History Music / ElioELeStorieTese

24th Nov '17 8:31:00 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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In 2017, after almost four decades of career, they announced their retirement and the date of their last live concert ever: December 19, 2017.


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* BookEnds: a possible example. They started their career with wacky, comical cover versions of popular songs, and their last single ever, 2017's "Licantropo vegano" ("Vegan Werewolf"), is a cover of Music/WarrenZevon's "Werevolves of London".
20th Oct '17 10:25:50 AM VAIAZ
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* WordPureeTitle: ''Craccraccricrecr'' (WordOfGod states that it is meant to be "the sound of your body changing"[[note]]Possibly a friendly jab to fellow singer Piero Pelù who released the song "Il mio corpo che cambia" or "My body changing"[[/note]]), ''Cicciput'' (the name of an angel according to some "medium" on the radio) and ''Studentessi'' (a mispronounced Italian word).

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* WordPureeTitle: ''Craccraccricrecr'' (WordOfGod states that it is meant to be "the sound of your body changing"[[note]]Possibly a friendly jab to fellow singer Piero Pelù who released the song "Il mio corpo che cambia" or "My body changing"[[/note]]), ''Cicciput'' (the name of an angel according to some "medium" on the radio) and ''Studentessi'' (a mispronounced misspelled Italian word).
16th Oct '17 3:33:15 AM DuPinz
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Implied with Cesareo's part in "I Delfini Nuotano". It's difficult to understand it, though, since he sings one word every four, the other three being words from other bandmembers' parts.
16th Oct '17 3:17:21 AM DuPinz
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** Also, the very title "Eat the phikis", which doesn't really mean anything.

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** Also, the very title "Eat the phikis", which doesn't really mean anything.anything[[note]]"Phikis" sounds like "fichi", which is Italian for "figs" (or slang for "the cool/hot [male] ones") and is found in the title of a song on the album, "Burattino senza fichi"[[/note]].
16th Oct '17 3:07:30 AM DuPinz
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** At their second partecipation at the Sanremo Music Festival in 2013, they performed "Un Bacio Piccolissimo" ("The Smallest Kiss", originally sung in 1964 by Robertino) during the cover-with-special guest evening... inviting famed pornstar Rocco Siffredi on the stage along them. They proceeded to halt the song at the half-point and ask Rocco how to blow "the smallest kiss", which he then did right in front of the camera.
1st Oct '17 9:54:42 AM DuPinz
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* BlackComedyRape: The ultimate fate of the calf with balsa feet in the eponymous song.
-->"Let me introduce myself, I'm the gay teddy bear, and as you might have sensed [[spoiler: I'm going to sodomize you.]]"



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: [[HiddenDepths It helps that they're all very skilled musicians]]. Sometimes, the genres are switched ''during'' the song, like in "Il vitello dai piedi di balsa''.




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** "Il vitello dai piedi di balsa (Reprise)" ends with a short [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly salsa-style coda]]... then, after some seconds of silence, all the instruments give way to the most cacophonous chord possible.
7th Apr '17 6:11:34 PM Xtifr
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'''[[http://www.elioelestorietese.it Elio e le Storie Tese]]''' (''Elio and the Troubled Stories''), often shortened to [=EelST=] or "Elii", are (to make a long story short) {{UsefulNotes/Italy}}'s answer to Music/FrankZappa, and also one of the most succesful and long-lived Italian bands, having existed since 1980.

Their history began in the second half of TheSeventies, when the founder '''Elio''' (Stefano Belisari) created a small band with some of his HighSchool mates in Milan. After various changes, [[TheEighties the early Eighties]] saw the arrival of a couple members that still play with Elio to this day: '''Cesareo''' (Davide Civaschi), '''Rocco Tanica''' (Sergio Conforti) and '''Faso''' (Nicola Fasani). [=EelST=] began touring Northern Italy since about 1985, and their songs began circulating among the youth in the form of bootleg tapes; the first commercially published songs came only a couple years later. They also started appearing on Italian television in the late 80s, and 1987 brought about another member, the multi-instrumentalist '''Feiez''' (Paolo Panigada), who raised the already high technical level of [=EelST=]'s musical proficiency.

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'''[[http://www.[[http://www.elioelestorietese.it Elio e le Storie Tese]]''' (''Elio Tese]] ("Elio and the Troubled Stories''), Stories"), often shortened to [=EelST=] or "Elii", are (to make a long story short) {{UsefulNotes/Italy}}'s answer to Music/FrankZappa, and also one of the most succesful and long-lived Italian bands, having existed since 1980.

Their history began in the second half of TheSeventies, when the founder '''Elio''' Elio (Stefano Belisari) created a small band with some of his HighSchool mates in Milan. After various changes, [[TheEighties the early Eighties]] saw the arrival of a couple members that still play with Elio to this day: '''Cesareo''' Cesareo (Davide Civaschi), '''Rocco Tanica''' Rocco Tanica (Sergio Conforti) and '''Faso''' Faso (Nicola Fasani). [=EelST=] began touring Northern Italy since about 1985, and their songs began circulating among the youth in the form of bootleg tapes; the first commercially published songs came only a couple years later. They also started appearing on Italian television in the late 80s, and 1987 brought about another member, the multi-instrumentalist '''Feiez''' Feiez (Paolo Panigada), who raised the already high technical level of [=EelST=]'s musical proficiency.



'''The style''': Their lyrics are largely nonsense mixed with puns, references, allusions to popular sayings and to facets of their youth, with generous heapings of ToiletHumour (especially in the early days), [[BlackComedy dark humour]] and even social/political {{Satire}}; the weirdness of their humour, however, belies their extreme technical proficiency (again, just like Frank Zappa, who can be considered one of their sources of inspiration). [=EelST=] have dabbled in almost every possible genre from hard rock to disco, from reggae to blues and even latin and opera, often [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mixing them to an extent]] or spoofing their rules and conventions.

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'''The style''': The style: Their lyrics are largely nonsense mixed with puns, references, allusions to popular sayings and to facets of their youth, with generous heapings of ToiletHumour (especially in the early days), [[BlackComedy dark humour]] and even social/political {{Satire}}; the weirdness of their humour, however, belies their extreme technical proficiency (again, just like Frank Zappa, who can be considered one of their sources of inspiration). [=EelST=] have dabbled in almost every possible genre from hard rock to disco, from reggae to blues and even latin and opera, often [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mixing them to an extent]] or spoofing their rules and conventions.
5th Apr '17 1:32:33 AM annette12
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* RefugeInAudacity: Really, the lyrics of their songs take this trope UpToEleven. It's like the trademark style of the band.
7th Oct '16 9:32:43 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* HurricaneOfPuns: the best example is probably "Nella vecchia azienda agricola" ("In the old farming business", a parody of "Old Macdonald Had A Farm"'s Italian version). Sadly, these puns can't really be translated in other languages.
7th Oct '16 9:07:06 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* BiggusDickus:
** Early in their career, they wrote a song about (and sung from the perspective of) John Holmes. Enough said.
** "Burattino senza fichi", and its international English version "Puppet On A Swing", is all about a carpenter who crafts a big wooden dick for his son, [[Literature/{{Pinocchio}} an unnamed liar wooden puppet]].
-->I'm a proud and happy puppet,
-->with my new and shiny piece of wood.
-->I'm the new Italian Stallion,
-->'coz my daddy made it good.
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