History TakeThat / Music

22nd Jun '16 11:55:45 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* Music/ElP kicked off a feud with Demigodz (largely just Esoteric) on his guest verse on Music/AesopRock's "We're Famous" after Esoteric called his music "nerd rap", basically calling him an irrelevant never-was who was stuck in the 90s and going nowhere with his music, while El-P was the head of a major underground label and managed to be relevant and successful ''because'' he dared to be unconventional. In return, Esoteric fired back with "Mercy Killing" (which also targeted Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox), the first verse of which accused El-P of making hip-hop for hipsters and not even really being part of the hip-hop scene and insinuated that he wasn't as comfortable enough in his status as he wanted to appear if he was taking the time to respond to Eso's diss. After this, El-P finished with the absolutely ''brutal'' "7700 Years to Date", pointing out that 7L & Esoteric sold less copies in a year than Aesop Rock sold on his first day, that El had just played a sold-out show in Boston that Eso didn't even bother showing up to, and that Eso was probably still around despite the fact that he clearly wasn't making any money off of his music solely because he had a rich dad that he could sponge off of.

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* Music/ElP kicked off a feud with Demigodz (largely just Esoteric) on his guest verse on Music/AesopRock's "We're Famous" after Esoteric called his music "nerd rap", basically calling him an irrelevant never-was who was stuck in the 90s and going nowhere with his music, while El-P was the head of a major underground label and managed to be relevant and successful ''because'' he dared to be unconventional. In return, Esoteric fired back with "Mercy Killing" (which also targeted Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox), the first verse of which accused El-P of making hip-hop for hipsters and not even really being part of the hip-hop scene and insinuated that he wasn't as comfortable enough in his status as he wanted to appear if he was taking the time to respond to Eso's diss. After this, El-P finished with the absolutely ''brutal'' "7700 Years to Date", pointing out that 7L & Esoteric sold less copies of ''Dangerous Connection'' in a year than Aesop Rock sold on his first day, day with ''Bazooka Tooth'', that El had just played a sold-out show in Boston that Eso didn't even bother showing up to, and that Eso was probably still around despite the fact that he clearly wasn't making any money off of his music solely because he had a rich dad that he could sponge off of.of. He did give him credit for one thing, however - introducing fellow Boston rapper Mr. Lif to El, who later signed him to Def Jux.
22nd Jun '16 7:28:49 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* Music/ElP kicked off a feud with Demigodz (largely just Esoteric) on his guest verse on Music/AesopRock's "We're Famous" after Esoteric called his music "nerd rap", basically calling him an irrelevant never-was who was stuck in the 90s and going nowhere with his music, while El-P was the head of a major underground label and managed to be relevant and successful ''because'' he dared to be unconventional. In return, Esoteric fired back with "Mercy Killing" (which also targeted Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox), the first verse of which accused El-P of making hip-hop for hipsters and not even really being part of the hip-hop scene and insinuated that he wasn't as comfortable enough in his status as he wanted to appear if he was taking the time to respond to Eso's diss. After this, El-P finished with the absolutely ''brutal'' "7700 Years to Date", pointing out that 7L & Esoteric sold less copies in a year than Aesop Rock sold on his first day, that El had just played a sold-out show in Boston that Eso didn't even bother showing up to, and that Eso was probably still around despite the fact that he clearly wasn't making any money off of his music solely because he had a rich dad that he could sponge off of.
20th Jun '16 10:51:45 PM gewunomox
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* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" was a good-natured Take That to Vince Neil, lead singer of MotleyCrue ([[http://api.ning.com/files/7uBoPkLU-nOyDxNRqMAdf5hERDqpRpq63biKUuS3lne8xwGbCjYbBfQ*6IMdSO0z7*HfoqKGQCMxw8ElyGNAUHh3XHcqB5Lo/Bio.jpg It's obvious why.]]) The band still thinks it's hilarious.

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* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" was a good-natured Take That to Vince Neil, lead singer of MotleyCrue Music/MotleyCrue ([[http://api.ning.com/files/7uBoPkLU-nOyDxNRqMAdf5hERDqpRpq63biKUuS3lne8xwGbCjYbBfQ*6IMdSO0z7*HfoqKGQCMxw8ElyGNAUHh3XHcqB5Lo/Bio.jpg It's obvious why.]]) The band still thinks it's hilarious.
18th Jun '16 12:30:05 AM Doug86
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*** "Word Crimes" also includes this lyric: "You should never/Write words using numbers/Unless you're seven/Or your name is Prince." [[{{Prince}} The artist formerly and once again known as Prince]] is apparently so averse to song parodies that his lawyer instructed Al not to make eye contact with Prince at an awards show. At this point in the song, the video displays the weird symbol Prince briefly adopted in lieu of his name.

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*** "Word Crimes" also includes this lyric: "You should never/Write words using numbers/Unless you're seven/Or your name is Prince." [[{{Prince}} [[Music/{{Prince}} The artist formerly and once again known as Prince]] is apparently so averse to song parodies that his lawyer instructed Al not to make eye contact with Prince at an awards show. At this point in the song, the video displays the weird symbol Prince briefly adopted in lieu of his name.
17th Jun '16 2:51:16 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Music/BringMeTheHorizon has the song "No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You On The Backs Of Toilet Doors", which is aimed at a "fan" who claimed that the band had assaulted and pissed on her to sully their reputation.
31st May '16 9:35:15 AM Pichu-kun
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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-mpZapThI8 #1 Radio Single]]" is a TakeThat and an AffectionParody at (usually angsty and romantic) mainstream 2000s rock such as Music/ThreeDaysGrace, Music/{{Nickelback}}, Evans Blue, and Sick Puppies who [[FollowTheLeader often follow a similar sound]] but are also [[{{earworm}} annoyingly catchy]].

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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-mpZapThI8 #1 Radio Single]]" is a TakeThat and an AffectionParody AffectionateParody at (usually angsty and romantic) mainstream 2000s rock such as Music/ThreeDaysGrace, Music/{{Nickelback}}, Evans Blue, and Sick Puppies who [[FollowTheLeader often follow a similar sound]] but are also [[{{earworm}} annoyingly catchy]].
31st May '16 8:15:24 AM Pichu-kun
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* Music/{{Evanescence}}'s "Everybody's Fool" is a dig at the emphasis the media makes on beauty and [[{{Stripperific}} the sexualized self-images]] of female stars.

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* Music/{{Evanescence}}'s Music/{{Evanescence}}:
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"Everybody's Fool" is a dig at the emphasis the media makes on beauty and [[{{Stripperific}} the sexualized self-images]] of female stars.



** When former guitarist Ben Moody left to songwrite with AvrilLavigne, her song "Don't Tell Me" included a line obviously tearing down "My Immortal".

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** When former guitarist Ben Moody left to songwrite with AvrilLavigne, Music/AvrilLavigne, her song "Don't Tell Me" included a line obviously tearing down "My Immortal".



* Nightwish's "Master Passion Greed" is a shot at the supposed greed of Turunen's husband, Marco Cabuli, and his contribution to the process that led to Tarja's firing.\\

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* Nightwish's Music/{{Nightwish}}'s "Master Passion Greed" is a shot at the supposed greed of Turunen's husband, Marco Cabuli, and his contribution to the process that led to Tarja's firing.\\



* Music/{{Psychostick}}:
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-mpZapThI8 #1 Radio Single]]" is a TakeThat and an AffectionParody at (usually angsty and romantic) mainstream 2000s rock such as Music/ThreeDaysGrace, Music/{{Nickelback}}, Evans Blue, and Sick Puppies who [[FollowTheLeader often follow a similar sound]] but are also [[{{earworm}} annoyingly catchy]].
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hMU0qWc-ks It's Just A Movie, Stupid]]" is about how unrealistic romance films are and calling out plots such as the girl whose boyfriend routinely cheats on her but she is ObliviousToLove to the [[ChildhoodFriendRomance best friend]] who secretly loves her.



* Music/TaylorSwift has made a career out of TakeThat songs about her ex-boyfriends.

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* Music/TaylorSwift Music/TaylorSwift:
** Taylor Swift
has made a career out of TakeThat songs about her ex-boyfriends.


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* "Mrs Potato Head" by Music/MelanieMartinez is a take that against how common plastic surgery is and the body issues caused by the media.
25th May '16 7:02:22 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* The video to "Starfuckers, Inc." by NineInchNails features Trent Reznor throwing a Music/MarilynManson album in a toilet. Considering Manson co-directed the video, appeared in it, has performed the song live with NIN before, and that the video digs at least a dozen other artists, his involvements seem to be purely self-parody, perhaps to keep the targets themselves from taking it too seriously. Not to mention that a Music/NineInchNails album is also in the toilet... and Manson was both signed by NIN's record label and had albums produced by Reznor.

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* The video to "Starfuckers, Inc." by NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails features Trent Reznor throwing a Music/MarilynManson album in a toilet. Considering Manson co-directed the video, appeared in it, has performed the song live with NIN before, and that the video digs at least a dozen other artists, his involvements seem to be purely self-parody, perhaps to keep the targets themselves from taking it too seriously. Not to mention that a Music/NineInchNails album is also in the toilet... and Manson was both signed by NIN's record label and had albums produced by Reznor.
24th May '16 11:32:04 PM Doug86
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** "Hooker with a Penis" from their album ''Ænima'' is a brutally honest TakeThat toward hypocritical posers who think the band sold out to TheMan, pointing fingers at them for having grown commercially and taking a step further into capitalism with release of their album ''Undertow.'' Maynard James Keenan says to the kid that he's just a [[IncrediblyLamePun Tool]] for buying the very album the band put effort in to release it to an audience; if he's buying the album, then he's submitting to the very capitalism he's attempting to defect. This is one of the more explicit Tool songs in existence, explaining that "[[YouSuck ...If I'm the man, then you're the man, and he's the man, as well, so you can point that fucking finger up your ass]]."

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** "Hooker with a Penis" from their album ''Ænima'' ''[=Æ=]nima'' is a brutally honest TakeThat toward hypocritical posers who think the band sold out to TheMan, pointing fingers at them for having grown commercially and taking a step further into capitalism with release of their album ''Undertow.'' Maynard James Keenan says to the kid that he's just a [[IncrediblyLamePun Tool]] for buying the very album the band put effort in to release it to an audience; if he's buying the album, then he's submitting to the very capitalism he's attempting to defect. This is one of the more explicit Tool songs in existence, explaining that "[[YouSuck ...If I'm the man, then you're the man, and he's the man, as well, so you can point that fucking finger up your ass]]."
19th May '16 5:07:59 PM nombretomado
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* When John Addison won an Emmy in 1985 for scoring the pilot of ''MurderSheWrote'', he commented in his acceptance speech it was a surprise this won because the music "was played by people." At the time, synth scores - spearheaded by ''Series/MiamiVice'' - were all the rage (and indeed ''Miami Vice'' had fielded one of the nominees that year, as did the also-electronically-scored ''Series/StElsewhere'').[[note]] The other nominated scores came from ''Series/CagneyAndLacey'', ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'' and ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'', if you're wondering.[[/note]]

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* When John Addison won an Emmy in 1985 for scoring the pilot of ''MurderSheWrote'', ''Series/MurderSheWrote'', he commented in his acceptance speech it was a surprise this won because the music "was played by people." At the time, synth scores - spearheaded by ''Series/MiamiVice'' - were all the rage (and indeed ''Miami Vice'' had fielded one of the nominees that year, as did the also-electronically-scored ''Series/StElsewhere'').[[note]] The other nominated scores came from ''Series/CagneyAndLacey'', ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'' and ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'', if you're wondering.[[/note]]
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