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21st Apr '17 12:52:51 PM thelivingtoad
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** Another line in the song asks "Who's the other guy singing in Music/VanHalen?" referring to Sammy Hagar...who joined the band ''in'' 1985.
21st Apr '17 12:39:36 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/ChrisBrown has been known for his R&B music and singing. After he [[WouldHitAGirl beat the hell out of Rihanna]], news reporters kept referring to him as a [[UnfortunateImplications "rapper"]].

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* Music/ChrisBrown has been known for his R&B music and singing. After he [[WouldHitAGirl beat the hell out of Rihanna]], news reporters kept referring to him as a [[UnfortunateImplications "rapper"]]. This same thing has happened to plenty of R&B singers, who suddenly become "rappers" in news reports (particularly from outlets that do not have regular music or entertainment writers) when they run into trouble.
21st Apr '17 12:35:56 PM thelivingtoad
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* Sound collage group Music/{{Negativland}} pulled off a media stunt, effectively lampshading this trope. The Bay Area band self-released a falsified news article based around the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brom David Brom]] murders, in which the 16 year old boy was charge, later convicted, of murdering his family with {{an axe|ToGrind}}. Negativland released a report that stated, in essence, "Negativland has been forced to cancel a planned tour" because their song 'Christianity Is Stupid' is suspected of being a catalyst in inspiring the David Brom murders and they've been told by law enforcement not to leave the state." In truth, David Brom had likely never even heard of "Christianity Is Stupid"[[note]]Friends and family noted that David had often argued with his parents about religion and music, so Negativland simply said they'd been arguing about "Christianity is Stupid" on the fatal night.[[/note]], but within months the story was in newspapers across the country, and was even made into a special report by Hal Eisner on San Francisco's KPIX-TV. They were forced to cancel their tour for external reasons: They simply could not allocate the money necessary to provide for a full tour. This "report" was repeated on nationwide television, radio, newspapers and magazines with absolutely no fact-checking or research[[note]]they may even have been called by a reporter trying to get a statement for ''Rolling Stone''[[/note]]; [[https://thedailywrazz.wordpress.com/tag/joe-brom/ The entire debacle]] can be promptly heard in an odd, documented form on a Negativland album, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/helterstupid Helter Stupid]]''.

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* Sound collage group Music/{{Negativland}} pulled off a media stunt, effectively lampshading this trope. The Bay Area band self-released a falsified news article based around the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brom David Brom]] murders, in which the 16 year old boy was charge, charged, later convicted, of murdering his family with {{an axe|ToGrind}}. Negativland released a report that stated, in essence, "Negativland has been forced to cancel a planned tour" tour because their song 'Christianity Is Stupid' is suspected of being a catalyst in inspiring the David Brom murders and they've been told by law enforcement not to leave the state." In truth, David Brom had likely never even heard of "Christianity Is Stupid"[[note]]Friends and family noted that David had often argued with his parents about religion and music, so Negativland simply said they'd been arguing about "Christianity is Stupid" on the fatal night.[[/note]], but within months the story was in newspapers across the country, and was even made into a special report by Hal Eisner on San Francisco's KPIX-TV. They were forced to cancel their tour for external reasons: They simply could not allocate the money necessary to provide for a full tour. This "report" was repeated on nationwide television, radio, newspapers and magazines with absolutely no fact-checking or research[[note]]they may even have been called by a reporter trying to get a statement for ''Rolling Stone''[[/note]]; [[https://thedailywrazz.wordpress.com/tag/joe-brom/ The entire debacle]] can be promptly heard in an odd, documented form on a Negativland album, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/helterstupid Helter Stupid]]''.
21st Apr '17 12:30:35 PM thelivingtoad
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** In the Music/SonicYouth entry, it's mentioned that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore divorced in the early 2000s (Gordon and Moore split in 2011, but when the book was published, they had been married for over 20 years. The indie rock couple that divorced in the early 2000s was Robert Schneider and Hilarie Sidney of Music/TheApplesInStereo)
** The sentence "The Music/NineInchNails won a Grammy for their cover of Music/JohnnyCash's classic song 'Hurt'". ''Cash's'' version was the cover. Of course, since the release of Cash's cover in 2002, [[CoveredUp this has been an]] [[NewerThanTheyThink astonishingly common mistake]] by media types, which probably hasn't been helped by the fact that Trent Reznor said this about Cash's version: "I pop the video in, and wow... Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... Wow. [I felt like] [[BetterThanCanon I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore]]... It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning different, but every bit as pure." Nine Inch Nails never received a Grammy for the song either.

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** In the Music/SonicYouth entry, it's mentioned that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore divorced in the early 2000s (Gordon and Moore split in 2011, but when the book was published, they had been married for over 20 years. The indie rock couple that divorced in the early 2000s was Robert Schneider and Hilarie Sidney of Music/TheApplesInStereo)
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** The sentence "The Music/NineInchNails won a Grammy for their cover of Music/JohnnyCash's classic song 'Hurt'". ''Cash's'' version was the cover. Of course, since the release of Cash's cover in 2002, [[CoveredUp this has been an]] [[NewerThanTheyThink astonishingly common mistake]] by media types, which probably hasn't been helped by even though Cash's version was one of the most acclaimed recordings of that year and the fact that Trent Reznor said this about Cash's version: "I pop the video in, and wow... Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... Wow. [I felt like] [[BetterThanCanon I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore]]... It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I it was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning different, but every bit as pure." cover was well publicized. Nine Inch Nails never received a Grammy for their original recording of the song either.song, either (it was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 1996 Grammys, but lost to Alanis Morissette).
11th Mar '17 3:36:33 PM nombretomado
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* In a VH1 show profiling Britney Spears fans, one fan obsesses that they would love to own her "Mouse Ears" from her stint on TheMickeyMouseClub. Britney appeared on the 90s verison, in which the cast members (Mouseketeers) wore denim/Letterman style jackets with their names on the front.

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* In a VH1 show profiling Britney Spears fans, one fan obsesses that they would love to own her "Mouse Ears" from her stint on TheMickeyMouseClub.Series/TheMickeyMouseClub. Britney appeared on the 90s verison, in which the cast members (Mouseketeers) wore denim/Letterman style jackets with their names on the front.
4th Mar '17 5:39:25 PM CaptEquinox
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* Sound collage group Music/{{Negativland}} pulled off a media stunt, effectively lampshading this trope. The Bay Area band self-released a falsified news article based around the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brom David Brom]] murders, in which the 16 year old boy was convicted of murdering his family with {{an axe|ToGrind}}. Negativland released a report that stated, in essence, "Negativland has been forced to cancel a planned tour because their song 'Christianity Is Stupid' is suspected of being a catalyst in inspiring the David Brom murders." In truth, David Brom had likely never even heard of "Christianity Is Stupid", but within months the story was in newspapers across the country, and was even made into a special report on a Californian news station. They were forced to cancel their tour for external reasons: They simply could not allocate the money necessary to provide for a full tour. This "report" was spread with absolutely no fact-checking or research; [[https://thedailywrazz.wordpress.com/tag/joe-brom/ The entire debacle]] can be promptly heard in an odd, documented form on a Negativland album, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/helterstupid Helter Stupid]]''.

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* Sound collage group Music/{{Negativland}} pulled off a media stunt, effectively lampshading this trope. The Bay Area band self-released a falsified news article based around the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brom David Brom]] murders, in which the 16 year old boy was convicted charge, later convicted, of murdering his family with {{an axe|ToGrind}}. Negativland released a report that stated, in essence, "Negativland has been forced to cancel a planned tour tour" because their song 'Christianity Is Stupid' is suspected of being a catalyst in inspiring the David Brom murders.murders and they've been told by law enforcement not to leave the state." In truth, David Brom had likely never even heard of "Christianity Is Stupid", Stupid"[[note]]Friends and family noted that David had often argued with his parents about religion and music, so Negativland simply said they'd been arguing about "Christianity is Stupid" on the fatal night.[[/note]], but within months the story was in newspapers across the country, and was even made into a special report by Hal Eisner on a Californian news station.San Francisco's KPIX-TV. They were forced to cancel their tour for external reasons: They simply could not allocate the money necessary to provide for a full tour. This "report" was spread repeated on nationwide television, radio, newspapers and magazines with absolutely no fact-checking or research; research[[note]]they may even have been called by a reporter trying to get a statement for ''Rolling Stone''[[/note]]; [[https://thedailywrazz.wordpress.com/tag/joe-brom/ The entire debacle]] can be promptly heard in an odd, documented form on a Negativland album, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/user/helterstupid Helter Stupid]]''.
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").
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