History TakeThat / Music

16th Apr '18 12:48:24 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Music/{{PSY}}'s "Music/GangnamStyle" makes fun of Seoul's Gangnam district, infamous for NouveauRiche types who [[ConspicuousConsumption spend their money on expensive stuff just to show off their wealth]] and wannabes who try to look rich. That lounge chair that PSY sits on, apparently at a beach at first? He's actually at a kids' playground. Those babes he walks with in the fake snow? They're not terribly pleased by it, and try to get it out of their faces. He meets a love interest...on a subway train. And he brags about his wealth while [[ToiletHumour on the toilet]].
27th Mar '18 6:45:36 AM Kenshin94
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* "Republican Party Reptile" by ''Music/BigCountry'' could be seen as a TakeThat towards right-wing politicians calling them oppressive and irresponsible.
8th Mar '18 10:28:58 AM MikeK
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* Surgical Meth Machine's "Unlistenable", where the lyrics are mainly Al Jourgensen doing a spoken word rant about the state of rock music today. Halfway through the song, Sam D'Ambruoso, the other half of the duo, starts asking him about specific bands; Music/IronMaiden, Music/LambOfGod, and {{Music/Nickelback}}, among others, all receive take thats. There are a couple hints that it's not meant to be taken all that seriously: first [[TakeThatMe Al insults his own band]], {{Music/Ministry}}, then the very last line is "{{Music/Devo}}?!? They fuckin' [[BaitAndSwitch rule!"]], which segues into the next track, a CoverVersion of Devo's "Gates Of Steel".

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* Surgical Meth Machine's "Unlistenable", where the lyrics are mainly Al Jourgensen doing a spoken word rant about the state of rock music today. Halfway through the song, Sam D'Ambruoso, the other half of the duo, starts asking him about specific bands; Music/IronMaiden, Music/LambOfGod, and {{Music/Nickelback}}, among others, all receive take thats. There are a couple hints that it's not meant to be taken all that seriously: first [[TakeThatMe Al insults his own band]], {{Music/Ministry}}, then the very last line is "{{Music/Devo}}?!? They fuckin' [[BaitAndSwitch [[BaitAndSwitchComment rule!"]], which segues into the next track, a CoverVersion of Devo's "Gates Of Steel".
7th Mar '18 10:11:46 PM bwburke94
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** This happens a few times in the music of Theatre/GilbertAndSullivan, such as ''{{Theatre/Patience}}'' making fun of the aesthetic movement and Creator/OscarWilde, but the standout example is [[ListSong "I've Got a Little List"]] from ''Theatre/TheMikado'', in which Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, sings a LongList of "society offenders who might well be underground". It is a tradition to update the song to reflect contemporary evils, so one might hear references to "[[Creator/StephenieMeyer the vampire]] [[Creator/AnneRice novelist]]", "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal the dodgy dieselist]]", "the Televangelist", "those people at the movies who can't put their phones away" and "[[DonaldTrump the orange-tinted bully with a Tribble on his head]]".

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** This happens a few times in the music of Theatre/GilbertAndSullivan, such as ''{{Theatre/Patience}}'' making fun of the aesthetic movement and Creator/OscarWilde, but the standout example is [[ListSong "I've Got a Little List"]] from ''Theatre/TheMikado'', in which Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, sings a LongList of "society offenders who might well be underground". It is a tradition to update the song to reflect contemporary evils, so one might hear references to "[[Creator/StephenieMeyer the vampire]] [[Creator/AnneRice novelist]]", "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal the dodgy dieselist]]", "the Televangelist", "those people at the movies who can't put their phones away" and "[[DonaldTrump "[[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump the orange-tinted bully with a Tribble on his head]]".
5th Mar '18 4:26:29 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 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.

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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 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 Music/StephenSondheim and his fans.
24th Feb '18 10:34:27 AM nombretomado
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* The score album of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' can be considered a TakeThat in a sense to downloaders - several soundtracks of late have had additional material that's only available digitally (like ''Film/TronLegacy'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''). But while the download album clocks in at 64:25, the physical one not only has several of its tracks running longer (in particular "Tunnel Chase" and "Stark Goes Green," both of which run over ''two minutes'' longer on the CD than the download), there's also one whole extra track ("Interrogation") which brings it all in at 76:17. This went down well with soundtrack fans (especially those of Creator/AlanSilvestri), and as Intrada's Roger Feigelson stated that they specifically wanted the download to be shorter than the CD it also counts as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the label.

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* The score album of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' can be considered a TakeThat in a sense to downloaders - several soundtracks of late have had additional material that's only available digitally (like ''Film/TronLegacy'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''). But while the download album clocks in at 64:25, the physical one not only has several of its tracks running longer (in particular "Tunnel Chase" and "Stark Goes Green," both of which run over ''two minutes'' longer on the CD than the download), there's also one whole extra track ("Interrogation") which brings it all in at 76:17. This went down well with soundtrack fans (especially those of Creator/AlanSilvestri), Music/AlanSilvestri), and as Intrada's Roger Feigelson stated that they specifically wanted the download to be shorter than the CD it also counts as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the label.
12th Feb '18 11:01:42 AM WaterBlap
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*** A live performance in 2016 made this song a giant TakeThat to UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump.
3rd Feb '18 11:22:55 PM Kalmbach
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* A good 90% of traditional Irish music is a Take That at England and British imperialism (with songs such as "Rifles Of The IRA" or "Come Out Ye Black And Tans"). Given Anglo/Irish history... not surprising.

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* A good 90% of traditional Irish music is a Take That at England and British imperialism (with songs such as "Rifles Of The IRA" or "Come Out Ye Black And Tans"). Given [[TheTroubles Anglo/Irish history...history]]... not surprising.



** WeirdAl decided to get in on the act to state "Satan eats Cheez Whiz".



* the Ohgr (side project of Skinny Puppy singer Nivek Ogre) song Cracker is a bit hard to understand at some points, but the music video makes it clear that it's a take that at Trent Reznor (with whom he performed on Pigface albums), Eminem and (arguably) the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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* the The Ohgr (side project of Skinny Puppy singer Nivek Ogre) song Cracker is a bit hard to understand at some points, but the music video makes it clear that it's a take that at Trent Reznor (with whom he performed on Pigface albums), Eminem and (arguably) the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
3rd Feb '18 10:17:26 PM Kalmbach
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** This happens a few times in the music of Theatre/GilbertAndSullivan, such as ''{{Theatre/Patience}}'' making fun of the aesthetic movement and Creator/OscarWilde, but the standout example is [[ListSong "I've Got a Little List"]] from ''Theatre/TheMikado'', in which Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, sings a LongList of "society offenders who might well be underground". It is a tradition to update the song to reflect contemporary evils, so one might hear references to "[[Creator/StephenieMeyer the vampire]] [[Creator/AnneRice novelist]]", "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal the dodgy dieselist]]", "the Televangelist", and "[[DonaldTrump the orange-tinted bully with a Tribble on his head]]".

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** This happens a few times in the music of Theatre/GilbertAndSullivan, such as ''{{Theatre/Patience}}'' making fun of the aesthetic movement and Creator/OscarWilde, but the standout example is [[ListSong "I've Got a Little List"]] from ''Theatre/TheMikado'', in which Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, sings a LongList of "society offenders who might well be underground". It is a tradition to update the song to reflect contemporary evils, so one might hear references to "[[Creator/StephenieMeyer the vampire]] [[Creator/AnneRice novelist]]", "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal the dodgy dieselist]]", "the Televangelist", "those people at the movies who can't put their phones away" and "[[DonaldTrump the orange-tinted bully with a Tribble on his head]]".
3rd Feb '18 10:07:59 PM Kalmbach
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** This happens a few times in the music of Theatre/GilbertAndSullivan, such as ''{{Theatre/Patience}}'' making fun of the aesthetic movement and Creator/OscarWilde, but the standout example is [[ListSong "I've Got a Little List"]] from ''Theatre/TheMikado'', in which Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, sings a LongList of "society offenders who might well be underground". It is a tradition to update the song to reflect contemporary evils, so one might hear references to "[[Creator/StephanieMeyer the vampire novelist]]", "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal the dodgy dieselist]]", "the Televangelist", and "[[DonaldTrump the orange-tinted bully with a Tribble on his head]]".

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** This happens a few times in the music of Theatre/GilbertAndSullivan, such as ''{{Theatre/Patience}}'' making fun of the aesthetic movement and Creator/OscarWilde, but the standout example is [[ListSong "I've Got a Little List"]] from ''Theatre/TheMikado'', in which Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, sings a LongList of "society offenders who might well be underground". It is a tradition to update the song to reflect contemporary evils, so one might hear references to "[[Creator/StephanieMeyer "[[Creator/StephenieMeyer the vampire vampire]] [[Creator/AnneRice novelist]]", "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal the dodgy dieselist]]", "the Televangelist", and "[[DonaldTrump the orange-tinted bully with a Tribble on his head]]".
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