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18th Nov '17 12:32:28 PM Malady
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-->In "Teenage Wildlife", against a musical backdrop that owed much to his song "Heroes", Bowie was variously thought to be taking aim squarely at new wave artists such as GaryNuman, or reflecting on his younger self:

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-->In "Teenage Wildlife", against a musical backdrop that owed much to his song "Heroes", Bowie was variously thought to be taking aim squarely at new wave artists such as GaryNuman, Music/GaryNuman, or reflecting on his younger self:
1st Nov '17 11:05:59 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* Act of Defiance has several of these. "Throwback" (with lyrics by Chris Broderick) is a clear and extremely vicious shot at [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] and accuses him of being a washed-up, jaded asshole and pathological liar whose success can largely be credited to the efforts of the people whose hard work he loudly took credit for. "Refrain and Re-Fracture" (with lyrics by Henry Derek Bonner), while more ambiguous, is more than likely a shot at [[Music/{{Slipknot}} Joey Jordison]], who screwed over Bonner during his time in Scar the Martyr; the lyrics, while less direct than "Throwback", essentially boil down to "you're a washed-up loser with no good ideas of your own who is nothing without Slipknot, and every band you form is just you circling the drain and it's telling that they don't go anywhere even with your name attached; quit sucking your own dick and pay me what you owe, you cheap fuck".
25th Oct '17 11:53:55 AM MikeK
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* A Zeeland, Michigan high school student was given a one day suspension for wearing a shirt with {{Music/Korn}}'s logo on it to class, with the vice principal who issued the suspension describing their music as ""indecent", "vulgar", and "obscene" in a subsequent interview. Once news of the incident became wide-spread enough to reach the band themselves, they donated hundreds of shirts to a local radio station so they could give them out to students outside of the school. They also started selling shirts which featured their logo on the front and the text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution followed by "EXCEPT IN MICHIGAN" on the back.

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* A Zeeland, Michigan high school student was given a one day suspension for wearing a shirt with {{Music/Korn}}'s logo on it to class, with the vice principal who issued the suspension describing their music as ""indecent", "indecent", "vulgar", and "obscene" in a subsequent interview. Once news of the incident became wide-spread enough to reach the band themselves, they donated hundreds of shirts to a local radio station so they could give them out to students outside of the school. They also started selling shirts which featured their logo on the front and the text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution followed by "EXCEPT IN MICHIGAN" on the back.
25th Oct '17 11:50:16 AM MikeK
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* A Zeeland, Michigan high school student was given a one day suspension for wearing a shirt with {{Music/Korn}}'s logo on it to class, with the vice principal who issued the suspension describing their music as ""indecent", "vulgar", and "obscene" in a subsequent interview. Once news of the incident became wide-spread enough to reach the band themselves, they donated hundreds of shirts to a local radio station so they could give them out to students outside of the school. They also started selling shirts which featured their logo on the front and the text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution followed by "EXCEPT IN MICHIGAN" on the back.
23rd Sep '17 12:56:08 PM nombretomado
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* When guitarist Brett Gurewitz left BadReligion on bad terms, both sides took musical potshots at each other. Bad Religion would preform "Stranger Than Fiction" (which was written by Brett) replacing the lyric "I wanna know why Hemmingway cracked" with "I wanna know why Gurewitz cracked" or "I wanna know where Brett gets his crack". On the other side, Brett wrote the song "Hate You", which was dedicated to Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley. One wonders whether there was an amount of sheepishness from multiple parties when Brett rejoined a few years later.

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* When guitarist Brett Gurewitz left BadReligion Music/BadReligion on bad terms, both sides took musical potshots at each other. Bad Religion would preform "Stranger Than Fiction" (which was written by Brett) replacing the lyric "I wanna know why Hemmingway cracked" with "I wanna know why Gurewitz cracked" or "I wanna know where Brett gets his crack". On the other side, Brett wrote the song "Hate You", which was dedicated to Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley. One wonders whether there was an amount of sheepishness from multiple parties when Brett rejoined a few years later.
19th Sep '17 1:53:58 AM PaulA
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->''"I feel really sorry for James Blunt. Because every morning, he has to wake up and think 'Oh my God, I'm James Blunt.'"''\\
--'''Music/BillBailey'''

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->''"I feel really sorry for James Blunt. Because every morning, he has to wake up and think 'Oh my God, I'm James Blunt.'"''\\
--'''Music/BillBailey'''
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-->-- '''Music/BillBailey'''



* Just about all of Music/TomLehrer's songs could be said to be examples of this trope, but the one that really stands out is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEJ9HrZq7Ro his "ode"]] to the [[strike:Nazi]] German rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun.
-->''Don't say that he's hypocritical/Say rather that he's a-political/"Once ze rockets are up, who cares where zey come down?"/"Zat's not my department," says Wernher Von Braun.''
** Let's not forget his classic "Send the Marines," about US foreign policy.

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* Just about all of Music/TomLehrer's songs could be said to be examples of this trope, but the one that really stands gets particularly pointed on ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas'', which came out is of a stint as a contributor to a satirical current affairs show. It includes, among others:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEJ9HrZq7Ro his His "ode"]] to the [[strike:Nazi]] German rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun.
-->''Don't --->Don't say that he's hypocritical/Say hypocritical\\
Say
rather that he's a-political/"Once apolitical\\
"Once
ze rockets are up, who cares where zey come down?"/"Zat's down?\\
Zat's
not my department," says Wernher Von Braun.''
Braun.
** Let's not forget his classic "Send the Marines," Marines", about US foreign policy.policy.
--->For might makes right\\
And till they've seen the light\\
They've got to be protected\\
All their rights respected\\
Till somebody we like can be elected
9th Sep '17 4:33:05 PM nombretomado
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* The musical comedy duo Kit and the Widow have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBXsYNf1l5Y a song]] which ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar without actually mentioning him by name]]) directly accuses AndrewLloydWebber of plagiarism, [[ShownTheirWork with examples]]. They have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbBh69Pa4PY another one]] with some less than flattering comments on StephenSondheim and his fans.

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* The musical comedy duo Kit and the Widow have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBXsYNf1l5Y a song]] which ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar without actually mentioning him by name]]) directly accuses AndrewLloydWebber Creator/AndrewLloydWebber of plagiarism, [[ShownTheirWork with examples]]. They have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbBh69Pa4PY another one]] with some less than flattering comments on StephenSondheim and his fans.
9th Sep '17 7:21:35 AM AlternativeCola
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** "Look What You Made Me Do" is this to Spotify, Perry, Creator/KimKardashian, Music/KanyeWest and her exes Music/CalvinHarris and Creator/TomHiddleston. It's also seen as this to fans who missed the "old Taylor" (as in from her self-titled debut album to ''Red'').
1st Aug '17 2:09:49 PM Metallix
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