History Music / SneakerPimps

21st Jan '16 1:49:42 PM Morgenthaler
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See also {{IAMX}}.

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See also {{IAMX}}.
Music/{{IAMX}}.
1st Nov '14 7:51:30 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Sneaker Pimps were a trip-hop/alternative band that originated in England in 1994, initially consisting of Chris Corner (guitars), Kelli Ali (vocals), Liam Howe (synth), David Westlake (drums) and Joe Wilson (bass). They named themselves after an article in the Music/BeastieBoys' ''Grand Royal'' magazine about a man hired to track down classic sneakers.

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Sneaker Pimps '''Sneaker Pimps''' were a trip-hop/alternative band that originated in England in 1994, initially consisting of Chris Corner (guitars), Kelli Ali (vocals), Liam Howe (synth), David Westlake (drums) and Joe Wilson (bass). They named themselves after an article in the Music/BeastieBoys' ''Grand Royal'' magazine about a man hired to track down classic sneakers.
12th Nov '13 5:41:45 AM Zadia
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* ReligionRantSong: "Blue Movie" and "Walking Zero".



** "Walking Zero" and "Blue Movie" are this to religion.
12th Nov '13 5:40:32 AM Zadia
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* TropeMaker: In part of trip-hop, at least in the early stages- the band switched genres from album to album.

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* TropeMaker: In part They're often cited as one of the groups who helped create trip-hop, at least though they didn't stay in the early stages- the band switched genres from album to album.that genre for long.
12th Nov '13 5:39:21 AM Zadia
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* AntiLoveSong: “Waterbaby”, “Destroying Angel”, “M’aidez”
** A literal case with “Bloodsport”.

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* AntiLoveSong: “Waterbaby”, “Destroying Angel”, “M’aidez”
“M’aidez”, "Sick"
** A literal case with “Bloodsport”.“Bloodsport”, which flatly states that sex and love should not be considered games, because games are things you can ''win'', and might actually be fun.



* OdeToIntoxication: “Wasted Early Sunday Morning”, possibly "Grazes”

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* OdeToIntoxication: “Wasted Early Sunday Morning”, possibly "Grazes”ItsAllAboutMe: The narrator of "Velvet Divorce", who stirs up drama for her own entertainment.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Bloodsport'', especially when compared to ''Splinter''.
** On ''Splinter'', "Ten To Twenty" and "Wife By Two Thousand" serve as examples of this trope, especially compared to tracks like "Curl", "Destroying Angel", "Superbug" and "Flowers and Silence".
* LyricalDissonance: ''"Sick"''. Also "Post-Modern Sleaze", "6 Underground" and "One Method".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: "Superbug" is about a 4, but it's about the only song that manages to get on the scale.



* PowerTrio: The original trio of Chris, Liam and Kelli.
* PrecisionFStrike: ‘Was black, was bruised/fucked up, twenty-two’

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Waterbaby", which is actually about the only example in their discography.
* OdeToIntoxication: “Wasted Early Sunday Morning”, possibly "Grazes”
* PowerTrio: The original trio of Chris, Liam and Kelli.
Kelli. Ian Pickering counted as a SixthRanger, as they brought him in to help write the lyrics.
* PrecisionFStrike: ‘Was black, was bruised/fucked up, twenty-two’twenty-two’.



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: “Small Town Witch”

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: “Small Town Witch”Witch”. Both Chris and Liam are from small towns, and both have commented that when they returned to their hometowns, they were resented for being successful.
12th Nov '13 5:21:23 AM Zadia
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** A literal case with “Bloodsport”

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** A literal case with “Bloodsport”“Bloodsport”.



* TropeMaker/ TropeCodifier: Of trip-hop.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Liam, Chris and Kelli.

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* TropeMaker/ TropeCodifier: Of trip-hop.
TropeMaker: In part of trip-hop, at least in the early stages- the band switched genres from album to album.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Liam, Chris and Kelli.Kelli, until ''Splinter''.
12th Nov '13 5:17:39 AM Zadia
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* ConceptVideo: The video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n0qsS1vQGg Sick]]" is essentially a testament to how attractive Chris is.
19th Apr '13 7:05:15 AM Prfnoff
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Sneaker Pimps were a trip-hop/alternative band that originated in England in 1994, initially consisting of Chris Corner (guitars), Kelli Ali (vocals), Liam Howe (synth), David Westlake (drums) and Joe Wilson (bass). They released their first album, ''Becoming X'', in 1996 to mass acclaim. After touring, they decided to change their style and did so, going from a trip-hop band to an alternative band. They released their second album, ''Splinter'', in 1999, only to be met with a wave of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from people who liked their trip-hop style and preferred Kelli as the singer. Undaunted, they continued onward and released ''Bloodsport'', their final album, in 2003. The band split up after their fourth album was rejected and the members moved on to different careers.

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Sneaker Pimps were a trip-hop/alternative band that originated in England in 1994, initially consisting of Chris Corner (guitars), Kelli Ali (vocals), Liam Howe (synth), David Westlake (drums) and Joe Wilson (bass). They named themselves after an article in the Music/BeastieBoys' ''Grand Royal'' magazine about a man hired to track down classic sneakers.

They released their first album, ''Becoming X'', in 1996 to mass acclaim. After touring, they decided to change their style and did so, going from a trip-hop band to an alternative band. They released their second album, ''Splinter'', in 1999, only to be met with a wave of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from people who liked their trip-hop style and preferred Kelli as the singer. Undaunted, they continued onward and released ''Bloodsport'', their final album, in 2003. The band split up after their fourth album was rejected and the members moved on to different careers.



* AGoodNameForARockBand: They named themselves after an article in the BeastieBoys' ''Grand Royal'' magazine about a man hired to track down classic sneakers.
28th Sep '12 8:42:41 PM Sen
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Sneaker Pimps were a trip-hop/alternative band that originated in England in 1994, initially consisting of Chris Corner (guitars), Kelli Ali (vocals), Liam Howe (synth), David Westlake (drums) and Joe Wilson (bass). They picked their name from the BeastieBoys' Grand Royal Magazine, specifically from a feature about a "sneaker pimp" who was something of an expert in old sneakers. They released their first album, ''Becoming X'', in 1996 to mass acclaim. After touring, they decided to change their style and did so, going from a trip-hop band to an alternative band. They released their second album, ''Splinter'', in 1999, only to be met with a wave of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from people who liked their trip-hop style and preferred Kelli as the singer. Undaunted, they continued onward and released ''Bloodsport'', their final album, in 2003. The band split up after their fourth album was rejected and the members moved on to different careers.

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Sneaker Pimps were a trip-hop/alternative band that originated in England in 1994, initially consisting of Chris Corner (guitars), Kelli Ali (vocals), Liam Howe (synth), David Westlake (drums) and Joe Wilson (bass). They picked their name from the BeastieBoys' Grand Royal Magazine, specifically from a feature about a "sneaker pimp" who was something of an expert in old sneakers. They released their first album, ''Becoming X'', in 1996 to mass acclaim. After touring, they decided to change their style and did so, going from a trip-hop band to an alternative band. They released their second album, ''Splinter'', in 1999, only to be met with a wave of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from people who liked their trip-hop style and preferred Kelli as the singer. Undaunted, they continued onward and released ''Bloodsport'', their final album, in 2003. The band split up after their fourth album was rejected and the members moved on to different careers.
28th Sep '12 8:42:23 PM Sen
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Sneaker Pimps were a trip-hop/alternative band that originated in England in 1994, initially consisting of Chris Corner (guitars), Kelli Ali (vocals), Liam Howe (synth), David Westlake (drums) and Joe Wilson (bass). They picked their name from the BeastieBoys' Grand Royal Magazine, specifically from a feature about a "sneaker pimp" who was something of an expert in sneakers. They released their first album, ''Becoming X'', in 1996 to mass acclaim. After touring, they decided to change their style and did so, going from a trip-hop band to an alternative band. They released their second album, ''Splinter'', in 1999, only to be met with a wave of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from people who liked their trip-hop style and preferred Kelli as the singer. Undaunted, they continued onward and released ''Bloodsport'', their final album, in 2003. The band split up after their fourth album was rejected and the members moved on to different careers.

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Sneaker Pimps were a trip-hop/alternative band that originated in England in 1994, initially consisting of Chris Corner (guitars), Kelli Ali (vocals), Liam Howe (synth), David Westlake (drums) and Joe Wilson (bass). They picked their name from the BeastieBoys' Grand Royal Magazine, specifically from a feature about a "sneaker pimp" who was something of an expert in old sneakers. They released their first album, ''Becoming X'', in 1996 to mass acclaim. After touring, they decided to change their style and did so, going from a trip-hop band to an alternative band. They released their second album, ''Splinter'', in 1999, only to be met with a wave of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from people who liked their trip-hop style and preferred Kelli as the singer. Undaunted, they continued onward and released ''Bloodsport'', their final album, in 2003. The band split up after their fourth album was rejected and the members moved on to different careers.
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