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18th Jan '18 4:00:58 PM Ezclee4050
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* Music/DeepPurple memorably blamed the Montreux Casino fire on "some stupid with a flare gun" in "Smoke on the Water", but it's actually not completely clear how the fire started. Music/FrankZappa's recollection was that an audience member shot a bottle rocket into the ceiling. Another witness said the audience member was actually lighting matches, tossing them in the air, and catching them, only to have one match go too high. It's also been suggested that it was caused by faulty wiring.
29th Dec '17 12:15:36 PM Culfycavy
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* Music/RingoStarr was the good natured everyman who was lucky enough to be bought into TheBeatles because previous drummer Pete Best was too handsome and drawing attention away from the others, right? In fact, Ringo Starr was already a bigger name than the Beatles as drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes where he was given his own solo spot "Starr Time" and the Beatles had been trying to poach him long before Pete Best was thrown out of the group - largely because he just wasn't good enough a drummer to cope with the recording studio.
27th Nov '17 4:45:41 PM CaptEquinox
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* Music/TheLas song "There She Goes" is well-known for being about heroin however the artists deny that interpretation.

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* Music/TheLas song "There She Goes" is well-known for being about heroin heroin; however the artists deny that interpretation.
27th Nov '17 4:37:33 PM CaptEquinox
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* Everyone knows that "Louie Louie" was the filthiest, most obscene song you could commonly hear on the radio (before such controversy caused people to lash out against it). In fact, it's just a [[TheUnintelligible completely unintelligible]] telling of a simple story. The creators themselves have gotten into screaming matches with fans over what the lyrics "allegedly" are.

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* Everyone knows that "Louie Louie" was the filthiest, most obscene song you could commonly hear on the radio (before such controversy caused people to lash out against it).it, including an [[https://www.npr.org/2015/05/02/403623915/louie-louie-indecipherable-or-indecent-an-fbi-investigation FBI investigation]] that finally released an 1100-page report concluding that they couldn't tell if there were any harmful effects to "Louie, Louie" or not, because they couldn't understand the words). In fact, it's just a [[TheUnintelligible completely unintelligible]] telling of a simple story. The creators themselves have gotten into screaming matches with fans over what the lyrics "allegedly" are.
17th Nov '17 11:03:56 AM nanakiro
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17th Nov '17 10:47:57 AM nanakiro
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* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' did not start in Japan, it started in the UK, with English speaking vocals. The misconception comes from Miku Hatsune's BreakoutCharacter status, as she happens to be a Japanese Vocaloid. Additionally, Vocaloids were not initially intended to be {{virtual celebrit|y}}ies; they were intended to be backing vocals for "real" singers, but became celebrities when people started to realize that they can make them sing on their own, too.

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* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'':
** Vocaloid
did not start in Japan, Japan; it started in the UK, with English speaking vocals. The misconception comes from Miku Hatsune's BreakoutCharacter status, as she happens to be a Japanese Vocaloid. Additionally, Vocaloids were not initially intended to be {{virtual celebrit|y}}ies; they were intended to be backing vocals for "real" singers, but became celebrities when people started to realize that they can make them sing on their own, too.too.
** When the above became common knowledge, Miku was then labeled the first Vocaloid made for the [=VOCALOID2=] engine. This is also not true; the first V2 Vocaloid was an English voicebank named Sweet Ann. Miku's the second, but she was the first ''Japanese'' bank made for the engine. Ann herself is either thought of as an American or British bank, but she actually was made in Sweden (hence the PunnyName).
** The Crypton Future Media Vocaloids aren't the "main chatacters" of Vocaloid, nor are the other corporations' Vocaloids "support" characters for this group. While heavily promoted, the Crypton Vocaloids are merely a few out of many voicebanks. Gumi and Gackpo aren't Crypton creations either; they're from Internet Co, Ltd.
10th Oct '17 11:28:05 PM Phediuk
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* It is widely believed that "Bad Boys" was sung by Music/BobMarley. It was actually sung by Inner Circle in 1992, ''eleven years'' after Marley's death.

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* It is widely believed that "Bad Boys" was sung by Music/BobMarley. It was actually sung by Inner Circle in 1992, ''eleven 1987, ''six years'' after Marley's death.
11th Sep '17 4:10:04 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Many claim that all five of the crows in ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' were voiced by white men doing their best "black guy" voice. While it's true that the lead crow ''was'' voiced by a white actors, the other four were voiced by actual black singers.

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* Many claim that all five of the crows in ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' were voiced by white men doing their best "black guy" voice. While it's true that the lead crow ''was'' voiced by a white actors, actor, the other four were voiced by actual black singers.
11th Sep '17 3:43:46 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Many claim that all five of the crows in ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' were voiced by white men doing their best "black guy" voice. While it's true that the lead crow ''was'' voiced by a white actors, the other four were voiced by actual black singers.
7th Sep '17 2:07:34 PM Scsigs
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* All of Music/GreenDay's songs are exactly the same, right? Not so. This stems from the fact that in their 90s discography, they had a tendency to overuse ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, particularly on ''Dookie.'' In actuality, the band works in two-album cycles with songs and sounds that sound similarly. The fact that they actually worked to expand their sound by 1997 on ''Nimrod'', then diversified their sound ''a lot'' on ''Warning'' really cements this. Any actual fan of them will tell you this. In terms of their range expanding, they have ''Warning,'' ''American Idiot,'' and ''21st Century Breakdown'' to really show their range musically, not even counting their side projects, The Network, New Wave, and The Foxboro Hottubs, Garage Rock. In fact, their 2012 album trilogy really shows off their range quite nicely, with Power Pop and Pop Punk indicative of their early albums, the Punk and Garage Rock of their middle albums, then the more stadium-oriented and political music of the two albums before the trilogy.

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* All of Music/GreenDay's songs are exactly the same, right? Not so. This stems from the fact that in their 90s discography, they had a tendency to overuse ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, particularly on ''Dookie.'' In actuality, the band works in two-album cycles with songs and sounds that sound similarly.similar to each other. The fact that they actually worked to expand their sound by 1997 on ''Nimrod'', then diversified their sound ''a lot'' on ''Warning'' really cements this. Any actual fan of them will tell you this. In terms of their range expanding, they have ''Warning,'' ''American Idiot,'' and ''21st Century Breakdown'' to really show their range musically, not even counting their side projects, The Network, New Wave, and The Foxboro Hottubs, Garage Rock. In fact, their 2012 album trilogy really shows off their range quite nicely, with Power Pop and Pop Punk indicative of their early albums, the Punk and Garage Rock of their middle albums, then the more stadium-oriented and political music of the two albums before the trilogy.
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