-> ''MY BALLS!'' - Duane

[[http://www.duaneandbrando.com/ The Adventures of]] [[http://www.actionadventureworld.com Duane]] & [[http://www.theamazingbrando.com/news.cfm BrandO]] is a Michigan based videogame rap cover band, consisting of members Duane Zuwala and Brandon Lackey, under the not-really-pseudonyms 8Bit Duane and The Amazing [=BrandO=]. This description, while accurate, fails to convey the mindblowingly fun rhymes and craftsmanship put in to every song. Their covers stick with a fun and bouncy style rather than the more serious workings of say, TheMegas.

Much of their notoriety comes from their [[FanVid music videos using in-game footage]], with these two videos being the most well known:
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc32Znoj8dk Final Fantasy]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6L9bUouDr8 Mega Man 2]]

There exists one CD consisting of remastered versions of their entire discography, to be re-released in January 2013, as well as multiple solo albums from each of them.

After a period of in-fighting that broke up the band, they have re-united in 2012 with the release [[http://www.myspace.com/theadveturesofduaneandbrando of a brand new song]] from their [[DevelopmentHell long-awaited]] Videogame/EarthBound LP. They plan to go on tour using a [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/duaneandbrandotour/the-return-of-duane-and-brando-tour Kickstarter project]] that was successfully funded on December 13th, 2012.


PS: Due to the common tropes between the three bands, let's keep them all together on this page.
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!!Tropes:

* {{Action52}}: Arguably the finest lyrical interpretation of Cheetahmen II created by man or machine.
** LampshadeHanging:
*** "Walkin' down the road to the invisible dude"
*** "Can't duck down, I'm jumpin' over your ass! Coins poppin' up, but I don't know for what, next stage I make a motherfucking noise when I jump!"
*** "My moves are pitiful but this robe is gloris..."
*** "I shall run, 'cuz I'm Doctor Morbis, reappear 'cuz I teleportis..."
*** "Cheetahmen, you are my failed [[RougeAnglesOfSatin expirement]]!"
** NoEnding: Just like the original game. Even in the extended version.
* AreWeThereYet: "It's already been five minutes since [[BreakingTheFourthWall we started this song! That's four Ninja Gaiden songs way too long!]]"
* ArousedByTheirVoice: Matoya's voice in "Final Fantasy". Lampshaded in-universe.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In Zelda II, as shown below:
-->''This game is so confusing
-->When the hell does it take place? (I don't know!)
-->Which Zelda did I rescue?
-->Where the hell's my boomerang? (I don't know!)''
** Averted later:
-->'''Link's Shadow''': Same moves, same tights, same fuckin' drive!
* AvertedTrope: The ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' rap dodges all the popular Light Warrior personalities popularized by ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. The Fighter is smart and the leader, the Red Mage flaunts his powers by ''using'' them, the Black Mage is slick and effective, and there's a Black Belt on the team.
** Although the Eight Bit Theater lineup is referenced: Garland says to the Black Belt "I'll make you wish you'd have chosen Thief." But it's probably said for the fact that the Thief is a master at running.
** [[SonicTheHedgehog I'm the two tailed fox with the fly-ass moves!]]
* BadassBoast: Quite a few.
** ''FinalFantasy'':
--> '''Duane:''' Rrrrescued the princess and captured the ship / We got the mystic key from the Elven Prince / Defeated Lich, Kary, Kraken, and Tiamat, with a chortle / Orb of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, opened the portal / Went back 2000 years to the Temple of Fiends / Now we're four Light Warriors, hauntin' ya dreams! / You're goin' down, Chaos, you shouldn't fuck with my crew! / Or Leo, Jojo, Spud, and I are gonna show you how we do / You ''motherfucker!'' We beat you before and we'll do it again! / Every time you fuckin' rise, until this fantasy ends! / You better stay on your guard, 'cause when I strike you're gonna feel it! / You fuckin' piece of ''shit!'' You're goin' down, bitch, ''I mean it!''
* [[BannedInChina Banned in Germany]]: The Amazing Brando's "Magical Mustache" video.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played straight when "songs" are mentioned, downplayed when "games" are mentioned.
* BrickJoke: The DEAD running gag in the VideoGame/MegaMan2 rap was used again in the Castlevania 2 rap.
** And again in the VideoGame/DoubleDragon rap.
** And again in the FinalFantasy rap.
** "I AM ERROR, I GOT NOTHING TO SAY." DEAD
*** Speaking of which, "Good knight turned bad knight? [[{{Pun}} Good knight for you!]]"
** [[TheStinger Watching]] {{Matlock}} in the ''[[LinkToThePast Zelda 3]]'' video.
* ButtMonkey: "[[VideoGame/MegaMan2 The name's]] [[BubbleGun Bubble Man]] [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 and I got somethin']] [[KilledMidSentence ta say-"* DEAD* ]]
** Tails as well. He's always either left behind or totally abhorred while he's around.
-->'''Tails:''' Tails is the name / Sonic's right hand G / You'll go no no, nono, no!
-->'''Sonic:''' Shut the fuck up.
* CallBack: While any sequel songs (Zelda/Mario/Castlevania 2 etc.) all contain references to their respective predecessors. Of special note is Duane's rendition of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7CqndIgAMw the title theme from Mega Man 6]] borrows its first four measures of lyrics from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6L9bUouDr8 Mega Man 2 by Duane & BrandO]].
** ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Dragon Warrior]]'' also reuses a couple of the ''Sonic'' rap's lines. Tails (played by Duane, who also did the vocals for ''Dragon Warrior'') [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
** ''Zelda III'' makes a subtle reference to the last line of the previous song, in which Link asks "We're brother and sister in the next game, right?". This version of Link is a ChivalrousPervert who constantly hits on a reluctant Zelda, who is constantly hinted to be a relative. (But only in this song.)
* ClusterFBomb: "I'mmah fuckin' kick you in your stupid fuckin' face" is one of MANY. Oh, and can't forget the song TITLED "Fuck You".
** Seriously, ''everyone'' swears in these raps. Except for, amusingly, Bikke from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI''. You know, the ''pirate''?
** Wood Man also has an amusing aversion to the word "fuck". He opts for "freakin'". He does say "ass", though. Roll and Dr. Wily don't swear either, and Proto Man's only swear is cut off.
---> ''Proto Man:'' Choose carefully you [[CurseCutShort motherfu--]].
---> ''Mega Man:'' NO.
* CriticalHitClass: Referenced in the band's rap based on upon ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', the Fighter class is referred to as "critically acclaimed" referring to his odds of getting a critical hit.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Zelda II'' is much more serious than most of the band's other songs. There are a few jokes here and there, and the RunningGag with Duane popping up to comment on what's happening, but they're mostly at the beginning and during the middle, while the temple, final boss and especially the Great Temple segments are surprisingly poetic.
-->'''Link:''' You know that I will save you, I'm made to, I'm breaking through
-->'''Zelda:''' You know that I have faith, Link, I'll wait, Link, I'll wait for you
-->'''Link:''' You have no choice, love,
-->'''Zelda:''' I know that you'll rescue me, this is our destiny
-->'''Both:''' I hear your voice, love,
-->'''Link:''' I've only just met you but something inside of me drives me on... So I battle, who are you?
-->'''Shadow Link:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner I'm your shadow]].
* DevelopmentHell: Videogame/EarthBound remained here since 2009, but with their 2012 reunion and the release of [[http://www.myspace.com/theadventuresofduaneandbrando Happy Happy Village]], it looks to be climbing back to the land of mortals.
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: A full-length LP with a number of guest artists, intended as a solo album from [=BrandO=]. Only a small snippet of One Winged Angel has been released at this time.
** [[VideoGame/MegaMan9 Mega Proto Man 9]]: Originally announced as a sequel to ''2'', the song has been released in bits and pieces over the years, with alternate Mega Man vocals by MegaRan recorded during their breakup, but the final product has yet to see the light of day.
* {{Dissimile}}: In ''Toejam and Earl'':
--> ''I'm like a genie/alien but the opposite...''
* DomesticAbuse: Played for laughs a few times.
--> '''Mega Man''': "And that's how we [[{{Pun}} roll]]"\\
'''Roll''': "Need my help?"\\
'''Mega Man''': "Nawww. / [[StayInTheKitchen Get back in the kitchen]], / shit is under control / It's a man's world, baby / don't be flashin' ya vag / here's my back hand [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]/ ya got a problem wit' that? * punch*
** And of course, "The Carpet Is Lava", which they actually lost a few Website/YouTube subscribers over.
** From ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'':
-->'''Dark Queen''': You can't hit me, I'm a woman!
-->'''Rash''': I realize you're a woman, but I really don't care
-->You're gonna have to tell the doctor you fell down on the stairs
-->You're gonna need them sunglasses for them black eyes, whore
-->I've been drinking since breakfast, I don't care anymore!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJshVuOFFZY The Great Abyss]] has a ton of this:
-->There is no... relationships. Only men, and others. Women will no longer be referred to as women, but "Dishes Do-ers". We will also refer to them as... [=Bitch=]! ...You are the birth giver, or the abortion haver. I shall crap in your hand and you shall run it to the toilet! ...You shall have your own special room, it will be called the storage closet.
* DoubleEntendre: King Koopa claims in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' rap that he'll "eat the fucking Princess with cherries and whipped cream".
** [[FinalFantasy Matoya]] got her some HERB.
** From the Zelda rap:
-->'''Link''': When I master the Master Sword, I'm goin' to town
-->on Zelda's upside-down Triforce, with one in the brown.
-->You can't stop me from comin', I am the Hero of Time!
-->You better run for your fuckin' life, I'm comin' inside!
** One was noted with less innuendo: "That was a critical hit? Critics are thumbing in awe!"
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: "Besides, she's in a coma in the next game, G. For real."
* EatTheDog: At the end of of Duck Hunt: "I'm gonna fire up that grill, and we're just gonna pretend that it's duck we're grillin' up instead of man's best friend."
* EpicRocking: Their VideoGame/FinalFantasyI song is just over 10 minutes long.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: How Billy defeats his evil brother.
-->Billy: I am tellin' Mom.
-->Jimmy: You wouldn't!
* ExpositionBreak: Played for laughs in the VideoGame/EarthBound song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed0dJdF7CQs Title Buzz Buzz]]:
-->'''Buzz Buzz''': One last thing before I finally dieÖ\\
Take this thing, itís called a Sound Stone, guy.\\
There are eight different melodies that you have to record\\
To prevent the Cosmic Destroyer from sending all to the horror of eternal darkness.\\
Iím dead...\\
...Do you wanna hear my story again?\\
'''Ness''': Yes.\\
'''Buzz Buzz''': Yes? Okay. One last thing before I finally die...
* FanVid: Remarkably well made ones at that.
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyI: For many fans, this was their first exposure to the band.
* HannibalLecture: In ''Zelda 2'', Dark Link attempts one:
-->No, I know all your moves, and I feel all your ''pain!''
-->You're a ''slave'' to the princess, a fuckin' shame!
-->[[WeCanRuleTogether Hyrule could be ours, take my hand!]]
-->[[WeCanRuleTogether We could rule the kingdom, devour the land!]]
-->You'll never defeat me, you ''know'' that I'm right!
-->You're a ''servant'', a ''pawn'', and you're living a ''lie!''
** ShutUpHannibal: From Link:
-->Gonna live and let you die, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]] 'Cause I don't need you!
-->I think I'll just [[AIBreaker crouch down over here and stab your knees, dude!]]
-->Stabby stab stab, how you like that shit?
-->I'm gonna call you Error 'cause you're fuckin' ''useless!''
* HeroicMime: Referenced in Zelda:
-->Link: Aw, shit! (I thought to myself) What am I going to do?
* InJoke: One of the great pleasures of their lyrics, from their quip of [[FamilyMatters "Did I do that?"]], in homage to Jaleel White's role as the voice actor for Sonic in WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM and TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog.
** Not to mention that in both the Zelda 2 and Castlevania 3 raps, there's that woman holding up the sign. In Zelda 2, it says "4 out of 5 ladies prefer this model" and in Castlevania 3, it says "TREVOR'S GOT BALLZ".
* InsultBackfire: Well, more like Snappy Comment Backfire, from Episode 2 of the Zelda 3 rap:
-->Zelda: Lick my royal heinie!
-->Link: ...gonna!
** This is also a BrickJoke [[CallBack calling back]] to the end of Episode 1.
* MoodWhiplash: The ending of Duane's ''Super Mario Land'' is quite touching... aside from the fact that it's punctuated with a rather epic belch.
** The ''Dragon Warrior'' rap [[HilariousOuttakes ends "dramatically"]], due to a [[ThrowItIn last-minute change]] made during recording.
** In Brando's "Zelda 3: The Light World", the Overworld theme gets heroic lyrics, up to a point:
-->I'll face the darkness
-->The angels hearken
-->[[ToiletHumor Your face, I'll fart in!]]
* MushroomSamba: Link in Zelda 3 finds the Magic Mushroom, which in the game is supposed to be used to get the Magic Powder, and eats it, with [[NightmareFuel predictable results.]]
-->[[Music/{{Gorillaz}} "I'm happy, I'm feeling glad..."]]
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: From Kung Fu:
-->So door igamo sensei llamo Tamagotchi Ali\\
I dunno what exactly that means I donít speak no Chinese
* NoPronunciationGuide: Although the subtitles say "Bikke", his actual name is replaced with a cough instead of being spoken. In a Website/YouTube comment [=DnB=] claimed that none among them could agree on how to pronounce it.
* [[NothingCanStopUsNow Nothing Can Stop Me Now]]: What Link declares in Zelda 3 once he reaches the Master Sword with all three pendants in hand.
* OverlyLongGag: The end of the "Saturn Valley" portion of Earthbound is the Grapefruit Falls password. Which happens to be doing nothing for three full minutes.
* {{Pun}}: "[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} I'm the illest fuckin' cracker that you've ever met! Get it? *whip cracks* That shit is funny!]]"
* PunkInTheTrunk: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRBt8_1yf4 The Carpet is Lava]], after they kill Mike Christensen with a baseball bat.
-->'''Michael Crane''': Let's put his ass in the trunk.
-->Take him to the river, then dump this punk.
* RedOniBlueOni: Their shows are the perfect example of this. Duane can't stand still when the music is going, while [=BrandO=] remains cooler, albeit just as into the music.
* RhymingWithItself: In the VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 song, Birdo rhymes "face" with itself, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]].
-->'''Birdo''': I am a motherfuckin' Birdo, look at my face!
-->I spit eggs motherfucker, straight into your face!
-->I'm so hardcore, I rhyme face with face!
-->I rhymed face four times, now get outta my face!
* RunningGag:
** In ''Mega Man 2'', the word "[[BigWordShout Dead!]]" is shouted after each boss is defeated.
** Duane's face appears quite often in both of the music videos for the ''Legend of Zelda'' songs.
** Trevor and other characters [[NintendoHard keep dying]] throughout ''Castlevania III'', interrupting the music.
** In the [[LinkToThePast Zelda 3]] videos, Link constantly saying that he has a REALLY LARGE PENIS.
* SanitySlippage: Link in Zelda 3, after Sahasrahla staunchly refuses to give him the Pegasus Boosts before Link gets the first Pendant.
** Than again after Zelda is kidnapped by Aghanim's soldiers.
* ShoutOut: To ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' in their ''Pac-Man'' song, Faith No More, and a good many to ChristopherWalken to name a few.
** In some of the video-game songs, they get into some pretty obscure in-jokes with the games. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Chaos]] referencing [[VideoGame/DragonQuestI Erdrick's]] gravestone, for example.
** One to Film/FlashGordon in the Mega Man 2 rap.
** Here's a good one from the Sonic rap
-->Sonic (to Robotnik): Iíll fuckiní roll you down the stairs like your name was [[RenandStimpy ďLogĒ!]]
** There's also a pretty amusing reference in Metal Sonic's verse of the Sonic rap.
-->'''Metal Sonic''': Error. Does not compute. Shoot, my system froze. Reboot. Scanning. Loading converter. [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} I am Sonic, insert girder.]]
** The Final Fantasy rap has one to [[{{Queen}} Princes of the Universe]].
-->Chaos: I am immortal, I have inside me blood of kings!
** A part of their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RD5J4EXyHw Mario]] song is "[[SuperMarioBrosSuperShow Do The Mario]]".
*** Also in their Mario II rap.
** From VideoGame/DoubleDragon:
-->'''Billy''': Just give me my girl and get your ass home
-->[[{{Zoey101}} Zoey's]] on in 5 minutes, you never miss that show!
-->'''Jimmy''': What you know about the 101
-->Leave Zoey alone, Nickelodeon's fun!
*** Also, Jimmy Lee references MCHammer and more:
-->'''Jimmy''': Stop! ...Nail time. Can't touch this motha fucking gangsta rhyme.
-->My, my, my, fist will hit you - so hard! Make you look like [[{{Pokemon}} Charizard]]!
-->I'm too legitimate to handle, bro. Like [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] put it best, "Let's a-go!"
** ''Castlevania 3'' has a few references to ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' sprinkled throughout.
** ''Zelda 3'' twice segways into other songs: "Earth Angel" (as performed in Film/BackToTheFuture) and Music/{{Gorillaz}}' "Clint Eastwood." The former becomes a mash-up with LinkToThePast's town theme.
* ShownTheirWork: In their Mario 2 song, they got every detail right to the fact that the game was AllJustADream.
* SophisticatedAsHell: From Zelda 3:
-->'''Link:''' I'll face the darkness,\\
The angels hearken,\\
Your face, I'll fart in...
* SpiritualSuccessor: Action Adventure World and The Amazing [=BrandO=]'s solo work with VGM, though stylistically Action Adventure World is closer to the majority of Duane and [=BrandO's=] work.
* StealthPun: In the Final Fantasy song, there's a short section with Mega Man characters playing as a band. Bass is on Bass.
* StrawMisogynist: The moral of ''The Carpet Is Lava''.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: From Duane's ''IceClimber'':
-->"Dodge the icicles falling up high,\\
If they hit me then I'll probably get mad or something!"
** Castlevania 3 has a DOUBLE subverted rhyme:
-->'''Trevor''': "Are you a chick,\\
'Cause you look like you might have a [[CurseCutShort scro]]-"\\
'''Sypha''': "I'm a female, you asshole!"
* TakeThat: Brand0 was [[ExecutiveMeddling asked repeatedly]] to make a song based on {{Pokemon}} and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REwHp9ePs18 released this.]] RayWilliamJohnson [[SincerityMode must be so proud of that trolling.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: The Sonic the Hedgehog rap ends with Sonic losing the final battle. PlayedForLaughs in that he lost BY SHARTING. [[spoiler: (It's a combination of shitting and farting.)]]
** In Castlevania III, Trevor Belmont loses when fighting Dracula and Brandon quits playing out of frustration.
** In Dragon Warrior, Duane loses on purpose because he thought it was a better idea to [[ThrowItIn end the song dramatically]].
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: In Zelda 3, Link discovers the hard way that [[BalefulPolymorph being turned into a bunny]] comes with certain... ''[[AnythingThatMoves urges]]''.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Aplenty. Just look at the page for two examples.
* TrunkShot: Near the end of the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRBt8_1yf4 The Carpet is Lava]], where they put Mike Christensen in the trunk.
* TurnYourHeadAndCough: Something similar used in Duane's rendition of the DoogieHowserMD theme song.
* VampireBitesSuck: "[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! FUCKERRRRRR!]]"
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Tails is abused in their SonicTheHedgehog song, taking advantage of his infinite lives as Player 2 to kill him over and over and over again.
-->'''Tails''': "Hey Sonic, tell Player 2 to stop jumpin' in spikes / That shit hurts, even with these infinite lifes!"
* VillainSong: Chaos gets his own segment in the ''FinalFantasy'' song using a tune that wasn't actually in the game. (at least, not the NES version) [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome It's surprisingly good.]]
-->'''Chaos:''' Those fools are on their way / They'll ''rue'' the day they came this way / I'm '''''CHAOS!''''' ...in the flesh.\\
The Fiends compare to fleas / compared to me / It's ''great'' to be pure '''''CHAOS!''''' ...I laid [[VideoGame/DragonQuestI Erdrick]] [[EasterEgg to rest]].\\
And one by one you'll die by my hand! / Oh [[OneWingedAngel look what I've become]]!\\
This [[FinalFantasy fantasy is far from final]] / The worst is yet to come...
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Again, Chaos during his own segment in ''FinalFantasy''. One deep demonic voice, one higher-pitched normal voice.
* WeCanRuleTogether: From Zelda II:
-->'''Dark Link:''' Hyrule could be ours, take my hand!
-->We can rule the kingdom, devour the land!
** In Double Dragon, during the fight between Billy and [[spoiler:Jimmy]]
--->'''[[spoiler:Jimmy Lee]]:''' Join us! Don't be so stupid! / Teach all of my warriors Sosetsuken / If ya don't, I'll put you in a headlock, G. / By the way, I think [[DistressedDamsel yer girl]] really likes me...
* WithLyrics: Almost the entirety of their discography, though they do have a few original songs.
** Though many songs merely use the original game tunes as a backdrop to the added in lyrics rather than adding lyrics directly to the song melodies.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Mike Christensen, the voice of Spud in Final Fantasy, was to be Hornet Man in the upcoming Mega Man 9 song by [=BrandO=]. Due to differences in between the two, this is supposedly to be axed.
** And episode 2 of the actual cartoon. Probably from the [[BroadStrokes fans' denial that it was made in]] Windows Movie Maker and MSPaint.
** A part for the stairs was written for Castlevania III by [=BrandO=], to be voiced by a forum member of the Duane and [=BrandO=] forums. The part was highly received by the fans of whom heard it, but axed right before the very end due to differences between the forum member and [=BrandO=].

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!!The Action Adventure World game provides examples of:

* DownTheDrain - One of the levels in Episode 2 takes place in the sewer.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential - You can kill 8bitduane all you want.
** VideoGameCrueltyPunishment - But hurting Mitch causes him to hit you back.
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...[[BrickJoke DEAD]]
-->[[YourMom ...Yer mother.]]