History Music / BenFolds

9th Jan '17 7:35:39 PM ngh93
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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.

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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' (September 12, 1966-) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.
14th Sep '16 10:51:18 PM NWolfman
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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' is an American singer, songwriter, classically-trained pianist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.

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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' is an American singer, songwriter, classically-trained pianist multi-instrumentalist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.
28th Aug '16 9:31:42 PM NWolfman
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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' is an American singer, songwriter, classically-trained pianist and amateur photographer from North Carolina. In the mid-to-late '90s, he was he was the frontman for the piano-rock band Ben Folds Five, alongside bassist Robert Sledge on bass and drummer Darren Jessee on drums, who released three full albums to moderate critical success until amicably breaking up in 2000. Beginning with ''Rockin' The Suburbs'' a year later, he began a reasonably successful solo career.

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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' is an American singer, songwriter, classically-trained pianist and amateur photographer from North Carolina. Carolina.

In the mid-to-late '90s, he was he was the frontman for the piano-rock band Ben Folds Five, alongside bassist Robert Sledge on bass and drummer Darren Jessee on drums, who released three full albums to moderate critical success until amicably breaking up in 2000. Beginning with ''Rockin' The Suburbs'' a year later, he began a reasonably successful solo career.
28th Aug '16 9:28:04 PM NWolfman
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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' is an American singer, songwriter, classically-trained pianist and amateur photographer from North Carolina. In the mid-to-late '90s, he was he was the frontman for the piano-rock band Ben Folds Five, alongside bassist Robert Sledge on bass and drummer Darren Jessee on drums, who released three full albums to moderate critical success until amicably breaking up in 2000. Beginning with ''Rocking The Suburbs'' a year later, he began a reasonably successful solo career.

Ben has also participated in a number of well-regarded collaborations: he he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner, was a PopStarComposer for the Creator/DreamworksAnimation film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''m 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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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' is an American singer, songwriter, classically-trained pianist and amateur photographer from North Carolina. In the mid-to-late '90s, he was he was the frontman for the piano-rock band Ben Folds Five, alongside bassist Robert Sledge on bass and drummer Darren Jessee on drums, who released three full albums to moderate critical success until amicably breaking up in 2000. Beginning with ''Rocking ''Rockin' The Suburbs'' a year later, he began a reasonably successful solo career.

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



* ''Naked Baby Photos'' (1998) (general mish-mash of odd songs left over from old albums, etc.)

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* ''Naked Baby Photos'' (1998) (general mish-mash of odd songs left over from old albums, etc.)(b-sides collection)



* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)
* ''So There'' (2015)

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* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)
(2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornsby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]
* ''So There'' (2015)
(2015)[[note]]Featured yMusic as his backing band.[[/note]]
28th Aug '16 9:24:37 PM NWolfman
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After recording a couple of new songs for his retrospective album, ''The Best Imitation of Myself'', Ben Folds Five announced their reunion in early 2012, followed by the release of a crowd-funded new album later that year. The band made enough money to make at least three more albums, meaning we'll be seeing a lot more Ben Folds Five in the coming years.

In September of 2015, Ben Folds released the album ''So There'' in collaboration with the yMusic Ensemble.

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After recording a couple of new songs for his retrospective album, ''The Best Imitation of Myself'', Ben Folds Five announced their reunion in early 2012, followed by the release of a crowd-funded new album later that year. The band made enough money from the donations to make fund at least three more albums, meaning we'll be seeing a lot more Ben Folds Five in the coming years.

In September of 2015, Ben Folds released the album ''So There'' in collaboration with the yMusic Ensemble.
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28th Aug '16 9:23:54 PM NWolfman
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Benjamin Scott Folds is an American singer and songwriter from North Carolina. Until 1998, he was the frontman for Ben Folds Five (alongside Robert Sledge on bass and Darren Jessee on drums), a piano-rock band that released three full albums to moderate critical success. The band broke up for unknown reasons, but judging from interviews and the fact that they had a reunion concert, it didn't seem to be a bitter break-up. After 2000, he began a reasonably successful solo career. In addition, he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner. His album ''Lonely Avenue'' was a collaboration with Nick Hornby writing the lyrics.

In 2006, he wrote the songs for the film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''. He also supplied ''Red is Blue'' to ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}''.

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Benjamin '''Benjamin Scott Folds Folds''' is an American singer singer, songwriter, classically-trained pianist and songwriter amateur photographer from North Carolina. Until 1998, In the mid-to-late '90s, he was he was the frontman for the piano-rock band Ben Folds Five (alongside Five, alongside bassist Robert Sledge on bass and drummer Darren Jessee on drums), a piano-rock band that drums, who released three full albums to moderate critical success. success until amicably breaking up in 2000. Beginning with ''Rocking The band broke up for unknown reasons, but judging from interviews and the fact that they had Suburbs'' a reunion concert, it didn't seem to be a bitter break-up. After 2000, year later, he began a reasonably successful solo career. In addition, career.

Ben has also participated in a number of well-regarded collaborations: he
he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner. His Creator/WilliamShatner, was a PopStarComposer for the Creator/DreamworksAnimation film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''m wrote the album ''Lonely Avenue'' was a collaboration with novelist Nick Hornby writing the lyrics.

In 2006, he wrote the songs for the film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''. He also supplied ''Red is Blue'' to ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}''.
Hornsby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.



In early 2012, Folds announced the reunion of his original band, as well as a brand new album to be released in September of that year. As soon as a donation website was put up to help fund the album, the band made enough money to make at least three more albums, meaning we'll be seeing a lot more Ben Folds Five in the coming years.

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In After recording a couple of new songs for his retrospective album, ''The Best Imitation of Myself'', Ben Folds Five announced their reunion in early 2012, Folds announced followed by the reunion release of his original band, as well as a brand crowd-funded new album to be released in September of later that year. As soon as a donation website was put up to help fund the album, the The band made enough money to make at least three more albums, meaning we'll be seeing a lot more Ben Folds Five in the coming years.
28th Aug '16 9:03:44 PM NWolfman
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* BastardGirlfriend: The narrator from "Landed" has one who belittles him and keeps him from his friends.
--> ''She liked to push me''
--> ''And talk me back down''
--> '''Till [[{{Gaslighting}} I believed I was the crazy one]]''
--> ''And, [[NotSoAboveItAll in a way, I guess I was]]''



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the sublimely silly "Draw a Crowd", "Now when pretty phrases don't mean nothing / And I wanna sell 'em, I sing the line again / So smooth, you can hear the beard / So smooth, you can hear the beard / Three times is poetry / So smooth, you can hear the beard"

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the sublimely silly "Draw a Crowd", "Now Crowd."
--> ''Now
when pretty phrases don't mean nothing / And nothing''
--> ''And
I wanna sell 'em, I sing the line again / again''
--> ''So smooth, you can hear the beard''
--> ''So smooth, you can hear the beard''
--> ''[[RuleOfThree Three times is poetry]]''
--> ''
So smooth, you can hear the beard / So smooth, you can hear the beard / Three times is poetry / So smooth, you can hear the beard"beard''
27th Aug '16 12:18:09 PM NWolfman
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* TakeThat: "Rockin' the Suburbs" is a direct TakeThat to Music/{{Korn}} after they called out Ben Folds Five for not being a heavy rock band in Spin Magazine.

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* TakeThat: Ben wrote "Rockin' the Suburbs" is a direct TakeThat in response to a Spin Magazine interview with Music/{{Korn}} after they where the members called out Ben Folds Five for not being him a heavy rock band in Spin Magazine. lame opening act who only rocked as hard as the theme song to ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. It's also directed at the "angry white boy" culture that the NuMetal genre had spawned.



* ThrowItIn: During the recording of "Steven's Last Night in Town", Ben's phone rang. It was such perfect timing, coming right between the crescendo and final line, that the band left it in, as well as guitarist Robert Sledge's laugh.
12th Jul '16 10:05:35 PM NWolfman
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's rockin' the suburbs![[note]]Just like Music/MichaelJackson did![[/note]]]]
29th Jun '16 6:09:43 PM NWolfman
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* GranolaGirl: The "leaked" version of "The Bitch Went Nuts" is about an ultra-conservative accountant picking up one of these on his way to a Christmas party, only for her to utterly humiliate his bosses when she does a line of cocaine and goes on a hardcore liberal tirade.

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* GranolaGirl: The "leaked" version of "The Bitch Went Nuts" is about an ultra-conservative accountant picking up one of these on his way to a Christmas party, only for her to utterly humiliate him in front of his bosses when she does a line of cocaine with them and goes on a hardcore liberal tirade.
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