Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Music / Deus

Go To



* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** "Right As Rain" from ''Music/WorstCaseScenario'' was inspired by the death of Barman's father.
** Barman suffered a breakdown in 1998, which almost made him ponder suicide. This inspired "Let's See Who Goes Down First" from ''Music/TheIdealCrash.''


* TitledAfterTheSong: The band was named after a song by Music/TheSugarcubes, "Deus."

to:

* TitledAfterTheSong: The band was named after a song by Music/TheSugarcubes, ''The Sugarcubes,'' "Deus."


[[caption-width-right:348:The band's current line-up.]]

dEUS is an AlternativeRock band hailing from Antwerp, UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}. Led by frontman Tom Barman the band makes a kind of music best described as NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly with influences ranging from punk to jazz. They formed in 1991, starting out as a cover band, but they soon started writing their own songs. Their starting line up consisted of Barman, Klaas Janszoons, Rudy Trouvé, Stef Kamil Carlens and Jules de Borgher. Lots of changes in line-up followed and nowadays [[FaceOfTheBand Barman and Janzoons are the only remaining members from the original line-up]].

to:

[[caption-width-right:348:The [[caption-width-right:348: The band's current line-up.]]

dEUS is an AlternativeRock band hailing from Antwerp, UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}. Led by frontman Tom Barman the band makes a kind of music best described as NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly with influences ranging from punk to jazz. They formed in 1991, starting out as a cover band, but they soon started writing their own songs. Their starting line up consisted of Barman, Klaas Janszoons, Rudy Trouvé, Stef Kamil Carlens and Jules de Borgher. Lots of changes in line-up followed and nowadays [[FaceOfTheBand Barman and Janzoons are the only remaining members from the original line-up]].
line-up.]]




!!Discography

to:

\n!!Discography\n----

!! Discography:




!!Current members

to:

\n!!Current members\n----

!! Current Members:




!!Past members

to:

\n!!Past members\n----

!! Past Members:




!!This band and their music contains examples of:
* AvantGardeMusic: Their first three albums are quite avantgarde, but still accessible enough to be enjoyed by a mass audience. ''My Sister Is My Clock'' is probably their most avantgarde record.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: They are known for their artistically interesting album covers. Not strange, for a group of former art students. The cover of ''Vantage Point'' was designed by Don Lawrence, creator of the comic strip ''[[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm]]''.

to:

\n!!This ----

!! This
band and their music contains examples of:
of:

* AvantGardeMusic: Their first three albums are quite avantgarde, avant-garde, but still accessible enough to be enjoyed by a mass audience. ''My Sister Is is My Clock'' is probably their most avantgarde avant-garde record.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: They are known for their artistically interesting album covers. Not strange, for a group of former art students. The cover of ''Vantage Point'' was designed by Don Lawrence, creator of the comic strip ''[[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm]]''.Storm.]]''



* GratuitousLatin: The band's name is Latin for ''God''.

to:

* GratuitousLatin: The band's name is Latin for ''God''. ''God.''



* LongTitle: "Let's See Who Goes Down First", "I Don't Mind Whatever Happens", "What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love)", "Fire Up the Google Beast Algorithm".

to:

* LongTitle: "Let's See Who Goes Down First", "I Don't Mind Whatever Happens", "What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love)", "Fire Up the Google Beast Algorithm".Algorithm."



** Barman suffered a breakdown in 1998, which almost made him ponder suicide. This inspired "Let's See Who Goes Down First" from ''Music/TheIdealCrash''
* ReferenceOverdosed: The band often namedrops literary, artistic or musical allusions: Music/CaptainBeefheart ("Disappointed In The Sun", named after a quote of Beefheart that after visiting the Creator/VincentVanGogh museum he was disappointed that the sun wasn't as bright and colorful as the ones Van Gogh painted), Music/RickieLeeJones (The line "And I'm in love with Rickie Lee Jones voice" in "Hotellounge"), pop artist Tom Wesselman ("Great American Nude" was named after one of his paintings), ''Film/BadTiming'' ("Bad Timing"),...
* RhymingWithItself: From "Suds & Soda":

to:

** Barman suffered a breakdown in 1998, which almost made him ponder suicide. This inspired "Let's See Who Goes Down First" from ''Music/TheIdealCrash''
''Music/TheIdealCrash.''
* ReferenceOverdosed: The band often namedrops literary, artistic or musical allusions: Music/CaptainBeefheart ("Disappointed In The Sun", named after a quote of Beefheart that after visiting the Creator/VincentVanGogh museum he was disappointed that the sun wasn't as bright and colorful as the ones Van Gogh painted), Music/RickieLeeJones (The line "And I'm in love with Rickie Lee Jones voice" in "Hotellounge"), pop artist Tom Wesselman ("Great American Nude" was named after one of his paintings), ''Film/BadTiming'' ("Bad Timing"),...
Timing")
* RhymingWithItself: From "Suds & Soda":Soda:"



** "Zea" has a sample from Music/CaptainBeefheart's "The Blimp" from his album ''Music/TroutMaskReplica''.
** "W.C.'s First Draft" contains a sample from Music/FrankZappa's "Little Umbrellas" from ''Music/HotRats''

to:

** "Zea" has a sample from Music/CaptainBeefheart's "The Blimp" from his album ''Music/TroutMaskReplica''.
''Music/TroutMaskReplica.''
** "W.C.'s First Draft" contains a sample from Music/FrankZappa's "Little Umbrellas" from ''Music/HotRats''''Music/HotRats.''



* TitledAfterTheSong: The band was named after a song by Music/TheSugarcubes, "Deus".

to:

* TitledAfterTheSong: The band was named after a song by Music/TheSugarcubes, "Deus". "Deus."



* WordSaladLyrics: Their early albums had songs like these, like "Suds & Soda", "W.C.'s First Draft", "Morticiachair", "Fell Off the Floor, Man",...

to:

* WordSaladLyrics: Their early albums had songs like these, like "Suds & Soda", "W.C.'s First Draft", "Morticiachair", and "Fell Off the Floor, Man",...Man."

Added DiffLines:

* SoloSideProject: Tom Barman, the band's lead singer released two solo albums, namely "Live" (with Guy Van Nueten) and "That's Blue!", a collection of snippets from interviews with PopArt painters, intercut with music. He has also collaborated with CJ Bolland for their duo solo side project Magnus, which is a dance act. Barman is also a special case, because although dEUS still exists most of the early members have left and went on having solo careers themselves, leaving only Barman and Klaas Janszoons as the permanent members.


* ''Pocket Revolution'' (2005)

to:

* ''Pocket Revolution'' ''Music/PocketRevolution'' (2005)


* DesignStudentsOrgasm: They are known for their artistically interesting album covers. Not strange, for a group of former art students. The cover of ''Vantage Point'' was designed by Don Lawrence, creator of the comic strip ''[[ComicBookStormDonLawrence Storm]]''.

to:

* DesignStudentsOrgasm: They are known for their artistically interesting album covers. Not strange, for a group of former art students. The cover of ''Vantage Point'' was designed by Don Lawrence, creator of the comic strip ''[[ComicBookStormDonLawrence ''[[ComicBook/StormDonLawrence Storm]]''.


* DesignStudentsOrgasm: They are known for their artistically interesting album covers. Not strange, for a group of former art students. The cover of ''Vantage Point'' was designed by Don Lawrence, creator of the comic strip ''Storm''.
* EpicRocking: "Gimme The Heat", "Bad Timing","Sun Ra" and "Let's See Who Goes Down First" spring to mind.

to:

* DesignStudentsOrgasm: They are known for their artistically interesting album covers. Not strange, for a group of former art students. The cover of ''Vantage Point'' was designed by Don Lawrence, creator of the comic strip ''Storm''.
''[[ComicBookStormDonLawrence Storm]]''.
* EpicRocking: "Gimme The Heat", "Bad Timing","Sun Timing", "Sun Ra" and "Let's See Who Goes Down First" spring to mind.


dEUS is an AlternativeRock band hailing from Antwerp, Belgium. Led by frontman Tom Barman the band makes a kind of music best described as NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly with influences ranging from punk to jazz. They formed in 1991, starting out as a cover band, but they soon started writing their own songs. Their starting line up consisted of Barman, Klaas Janszoons, Rudy Trouvé, Stef Kamil Carlens and Jules de Borgher. Lots of changes in line-up followed and nowadays [[FaceOfTheBand Barman and Janzoons are the only remaining members from the original line-up]].

to:

dEUS is an AlternativeRock band hailing from Antwerp, Belgium.UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}. Led by frontman Tom Barman the band makes a kind of music best described as NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly with influences ranging from punk to jazz. They formed in 1991, starting out as a cover band, but they soon started writing their own songs. Their starting line up consisted of Barman, Klaas Janszoons, Rudy Trouvé, Stef Kamil Carlens and Jules de Borgher. Lots of changes in line-up followed and nowadays [[FaceOfTheBand Barman and Janzoons are the only remaining members from the original line-up]].


In 1992 the band released the EP ''Zea'' which was followed in 1994 by their debut LP ''Music/WorstCaseScenario''. Featuring the classic singles "Suds & Soda", "Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)" and "Via" it was released internationally with a slightly altered tracklist [[note]]The order of the songs was changed around, one song ("Let Go") was deleted, while two songs from ''Zea'': "Right As Rain" and "Great American Nude" were added.[[/note]] to great acclaim. The album's manic intensity and wide [[GenreRoulette variety of genres]] caused difficulty to categorise it for critics, they eventually settled on [[AvantGardeMusic art rock]], something Barman isn't pleased about. It was followed by the experimental EP ''My Sister = My Clock''. Two years later the band released their second LP ''Music/InABarUnderTheSea'' which was once again a critical and commercial success.

to:

In 1992 the band released the EP ''Zea'' which was followed in 1994 by their debut LP ''Music/WorstCaseScenario''. Featuring the classic singles "Suds & Soda", Soda" (whose video was shown on ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''), "Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)" and "Via" it was released internationally with a slightly altered tracklist [[note]]The order of the songs was changed around, one song ("Let Go") was deleted, while two songs from ''Zea'': "Right ''Zea'' ("Right As Rain" and "Great American Nude" Nude") were added.[[/note]] added[[/note]] to great acclaim. The album's manic intensity and wide [[GenreRoulette variety of genres]] caused difficulty to categorise it for critics, they eventually settled on [[AvantGardeMusic art rock]], something Barman isn't pleased about. It was followed by the experimental EP ''My Sister = My Clock''. Two years later the band released their second LP ''Music/InABarUnderTheSea'' which was once again a critical and commercial success.



* WordSaladLyrics: Their early albums had songs like these, like "Suds & Soda", "W.C.'s First Draft", "Morticiachair", "Fell Of The Floor Man",...
----

to:

* WordSaladLyrics: Their early albums had songs like these, like "Suds & Soda", "W.C.'s First Draft", "Morticiachair", "Fell Of The Floor Man",...
Off the Floor, Man",...
----

Added DiffLines:

* ''No More Loud Music'' (2001) (GreatestHitsAlbum)


The band has managed to gain some notable fans over the years, including Gary Lightbody (Music/SnowPatrol), Brian Molko (Music/{{Placebo}}) and Guy Garvey (''Music/{{Elbow}}) who contributed to the documentary "Time Is The State Of My Jeans" (2009).

to:

The band has managed to gain some notable fans over the years, including Gary Lightbody (Music/SnowPatrol), Brian Molko (Music/{{Placebo}}) and Guy Garvey (''Music/{{Elbow}}) (Music/{{Elbow}}) who contributed to the documentary "Time Is The State Of My Jeans" (2009).


In 1992 the band released the EP ''Zea'' which was followed in 1994 by their debut LP ''Music/WorstCaseScenario''. Featuring the classic singles "Suds & Soda", "Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)" and "Via" it was released internationally with a slightly altered trackist [[note]]The order of the songs was changed around, one song ("Let Go") was deleted, while two songs from ''Zea'': "Right As Rain" and "Great American Nude" were added.[[/note]] to great acclaim. The album's manic intensity and wide [[GenreRoulette variety of genres]] caused difficulty to categorise it for critics, they eventually settled on [[AvantGardeMusic art rock]], something Barman isn't pleased about. It was followed by the experimental EP ''My Sister = My Clock''. Two years later the band released their second LP ''Music/InABarUnderTheSea'' which was once again a critical and commercial success.

to:

In 1992 the band released the EP ''Zea'' which was followed in 1994 by their debut LP ''Music/WorstCaseScenario''. Featuring the classic singles "Suds & Soda", "Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)" and "Via" it was released internationally with a slightly altered trackist tracklist [[note]]The order of the songs was changed around, one song ("Let Go") was deleted, while two songs from ''Zea'': "Right As Rain" and "Great American Nude" were added.[[/note]] to great acclaim. The album's manic intensity and wide [[GenreRoulette variety of genres]] caused difficulty to categorise it for critics, they eventually settled on [[AvantGardeMusic art rock]], something Barman isn't pleased about. It was followed by the experimental EP ''My Sister = My Clock''. Two years later the band released their second LP ''Music/InABarUnderTheSea'' which was once again a critical and commercial success.


* EpicRocking: "Suds & Soda", "Theme From Turnpike", "Fell Off The Floor, Man", "Bad Timing","Sun Ra" and "Let's See Who Goes Down First" spring to mind.

to:

* EpicRocking: "Suds & Soda", "Theme From Turnpike", "Fell Off "Gimme The Floor, Man", Heat", "Bad Timing","Sun Ra" and "Let's See Who Goes Down First" spring to mind.


dEUS is a AlternativeRock band hailing from Antwerp, Belgium. Led by frontman Tom Barman the band makes a kind of music best described as NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly with influences ranging from punk to jazz. They formed in 1991, starting out as a coverband, but they soon started writing their own songs. Their starting line up consisted of Barman, Klaas Janzoons, Rudy Trouvé, Stef Kamil Carlens and Jules de Borgher. Lots of changes in line-up followed and nowadays Barman and Janzoons are the only remaining members from the original line-up.

In 1992 the band released the EP ''Zea'' which was followed in 1994 by their debut LP ''Worst Case Scenario''. Featuring the classic singles "Suds & Soda", "Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)" and "Via" it was released internationally with a slightly altered trackist [[note]]The order of the songs was changed around, one song ("Let Go") was deleted, while two songs from ''Zea'': "Right As Rain" and "Great American Nude" were added.[[/note]] to great acclaim. The album's manic intensity and wide [[GenreRoulette variety of genres]] caused difficulty to categorise it for critics, they eventually settled on ArtRock, something Barman isn't pleased about. It was followed by the expirimental EP ''My Sister = My Clock''. Two years later the band released their second LP ''In A Bar, Under The Sea'' which was once again a critical and commercial success.

Prior to the release of 1999's ''The Ideal Crash'' Carlens and Trouvé had left the band. They were replaced by Craig Ward and Danny Mommens. As a result ''Crash'' was somewhat of a NewSoundAlbum, replacing the manic intensity of the previous two with a calmer and slightly more accesible sound. It spawned one classic single ("Instant Street") and is still very highly regarded. So far it is the only album by the band that wasn't released in the US.

After a [[TenMinuteRetirement brief hiatus]] the band reformed in 2004; de Borgher, Ward and Mommens all left, and were replaced by Stéphane Misseghers, Alan Gevaert and Mauro Pawlowski. The resulting line-up is the one the band has to this day. They released ''Pocket Revolution'' in 2005, followed by ''Vantage Point'' in 2008 and ''Keep You Close'' in 2011. They were all well received, but didn't spawn any big hits, causing the band to somewhat fade into obscurity though they are still popular in TheNetherlands and Belgium.

to:

dEUS is a an AlternativeRock band hailing from Antwerp, Belgium. Led by frontman Tom Barman the band makes a kind of music best described as NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly with influences ranging from punk to jazz. They formed in 1991, starting out as a coverband, cover band, but they soon started writing their own songs. Their starting line up consisted of Barman, Klaas Janzoons, Janszoons, Rudy Trouvé, Stef Kamil Carlens and Jules de Borgher. Lots of changes in line-up followed and nowadays [[FaceOfTheBand Barman and Janzoons are the only remaining members from the original line-up.

line-up]].

In 1992 the band released the EP ''Zea'' which was followed in 1994 by their debut LP ''Worst Case Scenario''.''Music/WorstCaseScenario''. Featuring the classic singles "Suds & Soda", "Hotellounge (Be The Death Of Me)" and "Via" it was released internationally with a slightly altered trackist [[note]]The order of the songs was changed around, one song ("Let Go") was deleted, while two songs from ''Zea'': "Right As Rain" and "Great American Nude" were added.[[/note]] to great acclaim. The album's manic intensity and wide [[GenreRoulette variety of genres]] caused difficulty to categorise it for critics, they eventually settled on ArtRock, [[AvantGardeMusic art rock]], something Barman isn't pleased about. It was followed by the expirimental experimental EP ''My Sister = My Clock''. Two years later the band released their second LP ''In A Bar, Under The Sea'' ''Music/InABarUnderTheSea'' which was once again a critical and commercial success.

Prior to the release of 1999's ''The Ideal Crash'' ''Music/TheIdealCrash'' Carlens and Trouvé had left the band. They were replaced by Craig Ward and Danny Mommens. As a result ''Crash'' was somewhat of a NewSoundAlbum, replacing the manic intensity of the previous two with a calmer and slightly more accesible sound. It spawned one classic single ("Instant Street") and is still very highly regarded. So far it is the only album by the band that wasn't released in the US.

After a [[TenMinuteRetirement brief hiatus]] the band reformed in 2004; de Borgher, Ward and Mommens all left, and were replaced by Stéphane Misseghers, Alan Gevaert and Mauro Pawlowski. The resulting line-up is the one the band has to this day. They released ''Pocket Revolution'' in 2005, followed by ''Vantage Point'' in 2008 and ''Keep You Close'' in 2011. They were all well received, but didn't spawn any big hits, causing the band to somewhat fade into obscurity though they are still popular in TheNetherlands UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands and Belgium.UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}.



The band has managed to gain some notable fans over the years, including Gary Lightbody (Music/SnowPatrol), Brian Molko (Music/{{Placebo}}) and Guy Garvey (''Music/{{Elbow}}) who contributed to the documentary "Time Is The State Of My Jeans" (2009).



* ''Worst Case Scenario'' (1994)

to:

* ''Worst Case Scenario'' ''Music/WorstCaseScenario'' (1994)



* ''In A Bar, Under The Sea'' (1996)
* ''The Ideal Crash'' (1999)

to:

* ''In A Bar, Under The Sea'' ''Music/InABarUnderTheSea'' (1996)
* ''The Ideal Crash'' ''Music/TheIdealCrash'' (1999)



* CreatorBreakdown: Tom suffered a big one in 1998 which almost made him commit suicide. This led to "Let's See Who Goes Down First".
* EpicRocking: Many examples: "Bad Timing","Sun Ra" and "Let's See Who Goes Down First" spring to mind.

to:

* CreatorBreakdown: Tom suffered a big one in 1998 which almost made him commit suicide. This led AvantGardeMusic: Their first three albums are quite avantgarde, but still accessible enough to "Let's See Who Goes Down First".
be enjoyed by a mass audience. ''My Sister Is My Clock'' is probably their most avantgarde record.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: They are known for their artistically interesting album covers. Not strange, for a group of former art students. The cover of ''Vantage Point'' was designed by Don Lawrence, creator of the comic strip ''Storm''.
* EpicRocking: Many examples: "Suds & Soda", "Theme From Turnpike", "Fell Off The Floor, Man", "Bad Timing","Sun Ra" and "Let's See Who Goes Down First" spring to mind.mind.
* GratuitousLatin: The band's name is Latin for ''God''.
* InTheStyleOf: The band enjoys trying out different musical styles and emulate them into their own. "Roses", for instance, is a parody of Music/{{Nirvana}}.



* MinisculeRocking: "Shake Your Hip", less than a minute long.



* MurderBallad: "Sister Dew" concerns the song's pov character killing a young girl,and confessing this to the titular sister. Whether she's his actual sister or a nun is left ambigous.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Ideal Crash'' was overall more calmer and accessible than their previous albums, though it still has it's manic moments. Later albums zig-zagged between that sound and the old sound, though the sound from ''Crash'' seems to come out on top.

to:

* MurderBallad: "Sister Dew" concerns the song's pov POV character killing a young girl,and confessing this to the titular sister. Whether she's his actual sister or a nun is left ambigous.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Ideal Crash'' ''Music/TheIdealCrash'' was overall more calmer and accessible than their previous albums, though it still has it's manic moments. Later albums zig-zagged between that sound and the old sound, though the sound from ''Crash'' seems to come out on top.top.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** "Right As Rain" from ''Music/WorstCaseScenario'' was inspired by the death of Barman's father.
** Barman suffered a breakdown in 1998, which almost made him ponder suicide. This inspired "Let's See Who Goes Down First" from ''Music/TheIdealCrash''
* ReferenceOverdosed: The band often namedrops literary, artistic or musical allusions: Music/CaptainBeefheart ("Disappointed In The Sun", named after a quote of Beefheart that after visiting the Creator/VincentVanGogh museum he was disappointed that the sun wasn't as bright and colorful as the ones Van Gogh painted), Music/RickieLeeJones (The line "And I'm in love with Rickie Lee Jones voice" in "Hotellounge"), pop artist Tom Wesselman ("Great American Nude" was named after one of his paintings), ''Film/BadTiming'' ("Bad Timing"),...



--> It's suds and soda, a brain decoder
--> and can I wait for my decoder

to:

--> It's ''It's suds and soda, a brain decoder
decoder''
--> and ''and can I wait for my decoderdecoder''
* {{Sampling}}: They don't do this often, but it happened a few times:
** "Zea" has a sample from Music/CaptainBeefheart's "The Blimp" from his album ''Music/TroutMaskReplica''.
** "W.C.'s First Draft" contains a sample from Music/FrankZappa's "Little Umbrellas" from ''Music/HotRats''
** "Theme From Turnpike" which has a sample from Music/CharlesMingus' "Far Wells, Mill Valley" from "Mingus Dynasty" (1959).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The band's name is written with a small ''d''.
* TitledAfterTheSong: The band was named after a song by Music/TheSugarcubes, "Deus".




----

to:

\n* WordSaladLyrics: Their early albums had songs like these, like "Suds & Soda", "W.C.'s First Draft", "Morticiachair", "Fell Of The Floor Man",...
----


Prior to the release of 1999's ''The Ideal Crash'' Carlens and Trouvé had left the band. They were replaced by Craig Ward and Danny Mommens. As a result "Crash" was somewhat of a NewSoundAlbum, replacing the manic intensity of the previous two with a calmer and slightly more accesible sound. It spawned one classic single ("Instant Street") and is still very highly regarded. So far it is the only album by the band that wasn't released in the US.

to:

Prior to the release of 1999's ''The Ideal Crash'' Carlens and Trouvé had left the band. They were replaced by Craig Ward and Danny Mommens. As a result "Crash" ''Crash'' was somewhat of a NewSoundAlbum, replacing the manic intensity of the previous two with a calmer and slightly more accesible sound. It spawned one classic single ("Instant Street") and is still very highly regarded. So far it is the only album by the band that wasn't released in the US.



* ''Zea EP''

to:

* ''Zea EP''EP'' (1992)


Added DiffLines:

* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Ideal Crash'' was overall more calmer and accessible than their previous albums, though it still has it's manic moments. Later albums zig-zagged between that sound and the old sound, though the sound from ''Crash'' seems to come out on top.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 23

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report