History CerebusSyndrome / Music

7th Oct '16 9:43:03 AM WhatArtThee
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* Music/PinkFloyd may not have been quite the lightest of bands in the first place, but the departure and mental breakdown of Syd Barrett lead to severe CerebusSyndrome - and, in an excellent example of [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], also produced much of what is generally considered their best music, including ''Wish You Were Here'' and ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
** Could be considered a double CerebusSyndrome, since after ''Music/TheWall'' things got really serious with ''The Final Cut''; although this was due primarily to [[CreatorBreakdown Roger Waters' increasing depression and clashes with bandmates]].

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* Music/PinkFloyd may not have been quite were one of the lightest most successful examples of bands in the this tropes. They started out as a silly Psychedelic Rock band, fronted by Syd Barrett, on their first place, but the departure and mental breakdown of Syd Barrett lead to severe CerebusSyndrome - and, in an excellent example of [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], also produced much of what is generally considered their best music, including ''Wish You Were Here'' and ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
** Could be considered a double CerebusSyndrome, since after ''Music/TheWall'' things got really serious with
album ''The Final Cut''; although this was Piper At The Gates of Dawn'', whose lyrics were light, whimsical, and often humorous, with songs including "Lucifer Sam" about a cat, "Bike", a SillyLoveSong, and "Mathilda Mother" about a mother reading fairy tales. However, after Syd Barett left due primarily to [[CreatorBreakdown mental illness and David Gilmour replaced him, the band's lyrics became much more abstract and serious, with pretty much no humor, and the music became darker and more experimental. Then, Roger Waters' increasing depression Waters came to the fore on what is widely considered to be their best album, ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', a dark, cynical concept album about life, tackling themes like insanity ("Brain Damage"), war ("Us and clashes with bandmates]].Them") and how time slips by as you get older ("Time"). Their following two albums ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/Animals'' were about the corrupt music industry and how corrupt society is in general, before they went darker still with ''Music/TheWall'', about a rock-star who secludes himself from the whole world and fantasizes about being a neo-nazi dictator, only lightened up by some humor (Such as in "The Trial", or "One of My Turns"). Their darkest album, however, was ''Music/TheFinalCut'', an entirely serious look at the horrors of war. Most of these albums are regarded as among their best.
8th Jul '16 6:28:10 AM gewunomox
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* Inverted and then played tremendously straight with FrankZappa's work. The early Mothers of Invention albums were dark, scary, and subversive. As his compositional style got more and more colorful, Zappa got farther and farther away from this, doing straighter comedy and only occasionally becoming as dark as he once was. Then, in the last years of his life, he created CivilizationPhazeIII, which is his darkest and most serious album, complete with an insane plot about Pigs & Ponies he had started years before.

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* Inverted and then played tremendously straight with FrankZappa's Music/FrankZappa's work. The early Mothers of Invention albums were dark, scary, and subversive. As his compositional style got more and more colorful, Zappa got farther and farther away from this, doing straighter comedy and only occasionally becoming as dark as he once was. Then, in the last years of his life, he created CivilizationPhazeIII, which is his darkest and most serious album, complete with an insane plot about Pigs & Ponies he had started years before.
20th Jun '16 1:29:04 PM gewunomox
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* The BeastieBoys came to prominence with such intellectual works as "Girls" and "Fight For Your Right", only later to be distracted by such droll projects as organizing the Tibetan Freedom Concert and becoming an alternative rock band.

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* The BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys came to prominence with such intellectual works as "Girls" and "Fight For Your Right", only later to be distracted by such droll projects as organizing the Tibetan Freedom Concert and becoming an alternative rock band.
10th Jun '16 12:09:17 AM gewunomox
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* TheProdigy's sound and videos show a clear move away form their [[{{Camp}} campy]] early works such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9OBlcCiDk "Out of Space"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcxnbfRYM-g "One Love"]] into DarkerAndEdgier territory, with works like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RI9wVgOO1s "No Good"]]. This shift became gradually more apparent as TheNineties progressed, to the point where it would be difficult to believe that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9OBlcCiDk "Out of Space"]] was even made by the same group as songs such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PAHbqq-o4 "Breathe"]].

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* TheProdigy's Music/TheProdigy's sound and videos show a clear move away form their [[{{Camp}} campy]] early works such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9OBlcCiDk "Out of Space"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcxnbfRYM-g "One Love"]] into DarkerAndEdgier territory, with works like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RI9wVgOO1s "No Good"]]. This shift became gradually more apparent as TheNineties progressed, to the point where it would be difficult to believe that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9OBlcCiDk "Out of Space"]] was even made by the same group as songs such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PAHbqq-o4 "Breathe"]].
7th Jun '16 10:26:17 PM gewunomox
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* Music/GreenDay started out doing pretty straightforward punk with lyrics about getting high, masturbating and being a deadbeat. By ''AmericanIdiot'' they instead started focusing on politics and [[GrowingTheBeard becoming more serious]]. [[BrokenBase The fans are now very split up around this]]. ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown'' continued from ''Music/AmericanIdiot.''

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* Music/GreenDay started out doing pretty straightforward punk with lyrics about getting high, masturbating and being a deadbeat. By ''AmericanIdiot'' ''Music/AmericanIdiot'' they instead started focusing on politics and [[GrowingTheBeard becoming more serious]]. [[BrokenBase The fans are now very split up around this]]. ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown'' continued from ''Music/AmericanIdiot.''
7th Jun '16 9:56:42 PM gewunomox
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* GreenDay started out doing pretty straightforward punk with lyrics about getting high, masturbating and being a deadbeat. By ''AmericanIdiot'' they instead started focusing on politics and [[GrowingTheBeard becoming more serious]]. [[BrokenBase The fans are now very split up around this]]. ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown'' continued from ''Music/AmericanIdiot.''

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* GreenDay Music/GreenDay started out doing pretty straightforward punk with lyrics about getting high, masturbating and being a deadbeat. By ''AmericanIdiot'' they instead started focusing on politics and [[GrowingTheBeard becoming more serious]]. [[BrokenBase The fans are now very split up around this]]. ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown'' continued from ''Music/AmericanIdiot.''



** Note that during the time period of LighterAndSofter punk with GreenDay, Billie Joe Armstrong was doing political punk with PinheadGunpowder.

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** Note that during the time period of LighterAndSofter punk with GreenDay, Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong was doing political punk with PinheadGunpowder.
4th Jun '16 7:48:59 PM gewunomox
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** Subverted with their latest project, the ''Uno! Dos! Trè!'' Trilogy—from what the band has said and what we've heard of the songs, they're back to a just-having-fun style reminiscent of TheClash.

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** Subverted with their latest project, the ''Uno! Dos! Trè!'' Trilogy—from what the band has said and what we've heard of the songs, they're back to a just-having-fun style reminiscent of TheClash.Music/TheClash.
1st May '16 12:21:36 PM aye_amber
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* The 69 Eyes started out as a typical Glam Rock band, but ever since "Wasting the Dawn", have developed a progressively more Gothic sound, which reached its tipping point at "Paris Kills."

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* The ''The 69 Eyes Eyes'' started out as a typical Glam Rock band, but ever since "Wasting the Dawn", have developed a progressively more Gothic sound, which reached its tipping point at "Paris Kills."
24th Apr '16 12:23:11 AM aye_amber
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* Can be seen throughout the album ''DangerDays: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'' by MyChemicalRomance. Starts out on the light-hearted, you-suck-we-win themed track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egG7fiE89IU "Na Na Na"]], before the tracks get more and more angsty and tragic. However, their last track, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3L6T0dfHa0 "Vampire Money"]], revamps the entire feel and ends the album with the same feeling it started out with, contradicting this trope in the first place.
* Music/JoyDivision, who started off playing upbeat punk music with vaguely war related lyrics. By their last year, Ian was writing songs that came across as suicide notes. Their last recorded song "In A Lonely Place" mentions the process of a man hanging himself. And Ian did just that several days later. The band's evolution, NewOrder are an inversion, starting off a dark continuation of Joy Division and moving into poppier territory as they went on.
* MileyCyrus' first album outside of the ''HannahMontana'' franchise, ''Meet Miley Cyrus'' was in the teen pop vein, with love songs devoted to her then-boyfriend [[TheJonasBrothers Nick Jonas]]. After they broke up, her second album ''Breakout'' naturally reflected the breakup. Her EP ''The Time Of Our Lives'', despite being more lighthearted, contained some angrier/punkier material like "Talk Is Cheap" and her cover of Ashlee Simpson's "Kicking And Screaming", while some songs show the beginnings of her [[NotAllowedToGrowUp image makeover]] to come. More of the makeover was found on ''Can't Be Tamed'' (although more of the songs invoked ''empowerment'' than sexuality), while songs like "Stay" and "Forgiveness And Love" were more reflective and/or melancholy.
* Although BruceSpringsteen's early songs have occasional moments of melancholy, the overall impression of his first three albums is a manic world of street racing, fairgrounds and lots and lots of sex. After a long court case, he came back with ''Darkness on the Edge of Town'', which was [[DarkerAndEdgier just what you'd expect from the title]]. A few years later, he put out ''Nebraska''.

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* Can be seen throughout the album ''DangerDays: ''Music/DangerDays: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'' by MyChemicalRomance. Starts out on the light-hearted, you-suck-we-win themed track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egG7fiE89IU "Na Na Na"]], before the tracks get more and more angsty and tragic. However, their last track, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3L6T0dfHa0 "Vampire Money"]], revamps the entire feel and ends the album with the same feeling it started out with, contradicting this trope in the first place.
* Music/JoyDivision, who started off playing upbeat punk music with vaguely war related lyrics. By their last year, Ian was writing songs that came across as suicide notes. Their last recorded song "In A Lonely Place" mentions the process of a man hanging himself. And Ian did just that several days later. The band's evolution, NewOrder Music/NewOrder are an inversion, starting off a dark continuation of Joy Division and moving into poppier territory as they went on.
* MileyCyrus' Music/MileyCyrus' first album outside of the ''HannahMontana'' ''Franchise/HannahMontana'' franchise, ''Meet Miley Cyrus'' was in the teen pop vein, with love songs devoted to her then-boyfriend [[TheJonasBrothers [[Music/TheJonasBrothers Nick Jonas]]. After they broke up, her second album ''Breakout'' naturally reflected the breakup. Her EP ''The Time Of Our Lives'', despite being more lighthearted, contained some angrier/punkier angrier / punkier material like "Talk Is Cheap" and her cover of Ashlee Simpson's "Kicking And Screaming", while some songs show the beginnings of her [[NotAllowedToGrowUp image makeover]] to come. More of the makeover was found on ''Can't Be Tamed'' (although more of the songs invoked ''empowerment'' than sexuality), while songs like "Stay" and "Forgiveness And Love" were more reflective and/or melancholy.
* Although BruceSpringsteen's Music/BruceSpringsteen's early songs have occasional moments of melancholy, the overall impression of his first three albums is a manic world of street racing, fairgrounds and lots and lots of sex. After a long court case, he came back with ''Darkness on the Edge of Town'', which was [[DarkerAndEdgier just what you'd expect from the title]]. A few years later, he put out ''Nebraska''.
20th Apr '16 6:09:14 AM aye_amber
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* JoyDivision, who started off playing upbeat punk music with vaguely war related lyrics. By their last year, Ian was writing songs that came across as suicide notes. Their last recorded song "In A Lonely Place" mentions the process of a man hanging himself. And Ian did just that several days later. The band's evolution, NewOrder are an inversion, starting off a dark continuation of Joy Division and moving into poppier territory as they went on.

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* JoyDivision, Music/JoyDivision, who started off playing upbeat punk music with vaguely war related lyrics. By their last year, Ian was writing songs that came across as suicide notes. Their last recorded song "In A Lonely Place" mentions the process of a man hanging himself. And Ian did just that several days later. The band's evolution, NewOrder are an inversion, starting off a dark continuation of Joy Division and moving into poppier territory as they went on.
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