History Music / TheAustinLoungeLizards

3rd Jul '16 1:40:02 PM gewunomox
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* AffectionateParody: Mostly of country music cliches, but they also poke fun at TheBeachBoys in "Hey Little Minivan," mariachi music in "Buenos Dias, Budweiser," among others.

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* AffectionateParody: Mostly of country music cliches, but they also poke fun at TheBeachBoys Music/TheBeachBoys in "Hey Little Minivan," mariachi music in "Buenos Dias, Budweiser," among others.
19th Jun '16 11:33:41 PM gewunomox
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* CoverSong: They started out doing mostly these, but moved on to original work later. Notable examples include [[Music/PinkFloyd Brain Damage]] and [[IrvingBerlin C-U-B-A]].

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* CoverSong: CoverVersion: They started out doing mostly these, but moved on to original work later. Notable examples include [[Music/PinkFloyd Brain Damage]] and [[IrvingBerlin C-U-B-A]].
16th Oct '15 3:38:22 PM nombretomado
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* CoverSong: They started out doing mostly these, but moved on to original work later. Notable examples include [[PinkFloyd Brain Damage]] and [[IrvingBerlin C-U-B-A]].

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* CoverSong: They started out doing mostly these, but moved on to original work later. Notable examples include [[PinkFloyd [[Music/PinkFloyd Brain Damage]] and [[IrvingBerlin C-U-B-A]].
15th Jun '15 7:13:30 PM foxley
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* OldWindbag: "Old Blevins"
16th Jun '14 11:48:31 AM nitrokitty
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* ''Home And Deranged'' (2013)
10th Dec '13 5:41:16 PM JIKTV
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Their politically-themed songs tend to have a liberal leaning, which poke fun at conservative politicians (''The Ballad of Ronald Reagan,'' ''Gingrich the Newt'') or satirize current political issues (''Go Ahead and Die''). All the groupís members contribute to songwriting, but the two principal songwriters have been Card and Deisler. Cardís lyrics often rely on clever word plays, double entendres, and off-beat but sometimes poignant narratives about ordinary life. His most frequent subject matter is love, especially comically forlorn yearning. (''The Dogs, they Really Miss You''). Deislerís lyrics, in contrast, focus on the existentially absurd, often combining absurdly unexpected pairings (such as making Richard Petty the subject of a surreal Luis Buñuel film) as well as pitiable, sometimes lovable characters bewilderingly unaware of their own absurdity and oddness (''Wendell the Uncola Man''). The band often pokes fun at country music clichés, for example the "we were happier when we were poor" trope exaggerated into absurdity in "''Love in a Refrigerator Box''". Deisler's lyrics also marry comedy with a remarkably dark vision of humanity and its future (''Bonfire of the Inanities'').

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Their politically-themed songs tend to have a liberal leaning, which poke fun at conservative politicians (''The Ballad of Ronald Reagan,'' ''Gingrich the Newt'') or satirize current political issues (''Go Ahead and Die''). All the groupís members contribute to songwriting, but the two principal songwriters have been Card and Deisler. Cardís lyrics often rely on clever word plays, double entendres, and off-beat but sometimes poignant narratives about ordinary life. His most frequent subject matter is love, especially comically forlorn yearning. (''The Dogs, they Really Miss You''). Deislerís lyrics, in contrast, focus on the existentially absurd, often combining absurdly unexpected pairings (such as making Richard Petty the subject of a surreal [[Creator/LuisBunuel Luis Buñuel Buñuel]] film) as well as pitiable, sometimes lovable characters bewilderingly unaware of their own absurdity and oddness (''Wendell the Uncola Man''). The band often pokes fun at country music clichés, for example the "we were happier when we were poor" trope exaggerated into absurdity in "''Love in a Refrigerator Box''". Deisler's lyrics also marry comedy with a remarkably dark vision of humanity and its future (''Bonfire of the Inanities'').
6th Jul '13 3:46:31 PM Lightblade
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* CardboardBoxHome: This is parodied in the song "Love In a Refrigerator Box".
26th Sep '12 9:10:53 PM foxley
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* RamblingOldManMonologue: "Old Blevins"
6th Aug '12 3:13:27 PM Xtifr
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Hey, little minivan, we're going to the ''grocery store''!



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Hey, little minivan, we're going to the ''grocery store''!
10th Feb '12 7:12:49 PM Geoduck
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* BlahBlahBlah: "Old Blevins", in which the song's narrator meets the titular man in a bar, who seems to have some deep and abiding wisdom he's desperate to share:

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* BlahBlahBlah: "Old Blevins", in which the song's narrator meets the titular man eponymous individual in a bar, who seems to have some deep and abiding wisdom he's desperate to share:



He said "Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah\\

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He said "Blah blah blah blah bla-blah blah blah blah blah\\
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