History Music / ArcticMonkeys

28th Jan '17 1:42:13 AM Xtifr
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'''''Arctic Monkeys''''' are a hugely successful indie rock band hailing from Sheffield. The band is composed of Alex Turner (lead vocals and guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums and backing vocals). The band was formed when Turner and Cook got guitars for Christmas while at school and proceeded to begin practicing before recruiting Helders and their original bassist, Andy Nicholson. They were the first band to ever become really successful through the internet, as they handed out free demos of their songs to fans at gigs, who then uploaded them to social networking sites (more specifically, MySpace), leading to the band generating a huge fan following ''without even realising it''.

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'''''Arctic Monkeys''''' Arctic Monkeys are a hugely successful indie rock band hailing from Sheffield. The band is composed of Alex Turner (lead vocals and guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums and backing vocals). The band was formed when Turner and Cook got guitars for Christmas while at school and proceeded to begin practicing before recruiting Helders and their original bassist, Andy Nicholson. They were the first band to ever become really successful through the internet, as they handed out free demos of their songs to fans at gigs, who then uploaded them to social networking sites (more specifically, MySpace), leading to the band generating a huge fan following ''without even realising it''.
19th Aug '16 9:05:32 AM sistergoldenhair
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* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Humbug era Alex.

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* LongHairedPrettyBoy: The Disney prince/woodland nymph/irresistible siren that was Humbug era Alex.
4th Aug '16 3:20:03 AM sistergoldenhair
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* Long-HairedPrettyBoy: Humbug era Alex.

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* Long-HairedPrettyBoy: LongHairedPrettyBoy: Humbug era Alex.
4th Aug '16 3:17:54 AM sistergoldenhair
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* Long-HairedPrettyBoy: Humbug era Alex.
6th Jun '16 4:38:08 PM Prfnoff
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* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles: There was a lot of motorcycle imagery during the "Suck It and See" phase, especially in the eponymous music video. Alex Turner often wore a Triumph Motorcycles t-shirt during live shows, too.
30th Apr '16 7:13:53 AM sistergoldenhair
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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Inverted. They're not ''the'' Arctic Monkeys...

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Inverted. They're not ''the'' Arctic Monkeys...Monkeys. However, sometimes Alex introduces the band with "the".
28th Apr '16 7:50:47 AM aye_amber
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Not wanting to be designated as a OneHitWonder, they followed up with the hard, fast sounds of ''Favourite Worst Nightmare'' in 2007. ''FWN'' was more mature, and received extremely positive reviews, even though most agreed that their debut was a ToughActToFollow. They then took a [[TenMinuteRetirement legendarily short]] hiatus in which Alex Turner embarked on his side project ''The Last Shadow Puppets'' with Miles Kane[[note]]Kane had been a featured guitarist on "505" from ''Favourite Worst Nightmare''[[/note]]. The band released their third album - ''Humbug'' - in 2009 - a depart from their original high-energy style to [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent something more psychedelic and dark]], described as a mix of NickCave and JimiHendrix. It was recorded in California and mostly produced by [[QueensOfTheStoneAge Josh Homme]].

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Not wanting to be designated as a OneHitWonder, they followed up with the hard, fast sounds of ''Favourite Worst Nightmare'' in 2007. ''FWN'' was more mature, and received extremely positive reviews, even though most agreed that their debut was a ToughActToFollow. They then took a [[TenMinuteRetirement legendarily short]] hiatus in which Alex Turner embarked on his side project ''The Last Shadow Puppets'' with Miles Kane[[note]]Kane had been a featured guitarist on "505" from ''Favourite Worst Nightmare''[[/note]]. The band released their third album - ''Humbug'' - in 2009 - a depart from their original high-energy style to [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent something more psychedelic and dark]], described as a mix of NickCave Music/NickCave and JimiHendrix. Music/JimiHendrix. It was recorded in California and mostly produced by [[QueensOfTheStoneAge [[Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge Josh Homme]].
Homme.]]



** Going down to 2 on "Reckless Serenade", "Mad Sounds" and "I Wanna Be Yours" and going up to 5 with "Pretty Visitors", "Arabella" and "[[Music/NickCave Red Right Hand]]".

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** Going down to 2 on "Reckless Serenade", "Mad Sounds" and "I Wanna Be Yours" and going up to 5 with "Pretty Visitors", "Arabella" and "[[Music/NickCave Red Right Hand]]".Hand.]]"
12th Apr '16 3:59:49 AM sistergoldenhair
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* TheRockstar: All of them, obviously. But Alex Turner is especially good at it.
8th Mar '16 7:29:19 PM Hossmeister
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* ''AM'' (2013)

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* ''AM'' ''Music/{{AM}}'' (2013)
25th Dec '15 8:45:16 AM AndyLA
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* ForeignCussWord: When ''Suck it and See'' was released in the US, many retailers put a sticker of the title, construing it as [[BawdySong sexual innuendo]], while in England (where the band come from) it's a saying that means "try it and find out".

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* ForeignCussWord: When ''Suck it It and See'' was released in the US, many retailers put a sticker of the title, construing it as [[BawdySong sexual innuendo]], while in England (where the band come from) it's a saying that means "try it and find out".



* LIsForDyslexia: Subverted by the song ''Br'''ia'''nstorm.'' No, it's ''not'' meant to be spelled ''Br'''ai'''nstorm''. It helps to look at the lyrics, which apparently serve as a TakeThat aimed at a particularly memorable fan named Brian.

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* LIsForDyslexia: Subverted by the song ''Br'''ia'''nstorm.'' "Br'''ia'''nstorm". No, it's ''not'' meant to be spelled ''Br'''ai'''nstorm''."Br'''ai'''nstorm". It helps to look at the lyrics, which apparently serve as a TakeThat aimed at a particularly memorable fan named Brian.



[[Music/DranDuran Save it for the morning after]]

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[[Music/DranDuran [[Music/DuranDuran Save it for the morning after]]after]]
** "[[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick]]".



* TitleDrop: “D Is For Dangerous” from ''Favourite Worst Nightmare''.



* TitleTrack: "Suck It and See" from ''Suck It and See''.
* AWildRapperAppears: Dizzie Rascal in "Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend", the only song to feature prominent guest vocals.

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* TitleTrack: "Suck It and See" from ''Suck It and See''.See".
* AWildRapperAppears: Dizzie Dizzee Rascal in "Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend", the only song to feature prominent guest vocals.



--> “Library pictures of the quickening canoe/the first of its kind to get to the moon”[[note]]And that’s only the first line of the song![[/note]]

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--> “Library "Library pictures of the quickening canoe/the first of its kind to get to the moon”[[note]]And that’s moon"[[note]]And that's only the first line of the song![[/note]]
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