History Music / Placebo

20th May '18 12:50:29 PM Macrocosmix
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* BiTheWay: Brian. And the bassist is gay, while every drummer so far is straight.

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* BiTheWay: Brian. And the bassist Stefan is gay, while every drummer so far is straight.



* ConceptAlbum: ''Sleeping with Ghosts'' is about relationships of many kinds.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Sleeping ConceptAlbum:
**''Sleeping
with Ghosts'' is about relationships of many kinds.


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** Brian has described ''Battle For The Sun'' as being one.
20th May '18 12:45:46 PM Macrocosmix
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* NewSoundAlbum: Every album, to varying degrees:
** ''Placebo'' is AlternativeRock with a heavy GlamRock influence, and hints of PunkRock and PostPunk, as well as bordering on Britpop at times.
** ''Without You I'm Nothing'' is similar to ''Placebo'', but with a heavier PostPunk edge and a more eclectic sound, as well as being DarkerAndEdgier and less raw-sounding than its predecessor.
** ''Black Market Music'' Moves even further into DarkerAndEdgier territory, Drops most of the glam, as well as any ties to Britpop, and dials up the PostPunk while also bordering on industrial rock at times.
** ''Sleeping With Ghosts'' is more accessible and LighterAndSofter compared to ''Black Market Music'', and features more electronic influences.
** ''Meds'' swerves heavily into DarkerAndEdgier territory, and has a more organic sound compared to ''Sleeping With Ghosts''.
** ''Battle For The Sun'' is much LighterAndSofter and more accessible than ''Meds'', and has a more eclectic sound musically.
** ''Loud Like Love'' is even more upbeat and accessible-sounding.
21st Feb '17 11:17:28 PM gewunomox
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* {{Sampling}}: "Slave To The Wage" samples an old {{Pavement}} song, "Texas Never Whispers."

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* {{Sampling}}: "Slave To The Wage" samples an old {{Pavement}} Music/{{Pavement}} song, "Texas Never Whispers."
1st Feb '17 4:22:20 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FanService: "Fanservice" may not be a strong enough term for it, but the music video for "Protège Moi" (see below) featurs a woman walking through (and [[GirlOnGirlIsHot participating in]]) a full-blown [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy bisexual orgy]], with completely explicit and uncensored nudity and sexual acts.

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* FanService: "Fanservice" may not be a strong enough term for it, but the music video for "Protège Moi" (see below) featurs features a woman walking through (and [[GirlOnGirlIsHot participating in]]) a full-blown [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy bisexual orgy]], with completely explicit and uncensored nudity and sexual acts.
1st Feb '17 4:21:51 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FanService: "Fanservice" may not be a strong enough term for it, but the music video for "Protège Moi" (see below) featurs a woman walking through (and [[GirlOnGirlIsHot participating in]]) a full-blown [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy bisexual orgy]], with completely explicit and uncensored nudity and sexual acts.
10th Jan '17 5:07:22 PM Exxolon
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->''"Soulmate, dry your eyes''
->'''cause soulmates never die."''

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[[caption-width-right:300:Brian Molko playing guitar and being pretty.]]

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->''"Soulmate, dry your eyes''
->'''cause soulmates never die."''

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[[caption-width-right:350:Left - Stefan Olsdal. Right - Brian Molko.]]
->''"A friend in needs a friend indeed,\\
A friend with weed is better,\\
A friend with breasts
and being pretty.]]all the rest,\\
A friend who's dressed in leather."''
-->"Pure Morning"
2nd Dec '16 12:12:25 PM igordebraga
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* LongRunnerLineUp: The band remained stable for 13 years, marking the tenure of drummer Steve Hewitt (which would have been longer had Hewitt been able to leave the band he was once Brian formed Placebo).



* MeaningfulName: Subverted. You could read all kinds of stuff into "I will please", but Brian stated that they were primarily looking for a name that would be good to shout for fans at concerts.

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* MeaningfulName: Subverted. You could read While all kinds of stuff into "I have been read about [[AltumVidetur the Latin meaning]] ("I will please", but Brian stated that they were primarily looking for please"), [[https://web.archive.org/web/20081202070634/http://yourhereblog.mtv.com/2007/08/18/girls-gone-punk-placebo-the-sex-and-the-drugs-and-the-complications/ it's mostly a name parody of]] [[OdeToIntoxication drug-named bands]] that would be good to shout for fans at concerts.


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** MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: In contrast to the music, the lyrics are hardly below a 4 in that scale, often dealing with sadness, anger and drugs.


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* RockTrio: They were one until Steve Forrest left (even if there are always extra touring members), making Brian and Stefan decide they would be the only official members from then on.


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* SpecialGuest: Music/DavidBowie duets with Brian in the single version of "Without You I'm Nothing".
11th Oct '16 8:18:41 PM wyattte
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* ClusterFBomb: The chorus to b-side "Slackerbitch."



* InTheStyleOf: The band tried their hand at RapRock, which of course was booming around the time ''Black Market Music'' came out. "Spice & Malice" features rap verses from musical journeyman Justin Warfield.[[note]]Some of you may know him now as a member of Music/SheWantsRevenge.[[/note]]



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They generally don't go much harder than a 5, although there are exceptions ("Brick Shithouse" and "Evil Dildo" spring to mind).

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They generally don't go much harder than a 5, although there are exceptions ("Brick Shithouse" and "Evil Dildo" spring to mind).mind, reaching an 8).
* NoiseRock: The sound of "Taste In Men" was inspired by Music/NineInchNails' ''Broken'' EP; Brian wanted a song to approach that level of harshness.


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* PrecisionFStrike: Only one F word on ''Without You I'm Nothing,'' from "My Sweet Prince," and Brian leans right into it: "Never thought you'd '''fuck''' with my brain." Not that Brian's above some colorful language sometimes; there's another song on the record called "Brick Shithouse."
25th May '16 9:14:01 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* CoverVersion: Have covered two signature [[TheEighties eighties]] songs, KateBush's "Running Up That Hill" and Nik Kershaw's "Wouldn't It Be Good".

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* CoverVersion: Have covered two signature [[TheEighties eighties]] songs, KateBush's Music/KateBush's "Running Up That Hill" and Nik Kershaw's "Wouldn't It Be Good".
6th Jan '16 10:21:41 PM anniemg
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* ''MTV Unplugged'' (2015)


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** Obviously, for ''MTV Unplugged''.
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