History Music / BenFolds

9th Jun '18 10:07:43 PM nombretomado
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** "Hiroshima" is an energetic song [[spoiler:about him attempting to dive into a crowd in, of course, Hiroshima, only for he crowd to not understand and let him fall. He got a concussion. And bled on the keyboard. This is based off a true story.]] Depending on [[BlackComedy how dark you like it,]] It could double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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** "Hiroshima" is an energetic song [[spoiler:about him attempting to dive into a crowd in, of course, Hiroshima, only for he crowd to not understand and let him fall. He got a concussion. And bled on the keyboard. This is based off a true story.]] Depending on [[BlackComedy how dark you like it,]] It could double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.



* NonIndicativeName: Ben Folds Five only had three members in it, an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of OneExtraMember. The reason? [[WordOfGod "Ben Folds Three]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny sounds stupid."]]

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* NonIndicativeName: Ben Folds Five only had three members in it, an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of OneExtraMember. The reason? [[WordOfGod "Ben Folds Three]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments sounds stupid."]]
5th Apr '18 8:22:21 PM Ezclee4050
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* DidIMentionItsChristmas: As its opening line states, "Brick" takes place on December 26.
23rd Mar '18 11:08:18 AM MikeK
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* StudioChatter: Prevalent throughout ''Whatever And Ever Amen''. The ''Speed Graphic'' EP version of "Dog" (not to be confused with "Errant Dog") ends with Ben taking a cellphone call from his then-wife during the instrumental outro, eventually telling her "We're doin' a vocal track. Um, you're all over it now".

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* StudioChatter: Prevalent throughout ''Whatever And Ever Amen''.Amen'' - the album was recorded in a house instead of a conventional studio, so they decided to include the chatter to give the album more of a raw, "personal" feel and make the listener more accepting of the less than optimal recording quality. The ''Speed Graphic'' EP version of "Dog" (not to be confused with "Errant Dog") ends with Ben taking a cellphone call from his then-wife during the instrumental outro, eventually telling her "We're doin' a vocal track. Um, you're all over it now".
23rd Mar '18 10:17:40 AM MikeK
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** There's a version of the song that's fully in Japanese (except the words "Fuck you too" and, again, "you bitch"); It was originally a bonus track to the Japanese edition of ''Whatever And Ever Amen'', so it's a bit less gratuitous in that context.
28th Dec '17 12:22:54 PM 32_Footsteps
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** Ben turned the favor around and played piano on Al's "Why Does This Always Happen To Me?" (which was, appropriately, a style parody of Ben).


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Rockin' The Suburbs," the aforementioned ClusterFBomb is sung multiple times, starting low, quiet, and garbled, but each subsequent line is higher, louder, and more clear. The music video version doesn't start bleeping the word "fuck" until the last couple of repeats, so some slightly-garbled-but-unmistakeable uses of "fuck" are left uncensored.
21st Oct '17 8:27:47 AM dlchen145
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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' (September 12, 1966-) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.

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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' (September (born September 12, 1966-) 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.
8th Oct '17 4:39:53 PM nombretomado
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*** The chorus is actually taken from an infamous MySpace posting from Johnston.

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*** The chorus is actually taken from an infamous MySpace [=MySpace=] posting from Johnston.



** The chorus for "Levi Johnson Blues" is similarly taken from the titular subject's MySpace page.

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** The chorus for "Levi Johnson Blues" is similarly taken from the titular subject's MySpace [=MySpace=] page.
29th Aug '17 8:46:31 PM FactoidCow
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Ben has also participated in a number of critically successful collaborations: he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner, was a PopStarComposer for the Creator/DreamworksAnimation film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', wrote the album ''Lonely Avenue'' with novelist Nick Hornby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.

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Ben has also participated in a number of critically successful collaborations: he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner, was a PopStarComposer for the Creator/DreamworksAnimation film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', wrote the album ''Lonely Avenue'' with novelist Nick Hornby Creator/NickHornby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.



* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]

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* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornby, Creator/NickHornby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]
29th Aug '17 8:44:50 PM FactoidCow
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Ben has also participated in a number of critically successful collaborations: he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner, was a PopStarComposer for the Creator/DreamworksAnimation film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', wrote the album ''Lonely Avenue'' with novelist Nick Hornsby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.

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Ben has also participated in a number of critically successful collaborations: he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner, was a PopStarComposer for the Creator/DreamworksAnimation film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', wrote the album ''Lonely Avenue'' with novelist Nick Hornsby Hornby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.



* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornsby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]

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* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornsby, Hornby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]
5th Aug '17 5:29:32 AM jormis29
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** His infamous ''soft rock'' version of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit."

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** His infamous ''soft rock'' version of Dr. Dre's Music/DrDre's "Bitches Ain't Shit."
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