History Music / Interpol

23rd Apr '17 3:37:40 PM MadCormorant
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The band was named not after the international police, but after Paul Banks' nickname when he went to school in UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}. His friends would refer to him as "Pol, Pol, Interpol" (Pol being Spanish for Paul). Of course, while "Interpol" does seem like a decent band name, it didn't make searching for them online very easy during their early years.

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The band was named not after the international police, but after Paul Banks' nickname when he went to school in UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}. His friends would refer to him as "Pol, Pol, Interpol" (Pol ("Pol" being the closest pronunciation for "Paul" for a Spanish for Paul).speaker, given that Spanish doesn't really use the ''au'' vowel cluster[[note]]This incidentally raises the question of why Paul didn't Hispanicize his name to Pablo[[/note]]). Of course, while "Interpol" does seem like a decent band name, it didn't make searching for them online very easy during their early years.
1st Nov '16 7:45:51 PM Spyspotter
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** ''Slow hands'':

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** ''Slow hands'':Hands'':
1st Nov '16 7:41:53 PM Spyspotter
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* NonAppearingTitle - {{Trope Codifier}}

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* NonAppearingTitle - {{Trope Codifier}}It's easier to list the songs in which this isn't the case.
** Every song on ''Turn on the Bright Lights'' is this sans "Say Hello to the Angels" (and "Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down", though that one is debatable [[note]]It only appears in StudioChatter, and it is said as "..she's always down" rather than "...she was always down."[[/note]] and the bonus track "Specialist").
** In ''Antics'', every song aside from "Slow Hands", "Not Even Jail" and "Length of Love"[[note]]Well, kind of. It's "length''s'' of love" in the song[[/note]].
** Much less frequently in ''Our Love to Admire'', with only "Pioneer to the Falls", "The Scale", "The Heinrich Maneuver", and "Mammoth" having non-appearing titles.
1st Nov '16 7:28:03 PM Spyspotter
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* WordSaladLyrics: The band own this trope. [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Obstacle-1-lyrics-Interpol/37D5F3C49082A5E648256CBC0012033C "Obstacle 1" is probably the best example.]]

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* WordSaladLyrics: The band own this trope. [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Obstacle-1-lyrics-Interpol/37D5F3C49082A5E648256CBC0012033C "Obstacle 1" is probably the best example.]]]] Others:
** ''Specialist'':
-->My love's a laboratory
-->I set all my pets free
-->So baby you should sleep with me
-->I make trips to the bathroom
-->Yeah my friends all have true grit
-->I am speckled like a leopard
** ''Slow hands'':
--> We spies, intimate slow hands
--> Killer for hire, you know not yourself
--> We spies, intimate slow hands
--> You let the face slap around yourself
** ''Narc'':
--> Touch your thighs, I'm the lonely one
--> Remember that last sweat 'cause that was the right one
** ''The Heinrich Maneuver'':
--> How are things on the West Coast?
--> I hear you're moving real fine
--> You wear those shoes like a dove
--> Now strut those shoes, we'll go roaming in the night
** ''PDA'':
--> Yours is the only version of my desertion that I could ever subscribe to
--> That is all that I can do
--> You are a past winner, the last dinner,
--> I'm raking all around me, until the last drop is behind you [...]
--> Sleep tight, grim rite, we have two hundred couches...
7th Oct '16 9:07:36 PM Spyspotter
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* EpicRocking - "Galivan", a bonus track from their self-titled effort, is their longest ever studio recording at six minutes and forty-nine seconds. Other songs that exceed six minutes include "Stella Was a Diver & She Was Always Down", "The New" and "Specialist". To a lesser extent, there's "Precipitate", "Not Even Jail", "Pioneer to the Falls", "The Lighthouse" and "Lights".

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* EpicRocking - "Galivan", a bonus track from their self-titled effort, is their longest ever studio recording at six minutes and forty-nine seconds. Other songs that exceed six minutes include "Stella Was a Diver & She Was Always Down", "The New" and "Specialist". To a lesser extent, there's "Precipitate", "Not Even Jail", "Take You On a Cruise", "Pioneer to the Falls", "The Lighthouse" and "Lights".


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* PostPunk - Their main style. TropeCodifier for the Post-Punk revival movement.
15th Jul '16 12:52:01 AM Spyspotter
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'''Interpol''' is an American indie rock band formed in 1997. They came to prominence in 2002 with their debut album ''Turn on the Bright Lights,'' and have released three more albums since then, each to critical acclaim. The band consists of Paul Banks on vocals and guitar, Daniel Kessler on guitar and back up vocals, and Sam Fogarino on drums. Bassist Carlos Dengler left the band in 2010 to pursue personal projects, and has not yet been officially replaced. For the duration of their 2010 tour to support their fourth album (self-titled ''Interpol''), the remaining trio have been joined by Dave Pajo on bass and Brandon Curtis as keyboardist and back-up vocalist.

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'''Interpol''' is an American indie rock band formed in 1997. They came to prominence in 2002 with their debut album ''Turn on the Bright Lights,'' and have released three four more albums since then, each to critical acclaim. The band consists of Paul Banks on vocals and guitar, Daniel Kessler on guitar and back up vocals, and Sam Fogarino on drums. Bassist Carlos Dengler left the band in 2010 to pursue personal projects, and has not yet been officially replaced. For the duration of their 2010 tour to support their fourth album (self-titled ''Interpol''), the remaining trio have been joined by Dave Pajo on bass and Brandon Curtis as keyboardist and back-up vocalist.
1st Apr '16 11:17:04 PM aye_amber
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Each member of the band is noted for a particular trait: Banks for his nasal baritone, Kessler for his guitar flourishes and inability to remain still while playing, Dengler for his fashion choices and habit of wearing his bass guitar very low, and Fogarino for his energetic drumming style. Early on, their sound was frequently likened to Music/JoyDivision, a comparison the band is less than enthusiastic about. Nowadays they're better described as a {{goth}}ic Music/{{REM}}.

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Each member of the band is noted for a particular trait: Banks for his nasal baritone, Kessler for his guitar flourishes and inability to remain still while playing, Dengler for his fashion choices and habit of wearing his bass guitar very low, and Fogarino for his energetic drumming style. Early on, their sound was frequently likened to Music/JoyDivision, a comparison the band is less than enthusiastic about. Nowadays they're better described as a {{goth}}ic Music/{{REM}}.Music/{{REM}}
18th Mar '16 2:44:53 PM aye_amber
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* WordSaladLyrics - The band own this trope. [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Obstacle-1-lyrics-Interpol/37D5F3C49082A5E648256CBC0012033C "Obstacle 1" is probably the best example]].
* XMeetsY - JoyDivision meets REM.

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* WordSaladLyrics - WordSaladLyrics: The band own this trope. [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Obstacle-1-lyrics-Interpol/37D5F3C49082A5E648256CBC0012033C "Obstacle 1" is probably the best example]].
example.]]
* XMeetsY - JoyDivision JustForFun/XMeetsY: Music/JoyDivision meets REM.Music/{{REM}}.
12th Mar '16 3:52:26 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:350:L to R: Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, Sam Fogarino]]

'''Interpol''' is an American indie rock band formed in 1997. They came to prominence in 2002 with their debut album ''Turn On The Bright Lights'', and have released three more albums since then, each to critical acclaim. The band consists of Paul Banks on vocals and guitar, Daniel Kessler on guitar and back up vocals, and Sam Fogarino on drums. Bassist Carlos Dengler left the band in 2010 to pursue personal projects, and has not yet been officially replaced. For the duration of their 2010 tour to support their fourth album (self-titled ''Interpol''), the remaining trio have been joined by Dave Pajo on bass and Brandon Curtis as keyboardist and backup vocalist.

The band was named not after the international police, but after Paul Banks' nickname when he went to school in Spain. His friends would refer to him as "Pol, Pol, Interpol" (Pol being Spanish for Paul). Of course, while "Interpol" does seem like a decent band name, it didn't make searching for them online very easy during their early years.

Each member of the band is noted for a particular trait: Banks for his nasal baritone, Kessler for his guitar flourishes and inability to remain still while playing, Dengler for his fashion choices and habit of wearing his bass guitar very low, and Fogarino for his energetic drumming style. Early on, their sound was frequently likened to [[JoyDivision Joy Division]], a comparison the band is less than enthusiastic about. Nowadays they're better described as a gothic REM.

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[[caption-width-right:350:L [[caption-width-right:350: L to R: Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino]]

Fogarino.]]

'''Interpol''' is an American indie rock band formed in 1997. They came to prominence in 2002 with their debut album ''Turn On The on the Bright Lights'', Lights,'' and have released three more albums since then, each to critical acclaim. The band consists of Paul Banks on vocals and guitar, Daniel Kessler on guitar and back up vocals, and Sam Fogarino on drums. Bassist Carlos Dengler left the band in 2010 to pursue personal projects, and has not yet been officially replaced. For the duration of their 2010 tour to support their fourth album (self-titled ''Interpol''), the remaining trio have been joined by Dave Pajo on bass and Brandon Curtis as keyboardist and backup vocalist.

back-up vocalist.

The band was named not after the international police, but after Paul Banks' nickname when he went to school in Spain.UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}. His friends would refer to him as "Pol, Pol, Interpol" (Pol being Spanish for Paul). Of course, while "Interpol" does seem like a decent band name, it didn't make searching for them online very easy during their early years.

Each member of the band is noted for a particular trait: Banks for his nasal baritone, Kessler for his guitar flourishes and inability to remain still while playing, Dengler for his fashion choices and habit of wearing his bass guitar very low, and Fogarino for his energetic drumming style. Early on, their sound was frequently likened to [[JoyDivision Joy Division]], Music/JoyDivision, a comparison the band is less than enthusiastic about. Nowadays they're better described as a gothic REM.
{{goth}}ic Music/{{REM}}.
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11th Jul '15 11:56:46 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* ArtistDisillusionment - Cited as one of the reasons for Carlos' departure. He even said in a 2007 interview that he changed his style so drastically in order to avoid being recongised in public so much.



* ColbertBump - Came to the attention of a wider audience when songs such as "Evil" were used in [[GreysAnatomy Grey's Anatomy]].
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