History Music / TheDivineComedy

27th Jul '17 9:48:55 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* BeachCombing: The inspiration for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV-kiCEYKtU Eric the Gardener]] is likely to have been the discovery of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoxne_Hoard Hoxne Hoard]] in 1992, by a retired gardener who dabbled in metal detecting as a hobby. The situation was imagined as UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar arriving on the British Isles, not finding [[UsefulNotes/BritishWeather the weather]] to his liking, and deciding to leave some knick-knacks buried there for posterity before leaving.
25th Jul '17 5:15:12 AM TheHeroHartmut
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The tenth studio album, ''Bang Goes the Knighthood'', was released in 2010, along with a second Duckworth Lewis Method album ''Sticky Wickets'', in 2013.

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The tenth studio album, ''Bang Goes the Knighthood'', was released in 2010, along with a second Duckworth Lewis Method album ''Sticky Wickets'', in 2013.
2013. 2016 saw the release of ''Foreverland'', their eleventh studio album.



* BaitAndSwitch: In "The Frog Princess", after spending much of the track expressing his distaste for the subject's behaviour, the singer leads one to think that, after letting her go, he actually misses her:
-->''And now I'm rid of her, I must confess\\
To thinkin' 'bout what might have been,\\
And I can visualise my Frog Princess...\\
Beneath a shining... [[spoiler:[[OffWithHisHead guillotine]]]]!''
* BoldExplorer: The focus of the title track of ''Foreverland'', in which a captain of a ship tries to keep his disillusioned crew motivated for their voyage to the land that he has long sought.



-->''She's a mass of contradictions;\\
A pick-and-mix of strange convictions.\\
It can be a source of friction,\\
But there are worse afflictions;\\
Love doesn't make distinctions.''



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The name of the band is (obviously) inspired by Dante's eponymous masterpiece.
** ...Which Neil didn't actually read until a few years into his career.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The name of the band is (obviously) inspired by Dante's eponymous masterpiece.
** ...Which
masterpiece... which Neil didn't actually read until a few years into his career.



* MustNotDieAVirgin: "To Die a Virgin" from ''Victory for the Comic Muse''.
** [[SpokenWordInMusic Complete with the page quote.]]

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* MustNotDieAVirgin: "To Die a Virgin" from ''Victory for the Comic Muse''.
**
Muse''. [[SpokenWordInMusic Complete with the that trope's page quote.]]



-->''Back at the house, a bottle is found,\\
And opened in honour of those who have drowned,\\
While we who have not are stricken with guilt,\\
And dutifully see that not one drop is spilt!\\
We're drinking to life, we're drinking to death,\\
We're drinking 'til none of our livers are left!\\
We're wending our way down to the spirit store;\\
We'll drink 'til we just can't drink anymore!''



** "Absent Friends" does it twice before reverting back to its original key by the last verse.

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** "Absent Friends" does it twice before reverting back to its original key by the last verse.verse.
* UnmanlySecret - Deconstructed in "Freedom Road", where the singer feels that he can't open up about the beauty he sees on his travels as it would ostracise him from his other trucker friends.
-->''Well I've seen the power of the lightning storm.\\
I've seen the endless ears of corn.\\
I've seen the lakes at the break of day;\\
That shit takes my breath away.\\
But if I were to even start\\
To tell them how it melts my heart,\\
Never more would my truck-stop friends\\
Look me in the eye again.''
23rd Jan '17 4:14:47 PM Xtifr
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'''[[LiteraryAllusionTitle The Divine Comedy]]''' is a British {{baroque pop}} band fronted by Neil Hannon.

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'''[[LiteraryAllusionTitle [[LiteraryAllusionTitle The Divine Comedy]]''' Comedy]] is a British {{baroque pop}} band fronted by Neil Hannon.
19th Nov '15 12:55:28 PM DaveyDoodlebug
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* TeenageDeathSong: "Your Daddy's Car" is about a couple who go joyriding and end up crashing into a tree.

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* TeenageDeathSong: "Your Daddy's Car" is about a couple who go joyriding on a drunken joyride and end up crashing the vehicle into a tree. tree.
19th Nov '15 12:50:47 PM DaveyDoodlebug
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* TeenageDeathSong: "Your Daddy's Car" is about a couple who go joyriding and end up crashing into a tree.
10th Jun '15 10:29:49 PM RisefromYourGrave
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!!The Divine Comedy provides examples of:

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* {{Defictionalisation}}: "My Lovely Horse" from ''FatherTed'' is a b-side on one the their singles, sung by Neil.

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* {{Defictionalisation}}: "My Lovely Horse" from ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' is a b-side on one the their singles, sung by Neil.
10th Jun '15 10:28:40 PM RisefromYourGrave
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'''The Divine Comedy provides examples of:'''

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'''The !!The Divine Comedy provides examples of:'''
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1st Apr '15 3:24:02 AM Patachou
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+ {{REM}}

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+ {{REM}}Music/{{REM}}



+ {{Kraftwerk}}

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+ {{Kraftwerk}}Music/{{Kraftwerk}}



+ {{Pulp}}
+ {{Serge Gainsbourg}}

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+ {{Pulp}}
Music/{{Pulp}}
+ {{Serge Music/{{Serge Gainsbourg}}



+ {{XTC}}

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+ {{XTC}}Music/{{XTC}}
11th Feb '15 2:00:51 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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[[LiteraryAllusionTitle The Divine Comedy]] is a British {{baroque pop}} band fronted by Neil Hannon.

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[[LiteraryAllusionTitle '''[[LiteraryAllusionTitle The Divine Comedy]] Comedy]]''' is a British {{baroque pop}} band fronted by Neil Hannon.



During this phase Hannon cultivated the persona of a dapper dandy, appearing in public clad in impeccable suits. He toured Europe alongside Music/ToriAmos and, with Björk's encouragements, released ''Casanova''. The album was his greatest commercial success to date, and was followed by the equally successful ''A Short Album about Love'' and ''Fin de Siècle''.

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During this phase Hannon cultivated the persona of a dapper dandy, appearing in public clad in impeccable suits. He toured Europe alongside Music/ToriAmos and, with Björk's encouragements, released ''Casanova''. The album was his greatest commercial success to date, and was followed by the equally successful ''A Short Album about Love'' and ''Fin de Siècle''.
Siècle'', the latter gaining a successful single in the form of "National Express".
11th Feb '15 1:59:36 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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** "National Express" is one of their most upbeat songs, but the music video and some of the lyrics strongly suggest that it's about a man who fakes insanity to get himself thrown into a mental asylum in order to escape his stressful life. The ending implies that he starts [[BecomingTheMask doing his act a bit too well]] and ends up getting himself lobotomized.

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** "National Express" is one of their most upbeat songs, and ostensibly it's about a man viewing sights outside the window of the titular bus, but the music video and some of the lyrics strongly suggest that it's about a man who fakes insanity to get himself thrown into a mental asylum in order to escape his stressful life. The ending implies that he starts [[BecomingTheMask doing his act a bit too well]] and ends up getting himself lobotomized.
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