History TemptingFate / Music

5th Nov '16 7:19:50 AM F1Krazy
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* In December 2009, as a campaign to make their song "Killing In The Name" the UK Christmas No.1 rapidly gained traction, Music/RageAgainstTheMachine were booked to perform it live on BBC Radio, and were sternly told beforehand to censor the song's infamous crescendo. You know, the one where Zach de la Rocha yells "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me" [[BrokenRecord over and]] [[ClusterFBomb over again]]. Three guesses what de la Rocha did.
28th Jul '16 10:49:01 AM MysticEclectic
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* Robert Calvert, late on/off vocalist/lyricist of Music/{{Hawkwind}}, made his solo debut in 1974 with ''Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBPXuWzHL0]] The album is a satirical account of the [[ShownTheirWork 1961 West German Lockheed Bribery Scandal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_bribery_scandals involving then-defence-minister Franz Josef Strauss]] (portrayed by a rabid Vivian Stanshall, of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band); pushing towards the brink of resurrecting German Air Superiority, Strauss is enticed by an offer of an American Con Artist, who sells the titular F-104 Starfighter Plane in bulk, as well as refitting them as the "F-104G" (for Germany, as Strauss energetically points out). The problem is that in Real Life, the F-104 was a fighter infamous for its safety record, quickly becoming known as ''Der Witwenmacher (The Widowmaker)'', with at least ''30%'' of the planes having crashed. The real kicker comes with the titular Captain Lockheed, basically a [[TheStoner drugged-up test pilot]] with Swaggering Bravado to Match. Once the press unravels the whole charade, Strauss and the ''entire defence board'' resign.

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* [[{{Music/Hawkwind}} Robert Calvert, late on/off vocalist/lyricist of Music/{{Hawkwind}}, made his Calvert's]] 1974 solo debut in 1974 with ''Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters.'' [[http://www.debut, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBPXuWzHL0]] The album is com/watch?v=dyBPXuWzHL0 Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters]]'', has several examples, being a satirical account of the [[ShownTheirWork 1961 West German Lockheed Bribery Scandal]] [[http://en.[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_F-104_Starfighter#German_service the Luftwaffe's controversial adoption of the]] F-104 Starfighter. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_bribery_scandals involving then-defence-minister Defence Minister Franz Josef Strauss]] (portrayed by a rabid Vivian Stanshall, of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band); pushing towards the brink of [[TheBonzoDogBand (Vivian Stanshall)]] is mad with desire at resurrecting German Air Superiority, Strauss is air superiority, later being enticed by an offer of an American Con Artist, who con man [[{{Music/Traffic}} (Jim Capaldi)]]. The latter sells the titular F-104 Starfighter Plane in bulk, as well as refitting them as the "F-104G" (for Germany, as Strauss energetically points out). squees over). The problem is that in Real Life, the F-104 was a fighter infamous for its safety record, quickly becoming known as ''Der Witwenmacher (The Widowmaker)'', with at least ''30%'' of the planes having crashed. The real kicker comes with crashed.
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the titular Captain Lockheed, basically Lockheed (Calvert) is a [[TheStoner drugged-up test pilot]] with Swaggering Bravado a [[ItsAllAboutMe bravado to Match.match]]. Once the press unravels the whole charade, Strauss and the ''entire defence board'' resign.



** [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking That, and there's the Gremlin: an embodiment of every failure of aircraft testing played by Arthur Brown, to dazzling effect.]]

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** [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking That, and there's The entire story's also [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] by [[Music/ArthurBrown the Gremlin: Gremlin]], an embodiment of every failure of aircraft testing played by Arthur Brown, to dazzling effect.]]aerial disasters and the album's loose GreekChorus.
5th Nov '15 5:45:17 AM Berrenta
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* Robert Calvert, late on/off vocalist/lyricist of Music/{{Hawkwind}}, made his solo debut in 1974 with ''Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBPXuWzHL0]] The album is a satirical account of the [[ShownTheirWork 1961 West German Lockheed Bribery Scandal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_bribery_scandals involving then-defence-minister Franz Josef Strauss]] (portrayed by a rabid Vivian Stanshall, of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band); pushing towards the brink of resurrecting German Air Superiority, Strauss is enticed by an offer of an American Con Artist, who sells the titular F-104 Starfighter Plane in bulk, as well as refitting them as the "F-104G" [[CaptainObvious (for Germany, as Strauss energetically points out)]] The problem is that in Real Life, the F-104 was a fighter infamous for its safety record, quickly becoming known as ''Der Witwenmacher (The Widowmaker)'', with at least ''30%'' of the planes having crashed. The real kicker comes with the titular Captain Lockheed, basically a [[TheStoner drugged-up test pilot]] with Swaggering Bravado to Match. Once the press unravels the whole charade, Strauss and the ''entire defence board'' resign.

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* Robert Calvert, late on/off vocalist/lyricist of Music/{{Hawkwind}}, made his solo debut in 1974 with ''Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBPXuWzHL0]] The album is a satirical account of the [[ShownTheirWork 1961 West German Lockheed Bribery Scandal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_bribery_scandals involving then-defence-minister Franz Josef Strauss]] (portrayed by a rabid Vivian Stanshall, of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band); pushing towards the brink of resurrecting German Air Superiority, Strauss is enticed by an offer of an American Con Artist, who sells the titular F-104 Starfighter Plane in bulk, as well as refitting them as the "F-104G" [[CaptainObvious (for Germany, as Strauss energetically points out)]] out). The problem is that in Real Life, the F-104 was a fighter infamous for its safety record, quickly becoming known as ''Der Witwenmacher (The Widowmaker)'', with at least ''30%'' of the planes having crashed. The real kicker comes with the titular Captain Lockheed, basically a [[TheStoner drugged-up test pilot]] with Swaggering Bravado to Match. Once the press unravels the whole charade, Strauss and the ''entire defence board'' resign.
15th Aug '14 6:23:25 PM MysticEclectic
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--> We'll give you complete creative control.

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--> We'll give you complete creative control.control.
* Robert Calvert, late on/off vocalist/lyricist of Music/{{Hawkwind}}, made his solo debut in 1974 with ''Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBPXuWzHL0]] The album is a satirical account of the [[ShownTheirWork 1961 West German Lockheed Bribery Scandal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_bribery_scandals involving then-defence-minister Franz Josef Strauss]] (portrayed by a rabid Vivian Stanshall, of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band); pushing towards the brink of resurrecting German Air Superiority, Strauss is enticed by an offer of an American Con Artist, who sells the titular F-104 Starfighter Plane in bulk, as well as refitting them as the "F-104G" [[CaptainObvious (for Germany, as Strauss energetically points out)]] The problem is that in Real Life, the F-104 was a fighter infamous for its safety record, quickly becoming known as ''Der Witwenmacher (The Widowmaker)'', with at least ''30%'' of the planes having crashed. The real kicker comes with the titular Captain Lockheed, basically a [[TheStoner drugged-up test pilot]] with Swaggering Bravado to Match. Once the press unravels the whole charade, Strauss and the ''entire defence board'' resign.
** YMMV, if it becomes [[HarsherInHindsight harsher]] or [[AccidentallyAccurate strangely predictive]], seeing as how the scandals stretched to other friendly governments, including the Netherlands and Japan, as well as how Lockheed had been bailed out in 1971, only to have been revealed to have spent $22 Million in ensuring the use of the Starfighter around the world in 1976.
** [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking That, and there's the Gremlin: an embodiment of every failure of aircraft testing played by Arthur Brown, to dazzling effect.]]
13th May '12 11:49:13 AM Oreochan
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* MachinaeSupremacy, ''Need For Steve'', opening speech:
--> We'll give you complete creative control.
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