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17th Nov '17 9:14:49 PM DesertDragon
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* Patrick Stump, of Music/FallOutBoy, is so bad at enunciation, that mondegreen website kissthisguy.com has over a hundred misheard Fall Out Boy lyrics archived. When Patrick recorded a [[{{Conlang}} Simlish]] version of "This City" for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', fans joked that it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcv_9jLNz2w didn't sound any different from the normal version]].

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* Patrick Stump, of Music/FallOutBoy, is so bad at enunciation, that mondegreen website kissthisguy.com has over a hundred misheard Fall Out Boy lyrics archived. When Patrick recorded a [[{{Conlang}} Simlish]] version of "This City" for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', fans joked that it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcv_9jLNz2w didn't sound any different from the his normal version]].singing]].
17th Nov '17 9:14:11 PM DesertDragon
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* Patrick Stump, of Music/FallOutBoy, is so bad at enunciation, that mondegreen website kissthisguy.com has over a hundred misheard Fall Out Boy lyrics archived. When Patrick recorded a [[{{Conlang}} Simlish]] version of "This City" for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', fans joked that it didn't sound any different from the normal version.

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* Patrick Stump, of Music/FallOutBoy, is so bad at enunciation, that mondegreen website kissthisguy.com has over a hundred misheard Fall Out Boy lyrics archived. When Patrick recorded a [[{{Conlang}} Simlish]] version of "This City" for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', fans joked that it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcv_9jLNz2w didn't sound any different from the normal version.version]].
17th Nov '17 9:07:56 PM DesertDragon
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* Patrick Stump, of Music/FallOutBoy, is so bad at enunciation that mondegreen website kissthisguy.com has over a hundred misheard Fall Out Boy lyrics archived.

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* Patrick Stump, of Music/FallOutBoy, is so bad at enunciation enunciation, that mondegreen website kissthisguy.com has over a hundred misheard Fall Out Boy lyrics archived. When Patrick recorded a [[{{Conlang}} Simlish]] version of "This City" for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', fans joked that it didn't sound any different from the normal version.
22nd Oct '17 11:15:02 AM nombretomado
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* DeathMetal is the genre most famous for embodying this trope, especially during its "GoldenAge" in [[TheNineties the early-mid '90s]]. It's hilarious how much controversy bands like CannibalCorpse and {{Deicide}} got for lyrics that no one could make out anyway. More recent vocalists such as Music/AmonAmarth's Johan Hegg and ArchEnemy's Angela Gossow have somewhat averted this trope over the years.

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* DeathMetal is the genre most famous for embodying this trope, especially during its "GoldenAge" in [[TheNineties the early-mid '90s]]. It's hilarious how much controversy bands like CannibalCorpse Music/CannibalCorpse and {{Deicide}} Music/{{Deicide}} got for lyrics that no one could make out anyway. More recent vocalists such as Music/AmonAmarth's Johan Hegg and ArchEnemy's Angela Gossow have somewhat averted this trope over the years.
21st Jan '17 7:58:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** Speaking of which, '''Series/{{MadTV}}'' did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et63XsMZJas a spoof sketch on this]], featuring the boy from The Calling, then featuring the guy from {{Creed}} accusing him of stealing the way he sings. Then "the guy from Pearl Jam" Eddie Vedder shows up to accuse them all of stealing from him. It then ends with Ray Charles (who was still alive at the time) showing up and claiming they all stole from him first.

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** Speaking of which, '''Series/{{MadTV}}'' did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et63XsMZJas a spoof sketch on this]], featuring the boy from The Calling, then featuring the guy from {{Creed}} Music/{{Creed}} accusing him of stealing the way he sings. Then "the guy from Pearl Jam" Eddie Vedder shows up to accuse them all of stealing from him. It then ends with Ray Charles (who was still alive at the time) showing up and claiming they all stole from him first.
22nd Jul '16 10:06:59 AM JBsteeple
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* Done intentionally in the song "Little Demon" by [[ShockRock Screamin' Jay Hawkins]] which has a chorus section that is unintelligible gibberish. The joke is that the gibberish is the Devil speaking, and "you gotta be real cool to hear the words he said.", implying that the listener (you) is NOT cool.
20th Jul '16 4:28:58 AM StFan
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* DeathMetal is the genre most famous for embodying this trope, especially during its "GoldenAge" in [[TheNineties the early-mid '90s]]. It's hilarious how much controversy bands like CannibalCorpse and {{Deicide}} got for lyrics that no one could make out anyway. More recent vocalists such as AmonAmarth's Johan Hegg and ArchEnemy's Angela Gossow have somewhat averted this trope over the years.

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* DeathMetal is the genre most famous for embodying this trope, especially during its "GoldenAge" in [[TheNineties the early-mid '90s]]. It's hilarious how much controversy bands like CannibalCorpse and {{Deicide}} got for lyrics that no one could make out anyway. More recent vocalists such as AmonAmarth's Music/AmonAmarth's Johan Hegg and ArchEnemy's Angela Gossow have somewhat averted this trope over the years.
26th Jun '16 1:58:22 AM gewunomox
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* Some of {{Slipknot}}'s earlier work suffers from this at times. Namely Corey's fast-paced rapping that was exclusive to their self-titled album. Then there's their self-released debut ''Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat'' in which Anders Colsenfi handled lead vocals, often in the tried-and-true "cookie monster" style so often associated with this trope.

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* Some of {{Slipknot}}'s Music/{{Slipknot}}'s earlier work suffers from this at times. Namely Corey's fast-paced rapping that was exclusive to their self-titled album. Then there's their self-released debut ''Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat'' in which Anders Colsenfi handled lead vocals, often in the tried-and-true "cookie monster" style so often associated with this trope.
10th Apr '16 7:13:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* German singer [[HeyItsThatGuy Herbert]] [[Film/DasBoot Grönemeyer]]. Less so in the studio records, very much so in live performances. Often parodied.

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* German singer [[HeyItsThatGuy Herbert]] Herbert [[Film/DasBoot Grönemeyer]]. Less so in the studio records, very much so in live performances. Often parodied.
16th Dec '14 4:11:03 AM Patachou
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* Music/TomWaits is sometimes accused of this. He seems well aware of it, as at least two of his songs - "Let Me Get Up On It" and "Dog Door" - have no printed lyrics, and the former may not include any actual words at all.
** You can add "Kommienezuspadt" to that list.
*** That's German, actually, meaning "Don't be late, ever." Probably refers to the White Rabbit from Alice.

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* Music/TomWaits is sometimes accused of this. He seems well aware of it, as at least two of his songs - "Let Me Get Up On It" from ''Music/BoneMachine'' and "Dog Door" from "Orphans: Bawlers, Brawlers & Bastards" - have no printed lyrics, and the former may not include any actual words at all.
** You can add "Kommienezuspadt" from ''Music/RealGone'' to that list.
*** That's German, actually, meaning "Don't be late, ever." Probably [[AliceAllusion refers to the White Rabbit from Alice.Alice]].



* Though BobDylan's songs themselves aren't particularly unintelligible, he will always be portrayed as such in parodies. A particularly notable example is the last verse of EricBogle's "Do You Know Any Dylan?" which simply doesn't have any consonants at all.

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* Though BobDylan's Music/BobDylan's songs themselves aren't particularly unintelligible, he will always be portrayed as such in parodies. A particularly notable example is the last verse of EricBogle's Music/EricBogle's "Do You Know Any Dylan?" which simply doesn't have any consonants at all.



** In Conversations with Tom Petty, Petty himself gives an example: "When Music/LindaRonstadt did 'The Waiting,' she phoned me, because she couldn't figure out all the words. It was the line 'No one could have ever told me about this...' She couldn't figure out what the hell it was. And I thought, 'Damn, I've got to try to enunciate better.'"

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** In Conversations ''Conversations with Tom Petty, Petty'', Petty himself gives an example: "When Music/LindaRonstadt did 'The Waiting,' she phoned me, because she couldn't figure out all the words. It was the line 'No one could have ever told me about this...' She couldn't figure out what the hell it was. And I thought, 'Damn, I've got to try to enunciate better.'"



** When John Flansburgh of TheyMightBeGiants did his own accordion cover, he just sang "Mnyeh mnyeh whooah" noises. It sounded remarkably convincing.

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** When John Flansburgh of TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants did his own accordion cover, he just sang "Mnyeh mnyeh whooah" noises. It sounded remarkably convincing.



* The opening theme to the ''{{Hellsing}}'' TV series, "World Without Logos," has lyrics that appear to be sung by someone in a later stage of aphasia.

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* The opening theme to the ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Series/{{Hellsing}}'' TV series, "World Without Logos," has lyrics that appear to be sung by someone in a later stage of aphasia.



* CocteauTwins.

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* CocteauTwins.Music/CocteauTwins.



* LilJon. Other than [[MemeticMutation YEEAAAH! WHAAAT? OKAAAYYY!]]

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* LilJon.Music/LilJon. Other than [[MemeticMutation YEEAAAH! WHAAAT? OKAAAYYY!]]




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* "The End" by Music/TheDoors from ''[[Music/TheDoorsAlbum The Doors]]'': Jim's screaming during the line "mother... I want to... rape you!" in "The End" is so garbled that it is impossible to make out what he is shouting, therefore it sounds more like "mother... I want to... murder you!".
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