History Music / DreamTheater

23rd Mar '18 6:04:53 PM CassandraLeo
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** Their lyrics are full of these; for instance, "6:00" contains allusions to Creator/JamesJoyce and Creator/RobertFrost, and their songs frequently contain samples of (often quite literary) films such as ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'' and ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', as well as more mundane sources such as a news commenter discussing OJ Simpson and a Jay Leno interview.

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** Their lyrics are full of these; for instance, "6:00" contains allusions to Creator/JamesJoyce and Creator/RobertFrost, and their songs frequently contain samples of (often quite literary) films such as ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'' and ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', as well as more mundane sources such as a news commenter discussing OJ Simpson and a Jay Leno interview.Creator/JayLeno interview of Creator/ConanOBrien.
23rd Mar '18 6:01:36 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Take the Time" has the line "Just close your eyes; you can find all you need with your mind." "Just Let Me Breathe", as a TakeThat at Creator/{{MTV}} (and, more broadly, the [[MusicIsPolitics entire music industry]] - it's worth noting they were being subjected to quite a lot of ExecutiveMeddling at this point), ironically inverts it: "Just close your mind; you can find all you need with your eyes."
8th Mar '18 2:16:59 AM aksnitd
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Mike Portnoy founded the band alongside Petrucci and Myung, co-produced their albums with Petrucci, and did most of the interviews - not to mention maintaining and curating a vast back-catalog of bootlegs.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Mike Portnoy founded the band alongside Petrucci and Myung, co-produced their albums with Petrucci, and did most of the interviews - not to mention maintaining and curating a vast back-catalog of official bootlegs.
8th Mar '18 2:16:40 AM aksnitd
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Mike Portnoy founded the band, alongside Petrucci and Myung, arranged much of the music and did the recording, production and most of the interviews - not to mention maintaining and curating a vast back-catalog of bootlegs.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Mike Portnoy founded the band, band alongside Petrucci and Myung, arranged much of the music co-produced their albums with Petrucci, and did the recording, production and most of the interviews - not to mention maintaining and curating a vast back-catalog of bootlegs.
20th Jan '18 6:38:44 PM CassandraLeo
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** On ''Awake'', the serene acoustic "The Silent Man" abruptly transitions to the chugging opening riff of "The Mirror", which was the heaviest thing the band had done up to that point.

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** On ''Awake'', the serene acoustic "The Silent Man" abruptly transitions to the chugging opening riff of "The Mirror", which was the heaviest thing the band had done up to that point. (For that matter, "The Silent Man" directly follows "Voices", a harrowing portrayal of schizophrenia; there's a brief segue between them that prevents the transition from being too abrupt, but it probably lasts about half a minute.)



%%* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:The ending to ''Metropolis, Pt. 2''.]]

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%%* * ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:The ending to ''Metropolis, Pt. 2''.2'': after Nicholas uncovers his past life and comes to a state of acceptance with it, he's murdered by the Hypnotherapist, who apparently becomes a KarmaHoudini just like his past self.]]
15th Dec '17 1:01:12 AM Anddrix
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* LargeHam: The whole band, really, except Myung (whose performances still could be considered fairly hammy, but he himself is quite shy and reserved). It's part of the reason their music is such a LoveItOrHateIt affair. Amongst all of them, though, [=LaBrie=] is probably the hammiest. As for a musical example, the ''Black Clouds & Silver Linings'' album treats us to thunder, dissonant piano, heavy guitars, choirs, and organs. Oh, and that's just in the first ''minute'' of over an hour of music.

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* LargeHam: The whole band, really, except Myung (whose performances still could be considered fairly hammy, but he himself is quite shy and reserved). It's part of the reason their music is such a LoveItOrHateIt polarizing affair. Amongst all of them, though, [=LaBrie=] is probably the hammiest. As for a musical example, the ''Black Clouds & Silver Linings'' album treats us to thunder, dissonant piano, heavy guitars, choirs, and organs. Oh, and that's just in the first ''minute'' of over an hour of music.
18th Oct '17 7:00:49 AM xcountryguy
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* ThePlan: In ''Metropolis, Pt. 2'', [[spoiler: Edward kills Victoria and Julian, then leaves a suicide note in Julian's pocket, making it appear as if Julian shot Victoria and killed himself. In other words, Edward literally gets away with murder. And it's not over yet! When Edward finally dies, he is reincarnated as the Hypnotherapist; at the end of the album, he murders Nicholas, the reincarnation of Victoria!]]

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* ThePlan: In ''Metropolis, Pt. 2'', [[spoiler: Edward [[spoiler:Edward kills Victoria and Julian, then leaves a suicide note in Julian's pocket, making it appear as if Julian shot Victoria and killed himself. In other words, Edward literally gets away with murder. And it's not over yet! When Edward finally dies, he is reincarnated as the Hypnotherapist; at the end of the album, he murders Nicholas, the reincarnation of Victoria!]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: The ending to ''Metropolis, Pt. 2''.]]

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* %%* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ending to ''Metropolis, Pt. 2''.]]



* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Open your eyes, Nicholas"]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Open [[spoiler:"Open your eyes, Nicholas"]]
10th Oct '17 10:28:56 AM buckyb
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[ChewBubblegum We're here to rock hard and chew bubble gum, and we're all out of gum.]][[note]]From left to right: James [=LaBrie=], John Myung, Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[ChewBubblegum We're here to rock hard and chew bubble gum, and we're all out of gum.]][[note]]From left to right: Mike Mangini, John Myung, James [=LaBrie=], John Myung, Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci[[/note]]]]
20th Sep '17 4:29:56 PM bt8257
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Mike Portnoy founded the band, alongside Petrucci and Myung, arranged much of the music and did the recording, production and most of the interviews - not to mention maintaining and curating a vast back-catalogue of bootlegs.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Mike Portnoy founded the band, alongside Petrucci and Myung, arranged much of the music and did the recording, production and most of the interviews - not to mention maintaining and curating a vast back-catalogue back-catalog of bootlegs.



** John Petrucci has admitted that "In the Presence of Enemies" is inspired by the Korean comic book ''Manhwa/Priest''.

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** John Petrucci has admitted that "In the Presence of Enemies" is inspired by the Korean comic book ''Manhwa/Priest''.''Manhwa/{{Priest}}''.



* LargeHam: The whole band, really, except Myung (whose performances still could be considered fairly hammy, but he himself is quite shy and reserved). It's part of the reason their music is such a LoveItOrHateIt affair. Amongst all of them, though, [=LaBrie=] is probably the hammiest. As for a musical example, the ''Black Clouds & Silver Linings'' album treats us to thunder, dissonant piano, heavy guitars, choirs, and organs. Oh, and that's just in the first minute of over an hour of music.

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* LargeHam: The whole band, really, except Myung (whose performances still could be considered fairly hammy, but he himself is quite shy and reserved). It's part of the reason their music is such a LoveItOrHateIt affair. Amongst all of them, though, [=LaBrie=] is probably the hammiest. As for a musical example, the ''Black Clouds & Silver Linings'' album treats us to thunder, dissonant piano, heavy guitars, choirs, and organs. Oh, and that's just in the first minute ''minute'' of over an hour of music.



** Jordan's response to Mike leaving the band is in the form of a nice, quiet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqm8g95wwI piano and vocal improv]]...until he pulls a "Her Majesty" type ScareChord in the last 10 seconds.

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** Jordan's response to Mike leaving the band is in the form of a nice, quiet [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqm8g95wwI piano and vocal improv]]...until he pulls a "Her Majesty" type ScareChord in the last 10 seconds.



* LongRunnerLineup: Type two; the [=LaBrie=]/Myung/Petrucci/Portnoy/Rudess lineup lasted for a bit over eleven years.

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* LongRunnerLineup: LongRunnerLineUp: Type two; the [=LaBrie=]/Myung/Petrucci/Portnoy/Rudess lineup lasted for a bit just over eleven years.



** On the whole, it can be hard to classify their songs on this scale due to prevalence of EpicRocking in their work and their corresponding habit of having different sections of their songs fall all over the scale. For example, "Pull Me Under" has sections that get as heavy as 8 (the chorus sections and the coda, most notably) and others that drop down to 1 or 2 (the midsection, the intro). Overall, this songs still is around a 7, though. This is a common problem for ProgressiveMetal bands, not surprisingly.

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** On the whole, it can be hard to classify their songs on this scale due to prevalence of EpicRocking in their work and their corresponding habit of having different sections of their songs fall all over the scale. For example, "Pull Me Under" has sections that get as heavy as 8 (the chorus sections and the coda, most notably) and others that drop down to 1 or 2 (the midsection, the intro). Overall, this songs still is around a 7, though. This is a common problem for ProgressiveMetal bands, not surprisingly.
13th Sep '17 4:13:33 AM Lyendith
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[ChewBubblegum We're here to rock hard and chew bubble gum, and we're all out of gum.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[ChewBubblegum We're here to rock hard and chew bubble gum, and we're all out of gum.]]]]
]][[note]]From left to right: James [=LaBrie=], John Myung, Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci[[/note]]]]
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