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3rd May '16 2:22:11 PM aye_amber
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* A somewhat extreme inversion of this trope is the {{Nine Inch Nails}} video for ''Into The Void'', which consisted for the most part of extreme close-ups of frontman Trent Reznor's face, hair, eyes, and skin.

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* A somewhat extreme inversion of this trope is the {{Nine Inch Nails}} Music/NineInchNails video for ''Into The Void'', "Into the Void," which consisted for the most part of extreme close-ups of frontman Trent Reznor's face, hair, eyes, and skin.
24th Apr '16 1:13:44 AM aye_amber
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** A similar effect occurs in the video for {{Radiohead}}'s "High and Dry." It's set in a roadside diner in the Southwest US, and while the band does appear, all the lip-syncing is done by actors playing other customers and staff.

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** A similar effect occurs in the video for {{Radiohead}}'s Music/{{Radiohead}}'s "High and Dry." It's set in a roadside diner in the Southwest US, and while the band does appear, all the lip-syncing is done by actors playing other customers and staff.
9th Mar '16 1:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied by the video for Music/BluesTraveler's "Runaround". It starts out seeming like a straight example, with a group of actors miming the song instead of the band (most noticeably, a young, thin [[CountingCrows Adam Duritz]] lookalike is standing in for John Popper). However, the whole music video is ultimately a parody of this trope, complete with references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', in which a Dorothy stand-in and her companions discover that the band performing the song is miming and lip-synching and [[TheManBehindTheCurtain the real band is playing from behind a curtain]], and they are eventually revealed.

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* Parodied by the video for Music/BluesTraveler's "Runaround". It starts out seeming like a straight example, with a group of actors miming the song instead of the band (most noticeably, a young, thin [[CountingCrows [[Music/CountingCrows Adam Duritz]] lookalike is standing in for John Popper). However, the whole music video is ultimately a parody of this trope, complete with references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', in which a Dorothy stand-in and her companions discover that the band performing the song is miming and lip-synching and [[TheManBehindTheCurtain the real band is playing from behind a curtain]], and they are eventually revealed.
21st Jan '16 1:43:23 PM Prfnoff
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** C+C's record label tried to refute the charges by having Davis perform the song live (most notably on "The Aresenio Hall Show"). [[NotHelpingYourCase It backfired spectacularly]]: Davis' thin, reedy voice sounded nothing like the voice on the song, strengthening Wash's case that much more.

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** C+C's record label tried to refute the charges by having Davis perform the song live (most notably on "The Aresenio Hall Show").''Series/TheArsenioHallShow''). [[NotHelpingYourCase It backfired spectacularly]]: Davis' thin, reedy voice sounded nothing like the voice on the song, strengthening Wash's case that much more.
15th Nov '15 10:44:25 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' had a video of "Yummy Yummy Yummy" performed on a ''Top of the Pops''-style set by Jackie Charlton and the Tonettes. The band members are implied to be hidden inside packing crates, which the camera dramatically pans around as if it were a PerformanceVideo.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' had a video of "Yummy Yummy Yummy" performed on a ''Top of the Pops''-style ''Series/TopOfThePops''-style set by Jackie Charlton and the Tonettes. The band members are implied to be hidden inside packing crates, which the camera dramatically pans around as if it were a PerformanceVideo.



* Music/MumfordAndSons' video for "Hopeless Wanderer" ''looks'' like a typical "band performing the song in an appropriate natural setting" video at first glance, but either their backs are to the camera, or their faces are blurred out by lens flare and other techniques. Eventually, it becomes apparent that comic actors Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, and Will Forte are standing in for the actual band members, make the video a form of SelfDeprecation on the band's part as they proceed to [[LargeHam ham it up]] by getting a little ''too'' into their emotional performance of the song.

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* Music/MumfordAndSons' video for "Hopeless Wanderer" ''looks'' like a typical "band performing the song in an appropriate natural setting" video at first glance, but either their backs are to the camera, or their faces are blurred out by lens flare and other techniques. Eventually, it becomes apparent that comic actors Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Creator/JasonSudeikis, Creator/EdHelms, Creator/JasonBateman, and Will Forte Creator/WillForte are standing in for the actual band members, make the video a form of SelfDeprecation on the band's part as they proceed to [[LargeHam ham it up]] by getting a little ''too'' into their emotional performance of the song.
12th Nov '15 5:04:46 PM nombretomado
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* Although EltonJohn is normally very visible in his videos, and is overall very performance-oriented, for the video "I Want Love", 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 EltonJohn Music/EltonJohn is normally very visible in his videos, and is overall very performance-oriented, for the video "I Want Love", RobertDowneyJr. 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".
21st Sep '15 8:41:34 PM wolftickets1969
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* Similar to the Milli Vanilli and C+C examples, Technotronic's ''Pump up the Jam'' album cover and music videos substituted Zairean model Felly for the real female vocalist Ya Kid K, due to her appearing too tomboyish..

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* Similar to the Milli Vanilli and C+C examples, Technotronic's ''Pump up the Jam'' album cover and music videos video substituted Zairean model Felly for the real female vocalist vocalist, Ya Kid K, due to her the latter appearing too tomboyish..
21st Sep '15 8:40:30 PM wolftickets1969
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* Technotronic's album covers and music videos showed Zairean model Felly in place of female vocalist Ya Kid K, due to her appearing too tomboyish..

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* Similar to the Milli Vanilli and C+C examples, Technotronic's ''Pump up the Jam'' album covers cover and music videos showed substituted Zairean model Felly in place of for the real female vocalist Ya Kid K, due to her appearing too tomboyish..
21st Sep '15 8:37:17 PM wolftickets1969
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* Ya Kid K's album covers and music videos showed Zairean model Felly in place of her.

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* Ya Kid K's Technotronic's album covers and music videos showed Zairean model Felly in place of her.female vocalist Ya Kid K, due to her appearing too tomboyish..
21st Sep '15 8:33:51 PM wolftickets1969
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** A similar, albeit less publicized, scandal befell BoneyM, Frank Farian's other famous band, when it was revealed that the lead male vocals were performed not by Bobby Ferrell, the purported male lead in concert, but by Farian himself.

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** A similar, albeit less publicized, scandal befell BoneyM, Music/BoneyM, Frank Farian's other famous band, when it was revealed that the lead male vocals were performed not by Bobby Ferrell, the purported male lead in concert, but by Farian himself.
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