History LargeHam / Music

1st Feb '17 6:49:20 AM samsteel5
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* Jonny Atma, creator of Music/GaMetal, has a habit of getting [[https://youtu.be/XcjP-py_M-0?t=1m25s extremely dramatic]] when he gets to solos.
23rd Jan '17 6:41:06 PM igordebraga
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* Music/{{GWAR}}, which is basically KISS, Alice Cooper and Manowar thrown together in a meat grinder - with any traces of subtlety removed afterwards.



** Music/CelineDion too, a fierce competitor for the "who does the biggest IncrediblyLongNote" category.[[note]]though the late WhitneyHouston probably beats both[[/note]] "[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} You're heeeeeeere, there's nooooooothiiiiing I feeeeeeeaaaaar]]..."

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** Music/CelineDion too, a fierce competitor for the "who does the biggest IncrediblyLongNote" category.[[note]]though the late WhitneyHouston probably beats both[[/note]] "[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} You're heeeeeeere, there's nooooooothiiiiing I feeeeeeeaaaaar]]..."" As a bonus, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDHryC6Vwg her appearance doing musical impressions]], where eventually she's forced to stand up to perform with full bombast.



* [[Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}} JenniferHudson]], good lord, Jennifer Hudson!

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* [[Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}} JenniferHudson]], Jennifer Hudson]], good lord, Jennifer Hudson!
9th Jan '17 2:38:52 PM BugsFan17
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-->'''Caller:''' I just saw your lady go in a hotel room, [[VocalTic man!]] With one of your ''best friends!'' It just didn't ''look right,'' Marvin! ''({{Beat}})'' ''Speak up, man!'' What you gonna say about it, man?!

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-->'''Caller:''' I just saw your lady go in a hotel room, [[VocalTic [[VerbalTic man!]] With one of your ''best friends!'' It just didn't ''look right,'' Marvin! ''({{Beat}})'' ''Speak up, man!'' What you gonna say about it, man?!
9th Jan '17 2:38:23 PM BugsFan17
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOzayDpWoI Check out]] the backup singers in Music/RickJames' "Super Freak" video.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOzayDpWoI Check out]] the backup singers in Music/RickJames' Rick James' "Super Freak" video.video.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcTbrzg9KIo This]] live performance of Music/MarvinGaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," supposedly depicting the conversation that lets Marvin know his girl's been unfaithful as a segue into the song. Marvin's pretty understated, but the band member who lets him know? Hoo, boy...
-->'''Caller:''' [[NarmCharm Somethin']] ''[[NarmCharm funky]]'' [[NarmCharm is goin' down, man!]]
-->'''Marvin:''' [[TheStoic What do you]] ''[[TheStoic mean,]]'' [[TheStoic somethin' funky is goin' down?]]
-->'''Caller:''' I just saw your lady go in a hotel room, [[VocalTic man!]] With one of your ''best friends!'' It just didn't ''look right,'' Marvin! ''({{Beat}})'' ''Speak up, man!'' What you gonna say about it, man?!
9th Jan '17 1:56:36 PM CassandraLeo
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* If we allow for musicians as well as vocalists to count as hams, then ProgressiveRock is the musical equivalent of this trope, and is a veritable goldmine of hams. Keyboardists seem to be particularly susceptible to this (Matt Bellamy may be incredibly hammy on the microphone, but he's equally hammy on the piano and guitar; [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Keith Emerson]] and [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman]] are also excellent examples of hammy prog keyboardists), but there are plenty of hams on other instruments as well (Neil Peart of Music/{{Rush}}, Music/BillBruford of Music/KingCrimson and Music/{{Yes}}, Steve Hackett of Music/{{Genesis}}, Steve Howe of Music/{{Yes}}). As for prog vocalists not mentioned above, special mention has to go to Music/PeterGabriel, as he introduced a level of theatricality never seen before in rock, and this certainly carried over to his vocal performances. He's toned it down somewhat in his solo career, but see songs like "The Return of the Giant Hogweed", "The Musical Box", "The Fountain of Salmacis", "Get 'Em Out by Friday", "Music/SuppersReady", "The Battle of Epping Forest", "Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway", and "In the Cage" for prime Gabriel-era ham. His successor on the microphone, Music/PhilCollins, was no slouch either, and kept this up throughout his tenure with the band as well as in his solo career; good examples include "Dance on a Volcano", "Eleventh Earl of Mar", "Mama", "That's All", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "No Son of Mine", and "In the Air Tonight".
* Cedric Bixler Zavala of Music/AtTheDriveIn and Music/TheMarsVolta deserves mention here as well. Songs like "Invalid Litter Dept." and "Roulette Dares" are prime sources of musical ham, not to mention the latter band's thirty-two-minute epic "Cassandra Gemini", which is thirty-two minutes of nonstop musical scenery-chewing.

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* If we allow for musicians as well as vocalists to count as hams, then ProgressiveRock is the musical equivalent of this trope, and is a veritable goldmine of hams. Keyboardists seem to be particularly susceptible to this (Matt Bellamy may be incredibly hammy on the microphone, but he's equally hammy on the piano and guitar; [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Keith Emerson]] and [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman]] are also excellent examples of hammy prog keyboardists), but there are plenty of hams on other instruments as well (Neil Peart of Music/{{Rush}}, Music/BillBruford of Music/KingCrimson and Music/{{Yes}}, Steve Hackett of Music/{{Genesis}}, Steve Howe of Music/{{Yes}}). Music/{{Yes}}).
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As for prog vocalists not mentioned above, special mention has to go to Music/PeterGabriel, as he introduced a level of theatricality never seen before in rock, and this certainly carried over to his vocal performances. He's toned it down somewhat in his solo career, but see songs like "The Return of the Giant Hogweed", "The Musical Box", "The Fountain of Salmacis", "Get 'Em Out by Friday", "Music/SuppersReady", "The Battle of Epping Forest", "Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway", and "In the Cage" for prime Gabriel-era ham. His successor on the microphone, Music/PhilCollins, was no slouch either, and kept this up throughout his tenure with the band as well as in his solo career; good examples include "Dance on a Volcano", "Eleventh Earl of Mar", "Mama", "That's All", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "No Son of Mine", and "In the Air Tonight".
* Cedric Bixler Zavala of Music/AtTheDriveIn and Music/TheMarsVolta deserves mention here as well. Songs like "Chanbara", "Arcarsenal", "Catacombs", "Cosmonaut", "Invalid Litter Dept." and ", "Eunuch Provacateur", "Roulette Dares" Dares", "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt", "L'Via L'Viaquez", and "Day of the Baphomets" are prime sources of musical ham, not to mention the latter band's thirty-two-minute epic "Cassandra Gemini", which is thirty-two minutes of nonstop musical scenery-chewing.
9th Jan '17 1:48:53 PM CassandraLeo
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* Atilla Csihar of Music/{{Mayhem}} is perhaps the most notorious example of this among BlackMetal vocalists, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome not that anyone is complaining]]. His [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible unorthodox]] [[ManOfAThousandVoices amalgamation]] of [[GutturalGrowler guttural growls]] and operatic wailing is known for its theatrical qualities as well as being, well, [[{{Understatement}} highly emphatic]].

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* Atilla Csihar of Music/{{Mayhem}} is perhaps the most notorious example of this among BlackMetal vocalists, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome not that anyone is complaining]]. His [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible unorthodox]] [[ManOfAThousandVoices amalgamation]] of [[GutturalGrowler guttural growls]] and operatic wailing is known for its theatrical qualities as well as being, well, [[{{Understatement}} highly emphatic]]. Csihar's works for other bands like Aborym and Music/SunnO can, if anything, get even ''hammier''. Maniac, another of Mayhem's vocalists, can also get spectacularly hammy, particularly on ''Grand Declaration of War''. "WATCH THE TWILIGHT OF YOUR GOD AS YOUR SYSTEM CRACKS, AND ALL YOUR LIFE IS DEAD, PRIEST!"




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* Julian Cope of The Teardrop Explodes provides a ''spectacularly'' hammy performance for Music/SunnO's "My Wall". "Bathory Erzsébet" by the same band also contains an extremely hammy performance from Xasthur's Malefic, which was obtained through EnforcedMethodActing, as Malefic is claustrophobic, and his vocal performance was recorded while he was in a coffin. Another Sunn O))) collaborator deserving mention here is Runhild Gammelsæter, one of the finest Norwegian hams of all time; she has not only provided performances for some of Sunn O)))'s tracks but was also the vocalist for O'Malley and Anderson's earlier band, Thorr's Hammer.
* Quorthon of Music/{{Bathory}} also deserves mention, particularly when he started recording Viking metal. Songs like "One Rode to Asa Bay", "Shores in Flames", and "Twilight of the Gods" provide ''spectacular'' examples of this trope.
9th Jan '17 1:40:56 PM CassandraLeo
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* Cedric Bixler Zavala of Music/AtTheDriveIn and Music/TheMarsVolta deserves mention here as well. Songs like "Invalid Litter Dept." and "Roulette Dares" are prime sources of musical ham, not to mention the latter band's thirty-two-minute epic "Cassandra Gemini", which is thirty-two minutes of nonstop musical scenery-chewing.



** The whole band is pretty hammy. It makes sense when you consider ProgressiveMetal is basically the musical equivalent of this trope and Dream Theater are the genre's TropeCodifiers.

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** The whole band is pretty hammy. It makes sense when you consider ProgressiveMetal is basically the musical equivalent of this trope and Dream Theater are the genre's TropeCodifiers.{{Trope Codifier}}s.
9th Jan '17 1:39:06 PM CassandraLeo
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* If we allow for musicians as well as vocalists to count as hams, then ProgressiveRock is the musical equivalent of this trope, and is a veritable goldmine of hams. Keyboardists seem to be particularly susceptible to this (Matt Bellamy may be incredibly hammy on the microphone, but he's equally hammy on the piano and guitar; [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Keith Emerson]] and [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman]] are also excellent examples of hammy prog keyboardists), but there are plenty of hams on other instruments as well (Neil Peart of Music/{{Rush}}, Music/BillBruford of Music/KingCrimson and Music/{{Yes}}, Steve Hackett of Music/{{Genesis}}, Steve Howe of Music/{{Yes}}). As for prog vocalists not mentioned above, special mention has to go to Music/PeterGabriel, as he introduced a level of theatricality never seen before in rock, and this certainly carried over to his vocal performances. He's toned it down somewhat in his solo career, but see songs like "The Return of the Giant Hogweed", "The Musical Box", "The Fountain of Salmacis", "Get 'Em Out by Friday", "Music/SuppersReady", "The Battle of Epping Forest", "Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway", and "In the Cage" for prime Gabriel-era ham. His successor on the microphone, Music/PhilCollins, was no slouch either, and kept this up throughout his tenure with the band as well as in his solo career; good examples include "Dance on a Volcano", "Eleventh Earl of Mar", "Mama", "That's All", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "No Son of Mine", and "In the Air Tonight".


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** The whole band is pretty hammy. It makes sense when you consider ProgressiveMetal is basically the musical equivalent of this trope and Dream Theater are the genre's TropeCodifiers.
1st Jan '17 12:15:59 PM GitarooHero
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* I see your David Lee Roth [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vewm5l-i-yw and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iapJSsILcvE raise]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBty4l4CPfI you]] [[Music/StoneTemplePilots Scott]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuzpeOZI6Fo Weiland]]. That's not including his concerts, where the dancing gets more over-the-top and he does stuff like getting naked onstage, [[TheDandy dandyman suits]], [[http://www.mtv.com/bands/w/weiland_scott/news_feature_062804/ etc.]].
* How could we not mention the vivacious "Voice", [[Music/{{Journey}} Steve Perry]]? Does this ring any bells?: "All night oh every night! Hold tight hold tight! Oh every night! (beat) She said, hold oooooooooo-oooooon!!!" Not to mention, that pretty hair and those [[PaintedOnPants painted-on-pants]] he wore in "Just The Same Way". [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWO0vNVegk And he's still hammy at 66!]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3bP03_bYlU Just]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bacsfjcMt08 look!]]

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* I see your David Lee Roth [[Music/StoneTemplePilots Scott]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vewm5l-i-yw and]] com/watch?v=LuzpeOZI6Fo Weiland]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iapJSsILcvE raise]] com/watch?v=Vewm5l-i-yw fits]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBty4l4CPfI you]] [[Music/StoneTemplePilots Scott]] com/watch?v=iapJSsILcvE this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuzpeOZI6Fo Weiland]].com/watch?v=DBty4l4CPfI trope]]. That's not including his concerts, where the dancing gets more over-the-top and he does stuff like getting naked onstage, [[TheDandy dandyman suits]], [[http://www.mtv.com/bands/w/weiland_scott/news_feature_062804/ etc.]].
* How could we not mention the vivacious "Voice", [[Music/{{Journey}} Steve Perry]]? Does this ring any bells?: Perry]] deserves a mention: "All night oh every night! Hold tight hold tight! Oh every night! (beat) She said, hold oooooooooo-oooooon!!!" Not to mention, that pretty hair and those [[PaintedOnPants painted-on-pants]] he wore in "Just The Same Way". [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWO0vNVegk And he's still hammy at 66!]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3bP03_bYlU Just]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bacsfjcMt08 look!]]



* Despite singing about sexual addiction, rape, murder, love gone wrong, and a host of other messed up horror movie-inspired situations, Ludo as a whole is about as Hammy as Hams can get. Hell, Andrew Volpe alone qualifies the entire band.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeZEjU0nZeo All the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUw-V0GPvQU proof is]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XH3oMNKApI right]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkJ2ru68Cx8 here]].

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* Despite singing about sexual addiction, rape, murder, love gone wrong, and a host of other messed up horror movie-inspired situations, Ludo as a whole is about as Hammy as Hams can get. Hell, Andrew Volpe alone qualifies the entire band.
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band. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeZEjU0nZeo All the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUw-V0GPvQU proof is]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XH3oMNKApI right]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkJ2ru68Cx8 here]].



* No mention of [[Music/SexPistols Johnny]] [[Music/JohnLydon Rotten?]] "Anarchy in the U.K." is all the more classic for how hammy it is right from the moment Rotten opens his mouth: "R-R-R-R-RIGHT! ''Noooooowwwwww!'' Hahahahahahahaha!"

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* No mention of [[Music/SexPistols Johnny]] [[Music/JohnLydon Rotten?]] Rotten]]: "Anarchy in the U.K." is all the more classic for how hammy it is right from the moment Rotten opens his mouth: "R-R-R-R-RIGHT! ''Noooooowwwwww!'' Hahahahahahahaha!"



* Let's just say this genre loves large hams as a whole.
* '''Music/{{MANOWAR}}''' are the Largest Hams in all of HeavyMetal, and you are all ''[[MemeticMutation wimps]]'' and ''[[MemeticMutation poseurs]]'' for not having mentioned them. '''[[MemeticMutation Leave the hall.]]'''

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* Let's just say this This genre loves large hams as a whole.
* '''Music/{{MANOWAR}}''' are considered the Largest Hams in all of HeavyMetal, and you are all ''[[MemeticMutation wimps]]'' and ''[[MemeticMutation poseurs]]'' for not having mentioned them. HeavyMetal. Those who disagree should '''[[MemeticMutation Leave leave the hall.]]'''hall]]'''.



* Oh, and Music/MarilynManson too. Given he follows the footsteps of two artists listed above (Alice Cooper and David Bowie), and adds some weird imagery to boot...

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* Oh, and Music/MarilynManson too.fits the bill nicely. Given he follows the footsteps of two artists listed above (Alice Cooper and David Bowie), and adds some weird imagery to boot...



* Surely Music/{{Rammstein}}, with their firestarting, firework-setting and gimp-humping performances, qualify for this trope?

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* Surely Music/{{Rammstein}}, Music/{{Rammstein}} definitely qualifies, with their firestarting, firework-setting and gimp-humping performances, qualify for this trope?performances.
24th Dec '16 7:20:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Oli Sykes of BringMeTheHorizon, even with the more seriousness of their later work, cannot stop being ham.

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* Oli Sykes of BringMeTheHorizon, Music/BringMeTheHorizon, even with the more seriousness of their later work, cannot stop being ham.
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