History Music / DaveMatthewsBand

21st Jun '16 2:08:06 PM bt8257
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* ArcWords: Dave has a thing for monkeys. See "What Would You Say", "Proudest Monkey", "Monkey Man", "Big Eyed Fish", "Shake Me Like a Monkey", and "Why I Am".

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* ArcWords: AuthorAppeal: Dave has a thing for monkeys. See "What Would You Say", "Proudest Monkey", "Monkey Man", "Big Eyed Fish", "Shake Me Like a Monkey", and "Why I Am".
3rd Apr '16 12:01:10 AM Doryna
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Dave was born in South Africa, spent his childhood in New York, moved back to South Africa for his teen years, and then moved to Virginia after graduating from high school to avoid being conscripted into the South African army. His accent is stuck somewhere between South African, New England, and Mid-Atlantic.



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Although Grey Street is an all around depressing song, lyrics such as these come up near the end. Especially, ironically, in the [[DarkeandEdgier: Lillywhite Session]]. Of course, the woman the song is about probably isn't listening...

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Although Grey Street is an all around depressing song, lyrics such as these come up near the end. Especially, ironically, in the [[DarkeandEdgier: [[DarkerAndEdgier Lillywhite Session]].Sessions]]. Of course, the woman the song is about probably isn't listening...
27th Nov '15 10:49:42 AM nombretomado
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** His appearance in the ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "The Mellow Show" is a great example. He played Ozzy Osbourne, and complained that Dave Matthews' voice made him want to [[BrownNote throw up in his hands]].

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** His appearance in the ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "The Mellow Show" is a great example. He played Ozzy Osbourne, and complained that Dave Matthews' voice made him want to [[BrownNote throw up in his hands]].
15th May '15 4:21:47 PM FullmetalHeart20
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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Although Grey Street is an all around depressing song, lyrics such as these come up near the end. Especially, ironically, in the [[DarkeandEdgier: Lillywhite Session]]. Of course, the woman the song is about probably isn't listening...
18th Nov '14 5:51:39 PM johnnyfog
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* WordSaladLyrics: An awful lot. You generally get the basic idea of what Dave is rambling about, but his lyrics can seem like non-sequiturs from one line to the next. This naturally leads to a lot of WildMassGuessing concerning the meaning of certain songs.

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* UrineTrouble: Probably best not to mention their name in Chicago. (In the band's defense, the driver claimed responsibility for the 'tour bus incident.')
* WordSaladLyrics: An awful lot. You generally get the basic idea of what Dave is rambling about, but his lyrics can seem like non-sequiturs from one line to the next. This naturally leads to a lot of WildMassGuessing concerning the meaning of certain songs.songs.
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3rd Nov '14 10:03:16 PM Doryna
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* ReligionRantSong: "The Last Stop" and possibly "Time Bomb".

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* ReligionRantSong: "The Last Stop" Stop", "Minarets," and possibly "Time Bomb".
25th Oct '14 2:05:33 PM Twentington
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* ''[[MagnumOpus Before These Crowded Streets]]'' (1998)
* ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Everyday]]'' (2001)

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* ''[[MagnumOpus Before ''Before These Crowded Streets]]'' Streets'' (1998)
* ''[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Everyday]]'' ''Everyday'' (2001)



* ''[[FanonDiscontinuity Stand Up]]'' (2005)

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* ''[[FanonDiscontinuity Stand Up]]'' ''Stand Up'' (2005)



* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A news report on the death of Leroi Moore showed the cover of ''Everyday'', since it's the only album with the full band together and facing the cover. While talking about Moore, the video then zoomed in on the face of Carter Beauford. Oops.
* CreatorBreakdown: Most of the songs from ''The Lillywhite Sessions'' were written while Dave was rather drunk and depressed.
** Dave tried to avert this by scrapping those songs and writing most of ''Everyday'', a pop-flavored album, in about 10 days. Since they were still playing a number of them live, the band eventually warmed up to the idea of releasing them on ''Busted Stuff'.



* FanonDiscontinuity: ''Everyday'' and ''Stand Up'', but especially the latter.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Lillywhite Sessions'' became some of the most (in)famous bootleg recordings of the Napster Era.
** The band actively endorses the taping and trading of their live shows, so long as it's not done for profit.



* ThePeteBest: Peter Griesar. He left in 1993 before the band hit it big with ''Under the Table and Dreaming''. Since then, the band has never had a keyboard player in its official lineup, despite Butch Taylor being an important part of their live shows and several piano-based tracks appearing on their albums.
5th Aug '14 4:57:22 PM firstsight
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* OutOfFocus: Boyd may as well have been on vacation when ''Everyday'' was being recorded.
** At the end of "Drive In Drive Out", Boyd can be heard in the background exclaiming "That is bad shit!"

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* OutOfFocus: Boyd may as well have been on vacation when ''Everyday'' was and ''Big Whiskey'' were being recorded.
recorded.
** At The ''entire'' band except Dave is practically this on ''Stand Up'', part of the end of "Drive In Drive Out", Boyd can be heard in the background exclaiming "That is bad shit!"reason it has gained so much hatedom.



* RecordProducer: The band's first three albums and the abandoned ''Lillywhite Sessions'' that were revived for ''Busted Stuff'' were produced, unsurprisingly, by Steve Lillywhite. They worked with other people for a while after the ''Lillywhite Sessions'' didn't work out - the pop leanings and polish [[Music/AlanisMorissette Glen Ballard]] brought to ''Everyday'' and [[Music/{{Beyonce}} Mark Batson]] added to ''Stand Up'' did not resonate well with their fans or critics, but Stephen Harris' work on ''Busted Stuff'' and [[Music/GreenDay Rob Cavallo]]'s production of ''Big Whiskey and the [=GrooGrux=] King'' were well-received - and finally reunited with him for ''Away from the World''. Lillywhite has been credited as a '''Helping Hand Producer''' by certain reviews, as he cut down some of the [[EpicRocking endless jamming]] the band indulged in their pre-''Under the Table and Dreaming'' releases and performed an AdaptationDistillation on the songs from that record.

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* RecordProducer: The band's first three albums and the abandoned ''Lillywhite Sessions'' that were revived for ''Busted Stuff'' were produced, unsurprisingly, by Steve Lillywhite. They worked with other people for a while after the ''Lillywhite Sessions'' didn't work out - the pop leanings and polish [[Music/AlanisMorissette Glen Ballard]] brought to ''Everyday'' and [[Music/{{Beyonce}} Mark Batson]] added to ''Stand Up'' did not resonate well with their fans or critics, but Stephen Harris' work on ''Busted Stuff'' and [[Music/GreenDay Rob Cavallo]]'s production of ''Big Whiskey and the [=GrooGrux=] King'' were well-received - and finally reunited with him for ''Away from the World''. Lillywhite has been credited as a '''Helping Hand Producer''' by certain reviews, as he cut down was actually OK with some of the [[EpicRocking endless jamming]] that's the band indulged in their pre-''Under the Table and Dreaming'' releases and performed an AdaptationDistillation on band's signature, whereas others generally keep the songs from that record. under five minutes.


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** Lillywhite was practically this during 1993-2000.
5th Aug '14 4:53:34 PM firstsight
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** On ''Under the Table and Dreaming'', "Warehouse" is seven minutes long, while "Typical Situation", "Dancing Nancies", and "Jimi Thing" are all around six minutes, and "Satellite", "Rhyme and Reason", "Lover Lay Down" and "#34" are all still over 4:50.
** ''Crash'' ends with the nine-minute jam "Proudest Monkey", while "Two Step", "#41", and "Say Goodbye" are all over six minutes long, and "Cry Freedom" and "Drive-In, Drive-Out" are almost six minutes long. On top of that, there is also "Crash Into Me" (5:16), "Tripping Billies" (5:00), and "Lie in Our Graves" (5:47).

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** On ''Under the Table and Dreaming'', half the songs are this: "Warehouse" is seven minutes long, while "Typical Situation", "Dancing Nancies", and "Jimi Thing" are all around six minutes, and "Satellite", "Rhyme two others ("Rhyme and Reason", Reason" and "Lover Lay Down" and "#34" Down") are all still over 4:50.
five minutes long.
** All but three of the twelve tracks on ''Crash'' are this. It ends with the nine-minute jam "Proudest Monkey", while "Two Step", "#41", and "Say Goodbye" are all over six minutes long, and "Cry Freedom" and "Drive-In, Drive-Out" are almost six minutes long. On top of that, there is also "Crash Into Me" (5:16), "Tripping Billies" (5:00), and "Lie in Our Graves" (5:47).



** The unreleased Lillywhite Sessions had "Grey Street" (5:53), "Raven" (6:23), "Monkey Man" (7:15) and "Bartender" (10:09), as well as nearly half a dozen semi-epics.

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** The unreleased Lillywhite Sessions had "Grey Street" (5:53), "Raven" (6:23), "Monkey Man" (7:15) and "Bartender" (10:09), as well as nearly half a dozen semi-epics.more that were over five minutes.



** ''Busted Stuff'' revived most of the discarded songs from ''The Lillywhite Sessions'', giving us an eight-and-a-half minute studio version of "Bartender" and the brand-new six-minute epic "You Never Know". On top of this are semi-epics "Big-Eyed Fish", "Raven", and "Grey Street".
** ''Stand Up'' and ''Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King'' come close to being subversions as well, with only two semi-epics on each: "Louisiana Bayou" and "Old Dirt Hill" on the former and "Lying in the Hands of God" and "Sqiurm" on the latter.
** ''Away From the World'' is their first album since "Busted Stuff" to really do this; it ends with "Drunken Solider", which is their longest studio-recorded track at nearly 10 minutes, and also contains "Snow Outside", which is over 6 minutes long.

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** ''Busted Stuff'' revived most of the discarded songs from ''The Lillywhite Sessions'', giving us an eight-and-a-half minute studio version of "Bartender" and the brand-new six-minute epic "You Never Know". On top of this are semi-epics "Big-Eyed Fish", "Raven", and "Grey Street".
Street", which are all over five minutes.
** ''Stand Up'' and ''Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King'' come close to being subversions as well, with only two one semi-epics on each: "Louisiana Bayou" the former ("Louisiana Bayou") and "Old Dirt Hill" on the former and "Lying two ("Lying in the Hands of God" and "Sqiurm" "Sqiurm") on the latter.
** ''Away From the World'' is their first album since "Busted Stuff" to really do this; it ends with "Drunken Solider", which is their longest studio-recorded track at nearly 10 minutes, and also contains "Snow Outside", which is over 6 minutes long, as well as two songs that are over five minutes long.
27th Apr '14 1:14:33 PM Sen
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** ''The Lillywhite Sessions'' might actually be a rare case of "LighterandEdgier". The music is much more sparse than any other DMB record, and the subject matter is moodier as a whole than most of their albums. This isn't surprising since the sessions the material was culled from represented something of a CreatorBreakdown for Dave.

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** ''The Lillywhite Sessions'' might actually be a rare case of "LighterandEdgier". "Lighter and Edgier". The music is much more sparse than any other DMB record, record (there are no guest musicians), and the subject matter is moodier as a whole than most of their albums. This isn't surprising since the sessions the material was culled from represented something of a CreatorBreakdown for Dave.
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