History ShownTheirWork / Music

10th May '16 10:01:57 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Mark Knopfler's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJT757ek1GA Border Reiver]]" is a simple truck driver's ode to his truck, but also references the history of the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Reivers border reivers]]" who lived in the "Debatable Lands" between Scotland and England several centuries ago. Explained in detail [[http://www.carlustblog.com/2010/12/sure-as-the-sunrise.html here]].

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* Mark Knopfler's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJT757ek1GA Border Reiver]]" is a simple truck driver's ode to his truck, but also references the history of the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Reivers border reivers]]" who lived in the "Debatable Lands" between Scotland and England several centuries ago. Explained in detail [[http://www.carlustblog.com/2010/12/sure-as-the-sunrise.html here]].here]].
* It's made quite clear that Music/{{Cormorant}} put a lot of thought, heart and care into their research for song lyrics, being very accurate to history and reading like poetry that is praised both in and out of metal fans. To make it better, they base a lot of the music itself off of the lyrics, bonding the two closely.
5th May '16 4:28:16 PM nombretomado
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* Weird Al Yankovic in "Living with a Hernia". Halfway through the song he starts listing all types of hernias, from incomplete to direct, to a group of medical students.

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* Weird Al Yankovic Music/WeirdAlYankovic in "Living with a Hernia". Halfway through the song he starts listing all types of hernias, from incomplete to direct, to a group of medical students.



* DavidBowie's RockOpera ''1. Outside'' takes place in a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting in which [[Main/MadArtist mad artists]] use violent crimes and even, as the story begins, murder as the basis for works of art. The Bowie-penned short story, "The Diary of Nathan Adler" (Adler being the detective investigating the murder), that makes up the bulk of the liner notes not only establishes the album's storyline and characters, but also weaves in stories of the "precursors" of the art-crime movement. These are mostly RealLife 20th century artists of the offensive and/or TrueArtIsIncomprehensible schools (Hermann Nitsch, Chris Burden, Damien Hirst, Ron Athey, and Guy Bourdin), and their often-grisly exploits do indeed make the setting more plausible than it might have been otherwise...

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* DavidBowie's Music/DavidBowie's RockOpera ''1. Outside'' takes place in a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting in which [[Main/MadArtist mad artists]] use violent crimes and even, as the story begins, murder as the basis for works of art. The Bowie-penned short story, "The Diary of Nathan Adler" (Adler being the detective investigating the murder), that makes up the bulk of the liner notes not only establishes the album's storyline and characters, but also weaves in stories of the "precursors" of the art-crime movement. These are mostly RealLife 20th century artists of the offensive and/or TrueArtIsIncomprehensible schools (Hermann Nitsch, Chris Burden, Damien Hirst, Ron Athey, and Guy Bourdin), and their often-grisly exploits do indeed make the setting more plausible than it might have been otherwise...
22nd Sep '15 8:47:57 PM nombretomado
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* Manowar's song, Achiles, Agony, Triumph and Ecstasy is an accurate retelling of the Illiad as it pertains to Achiles and Hector. Even using actual quotes from Homer's epic; "stones falls as snow from the sky", for one. Their songs on NorseMythology are also fairly accurate for a non-Scandinavian Viking metal band, if only due to their enthusiasm for the subject. ''Odin'' in particular is basically a retelling of Odin's quest for knowledge, from giving up his eye to Mimir's well and to spearing himself upside down on Yggdrassil for 9 days and nights. Once again, quotations are used; "the will to be a sacrifice of myself unto myself" is indeed how Odin is said to describe his hanging in one of the Eddas.

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* Manowar's song, Achiles, Agony, Triumph and Ecstasy is an accurate retelling of the Illiad as it pertains to Achiles and Hector. Even using actual quotes from Homer's epic; "stones falls as snow from the sky", for one. Their songs on NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology are also fairly accurate for a non-Scandinavian Viking metal band, if only due to their enthusiasm for the subject. ''Odin'' in particular is basically a retelling of Odin's quest for knowledge, from giving up his eye to Mimir's well and to spearing himself upside down on Yggdrassil for 9 days and nights. Once again, quotations are used; "the will to be a sacrifice of myself unto myself" is indeed how Odin is said to describe his hanging in one of the Eddas.



* Music/{{Enslaved}} ''really'' know their NorseMythology.

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* Music/{{Enslaved}} ''really'' know their NorseMythology.Myth/NorseMythology.
26th May '15 5:23:41 AM BabyM
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Past,_Present_and_Future ''Past Present and Future'']] is a concept album about the Twentieth Century, containing songs about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Fisher British Admiral Jacky Fisher]] (the poignant "Old Admirals"), the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_long_knives Night of the Long Knives]] ("The Last Day of June 1934"), and the scandals of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Harding#Administrative_scandals Harding administration]] ("WarrenHarding"). The epic [[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/140258/ "Roads to Moscow"]] compresses the entire story of the [[UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar Eastern Front]] down to just under eight minutes; Stewart is said to have read seventy books on the subject before writing the lyrics.

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** [[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Past,_Present_and_Future ''Past Past Present and Future'']] Future]]'' is a concept album about the Twentieth Century, containing songs about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Fisher British Admiral Jacky Fisher]] (the poignant "Old Admirals"), the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_long_knives Night of the Long Knives]] ("The Last Day of June 1934"), and the scandals of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Harding#Administrative_scandals Harding administration]] ("WarrenHarding"). The epic [[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/140258/ "Roads to Moscow"]] compresses the entire story of the [[UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar Eastern Front]] down to just under eight minutes; Stewart is said to have read seventy books on the subject before writing the lyrics.
22nd May '15 6:26:39 AM BabyM
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* Music/{{Enslaved}} ''really'' know their NorseMythology.

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* Music/{{Enslaved}} ''really'' know their NorseMythology.NorseMythology.
* Mark Knopfler's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJT757ek1GA Border Reiver]]" is a simple truck driver's ode to his truck, but also references the history of the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Reivers border reivers]]" who lived in the "Debatable Lands" between Scotland and England several centuries ago. Explained in detail [[http://www.carlustblog.com/2010/12/sure-as-the-sunrise.html here]].
22nd May '15 6:19:43 AM BabyM
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Past,_Present_and_Future ''Past Present and Future'']] is a concept album about the Twentieth Century, containing songs about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Fisher British Admiral Jacky Fisher]] (the poignant "Old Admirals"), the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_long_knives Night of the Long Knives]] ("The Last Day of June 1934"), and the scandals of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Harding# Administrative_scandals Harding administration]] ("WarrenHarding"). The epic [[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/140258/ "Roads to Moscow"]] compresses the entire story of the [[UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar Eastern Front]] down to just under eight minutes; Stewart is said to have read seventy books on the subject before writing the lyrics.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Past,_Present_and_Future ''Past Present and Future'']] is a concept album about the Twentieth Century, containing songs about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Fisher British Admiral Jacky Fisher]] (the poignant "Old Admirals"), the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_long_knives Night of the Long Knives]] ("The Last Day of June 1934"), and the scandals of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Harding# Administrative_scandals org/wiki/Warren_Harding#Administrative_scandals Harding administration]] ("WarrenHarding"). The epic [[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/140258/ "Roads to Moscow"]] compresses the entire story of the [[UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar Eastern Front]] down to just under eight minutes; Stewart is said to have read seventy books on the subject before writing the lyrics.
16th Oct '14 7:42:35 AM Patachou
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** See also "Lord Grenville", "On the Border", and "Flying Sorcery" on the album ''Year of the Cat''; "The Palace of Versailles" on ''Time Passages''; "Constantinople" and "Murmansk Run" on ''24 Carrots''; "Josephine Baker", "Fields of France", and "Antarctica" on ''Last Days of the Century''; "Trains" and "Charlotte Corday" on ''Famous Last Words.''

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** See also "Lord Grenville", "On the Border", and "Flying Sorcery" on the album ''Year of the Cat''; "The Palace of Versailles" on ''Time Passages''; "Constantinople" and "Murmansk Run" on ''24 Carrots''; "Josephine Baker", "Creator/JosephineBaker", "Fields of France", and "Antarctica" on ''Last Days of the Century''; "Trains" and "Charlotte Corday" on ''Famous Last Words.''
15th Oct '14 5:43:31 PM Geoduck
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* Professor TomLehrer (being an actual professor) did this with a couple of his songs, including "New Math" (an actual subtraction problem explained step-by-step) and "The Elements" (all the known elements of the periodic table at that time).

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* Professor TomLehrer Music/TomLehrer (being an actual professor) did this with a couple of his songs, including "New Math" (an actual subtraction problem explained step-by-step) and "The Elements" (all the known elements of the periodic table at that time).
1st Jul '14 9:14:51 AM LongLiveHumour
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* [=iLIKETRAINS=] have lots of historical songs: for example, "Spencer Perceval" and "I Am Murdered" are about the assassination of SpencerPerceval from the perspectives of the killer John Billingham and Perceval himself respectively, "More Weight" is about the death of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Corey Giles Corey]], "Terra Nova" is about Robert Scott's Antarctic exhibition, "A Rook House for Bobby" is about Bobby Fischer's 1992 match with Boris Spassky and "The Deception" is about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowhurst Donald Crowhurst's]] cheating and suicide during the Sunday Times Golden Global Race of 1968-69.

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* [=iLIKETRAINS=] have lots of historical songs: for example, "Spencer Perceval" and "I Am Murdered" are about the assassination of SpencerPerceval UsefulNotes/SpencerPerceval from the perspectives of the killer John Billingham and Perceval himself respectively, "More Weight" is about the death of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Corey Giles Corey]], "Terra Nova" is about Robert Scott's Antarctic exhibition, "A Rook House for Bobby" is about Bobby Fischer's 1992 match with Boris Spassky and "The Deception" is about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowhurst Donald Crowhurst's]] cheating and suicide during the Sunday Times Golden Global Race of 1968-69.
8th Jun '14 1:30:41 PM Ptorquemada
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** However, he's explicitly stated that Nikolai Alexandrovich Lobachevski was chosen because his name fit the meter of the song nicely and ''not'' because he was actually a plagiarist, so don't take that as fact.
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