History SerialEscalation / Music

19th Sep '17 1:47:34 AM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer's parody song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjPhFSlhOuQ I Hold Your Hand In Mine]]" manages to get {{squick}}ier (and funnier) with ''every verse''.
** Then there's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glfk_8oU7ko I Got It From Agnes]]," with the increasing {{squick}} that never enters DudeNotFunny.
** For those who've never heard those songs, "I Hold Your Hand In Mine" is about a man holding his lover's hand [[spoiler:which he just chopped off from her dead body, now that he's killed her]] and "I Got It From Agnes" is about a present that keeps going around a circle of friends and acquaintances: [[spoiler:an STD]].
** This seems to be a specialty of Lehrer's. Other examples include "How black can I make this comedy while still keeping it funny" ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47bKTtIwrO4 The Irish Ballad]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIoBrob3bjI We Will All Go Together When We Go]]", among others), "What wholly inappropriate countries can I suggest are going to get nuclear capabilities" ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLON3ddZIw Who's Next?]]"; answer: [[spoiler:[[TheDeepSouth Alabama]]]]), "What disabilities can I suggest the army allows in recruits" ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0L_rD7CCe4 It Makes a Fellow Proud to be a Soldier]]") and "What immoral/illegal activities should a Boy Scout [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoEVPtVk9nE Be Prepared]] for".

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* Music/TomLehrer's parody song Music/TomLehrer:
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"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjPhFSlhOuQ I Hold Your Hand In Mine]]" manages to get {{squick}}ier (and funnier) with ''every verse''.
verse''. "I Hold Your Hand In Mine" is about a man holding his lover's hand [[spoiler:which he just chopped off from her dead body, now that he's killed her]].
** Then there's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glfk_8oU7ko I Got It From Agnes]]," with the increasing {{squick}} that never enters DudeNotFunny.
** For those who've never heard those songs, "I Hold Your Hand In Mine" is about a man holding his lover's hand [[spoiler:which he just chopped off from her dead body, now that he's killed her]] and
DudeNotFunny. "I Got It From Agnes" is about a present that keeps going around a circle of friends and acquaintances: [[spoiler:an STD]].
** This seems to be a specialty of Lehrer's. Other examples include "How black can I make this comedy while still keeping it funny" ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47bKTtIwrO4 The Irish Ballad]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIoBrob3bjI We Will All Go Together When We Go]]", among others), others).
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"What wholly inappropriate countries can I suggest are going to get nuclear capabilities" ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRLON3ddZIw Who's Next?]]"; answer: [[spoiler:[[TheDeepSouth Alabama]]]]), Alabama]]]]).
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"What disabilities can I suggest the army allows in recruits" ("[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0L_rD7CCe4 It Makes a Fellow Proud to be a Soldier]]") and Soldier]]").
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"What immoral/illegal activities should a Boy Scout [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoEVPtVk9nE Be Prepared]] for".
9th Nov '16 7:54:02 AM dlchen145
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glJU4wMFvdk Daniele Gottardo]]. How much more BadAss can waltz sound? How does it feel when Music/SteveVai '''himself''' subscribes to you? Now this is damn impressive.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glJU4wMFvdk Daniele Gottardo]]. How much more BadAss badass can waltz sound? How does it feel when Music/SteveVai '''himself''' subscribes to you? Now this is damn impressive.
15th Oct '16 3:56:47 PM KidDynamite
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** Much of their excess and road antics came to an end in the wake of Moon's death.
** According to [[Music/AliceCooper Neal Smith]], he and Moon had an ongoing rivalry over who had the most drums in their kit.
7th Jul '16 9:32:16 AM gewunomox
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* One might argue TheWho were a case of this as far as gear was concerned, from Pete Townshend matching John Entwistle's quest for more volume and amplification to Keith Moon's ever-expanding drum kit setups. The band's penchant for ambitious [[ConceptAlbum concept albums]], onstage "[[RockersSmashGuitars auto-destruction]]" techniques, [[HotelHellion road antics]], and [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll rock excess]] might also be a case, at least up until the beginning of TheEighties. Much of the rock music world followed, musically and otherwise.

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* One might argue TheWho Music/TheWho were a case of this as far as gear was concerned, from Pete Townshend matching John Entwistle's quest for more volume and amplification to Keith Moon's ever-expanding drum kit setups. The band's penchant for ambitious [[ConceptAlbum concept albums]], onstage "[[RockersSmashGuitars auto-destruction]]" techniques, [[HotelHellion road antics]], and [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll rock excess]] might also be a case, at least up until the beginning of TheEighties. Much of the rock music world followed, musically and otherwise.
9th Jun '16 12:34:49 AM gewunomox
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* And as Music/DragonForce is to metal, so is Meat Loaf to rock 'n' roll. Take the familiar lyrical themes of '70s hard rock, double the length of each song, add pounding pianos, soaring orchestra, layer upon layer of squealing guitars, bombastic backing choirs, and one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in modern music history on lead vocal, and you've got a totally unique brand of "Wagnerian rock" that seems scientifically engineered to produce [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome crowning moment after crowning moment]].
* FaithNoMore amps up the heaviness for each of the subsequent albums The Real Thing, Angel Dust and King For A Day (Fool For A Lifetime). The track "Surprise You're Dead" is by far the heaviest on The Real Thing, but the likes of "Caffeine" and "Malpractice" on Angel Dust, and then "Ugly In The Morning" and "Cuckoo For Caca" on "King For A Day" outdo it.

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* And as Music/DragonForce is to metal, so is Meat Loaf to rock 'n' roll. Take the familiar lyrical themes of '70s hard rock, double the length of each song, add pounding pianos, soaring orchestra, layer upon layer of squealing guitars, bombastic backing choirs, and one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in modern music history on lead vocal, and you've got a totally unique brand of "Wagnerian rock" that seems scientifically engineered to produce [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic crowning moment after crowning moment]].
* FaithNoMore Music/FaithNoMore amps up the heaviness for each of the subsequent albums The Real Thing, Angel Dust and King For A Day (Fool For A Lifetime). The track "Surprise You're Dead" is by far the heaviest on The Real Thing, but the likes of "Caffeine" and "Malpractice" on Angel Dust, and then "Ugly In The Morning" and "Cuckoo For Caca" on "King For A Day" outdo it.
6th Jun '16 5:53:55 AM onionmaster
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* FaithNoMore amps up the heaviness for each of the subsequent albums The Real Thing, Angel Dust and King For A Day (Fool For A Lifetime). The track "Surprise You're Dead" is by far the heaviest on The Real Thing, but the likes of "Caffeine" and "Malpractice" on Angel Dust, and then "Ugly In The Morning" and "Cuckoo For Caca" on "King For A Day" outdo it.
16th May '16 11:25:39 PM erforce
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* {{Pink}} in concert. How much more insane can this woman's stunts get? The "Try This" tour had her doing an aerial spin while singing. So the "I'm Not Dead" tour had her doing a Cirque de Soleil performance. While singing. And no net. And then a big aerial stunt at the end. So the "Funhouse" tour has her singing while doing a trapeze act ''that starts out with her blindfolded''.
* {{U2}}'s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2_360°_Tour 360º Tour]]. If you thought the Zoo TV tour was big, then the Pop Mart tour out Spinal Tap-ed [[ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]. Then, after a few comparatively low-key tours, the 360º tour was even more of a spectacle than Pop Mart was.
* TwoStepsFromHell, how much more epic can they honestly get? Just about everything they make is already a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Crowning Music of Awesome]].

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* {{Pink}} Music/{{Pink}} in concert. How much more insane can this woman's stunts get? The "Try This" tour had her doing an aerial spin while singing. So the "I'm Not Dead" tour had her doing a Cirque de Soleil performance. While singing. And no net. And then a big aerial stunt at the end. So the "Funhouse" tour has her singing while doing a trapeze act ''that starts out with her blindfolded''.
* {{U2}}'s Music/{{U2}}'s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2_360°_Tour 360º Tour]]. If you thought the Zoo TV tour was big, then the Pop Mart tour out Spinal Tap-ed [[ThisIsSpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]. Then, after a few comparatively low-key tours, the 360º tour was even more of a spectacle than Pop Mart was.
* TwoStepsFromHell, Music/TwoStepsFromHell, how much more epic can they honestly get? Just about everything they make is already a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Crowning Music of Awesome]].



* The Italian powermetal band [[AffectionateParody Nanowar]] [[RhapsodyOfFire Of Steel]] manages to put the essence of [[SymphonicMetal symphonic]] epic PowerMetal into five seconds of song, even beating most {{Grindcore}} songs in shortness. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twc6s_Gq9No The song]] is called "Power of the power of the power (of the Great Sword)", which takes longer to say than the song goes.

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* The Italian powermetal band [[AffectionateParody Nanowar]] [[RhapsodyOfFire [[Music/RhapsodyOfFire Of Steel]] manages to put the essence of [[SymphonicMetal symphonic]] epic PowerMetal into five seconds of song, even beating most {{Grindcore}} songs in shortness. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twc6s_Gq9No The song]] is called "Power of the power of the power (of the Great Sword)", which takes longer to say than the song goes.
2nd Apr '16 6:55:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Music/GarthBrooks has done this a few times. "The Thunder Rolls" became the second highest-debuting song on the country charts in 1991. "Good Ride Cowboy" tied the record (set by Eddie Rabbitt's "Every Which Way but Loose") in 2005. In 2006, Music/KeithUrban debuted a song at #17, and in 2007, KennyChesney debuted one at #16… but only ''one week'' after the latter, Garth's "More Than a Memory" debuted at '''''number one'''''. Making this even more impressive is the fact that the country charts are tabulated entirely from airplay, so songs generally have to climb for several weeks before hitting #1. This means that all of the 120 or so stations on ''Billboard'''s survey had to play a brand new song 30-35 times in one week… from an independent label, no less.

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* Music/GarthBrooks has done this a few times. "The Thunder Rolls" became the second highest-debuting song on the country charts in 1991. "Good Ride Cowboy" tied the record (set by Eddie Rabbitt's "Every Which Way but Loose") in 2005. In 2006, Music/KeithUrban debuted a song at #17, and in 2007, KennyChesney Music/KennyChesney debuted one at #16… but only ''one week'' after the latter, Garth's "More Than a Memory" debuted at '''''number one'''''. Making this even more impressive is the fact that the country charts are tabulated entirely from airplay, so songs generally have to climb for several weeks before hitting #1. This means that all of the 120 or so stations on ''Billboard'''s survey had to play a brand new song 30-35 times in one week… from an independent label, no less.
14th Jan '16 1:30:26 PM heighty
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* The album openers and closers of each Marianas Trench album fit this trope: they become more intense and ambitious with each album.
14th Jan '16 9:54:32 AM JTRager
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* At the moment i wrote this lines, Miley Cyrus's constant quest to distance herself from her child star past lead her to experimental music about her dead pets who could be used as ambience music for a alien cafe.

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* At the moment i wrote this lines, Miley Cyrus's constant quest to distance herself from her child star past lead her to experimental music about her dead pets who could be used as ambience music for a alien cafe.cafe.
* Pelagial by [[{{Music/TheOcean}} The Ocean]] starts with soft keys and strings, and generally gets progressively darker and heavier as the tracks continue, ending with a slow, obliterating doom track. This is to give the effect of diving deep into the crushing depths of the ocean.
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