History YMMV / TheKaisers

4th Feb '16 8:35:20 AM Berrenta
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* MagnumOpus: Most fans like to divide it into two eras: ''Beat It Up!'' is this for their initial covers/originals act, and ''Wishing Street'' is this for an era which emphasized individualism and originality.
20th May '14 3:03:13 AM Discontent
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* NeedsMoreLove: ''In Step with The Kaisers'' is the most overlooked album of theirs, though this is mostly due to a lack of availability than anything else. It is the only album not released on CD, after all.



* ToughActToFollow: Not the group itself, but Kaiser Matt (1), whose specific guitar style was a huge cornerstone of the group's early sound, upon his departure. Like stated previously, they were able to adapt, and even got better if nothing else.

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* ToughActToFollow: Not the group itself, but Kaiser Matt (1), whose specific guitar style was a huge cornerstone of the group's early sound, upon his departure. Like stated previously, they were able to adapt, and even got better if nothing else.else.
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18th Oct '13 7:44:13 PM Bastard1
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* EarWorm: A lot of it, but especially their ballads, i.e. "Like I Do", "Don't You Worry".

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* EarWorm: A lot AwesomeMusic: Oh boy, where to begin... for starters, let's split them into the covers and the originals. And let's limit them to five so we won't keep you up all night.
** Covers: "Soldiers
of it, but especially their ballads, i.e. "Like Love", "Talkin' About You", "The Hippy Hippy Shake", "What'd I Do", Say", "Let's Stomp"...
** Originals: "Whatcha Say",
"Don't You Worry".Worry", "She's Only Doggin' Round", "That's My Girl", "Wishing Street"...
* BrokenBase: A few hardcore old school beat fanatics didn't take well to the fact that ''Wishing Street'' would be released only on compact disc.
* CoveredUp: They do such a good job of "Kaiser-izing" most covers that a few, particularly the more obscure ones, are often mistaken for originals.
* EarWorm: A few more than a few... their stock in trade, basically. But special honors have to go to their LoopedLyrics numbers, such as "Whatcha Say" and "Uh Huh Oh Yeah"... but especially "Mashed Potatoes"!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Kaiser Johnny; the man with the clang! The guy can drum up a storm, and his vocal spots frequently makes him the SpotlightStealingSquad. Oh, and there's his NiceHat.



* GrowingTheBeard: With an LP and a few [=EP=]s to their credit already, ''Beat It Up!'' is considered where they finally came into their own as recording artists. ''Wishing Street'' is considered to be this as far as original compositions go.

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* GrowingTheBeard: With an LP two [=LPs=] and a few [=EP=]s to their credit name already, ''Beat It Up!'' is considered where they finally came into their own as recording artists. ''Wishing Street'' is considered to be this as far as original compositions go.


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** "Valley of The Kaisers", anyone? Music/DickDale would be proud.


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* HeartwarmingMoments: Not really what they're known for, but there are a few...
** "Though this cold, dark, fickle world has let you down / Life goes on, like people always say... / Don't you worry / you'll believe in love again someday."
** Their final album, and as such, the group itself, ends on a contemplative note with the somber instrumental "Little Bird". Its chorus ends with an uplifting cadence; sort of a "We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when" vibe. A love letter to their loyal fans who stuck around 'till the end.


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* NeedsMoreLove: ''In Step with The Kaisers'' is the most overlooked album of theirs, though this is mostly due to a lack of availability than anything else. It is the only album not released on CD, after all.
29th Aug '13 11:35:37 AM Bastard1
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* GrowingTheBeard: With an LP and a few [=EP=]s to their credit, ''Beat It Up!'' is considered where they finally came into their own as recording artists. ''Wishing Street'' is considered to be this as far as original compositions go.

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* GrowingTheBeard: With an LP and a few [=EP=]s to their credit, credit already, ''Beat It Up!'' is considered where they finally came into their own as recording artists. ''Wishing Street'' is considered to be this as far as original compositions go.



** "Watch Your Step". It (Bobby Parker's original recording, that is) was the inspiration for Music/TheBeatles' "I Feel Fine", after all.

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** "Watch Your Step". It (Bobby (that is, Bobby Parker's original recording, that is) recording) was the inspiration for Music/TheBeatles' "I Feel Fine", after all.



* MemeticMutation: Strictly limited to their small niche fanbase, but a performance video with Kaiser George making a particularly crazy face can be found all over the place.

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* MemeticMutation: Strictly limited to their small niche fanbase, but a performance video with Kaiser George Matt (1) making a particularly crazy face (even for him) can be found all over the place.



* ToughActToFollow: Not the act itself, but Kaiser Matt Armstrong (1), whose specific guitar style was a huge cornerstone of the group's early sound, upon his departure. Like stated previously, they were able to adapt, and even got better if nothing else.

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* ToughActToFollow: Not the act group itself, but Kaiser Matt Armstrong (1), whose specific guitar style was a huge cornerstone of the group's early sound, upon his departure. Like stated previously, they were able to adapt, and even got better if nothing else.
21st Jun '13 6:33:31 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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* TooGoodToLast: Sadly.
5th May '13 3:37:24 PM Bastard1
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* EarWorm: A lot of it, but especially their ballads, i.e. "Like I Do", "Don't You Worry".
* FaceOfTheBand: Though generally averted, Kaiser George is considered one due to being a group mainstay and their primary guitarist and songwriter.
* GrowingTheBeard: With an LP and a few [=EP=]s to their credit, ''Beat It Up!'' is considered where they finally came into their own as recording artists. ''Wishing Street'' is considered to be this as far as original compositions go.
* EpicRiff:
** "Watch Your Step". It (Bobby Parker's original recording, that is) was the inspiration for Music/TheBeatles' "I Feel Fine", after all.
** "Squarehead", "Trufflehog", "Paradiso Twist"... any of their uptempo instrumental originals, basically.
* MagnumOpus: Most fans like to divide it into two eras: ''Beat It Up!'' is this for their initial covers/originals act, and ''Wishing Street'' is this for an era which emphasized individualism and originality.
* MemeticMutation: Strictly limited to their small niche fanbase, but a performance video with Kaiser George making a particularly crazy face can be found all over the place.
* NarmCharm: Their entire act. It's just plain goofy, awesome fun.
* PainfulRhyme: Scattered throughout. All part of the AffectionateParody, though... except where covers are involved. But in that case, it's basically considered sacrilege not to follow the original source material, anyway.
* ReplacementScrappy: Averted. No replacement has ever been considered a bad one; somehow, the group was able to adapt.
* TooGoodToLast: Sadly.
* ToughActToFollow: Not the act itself, but Kaiser Matt Armstrong (1), whose specific guitar style was a huge cornerstone of the group's early sound, upon his departure. Like stated previously, they were able to adapt, and even got better if nothing else.
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