History TheUnintelligible / Music

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!".
20th Nov '14 12:09:33 PM Willbyr
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* Dave Mustaine's vocals on the first Music/{{Megadeth}} album ''Killing is My Business... and Business is Good'' is a garbled mess thanks to a mumbled delivery made even worse by a blurry production job that drowns it in an endless sea of reverb. ''Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?'' isn't much better in this regard. ''So Far, So Good... So What!'' shows substantial improvement, however, despite Dave being at the apex of his drug addiction at this point, as well as some of the reverb that plagued ''Killing is My Business'' making a comeback. By ''Rust in Peace'' (his first record after getting clean), Mustaine's singing is pretty clear, with only a few "break out the lyric sheet" moments.

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* Dave Mustaine's vocals on the first Music/{{Megadeth}} album ''Killing is My Business... and Business is Good'' is a garbled mess thanks to a mumbled delivery made even worse by a blurry production job that drowns it in an endless sea of reverb. ''Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?'' isn't much better in this regard. ''So Far, So Good... So What!'' shows substantial improvement, however, despite Dave being at the apex of his drug addiction at this point, as well as some of the reverb that plagued ''Killing is My Business'' making a comeback. By ''Rust in Peace'' (his first record after getting clean), Mustaine's singing is pretty clear, with only a few "break out the lyric sheet" moments. Fortunately, the {{remaster}}s of the early albums go a long way toward fixing the problems with those early vocal tracks.


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19th Apr '14 8:25:23 PM Willbyr
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* {{Grindcore}} in general. Especially frustrating since it's genre built on quirky lyrics. When deprived of both a lyric sheet ''and'' a track listing, AnalCunt become more of a prank than a joke band.

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* {{Grindcore}} in general. Especially frustrating since it's genre built on quirky lyrics. When deprived of both a lyric sheet ''and'' a track listing, AnalCunt Music/AnalCunt become more of a prank than a joke band.
20th Mar '14 12:42:34 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Eddie Vedder from Music/PearlJam, the TropeCodifier for NoseYodeling.

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* Eddie Vedder from Music/PearlJam, the TropeCodifier for NoseYodeling.{{Yarling}}.
20th Feb '14 1:19:12 PM RampinUp46
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* The Music/ButtholeSurfers fall into this trope every now and then in their early career ''deliberately'', thanks to lead singer Gibby Haynes' "[[ICallItVera Gibbytronix]] system. He claimed at one point it originated to mask the fact that he couldn't sing, but now that that's changed, he just uses it to enhance his vocal effects.
9th Feb '14 8:49:41 AM DavidDelony
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** Probably more accurate to say that all the words themselves are perfectly legible, but the whole makes less sense than the [[WordSalad sum of it's parts.]]

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** Probably more accurate to say that all the words themselves are perfectly legible, but the whole makes less sense than the [[WordSalad sum of it's its parts.]]



* Early Music/{{REM}} albums (''Murmer'' was named for this phenomenon) had Michael Stipe singing in a slurred, "mumbly" style, which was one of the reasons they stood out as much as they did in the divided 80's. Thy broke away from this approach with their 1986 album ''Lifes Rich Pageant'', coinciding with both a change in producer and shift in lyrical focus from cryptic poetry to sociopolitical musings. Stipe has gone on record saying that "the early albums didn't have lyrics", a reference to his penchant for taking a stream-of-consciousness approach to lyric writing and singing at the time.

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* Early Music/{{REM}} albums (''Murmer'' was named for this phenomenon) had Michael Stipe singing in a slurred, "mumbly" style, which was one of the reasons they stood out as much as they did in the divided 80's. Thy They broke away from this approach with their 1986 album ''Lifes Rich Pageant'', coinciding with both a change in producer and shift in lyrical focus from cryptic poetry to sociopolitical musings. Stipe has gone on record saying that "the early albums didn't have lyrics", a reference to his penchant for taking a stream-of-consciousness approach to lyric writing and singing at the time.
25th Jul '13 6:25:54 PM JIKTV
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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}} '''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.
25th Jul '13 6:25:44 PM JIKTV
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* 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.

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* TomWaits 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.



** Speaking of which, 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, MadTV '''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.



** In Conversations with Tom Petty, Petty himself gives an example: "When Linda Ronstadt 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 with Tom Petty, Petty himself gives an example: "When Linda Ronstadt 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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