History Music / DaYoopers

3rd Jan '16 12:34:13 AM Twentington
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* CommonMeter: The verses of and "Dear Mr. Governor", "Beer Gut", and "Transplant Song" are all common meter double.
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* CommonMeter: The verses of and "Dear Mr. Governor", "Beer Gut", and "Transplant Song" are all common meter double.

* DirectionlessDriver: In the "Beer Run" skit, the guys drive around for hours, passing several landmarks again and again before they finally realize Potila has been holding the map upside-down.
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* DirectionlessDriver: In the "Beer Run" skit, the guys drive around for hours, passing following what Potila claims is a shortcut. They pass several landmarks again and again before they finally realize Potila has been holding the map upside-down.upside-down, and end up in a completely different town once they realize this.

* EarlyBirdCameo: Jim [=DeCaire=]'s son, Jesse, appeared in a skit at the end of ''Camp Fever'' and got a lead vocal on one song from ''Yoop It Up'', both while he was still a child. Jesse played guitar and drums on several albums as a guest musician (starting with ''We're Still Rockin''') before becoming their sound tech.
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Jim [=DeCaire=]'s son, Jesse, appeared in a skit at the end of ''Camp Fever'' and got a lead vocal on one song from ''Yoop It Up'', both while he was still a child. Jesse later played guitar on "Shuckin' da Cob", and drums on several albums would sporadically appear as a guest musician (starting with ''We're Still Rockin''') on later albums before becoming their sound tech.

** ''Yoopanese'' is all over this, as the band barely resembles itself. "My Shoes" and "Critics Tune" are completely serious songs with more generic themes (adultery and TakeThatCritics, respectively); "Robot Girl" and "I Don't Wanna Glow" have science fiction overtones that stand in contrast to the mostly realistic approach of their later work; and "Road to Gwinn" is one of only a very small number of parodies in their catalog. It is also the only album besides ''Yoopy Do Wah'' not to have interstitial skits or guest musicians.[[note]]''We're Still Rockin''' came close to the latter as well, since the only guest musician is Jim [=DeCaire's=] son Jesse on lead guitar on one song.[[/note]] ** ''Yoopanese'' and ''Culture Shock'' also have Lynn playing an analog synthesizer, as opposed to the keyboards used on later albums. "Last Frontier", the first track on the latter, is also the only time the band ever used a drum machine. ** ''Culture Shock'' and ''Camp Fever'' include renditions of traditional Finnish folk songs, another subject the band never revisited.
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** ''Yoopanese'' is all over this, as the band barely resembles itself. "My Shoes" and "Critics Tune" are completely serious songs with more generic themes (adultery and TakeThatCritics, respectively); "Robot Girl" and "I Don't Wanna Glow" have science fiction overtones that stand in contrast to the mostly realistic approach of their later work; and "Road to Gwinn" is one of only a very small number of parodies in their catalog. It is also the only album besides ''Yoopy Do Wah'' not to have interstitial skits or guest musicians.[[note]]''We're Still Rockin''' came close to the latter as well, since the only guest musician is Jim [=DeCaire's=] son Jesse on lead guitar on one song.[[/note]] [[/note]] Also, Lynn is playing an analog synthesizer instead of a keyboard. ** ''Yoopanese'' and ''Culture Shock'' also Shock'', despite containing the very famous "Rusty Chevrolet" and "Second Week of Deer Camp", still contains some weirdness. Notably, some tracks still have Lynn playing an analog synthesizer, as opposed to the keyboards used on later albums. "Last Frontier", the first track on the latter, is also the only time a synthesizer ("Last Frontier" even has a drum machine, something the band ever never used again); "Chiquito War" continues to show a drum machine. ** ''Culture Shock'' mild science-fiction theme; and guest musicians perform some Finnish folk songs near the end. Also, "Rusty Chevrolet" and "Second Week of Deer Camp" are examples themselves, as the former is a parody, and the latter is "traditional" folk with only a gutbucket bass and accordion. ** ''Camp Fever'' include renditions of traditional has the band mostly shifted to its most famous sound, but there are still a couple Finnish folk songs, another subject the band never revisited.songs performed on folksy instrumentation such as a gutbucket, jugs, and spoons.

* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: "Chiquito War" describes a "chiquito", a cross between a chicken and a mosquito which was bred through [[BlackComedyRape rape]].
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* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: "Chiquito War" describes a "chiquito", a cross between a chicken and a mosquito which was bred through [[BlackComedyRape rape]].BlackComedyRape.

* InnocentInnuendo: "[[http://dayoopers.com/theaterm/fsttmevr.mp3 My First Time Ever]]" sounds dirty with its lines about her spreading her legs, him putting his hands on her breasts, and the "white stuff" coming, but it's really about [[spoiler:milking a cow]].
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* InnocentInnuendo: "[[http://dayoopers.com/theaterm/fsttmevr.mp3 My First Time Ever]]" sounds dirty with its lines about her a female spreading her legs, him the narrator putting his hands on her breasts, and the "white stuff" coming, but it's really about [[spoiler:milking a cow]].

* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: They've done traditional folk songs, polka, country, and rock, just to name a few. This genre-hopping gets turned UpToEleven on ''We're Still Rockin''', where every song is done in a different musical style (for example: "Big Truck" is truck-driving country, "Green Green Grass" is {{reggae}}, "Vampire Surfin' Girls" is surf rock, "My First Time Ever" is a cappella, "Shuckin' da Cob" is {{grunge}}, etc.). * NewSoundAlbum: ''We're Still Rockin''' turned up the rock influences in the band's sound, which have more or less stayed on subsequent albums (likely a result of Jim Bellmore taking over from Joe Potila).
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: They've done traditional folk songs, polka, country, and rock, just to name a few. This genre-hopping gets turned UpToEleven on ''We're Still Rockin''', where every song is done in a different musical style (for example: "Big Truck" is truck-driving country, "Green Green Grass" is {{reggae}}, "Vampire Surfin' Girls" is surf rock, "My First Time Ever" is a cappella, "Shuckin' da Cob" is {{grunge}}, etc.). ). ''Jackpine Savage'' dialed it down slightly, but still had the hard rocking "Super Dooper Yooper Love Machine". * NewSoundAlbum: ''We're Still Rockin''' turned up the rock influences in the band's sound, which have more or less stayed on subsequent albums sound (likely a result of Jim Bellmore taking over from Joe Potila).

** Also true of Bobby Symons, who mostly just stays behind the drum kit. [=DeCaire=] usually plays the drum parts in-studio.
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** Also true of touring drummer Bobby Symons, who mostly just stays stayed behind the drum kit. kit and never sang or participated in skits. [=DeCaire=] usually plays played the drum parts in-studio.

** They re-recorded "Diarrhea" for a music video compilation, using a more polka-style instrumentation and local musician Kim Lenten on lead vocals. This re-recording later appeared on ''Songs for Fart Lovers''.
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** They re-recorded The late-90s video compilation ''It's About Time, Eh!'' had a re-recording of "Diarrhea" for a music video compilation, using with a more polka-style instrumentation and local musician Kim Lenten on lead vocals. This re-recording later appeared on their website, and then on ''Songs for Fart Lovers''.

* SameLanguageDub: They released a music video for "Rusty Chevrolet" in the early 1990s, featuring the group's then-lineup of Jim [=DeCaire=], Joe Potila, Lynn Coffey, Doc Bradbury, and Jerry Coffey. However, the latter two were not in the band at the time the song was released, and [=DeCaire=] didn't play anything on it, so Jim D., Doc, and Jerry are lip-syncing to parts that they didn't actually sing. Much later, after Jim Bellmore joined, they released a video compilation mostly composed of songs released before his joining, resulting in him (and a few others) lip-syncing to parts that they never sang.
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* SameLanguageDub: They released a music video for "Rusty Chevrolet" in the early 1990s, featuring the group's then-lineup of Jim [=DeCaire=], Joe Potila, Lynn Coffey, Doc Bradbury, and Jerry Coffey. However, the latter two were not in the band at the time the song was released, and [=DeCaire=] didn't play anything on it, so Jim D., Doc, and Jerry are lip-syncing to parts that they didn't actually sing. Much later, after Jim Bellmore joined, they released a the video compilation ''It's About Time, Eh!'', mostly composed of songs released before his joining, resulting in him (and a few others) lip-syncing to parts that they never sang.

** "Yooper Snow Rocket" shifts to a mostly ''a cappella'' B-section with only vocals and hand claps.
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** "Yooper Snow Rocket" shifts to a mostly ''a cappella'' ''{{a cappella}}'' B-section with only vocals and hand claps.

* SynchroVox: Done twice with a mounted deer head on "Camp Go for Beer", a song exclusive to the late-90s video compilation ''It's About Time, Eh!''
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* SynchroVox: Done twice with a mounted deer head on "Camp Go for Beer", a song exclusive to the late-90s video compilation ''It's About Time, Eh!''

* TruckDriversGearChange: Probably the closest they've ever come to this is "Wanna Buy an Organ" going from C Minor on the verses to C major on the chorus.
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* TruckDriversGearChange: Probably the closest they've ever come to this is "Wanna Buy an Organ" going Organ", which goes from C Minor on the verses to C major on the chorus.
30th Oct '15 12:52:25 AM Sailorleo
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**This actually originates in ''Culture Shock'', but is easy to miss. Only one interstitial skit there explicitly mentions the station call sign YOOP, but the station call-in phone number (used in the skit ''Talk Time'') is also an obvious tell once you know about the FramingDevice: 371-YOOP.
7th Sep '15 3:24:49 PM Twentington
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* SynchroVox: Done twice with a mounted dear head on "Camp Go for Beer", a song exclusive to the late-90s video compilation ''It's About Time, Eh!''
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* SynchroVox: Done twice with a mounted dear deer head on "Camp Go for Beer", a song exclusive to the late-90s video compilation ''It's About Time, Eh!''
16th Aug '15 3:07:46 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents: Their name is based on the Scandanavian-Canadian hybrid accent common to the upper Midwest. Sometimes they exaggerate it, but most of the band members really do talk dat way, eh? Ya, you betcha.
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* AmericanAccents: UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Their name is based on the Scandanavian-Canadian hybrid accent common to the upper Midwest. Sometimes they exaggerate it, but most of the band members really do talk dat way, eh? Ya, you betcha.
18th Jul '15 6:20:35 PM Twentington
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* SynchroVox: Done twice with a mounted dear head on "Camp Go for Beer", a song exclusive to the late-90s video compilation ''It's About Time, Eh!''
18th Jul '15 6:17:22 PM Twentington
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Yoopanese'' has two serious songs outside the band's typical themes ("My Shoes" and "Critics Tune"), along with two science fiction-themed songs ("Robot Girl" and "I Don't Wanna Glow") and a parody ("Road to Gwinn"). It is also the only album besides ''Yoopy Do Wah'' not to have skits or guest musicians.[[note]]''We're Still Rockin''' came close to the latter as well, since the only real guest is Jim [=DeCaire's=] son Jesse on lead guitar on one song.[[/note]] ''Yoopanese'' and ''Culture Shock'' are also the only two albums on which Lynn plays a true synthesizer instead of keyboard ("Last Frontier", the first track on the latter, even has a drum machine, the only time the band ever used one.)
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Quite a lot of it on their early tapes: ** ''Yoopanese'' has two serious songs outside is all over this, as the band's typical themes ("My band barely resembles itself. "My Shoes" and "Critics Tune"), along with two science fiction-themed Tune" are completely serious songs ("Robot with more generic themes (adultery and TakeThatCritics, respectively); "Robot Girl" and "I Don't Wanna Glow") Glow" have science fiction overtones that stand in contrast to the mostly realistic approach of their later work; and a parody ("Road "Road to Gwinn"). Gwinn" is one of only a very small number of parodies in their catalog. It is also the only album besides ''Yoopy Do Wah'' not to have interstitial skits or guest musicians.[[note]]''We're Still Rockin''' came close to the latter as well, since the only real guest musician is Jim [=DeCaire's=] son Jesse on lead guitar on one song.[[/note]] [[/note]] ** ''Yoopanese'' and ''Culture Shock'' are also the only two albums on which have Lynn plays a true synthesizer instead of keyboard ("Last playing an analog synthesizer, as opposed to the keyboards used on later albums. "Last Frontier", the first track on the latter, even has a drum machine, is also the only time the band ever used one.)a drum machine. ** ''Culture Shock'' and ''Camp Fever'' include renditions of traditional Finnish folk songs, another subject the band never revisited.

* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: "Yooper Cowboy Dan".
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* [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]]: IAmSong: "Yooper Cowboy Dan".

* LyricalShoehorn: The opening lines to "Dear Mr. Governor", in which a "troll from down below" (i.e., a resident of the Lower Peninsula) brushes a snowflake off his body, kicks it in the lake, then says that he'll "stay down here below the bridge and eat my birthday cake". Huh?
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* LyricalShoehorn: The opening lines to "Dear Mr. Governor", in which a "troll from down below" (i.e., a resident of below"[[note]]the Mackinac Bridge connects the two peninsulas, so anyone living in the Lower Peninsula) Peninsula is a "troll", as they live "under the bridge"[[/note]] brushes a snowflake off his body, kicks it in the lake, then says that he'll "stay down here below the bridge and eat my birthday cake". Huh?

* NobodyLovesTheBassist: They changed bassists twice in the course of their first six albums, and some of their songs don't even have bass parts. ("Second Week of Deer Camp" had a guest playing a trash can bass.) Lusardi has been the touring bassist since at least the late 90s, but Bellmore typically plays the bass parts in-studio.
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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: They changed bassists twice in the course of their first six albums, and some of their songs don't even have bass parts. ("Second Week of Deer Camp" had a guest playing a trash can gutbucket bass.) Lusardi has been the touring bassist since at least the late 90s, but Bellmore typically plays the bass parts in-studio.
16th Jul '15 5:37:41 PM Twentington
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* Jim Bellmore (guitar, vocals)
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* Jim Bellmore (guitar, various other instruments, vocals)

Former sketch comedy actors who didn't contribute instruments included Jim Boyer, Dick "Dick-E-Bird" Bunce, Steve Calhoun, Art Davis, Chris Kukla, Jerry "Mungo" [=LaJoie=], Pete "Casanova" [=LaLonde=], "Billy Bob" Langson, Robert "Dill" Nebel and Mike "Mikku" Powers. For a short time, Bunce also played bass on a few songs.
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Former sketch comedy actors who didn't contribute instruments over the years included Jim Boyer, Dick "Dick-E-Bird" Bunce, Steve Calhoun, Art Davis, Chris Kukla, Jerry "Mungo" [=LaJoie=], Pete "Casanova" [=LaLonde=], "Billy Bob" Langson, Robert "Dill" Nebel Nebel, and Mike "Mikku" Powers. For a short time, Bunce also played bass on a few songs.

-->"She's late! She's late! Oh Lord she's three months late. I took her to my uncle's camp, and now she's three months late!"
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-->"She's late! She's late! Oh Lord she's three months late. late / I took her to my uncle's camp, and now she's three months late!"

* NobodyLovesTheBassist: They changed bassists twice in the course of their first six albums, and some of their songs don't even have bass parts. Lusardi has been the touring bassist since at least the late 90s, but Bellmore typically plays the bass parts in-studio.
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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: They changed bassists twice in the course of their first six albums, and some of their songs don't even have bass parts. ("Second Week of Deer Camp" had a guest playing a trash can bass.) Lusardi has been the touring bassist since at least the late 90s, but Bellmore typically plays the bass parts in-studio.

* RevolvingDoorBand: Quite a few membership changes. Founders Jim [=DeCaire=] and Lynn are the longest-lasting members.
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* RevolvingDoorBand: Quite a few membership changes. Founders Jim [=DeCaire=] and Lynn Anderson/Coffey/Bellmore are the longest-lasting members.

** Several vocal parts have been shuffled over time due to membership changes. The general rule is that Bellmore sings whatever Potila used to, but this is not set in stone. Perhaps the most interesting is that "Fishin wit Fred", originally sung by Potila, is now split among [=DeCaire=], Lusardi, and Bellmore. *** Another exception to the "Bellmore sings what Potila used to" rule was "Diarrhea", which was given to Dan Collins when he was in the group. Bellmore now sings it. ** After Bradbury left, Collins took over on "Grandpa Got Run Over by a Beer Truck". Bellmore now sings this one too.
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** Several vocal parts have been shuffled over time due to membership changes. The general rule is that Bellmore sings whatever Potila used to, but this is not set in stone. Perhaps the most interesting is that "Fishin wit Fred", originally sung by Potila, is now ended up split among [=DeCaire=], Lusardi, and Bellmore. *** Another exception to the "Bellmore sings what Potila used to" rule was "Diarrhea", which was given to Dan Collins when When he was in the group. Bellmore now sings it. ** After Bradbury left, group, Collins took over from Bradbury on "Grandpa Got Run Over by a Beer Truck". Truck" and Potila on "Diarrhea". Both were later given to Bellmore now sings this one too.after Collins left.
16th Jul '15 5:28:55 PM Twentington
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Jim [=DeCaire=]'s son, Jesse, appeared in a skit at the end of ''Camp Fever'' and got a lead vocal on one song from ''Yoop It Up'', both while he was still a child. Jesse played guitar and drums on several albums as a guest musician (starting with ''We're Still Rockin''') before becoming the sound tech.
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Jim [=DeCaire=]'s son, Jesse, appeared in a skit at the end of ''Camp Fever'' and got a lead vocal on one song from ''Yoop It Up'', both while he was still a child. Jesse played guitar and drums on several albums as a guest musician (starting with ''We're Still Rockin''') before becoming the their sound tech.

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Yoopanese'' has two serious songs outside the band's typical themes ("My Shoes" and "Critics Tune"). It is also the only album besides ''Yoopy Do Wah'' not to have skits or guest musicians.[[note]]''We're Still Rockin''' came close to the latter as well, since the only real guest is Jim [=DeCaire's=] son Jesse on lead guitar on one song.[[/note]] ''Yoopanese'' and ''Culture Shock'' are also the only two albums on which Lynn plays a true synthesizer instead of keyboard. * ElvisImpersonator: In "He Thinks He's Elvis", the narrator (Lynn) laments that her husband woke up this morning and thought himself to be The King.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Yoopanese'' has two serious songs outside the band's typical themes ("My Shoes" and "Critics Tune").Tune"), along with two science fiction-themed songs ("Robot Girl" and "I Don't Wanna Glow") and a parody ("Road to Gwinn"). It is also the only album besides ''Yoopy Do Wah'' not to have skits or guest musicians.[[note]]''We're Still Rockin''' came close to the latter as well, since the only real guest is Jim [=DeCaire's=] son Jesse on lead guitar on one song.[[/note]] ''Yoopanese'' and ''Culture Shock'' are also the only two albums on which Lynn plays a true synthesizer instead of keyboard. keyboard ("Last Frontier", the first track on the latter, even has a drum machine, the only time the band ever used one.) * ElvisImpersonator: In "He Thinks He's Elvis", Music/{{Elvis|Presley}}", the narrator (Lynn) laments that her husband woke up this morning and thought himself to be The King.
13th Jul '15 7:33:44 PM Twentington
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* CommonMeter: The verses of and "Dear Mr. Governor", "Beer Gut", and "Transplant Song" are both common meter double.
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* CommonMeter: The verses of and "Dear Mr. Governor", "Beer Gut", and "Transplant Song" are both all common meter double.
24th Apr '15 11:58:21 PM Twentington
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** Dick Bunce had been a stage actor for several years, but near the end of his tenure, he played bass on a handful of songs instead of Lusardi.
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** Dick Bunce had been a stage actor for several years, but near the end of his tenure, he played bass on a handful of songs instead of Lusardi.Lusardi or Bellmore.

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** Dick Bunce had been a stage actor for several years, but near * TruckDriversGearChange: Probably the end of his tenure, he played bass closest they've ever come to this is "Wanna Buy an Organ" going from C Minor on a handful of songs instead of Lusardi.the verses to C major on the chorus.
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