History CowboyBebopAtHisComputer / Music

21st Dec '16 1:40:07 PM GeniusInTheLamp
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* Way back in 1976, a great many newspapers across the globe (but especially in the UK for some reason) came across Music/{{Rush}}'s breakthrough album, ''2112'', wherein the entirety of side one was taken up by a 7-movement piece with a runtime of 20 minutes, 33 seconds, about an oppressive dictatorship run by the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx called the Solar Federation well after humankind has left the world destroying the spirits of a young guitar prodigy, with a clear moral about individualism vs. uniformity and totalitarianism. The original pressings featured liner notes with an acknowledgement of Creator/AynRand, whose work inspired the story heavily. The tabloids began running with this, calling Rush (and especially drummer/lyricist Neil Peart) everything from right-wing to fascists to ''Nazis''. If they'd just asked the band, they would find that not only is singer/bassist Geddy Lee (birth-name Gary Lee Weinrib) Jewish... his parents were both ''Holocaust survivors''. Later vinyl pressings and CD releases removed this credit from the liner notes to avoid stirring up further controversy.

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* Way back in 1976, a great many newspapers across the globe (but especially in the UK for some reason) came across Music/{{Rush}}'s breakthrough album, ''2112'', wherein the entirety of side one was taken up by a 7-movement piece with a runtime of 20 minutes, 33 seconds, about an oppressive dictatorship run by the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx called the Solar Federation well after humankind has left the world destroying the spirits of a young guitar prodigy, with a clear moral about individualism vs. uniformity and totalitarianism. The original pressings featured liner notes with an acknowledgement of Creator/AynRand, whose work inspired the story heavily. The tabloids began running with this, calling Rush (and especially drummer/lyricist Neil Peart) everything from right-wing to fascists to ''Nazis''. If they'd just asked the band, they would find that not only is singer/bassist Geddy Lee (birth-name Gary Lee Weinrib) Jewish... his parents were both ''Holocaust survivors''. (Not to mention the fact that ''Rand was also Jewish''.) Later vinyl pressings and CD releases removed this credit from the liner notes to avoid stirring up further controversy.
19th Dec '16 7:05:57 AM MegaMarioMan
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* The Ambassadors of Funk produced an album titled ''SuperMario Compact Disco'', in which they sang rap-based tunes about the {{Mario}} games. Throughout the album, they mistakenly stated that Princess Daisy from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'' was Mario's love interest, and even worse, their song about ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2'' claims that Wario has "got the Princess bound up as captive", despite the fact that neither Daisy nor Peach not any other princess was even '''in''' that game.

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* The Ambassadors of Funk produced an album titled ''SuperMario ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mario]] Compact Disco'', in which they sang rap-based tunes about the {{Mario}} Mario games. Throughout the album, they mistakenly stated that Princess Daisy from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'' was Mario's love interest, and even worse, their song about ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'' claims that Wario has "got the Princess bound up as captive", despite the fact that neither Daisy nor Peach not any other princess was even '''in''' that game.
12th Dec '16 4:25:41 AM MidnightMan
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* Music/JeanMichelJarre's big classic albums ''Music/{{Oxygene}}'' (1976) and ''Equinoxe'' (1978) keep being associated with the most famous synthesizer brand ever, Moog. In fact, however, Jarre neither owned nor used a Moog until his increasingly {{Retraux}} phase in [[TheNineties the early 90s]]. In TheSeventies, he preferred Moog's biggest competitor, ARP, and the English brand EMS. This isn't even insider information: Most Jarre albums, including these two, have a list of the instruments used in their production in the booklet or even on the back of the cover. The first album to mention a Moog is ''Chronologie'' (1993).
** ''Music/{{Oxygene}}'' was not Jarre's first album, no matter how often that's said or written somewhere. It was his first hit album, but his first album altogether was ''Deserted Palace'' from 1972. Neither was "Oxygène 4" his first single; that was the rare "La Cage"/"Erosmachine" from 1971.
** Also, the "part numbers" of his pieces of music often remain unmentioned altogether, probably because remembering one-digit numbers as song titles is that difficult. It doesn't take too much guesswork to decrypt his "big hits Oxygène, Equinoxe and Magnetic Fields" (referring to single pieces of music rather than to albums) as "Oxygène 4", "Equinoxe 5" and "Magnetic Fields 2", the biggest single hits from the respective albums. That said, "Equinoxe 4" was a minor success as a single, too.
** Any claims that Jarre was massively, especially financially, supported by his father, the Hollywood film score composer Music/MauriceJarre, are false. Actually, Maurice left France for Hollywood when Jean-Michel was four years old, young Jean-Michel mostly grew up with his grandparents, and he and his father didn't have any contact whatsoever until the 21st century.
** Not to mention [[SpellMyNameWithAnS misspellings of his second name]] like "Michael" or "[[GenderBlenderName Michelle]]". Can't people read what's written on record covers anymore?
1st Dec '16 10:39:48 AM BugsFan17
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** Also, among the musicians the song name-checks are Bruce Springsteen (''Born in the USA'' was released the year before, though it was still pretty huge in '85), Blondie (who had broken up in 1982 and wouldn't reunite until 1997) and that it was "way before Nirvana" (if by "way before" you mean "4 years before their first album, 2 before they actually got started").
17th Nov '16 11:51:01 AM PowerfulLewpster
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* In the book ''1,342 Series/{{QI}} Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted'', one of the facts states that "the last note of Music/TheBeatles' 'A Day in the Life' is so high only dogs can hear it". While there is a high-frequency note in the song that dogs can hear, it wasn't at the end - it was a 15KHz whistle near the 3-minute mark.
29th Oct '16 2:26:20 AM Zadia
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* BowlingForSoup's song "1985" has a verse that goes "She's seen all the classics, she knows every line.
''[[Film/TheBreakfastClub Breakfast Club]]'', ''Film/PrettyInPink'', even ''Film/StElmosFire''. ''Pretty in Pink'' did not come out until 1986 and the song is about a woman who's obssesed with what life was like in the year 1985.

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* BowlingForSoup's song "1985" has a verse that goes "She's seen all the classics, she knows every line. \n ''[[Film/TheBreakfastClub Breakfast Club]]'', ''Film/PrettyInPink'', even ''Film/StElmosFire''. ''Film/StElmosFire''." ''Pretty in Pink'' did not come out until 1986 and the song is about a woman who's obssesed obsessed with what life was like in the year 1985.
1st Oct '16 11:34:06 AM mimitchi33
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''[[Film/TheBreakfastClub Breakfast Club]]'', ''Film/PrettyInPink'', even ''Film/StElmosFire''. ''Pretty in Pink'' did not come out until 1986, and the song is about a woman who's obssesed with what life was like in the year 1985.

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''[[Film/TheBreakfastClub Breakfast Club]]'', ''Film/PrettyInPink'', even ''Film/StElmosFire''. ''Pretty in Pink'' did not come out until 1986, 1986 and the song is about a woman who's obssesed with what life was like in the year 1985.
1st Oct '16 11:30:25 AM mimitchi33
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* BowlingForSoup's song "1985" has a verse that goes "She's seen all the classics, she knows every line.
''[[Film/TheBreakfastClub Breakfast Club]]'', ''Film/PrettyInPink'', even ''Film/StElmosFire''. ''Pretty in Pink'' did not come out until 1986, and the song is about a woman who's obssesed with what life was like in the year 1985.
12th Aug '16 9:31:37 PM nombretomado
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* "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Music/TwistedSister was also a victim of the MoralGuardians where supposedly a boy was calling his father a 'disgusting slob' who was 'worthless and weak' and then blasting him out of the window. In the video, the FATHER was berating his son (a ShoutOut to the actor's [[TheNeidermeyer previous role]] in ''[[AnimalHouse National Lampoon's Animal House]]''), and his [[ShoutOut SON blasts the father out by playing a loud note on his guitar]]. Nothing really violent there unless you think all those old Bugs Bunny or Popeye cartoons were violent. Then the boy [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spins around and turns into frontman Dee Snider]]. The rest of the family (besides the parents) turn into the other band members, and what follows is just a bunch of cartoon-ish hijinks where the father tries to get into the house and subdue Twisted Sister, only to either crash or fall out the window. No blood or anything - pretty tame compared to a lot of violent movies. The song itself isn't about violence at all either, but freedom and enjoying life without others dictating every aspect of it without reason. Focus on the Family, The PMRC and these other conservative groups really needed to do more research before protesting something that they deem wrong or evil. While they're at it, they should probably look up the definition of irony.

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* "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Music/TwistedSister was also a victim of the MoralGuardians where supposedly a boy was calling his father a 'disgusting slob' who was 'worthless and weak' and then blasting him out of the window. In the video, the FATHER was berating his son (a ShoutOut to the actor's [[TheNeidermeyer previous role]] in ''[[AnimalHouse ''[[Film/AnimalHouse National Lampoon's Animal House]]''), and his [[ShoutOut SON blasts the father out by playing a loud note on his guitar]]. Nothing really violent there unless you think all those old Bugs Bunny or Popeye cartoons were violent. Then the boy [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spins around and turns into frontman Dee Snider]]. The rest of the family (besides the parents) turn into the other band members, and what follows is just a bunch of cartoon-ish hijinks where the father tries to get into the house and subdue Twisted Sister, only to either crash or fall out the window. No blood or anything - pretty tame compared to a lot of violent movies. The song itself isn't about violence at all either, but freedom and enjoying life without others dictating every aspect of it without reason. Focus on the Family, The PMRC and these other conservative groups really needed to do more research before protesting something that they deem wrong or evil. While they're at it, they should probably look up the definition of irony.
25th Jul '16 9:18:39 PM WildeOscar
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** Similarly, many writers give John's death date as late in November (possibly confusing it with JFK's death date of November 22nd). It was December 8th.
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