History Music / GodspeedYouBlackEmperor

16th Jun '16 7:06:04 PM CassandraLeo
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: “The Dead Flag Blues” ends like this. The majority of the song is dark and melancholic but the last few minutes of the song is upbeat and hopeful.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: “The Dead Flag Blues” ends like this. The majority of the song is dark and melancholic but the last few minutes of the song is upbeat and hopeful. “Antennas to Heaven” as a whole could also be thought of as being this to ''Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'', despite the NightmareFuel of the intro, as could "Motherfucker=Redeemer" to ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' (if you exclude the [[LastNoteNightmare nightmarish]] HiddenTrack on the vinyl edition).



** Especially the version of "The Sad Mafioso..." from the LP release, It's much more echoing and deep than the version from CD release.

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** Especially the version of "The “The Sad Mafioso..." from the LP release, It's release; It’s much more echoing and deep than the version from the CD release.


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** The hidden track on the vinyl edition of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' features cut-up samples of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush saying a number of often rather horrifying things, and is constructed over a dissonant backing track.


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* RearrangeTheSong: This has been known to happen on occasion, which is probably no surprise since the band hones its material live before recording it, but some examples are especially drastic. “World Police and Friendly Fire” used to have a different coda before it was recorded for the album. The band’s last known performance of the original coda was in December 1998. Since their reformation, they have additionally added a new coda to this song that follows the coda of the album version. “Dead Metheny” has also gotten an expanded coda since 2003, which has been known to double the length of the song in some performances.
29th May '16 10:42:00 PM SinNanna
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* CrazySurvivalist: Blaise Bailey Finnegan III certainly comes across as one from what we hear of him.
7th May '16 11:28:33 PM ChekaAgent
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** Especially the version of "The Sad Mafioso..." from the LP release, It's much more echoing and deep than the version from CD release.
14th Apr '16 11:52:52 AM CassandraLeo
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* FollowTheLeader: They’re one of the most frequently copied PostRock bands in the world at this point. Even bands in theoretically completely unrelated genres, such as {{Screamo}} and BlackMetal, frequently bear unmistakable influence from them.
14th Apr '16 11:52:16 AM CassandraLeo
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* ExcitedShowTitleExcitedShowTitle: Given the exclamation point in their name.



* MusicalPastiche: The opening movement of ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' seems very deliberately reminiscent of Music/BlackSabbath’s “[[Music/{{Paranoid}} War Pigs]]”. Several reviewers have noted the similarity.

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The opening movement of ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' seems very deliberately reminiscent of Music/BlackSabbath’s style (it bears a particularly strong resemblance to “[[Music/{{Paranoid}} War Pigs]]”.Pigs]]”). Several reviewers have noted the similarity.
** “Steve Reich” kinda speaks for itself: it’s right there in the title. Same with “J.L.H. Outro”, named after {{blues}} legend John Lee Hooker (although it’s more like a SpaceRock take on his style of blues).



* {{Sampling}}: Loads of songs, but particularly “Storm,” “Providence,” and “Motherfucker=Redeemer.”

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* {{Sampling}}: Loads of songs, but particularly “Storm,” “Providence,” “Blaise Bailey Finnegan III,” and “Motherfucker=Redeemer.”the hidden track after “Motherfucker=Redeemer” on the vinyl edition of ''Yanqui U.X.O.''



* SpokenWordInMusic: Around 50% of their songs have this, including all of ''LYSF'' and ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Most notable would be “The Dead Flag Blues,” whose opening monologue describes a {{Dystopia}} that occurs AfterTheEnd, “Static,” which has a long, rambling, insane sounding rant from a street preacher in it, “[=BBF3=],” built around an interview, and “Motherfucker=Redeemer,” which (on the vinyl version) ends with a chopped-up speech from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. Their usage of this trope has dropped off with time; only one song on ''’Allelujah'' has an example of this, and it does not appear at all on ''‘Asunder, Sweet’'' or the CD version of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' (it does appear in a hidden track on the vinyl edition, however).

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* SpokenWordInMusic: Around 50% of their songs have this, including all of ''LYSF'' and ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Most notable would be “The Dead Flag Blues,” Blues,” whose opening monologue describes a {{Dystopia}} that occurs AfterTheEnd, “Static,” which has a long, rambling, insane sounding rant from a street preacher in it, “[=BBF3=],” built around an interview, and “Motherfucker=Redeemer,” which (on the vinyl version) ends with a chopped-up speech from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. Their usage of this trope has dropped off with time; only one song on ''’Allelujah'' has an example of this, and it does not appear at all on ''‘Asunder, Sweet’'' or the CD version of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' (it does appear in a hidden track on the vinyl edition, however).
14th Apr '16 1:35:27 AM CassandraLeo
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* MusicalPastiche: The opening movement of ''‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’'' seems very deliberately reminiscent of Music/BlackSabbath’s “[[Music/{{Paranoid}} War Pigs]]”. Several reviewers have noted the similarity.



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6th Jan '16 9:31:02 AM CassandraLeo
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* InsistentTerminology: While Godspeed and its side projects are almost universally considered PostRock, the band members themselves aren’t too fond of the term. If asked, [[FaceOfTheBand Efrim Menuck]] is most likely to identify with the ethos and aesthetics of PunkRock.
18th Dec '15 4:13:55 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'' (2000)

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* ''Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'' ''Music/LiftYourSkinnyFistsLikeAntennasToHeaven'' (2000)
30th Jun '15 3:53:10 PM stuffedninja
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Godspeed-You-Black-Emperor_7694.jpg]]Godspeed You! Black Emperor [[note]](formerly Godspeed You Black Emperor!, often abbreviated to GYBE or GY!BE or shortened to Godspeed You!, and erroneously God Speed You Black Emperor!, sometimes God’s Pee in their liner notes)[[/note]] are a Montreal based symphonic post-rock band. They are known for their movement-based, side-length suites, inclusion of samples and field recordings, and employment of minimalism in their music.

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'''Godspeed
You! Black Emperor Emperor''' [[note]](formerly Godspeed You Black Emperor!, often abbreviated to GYBE or GY!BE or shortened to Godspeed You!, and erroneously God Speed You Black Emperor!, sometimes God’s Pee in their liner notes)[[/note]] are a Montreal based symphonic post-rock band. They are known for their movement-based, side-length suites, inclusion of samples and field recordings, and employment of minimalism in their music.
8th Apr '15 10:51:12 PM CassandraLeo
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* SpokenWordInMusic: 90% of their songs have this, including all of ''LYSF'' and ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Most notable would be “The Dead Flag Blues,” whose opening monologue describes a {{Dystopia}} that occurs AfterTheEnd, “Static,” which has a long, rambling, insane sounding rant from a street preacher in it, “[=BBF3=],” built around an interview, and “Motherfucker=Redeemer,” which (on the vinyl version) ends with a chopped-up speech from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: 90% Around 50% of their songs have this, including all of ''LYSF'' and ''F♯ A♯ ∞''. Most notable would be “The Dead Flag Blues,” whose opening monologue describes a {{Dystopia}} that occurs AfterTheEnd, “Static,” which has a long, rambling, insane sounding rant from a street preacher in it, “[=BBF3=],” built around an interview, and “Motherfucker=Redeemer,” which (on the vinyl version) ends with a chopped-up speech from UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. Their usage of this trope has dropped off with time; only one song on ''’Allelujah'' has an example of this, and it does not appear at all on ''‘Asunder, Sweet’'' or the CD version of ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' (it does appear in a hidden track on the vinyl edition, however).
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