History Music / BigBlack

20th Oct '15 5:12:13 PM Rockah12
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* ShoutOut: Atomizer's album cover is one to LooneyTunes, specifically Marvin the Martian and his dynamite-operated weaponry.
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* ShoutOut: Atomizer's album cover is one to LooneyTunes, [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Looney Tunes]], specifically Marvin the Martian and his dynamite-operated weaponry.
20th Oct '15 5:10:59 PM Rockah12
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* ShoutOut: Atomizer's album cover is one to LooneyTunes, specifically Marvin the Martian and his dynamite-operated weaponry.
10th May '15 3:46:10 PM RampinUp46
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-->''"''When, in [[HilariousInHindsight five years]], this remarkable achievement in the advancement of fidelity is obsolete and unplayable on any 'modern' equipment, remember: in 1971, the 8-track tape was the state of the art.''"
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-->''"''When, -->"''When, in [[HilariousInHindsight five years]], this remarkable achievement in the advancement of fidelity is obsolete and unplayable on any 'modern' equipment, remember: in 1971, the 8-track tape was the state of the art.''"
10th May '15 3:45:26 PM RampinUp46
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->''"1, 2, 1, 2 Fuck You"''
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->''"1, 2, 1, 2 Fuck You"'' ->''"One, two, one, two - fuck you!"''

* SmallTownBoredom: "Kerosene" and "Cables" are both about the extremes that people go to in combatting this. * TakeThat: This excerpt from ''The Rich Man's Eight-Track Tape'', aimed at [=CDs=] and digital recordings. -->You should take every opportunity to scratch them, fingerprint them and eat egg and bacon sandwiches off them.
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* SmallTownBoredom: "Kerosene" and "Cables" are both about the extremes that people go to in combatting combating this. * TakeThat: This excerpt from ''The The band had several aimed at [=CDs=] and other digital recordings, often on the CD editions of their albums; this being in line with Steve Albini's notorious dislike for digital media. For example: ** From the liner notes on "''The Rich Man's Eight-Track Tape'', aimed at [=CDs=] and Tape''": -->"''YOU PUSSIES CAN SUCK OUR COCKS [...] This compact disc, compiled to exploit those of you gullible enough to own the bastardly first-generation digital recordings. -->You home music system, contains all-analog masters. Compact discs are quite durable, this being their only advantage over real music media. You should take every opportunity to scratch them, fingerprint them and eat egg and bacon sandwiches off them.them. Don't worry about their longevity, as Philips will pronounce them obsolete when the next 'phase' of the market-squeezing technology bonanza begins.''" ** On the CD itself: -->''"''When, in [[HilariousInHindsight five years]], this remarkable achievement in the advancement of fidelity is obsolete and unplayable on any 'modern' equipment, remember: in 1971, the 8-track tape was the state of the art.''" ** On the CD for ''Music/SongsAboutFucking'': -->"''This compact disk is made from analog masters recorded without noise reduction. Half the tracks, in fact, were recorded in a dismal, cheap basement eight-track studio with puddles of water on the floor. Digital technology will now faithfully reproduce those noisy, lo-fi, unprofessional masters for you at great expense. Feel stupid yet?''"
1st Apr '15 3:26:11 AM Patachou
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* AffectionateParody: On their "He's A Whore / The Model" single, both sides of the album art parody of the cover art of the albums the songs are originally found on. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/Big_Black_-_He%27s_a_Whore_cover.jpg The "He's A Whore" side]] has the members of Big Black dressed like CheapTrick and posing similarly to them on [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Cheaptrickalbum1977.jpg their debut self-titled album.]] Likewise, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Big_Black_-_The_Model_cover.jpg on the back side]] the band parodies [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Kraftwerk_The_Man_Machine_album_cover.jpg the cover art to "The Man-Machine"]] by {{Kraftwerk}}.
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* AffectionateParody: On their "He's A Whore / The Model" single, both sides of the album art parody of the cover art of the albums the songs are originally found on. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/Big_Black_-_He%27s_a_Whore_cover.jpg The "He's A Whore" side]] has the members of Big Black dressed like CheapTrick and posing similarly to them on [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Cheaptrickalbum1977.jpg their debut self-titled album.]] Likewise, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Big_Black_-_The_Model_cover.jpg on the back side]] the band parodies [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Kraftwerk_The_Man_Machine_album_cover.jpg the cover art to "The Man-Machine"]] ''Music/TheManMachine'' by {{Kraftwerk}}.Music/{{Kraftwerk}}.

* CoverVersion: Several, including Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'s "The Model," {{Wire}}'s "Heartbeat," and {{Cheap Trick}}'s "He's A Whore."
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* CoverVersion: Several, including Music/{{Kraftwerk}}'s "The Model," {{Wire}}'s Music/{{Wire}}'s "Heartbeat," and {{Cheap Music/{{Cheap Trick}}'s "He's A Whore."
23rd Dec '14 9:51:11 PM ZugZwang
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18th Dec '14 9:04:41 AM Patachou
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* ''Songs About Fucking'' (LP) 1987
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* ''Songs About Fucking'' ''Music/SongsAboutFucking'' (LP) 1987

* FilkSong: Racer-X, about Anime/SpeedRacer
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* FilkSong: Racer-X, about Anime/SpeedRacerAnime/SpeedRacer.

* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: Not incredibly apparent on the actual song titles, but their second and final LP was named ''Songs About Fucking''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin And boy, was it an appropriate title.]]
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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: Not incredibly apparent on the actual song titles, but their second and final LP was named ''Songs About Fucking''.''Music/SongsAboutFucking''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin And boy, was it an appropriate title.]]

* IntercourseWithYou: Thoroughly subverted; When you see an album called ''Songs About Fucking'', you'd better believe that they're not pulling any punches in their lyrics.
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* IntercourseWithYou: Thoroughly subverted; When you see an album called ''Songs About Fucking'', ''Music/SongsAboutFucking'', you'd better believe that they're not pulling any punches in their lyrics.
7th Oct '14 6:10:30 PM notahandle
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According to Steve Albini, their name is "just sort of a reduction of the concept of a large, scary, ominous figure. All the historical images of fear and all the things that kids are afraid of are all big and black, basically."
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According to Steve Albini, their name is "just "[[PrimalFear just sort of a reduction of the concept of a large, scary, ominous figure. All the historical images of fear and all the things that kids are afraid of are all big and black, basically." ]]"
5th Oct '14 3:23:46 AM m8e
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Big Black's music opted to become this to Music/HeavyMetal and HardcorePunk.
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Big Black's music opted to become this to Music/HeavyMetal HeavyMetal and HardcorePunk.
30th May '14 6:45:27 PM notahandle
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* FilkSong: Racer-X, about Anime/SpeedRacer
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