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19th Mar '17 3:31:35 PM nombretomado
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* Partly mocked and partly averted by PaulSimon's "You Can Call Me Al". The entire video is Paul Simon and Chevy Chase sitting next to each other while Chase lipsyncs the song, and Simon silently and morosely acts almost as a butler or gofer for him.

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* Partly mocked and partly averted by PaulSimon's Music/PaulSimon's "You Can Call Me Al". The entire video is Paul Simon and Chevy Chase sitting next to each other while Chase lipsyncs the song, and Simon silently and morosely acts almost as a butler or gofer for him.
27th Feb '17 12:14:00 AM gewunomox
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* Although Music/EltonJohn is normally very visible in his videos, and is overall very performance-oriented, for the video "I Want Love", Creator/RobertDowneyJr lip synchs the song. Similarly, JustinTimberlake portrays a younger Elton (with an eerie resemblance to the real thing, circa 1975) in the clip for "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore".

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* Although Music/EltonJohn is normally very visible in his videos, and is overall very performance-oriented, for the video "I Want Love", Creator/RobertDowneyJr lip synchs the song. Similarly, JustinTimberlake Music/JustinTimberlake portrays a younger Elton (with an eerie resemblance to the real thing, circa 1975) in the clip for "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore".
25th Feb '17 4:07:23 PM nombretomado
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* Norman Cook / FatboySlim doesn't like to appear in his videos. He does however appear in some form in most of them - either as a photograph, a cardboard cutout or a painting of himself. For example, there's a portrait of him hung on a hotel wall in "Weapon of Choice", and the video for "The Joker" (which stars a bunch of kittens) features a miniscule "MISSING HUMAN, ANSWERS TO 'NORMAN'" poster hanging on a streetlight.

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* Norman Cook / FatboySlim Music/FatboySlim doesn't like to appear in his videos. He does however appear in some form in most of them - either as a photograph, a cardboard cutout or a painting of himself. For example, there's a portrait of him hung on a hotel wall in "Weapon of Choice", and the video for "The Joker" (which stars a bunch of kittens) features a miniscule "MISSING HUMAN, ANSWERS TO 'NORMAN'" poster hanging on a streetlight.
19th Jan '17 4:50:16 PM Xtifr
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* Semi-example: For the first few minutes of the GratefulDead's "Touch of Grey", the band are replaced by skeleton puppets. Around the three-quarter mark, someone finally gets one of the drummers' leg back from a dog, plugs it into the socket, and the skeletons flash into the actual band.

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* Semi-example: For the first few minutes of the GratefulDead's Music/TheGratefulDead's "Touch of Grey", the band are replaced by skeleton puppets. Around the three-quarter mark, someone finally gets one of the drummers' leg back from a dog, plugs it into the socket, and the skeletons flash into the actual band.
29th Nov '16 4:07:20 AM StFan
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* Music/TheBeastieBoys video for "Make Some Noise" features Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, and Danny [=McBride=] lip-syncing to the song and dressed as Mike D, Ad Rock, and MCA (respectively) from the "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" video. The video functions as a sort of sequel to the earlier video, and features TheBeastieBoys in brief cameos portraying other characters.

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* Music/TheBeastieBoys The Music/BeastieBoys video for "Make Some Noise" features Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, and Danny [=McBride=] lip-syncing to the song and dressed as Mike D, Ad Rock, and MCA (respectively) from the "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" video. The video functions as a sort of sequel to the earlier video, and features TheBeastieBoys the Beastie Boys in brief cameos portraying other characters.
18th Oct '16 7:33:55 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Friends}} Phoebe]] fronted for a (probably) unattractive singer with a fantastic voice. It took her a while to realise it wasn't her singing...

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* [[{{Friends}} [[Series/{{Friends}} Phoebe]] fronted for a (probably) unattractive singer with a fantastic voice. It took her a while to realise it wasn't her singing...
23rd Sep '16 8:31:01 PM wolftickets1969
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* On the recording of Music/{{Erasure}}'s "Breathe" and the rest of the ''Nightbird'' album, the female backing vocals were performed by Jill Seifers Walsh, the wife of guitarist Steve Walsh, but the video depicts Valerie Chalmers as the backup singer instead.
9th Sep '16 12:12:51 PM szielins
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** Also notable for actually being shot at a Grateful Dead concert. The fans stayed for ''three hours'', dutifully singing along to the same song seventy times and loudly applauding the puppets.

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** Also notable for actually being shot at a Grateful Dead concert. The fans stayed for ''three hours'', dutifully singing along to the same song seventy times and loudly applauding the puppets. (And then they shot the video.)
21st Jun '16 12:45:48 AM gewunomox
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* Probably the most infamous example of this is the MilliVanilli scandal; the actual singers were great, but middle-aged and not good-looking.

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* Probably the most infamous example of this is the MilliVanilli Music/MilliVanilli scandal; the actual singers were great, but middle-aged and not good-looking.



** There were actually several deeper meanings, one of which was that the meaning was lost on the audience. Pink Floyd was[[note]]until roughly 1987, when they started touring and recording again after a hiatus[[/note]] widely regarded as one of the most "Faceless" bands in rock history; nobody had any clue what they looked like (they just pictured prisms and guys shaking hands while engulfed in flames). Members of the band have since stated that they felt like they could have [[MilliVanilli hired a different band to tour for them]], and none would be the wiser.

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** There were actually several deeper meanings, one of which was that the meaning was lost on the audience. Pink Floyd was[[note]]until roughly 1987, when they started touring and recording again after a hiatus[[/note]] widely regarded as one of the most "Faceless" bands in rock history; nobody had any clue what they looked like (they just pictured prisms and guys shaking hands while engulfed in flames). Members of the band have since stated that they felt like they could have [[MilliVanilli [[Music/MilliVanilli hired a different band to tour for them]], and none would be the wiser.
16th May '16 11:19:05 PM erforce
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* Music/{{KoRN}}'s video for "Twisted Transistor" replaces the actual band members (Jonathan Davis, Fieldy, David Silveria, and Munky) with four famous rappers (LilJon, Xzibit, David Banner, and SnoopDogg, respectively) for a ''ThisIsSpinalTap''-style mockumentary. The actual musicians only appear at the end of the video as music company executives.

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* Music/{{KoRN}}'s video for "Twisted Transistor" replaces the actual band members (Jonathan Davis, Fieldy, David Silveria, and Munky) with four famous rappers (LilJon, Xzibit, David Banner, and SnoopDogg, respectively) for a ''ThisIsSpinalTap''-style ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''-style mockumentary. The actual musicians only appear at the end of the video as music company executives.
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