9:55:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''HappyDays'': Most of the time, the series was true to its roots and played 1950s music in the background. Enter Suzi Quattro (Leather Tuscaredo), who when she performed always performed in her late 1970s style. This included her ballad "Find Strength in Your Friends," which she sang using a very 1978 music bed in the episode "Richie Almost Dies" (under which clips of Richie played), an episode that was set in 1959.

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* ''HappyDays'': ''Series/HappyDays'': Most of the time, the series was true to its roots and played 1950s music in the background. Enter Suzi Quattro (Leather Tuscaredo), who when she performed always performed in her late 1970s style. This included her ballad "Find Strength in Your Friends," which she sang using a very 1978 music bed in the episode "Richie Almost Dies" (under which clips of Richie played), an episode that was set in 1959.
5th Feb '15 8:50:55 AM Patachou
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* Not even Satan is immune to this trope. Music/TheRollingStones' ''Sympathy For The Devil'' includes the boast "I laid traps for troubadoures/Who get killed before they reach Bombay" [presumably in a [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]]].

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* Not even Satan is immune to this trope. Music/TheRollingStones' ''Sympathy For The Devil'' from ''Music/BeggarsBanquet'' includes the boast BadassBoast "I laid traps for troubadoures/Who get killed before they reach Bombay" [presumably in a [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]]].



* The video for "Stand and Deliver" by Adam Ant mostly has a 17th or 18th century look, but with several unexplained modern elements.

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* The video for "Stand and Deliver" ''Music/StandAndDeliver'' by Adam Ant Music/AdamAnt mostly has a 17th or 18th century look, but with several unexplained modern elements.


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* Music/JohannSebastianBach is portrayed in the presence of a Moog synthesizer on the album cover of ''Music/SwitchedOnBach'' by Music/WendyCarlos.
* The dog in 16th century clothing on the cover of Music/FrankZappa's ''Music/ThePerfectStranger'' and ''Music/FrancescoZappa'' wears CoolShades.
* Music/{{Falco}} combines 1980s fashion with 18th century style clothing in the music video of "Rock Me Amadeus".
3rd Dec '14 4:52:42 PM Lenoxus
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* The novelty song "Walk the Dinosaur" by Music/WasNotWas, takes place "40 million years ago" (or 25 million years after the Cretaceous) and describes the singer not only interacting with dinosaurs, but meeting a cave-painting woman, watching ''Series/MiamiVice'', and something about Elvis landing in a rocket ship. Arguably, the lyrics cross the threshold from anachronistic to surreal.
16th Nov '14 2:06:19 PM MetaFour
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* In Music/FiveIronFrenzy's video for "Zen and the Art of Xenophobia", the band members stage a gleefully absurd play. It involves Abraham Lincoln (who has Wolverine's claws for some reason), the native Americans and first white colonizers of America, and modern-day Arabs all brushing shoulders. At the end, Jesus shows up and kills them all with a semi-auto rifle.
16th Nov '14 2:02:40 PM MetaFour
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* Music/DavidByrne and Music/FatboySlim's 2010 album ''Here Lies Love'' is a rock opera about Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Philippines. It ends, with her political career, in 1986. The song "American Troglodyte" describes the Americanization of the Philippines after it gained independence from the USA, but it has some blatant references to culture circa 2010: "Americans are surfing the internet. / Americans are listening to Music/FiftyCent."
4th Nov '14 10:53:23 AM Psyga315
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* In Paint's song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diU70KshcjA After Ever After]], a heavy amount of RealityEnsues in the Disney films, which for the most part take place centuries before said reality ensued. Examples include Ariel's kingdom being affected by the BP Oil Spill, Elsa taking action over the global warming crisis, or even Aladdin got nabbed by the CIA during the War on Terror. The only cases where the anachronism is justified or averted is during Tiana's segment, where she suffers the consequences of Hurricane Katrina (The Princess and the Frog took place in the 1930's, so it wouldn't be any stretch of the imagination for Tiana to go through that in her old age) and Pocahontas, where the FridgeHorror of colonialism is fully realized.
18th Aug '14 12:36:12 PM TrustBen
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* P.D.Q. Bach ignores the fact that what we think of today as "classical" music actually happened over several centuries and is divided into distinct stylistic periods. Peter Schickele is quite aware of this, but [[RuleOfFunny ignores it]] in favor of [[AffectionateParody parodying]] as many different things as possible, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the eclecticism of PDQ's style many times. Then there are the anachronisms which are more obvious to the layperson, such as "Iphigenia in Brooklyn" or the "Bluegrass Cantata" or "Classical Rap" (though Schickele claimed to have altered the original lyrics of that one).

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* P.D.Q. Bach Music/PDQBach ignores the fact that what we think of today as "classical" music actually happened over several centuries and is divided into distinct stylistic periods. Peter Schickele is quite aware of this, but [[RuleOfFunny ignores it]] in favor of [[AffectionateParody parodying]] as many different things as possible, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the eclecticism of PDQ's style many times. Then there are the anachronisms which are more obvious to the layperson, such as "Iphigenia in Brooklyn" or the "Bluegrass Cantata" or "Classical Rap" (though Schickele claimed to have altered the original lyrics of that one).
11th Apr '14 2:12:51 PM Briguy52748
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* ''HappyDays'': Most of the time, the series was true to its roots and played 1950s music in the background. Enter Suzi Quattro (Leather Tuscaredo), who when she performed always performed in her late 1970s style. This included her ballad "Find Strength in Your Friends," which she sang using a very 1978 music bed in the episode "Richie Almost Dies" (under which clips of Richie played), an episode that was set in 1959.
22nd Apr '13 11:25:53 AM rocketman0739
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* The video for "Stand and Deliver" by Adam Ant mostly has a 17th or 18th century look, but with several unexplained modern elements.
18th Apr '13 10:51:43 AM TiggersAreGreat
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* P.D.Q. Bach ignores the fact that what we think of today as "classical" music actually happened over several centuries and is divided into distinct stylistic periods. Peter Schickele is quite aware of this, but [[RuleOfFunny ignores it]] in favor of [[AffectionateParody parodying]] as many different things as possible, and {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the eclecticism of PDQ's style many times. Then there are the anachronisms which are more obvious to the layperson, such as "Iphigenia in Brooklyn" or the "Bluegrass Cantata" or "Classical Rap" (though Schickele claimed to have altered the original lyrics of that one).
* In Brazil this trope is better know as "Samba do Crioulo Doido", after a song, roughly translated as "The Crazy Nigger's Samba". It is about a Samba composer that had to learn some Brazilian history because law dictated all Carnival music had to be based on it (TruthInTelevision). When asked to do something about the current politics, he goes insane and writes a Samba whose [[http://letras.terra.com.br/demonios-da-garoa/45443/ lyrics]] mixes several important Brazilian history figures from different centuries in a story where nothing makes sense.
* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8txk6EhYZKA ''Glukoza's Schweine'']] is all over the place. The Pig Army (clearly a Nazi parody) is armed with G43's, MP40's, MG34s, Zeppelins, Triplanes, Sd.kfz 250's, and Renault FT's. Meanwhile the Rebel Army Leaders use a G36, a Kalashnikov, an RPG-7, 2 MPL's, a Vickers MG, giant War Elephants, and Pterodactyls. The Rebel Army itself is comprised mainly of Samurai with some Ninjas using swords and pistols respectively.
* The Italian progressive rock group Jacula has one weird example - in the mid 1980's they re-released their debut album In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum, supposedly originally released in 1969. The audio production however is very consistent with that of mid 80's Doom metal, and the album also includes the use of samplers (which did exist in the 60's, but their use certainly was not widespread), most notoriously a loop of flowing water that was also used in former band member Doris Norton's 1984 album "Personal Computer".
* Not even Satan is immune to this trope. Music/TheRollingStones' ''Sympathy For The Devil'' includes the boast "I laid traps for troubadoures/Who get killed before they reach Bombay" [presumably in a [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS]]].
* The novelty song ''Grandad'' (a 1970/1 UK hit for Clive Dunn) has the titular grandad reminiscing about his memories of growing up in the old days. Judging by the mishmash of references, his childhood lasted from about the 1840s to the 1940s.
* 'Hail Caesar'by Music/{{ACDC}}- The lyrics clearly refer to the assassination of Julius Caesar, but apparently the killing ''started in the Colosseum'' despite the fact that the Colosseum wasn't built until more than 100 years later.
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