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** Taken to the extreme by the covers of ''Happy Together'' and the ''Total Balalaika Show'' video: These mimick a ''Pravda'' issue with all text except "Pravda" itself written in a pseudo-Cyrillic font (actually partly Latin, partly Cyrillic, partly Greek with a special German character thrown in for good measure).

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** Taken to the extreme by the covers of ''Happy Together'' and the ''Total Balalaika Show'' video: These mimick a ''Pravda'' issue with all text except "Pravda" itself written in a pseudo-Cyrillic font (actually partly Latin, partly Cyrillic, partly Greek with a special German character thrown in for good measure).Greek).


* BalladOfX: "The Ballad of the Leningrad Cowboy" from the movie and the accompanying soundtrack. It is an actual ballad, a country ballad, to be more precise. And InUniverse, it is [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible so bad that the club at which the Cowboys play it is for sale immediately afterwards]].

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* BalladOfX: "The Ballad of the Leningrad Cowboy" from the movie and the accompanying soundtrack. It is an actual ballad, a country ballad, to be more precise. And InUniverse, it is [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible so bad that the club at which the Cowboys play it is for sale immediately afterwards]].afterwards.



** [[InUniverse Within the movie canon]], they're even DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible. Best example: They drive the Club Zhivago into closure just by playing one gig there, possibly even only one song.

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** [[InUniverse Within the movie canon]], they're even DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible.horrible. Best example: They drive the Club Zhivago into closure just by playing one gig there, possibly even only one song.


* BalladOfX: "The Ballad of the Leningrad Cowboy" from the movie and the accompanying soundtrack. It is an actual ballad, a country ballad, to be more precise. And InUniverse, it is [[SoBadItsHorrible so bad that the club at which the Cowboys play it is for sale immediately afterwards]].

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* BalladOfX: "The Ballad of the Leningrad Cowboy" from the movie and the accompanying soundtrack. It is an actual ballad, a country ballad, to be more precise. And InUniverse, it is [[SoBadItsHorrible [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible so bad that the club at which the Cowboys play it is for sale immediately afterwards]].



* ElvisImpersonator: Singer Mato Valtonen did that around the time when ''Live In Prowinzz'' was recorded.

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* ElvisImpersonator: Singer Mato Valtonen did that around the time when ''Live In Prowinzz'' was recorded. His suit was adorned with a hubcap as a belt buckle.



* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: "[[CatchPhrase Thank you very many!]]"
** This even became an album title.
** It was [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] after being PlayedStraight on ''Live In Prowinzz''.
--> "Thank you very many... lots!"



** They're a bit inconsistent with this: The manager is named Vladimir, one band member is known as Ivan, that half-bald guy who follows them is Igor, and another band member goes by his real Finnish name, namely Pekka.

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** They're a bit inconsistent with this: The manager is named Vladimir, one band member is known as Ivan, that half-bald guy who follows them is Igor, * MoodWhiplash: When they covered "Eloise" by Barry Ryan live and another band member goes came to the slow and moody part in the middle, they would sometimes sing the campy German Volksmusik tune "Herzilein" by his real Finnish name, namely Pekka.the Wildecker Herzbuben in its place.


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* SignatureTeamTransport:
-> "Other bands ride limousines, we drive tractors."
** In the films, they prefer older Cadillac limousines that they pick up for cheap. They do need a lot of seats, and crossing North America with tractors is not feasible, not to mention beyond their constantly tight budget.


* FauxDeath[=/=]HumanPopsicle: Pekka Virtanen, bass guitarist and co-writer of the original song material in ''LeningradCowboysGoAmerica'', spends most of the film frozen after having rehearsed half the night out in the cold of the tundra. He is hauled about in a wooden crate roughly resembling a coffin with four holes for the hairdo, the shoes, and the bass stuck in his hand, which is filled with ice cubes to keep him from thawing and eventually rotting. [[spoiler:At the end, he is reanimated with a swig of either vodka or tequila, so he has never been dead in the first place.]]

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* FauxDeath[=/=]HumanPopsicle: Pekka Virtanen, bass guitarist and co-writer of the original song material in ''LeningradCowboysGoAmerica'', ''Film/LeningradCowboysGoAmerica'', spends most of the film frozen after having rehearsed half the night out in the cold of the tundra. He is hauled about in a wooden crate roughly resembling a coffin with four holes for the hairdo, the shoes, and the bass stuck in his hand, which is filled with ice cubes to keep him from thawing and eventually rotting. [[spoiler:At the end, he is reanimated with a swig of either vodka or tequila, so he has never been dead in the first place.]]



* TheMovie: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as ''LeningradCowboysGoAmerica'' came before anything else. In fact, the band itself was created for the movie.

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* TheMovie: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} as ''LeningradCowboysGoAmerica'' ''Film/LeningradCowboysGoAmerica'' came before anything else. In fact, the band itself was created for the movie.



** No matter how many layers of [[FakeNationality fake nationalities]] the Cowboys have piled up, complete with faking the respective accent, one could always hear that they're Finns.

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** No matter how many layers of [[FakeNationality fake nationalities]] {{fake nationalit|y}}ies the Cowboys have piled up, complete with faking the respective accent, one could always hear that they're Finns.


* BrooklynRage: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''LeningradCowboysGoAmerica''.

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* BrooklynRage: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''LeningradCowboysGoAmerica''.''Film/LeningradCowboysGoAmerica''.


* {{Lzherusskie}}: The band often claimed to be from {{UsefulNotes/Russia}} which also explains the name. This was particularly supported by ''LeningradCowboysGoAmerica'' which featured the Finnish actor Matti Pellonpää as their obviously Russian manager Vladimir.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: No matter how many layers of [[FakeNationality fake nationalities]] the Cowboys have piled up, complete with faking the respective accent, one could always hear that they're Finns.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping:
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No matter how many layers of [[FakeNationality fake nationalities]] the Cowboys have piled up, complete with faking the respective accent, one could always hear that they're Finns.Finns.
** In the film, the band manager Vladimir accidentally lets some of his native Russian slip while trying to convince to the American concert agent that his band is all-American.


* {{Defictionalization}}: The Leningrad Cowboys were created for ''Leningrad Cowboys Go America'' pretty much by retooling and expanding the Finnish punk band Sleepy Sleepers into a horn-heavy folk band from the tundra that tries to make it big in America. Although having been created for the film, they have remained the Leningrad Cowboys ever since.



* FakeNationality: Taken to the extreme in the Cowboys' early years. They seemed to be Russians trying to convince their audience that they're Americans, but they're actually Finns.


->''"[[BlatantLies Sure, all American boys]]! But their name is Leningrad Cowboys. ДаI mean, yes."''

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->''"[[BlatantLies Sure, all American boys]]! But their name is Leningrad Cowboys. ДаI [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Да]]I mean, yes."''



* ElvisImpersonator: Singer Mato Valtonen did that around the time when ''Live In Prowinzz'' was recorded.



* SoBadItsGood: [[InvokedTrope According to their early self-description]], they are (or at least were) "the worst rock & roll band in the world", and they played that part pretty well on stage. At the same time, they were celebrated by their fans.

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* SoBadItsGood: [[InvokedTrope According to their early early]] [[SelfDeprecation self-description]], they are (or at least were) "the worst rock & roll band in the world", and they played that part pretty well on stage. At the same time, they were celebrated by their fans.

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*CharacterActionTitle: ''Go America''.


The Leningrad Cowboys are a novelty classic rock / oompah band from Finland, who famously appeared in Creator/AkiKaurismäki's ''Leningrad Cowboys Go America'' playing themselves on a disastrous ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' style tour of America after the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Berlin Wall]].

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The Leningrad Cowboys are a novelty classic rock / oompah band from Finland, who famously appeared in Creator/AkiKaurismäki's Creator/AkiKaurismaki's ''Leningrad Cowboys Go America'' playing themselves on a disastrous ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' style tour of America after the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Berlin Wall]].


The Leningrad Cowboys are a novelty classic rock / oompah band from Finland, who famously appeared in Aki Kaurismäki's ''Leningrad Cowboys Go America'' playing themselves on a disastrous ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' style tour of America after the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Berlin Wall]].

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The Leningrad Cowboys are a novelty classic rock / oompah band from Finland, who famously appeared in Aki Kaurismäki's Creator/AkiKaurismäki's ''Leningrad Cowboys Go America'' playing themselves on a disastrous ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' style tour of America after the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Berlin Wall]].


The Leningrad Cowboys are a novelty classic rock / oompah band from Finland, who famously appeared in Aki Kaurismäki's ''Leningrad Cowboys Go America'' playing themselves on a disastrous ''SpinalTap'' style tour of America after the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Berlin Wall]].

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The Leningrad Cowboys are a novelty classic rock / oompah band from Finland, who famously appeared in Aki Kaurismäki's ''Leningrad Cowboys Go America'' playing themselves on a disastrous ''SpinalTap'' ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' style tour of America after the fall of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Berlin Wall]].


** And that "Katyusha" or "Kalinka" [[ALittleSomethingCalledRockAndRoll is rock & roll]].

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** And that "Katyusha" or "Kalinka" [[ALittleSomethingCalledRockAndRoll [[ALittleSomethingWeCallRockAndRoll is rock & roll]].



* {{Defictionalization}}: The Leningrad Cowboys were created for ''Leningrad Cowboys Go America'' pretty much by retooling and expanding the Finnish punk band Sleepy Sleepers into a horn-heavy folk band from the tundra that tries to make it big in America. Although having been created for the film, they have remained the Leningrad Cowboys ever since.
* FakeNationality: Taken to the extreme in the Cowboys' early years. They seemed to be Russians trying to convince their audience that they're Americans, but they're actually Finns.



** They're a bit inconsistent with this: The manager is named Vladimir, one band member is known as Ivan, that half-bald guy who follows them is Igor, and another band member goes by his real Finnish name, namely Pekka.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: No matter how many layers of [[FakeNationality fake nationalities]] the Cowboys have piled up, one could always hear that they're Finns.
* PrecisionFStrike: "I'm Not An A*****e". You don't have to guess hard to find out what the asterisks "censor" on the cover of ''Mongolian Barbecue''.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: No matter how many layers of [[FakeNationality fake nationalities]] the Cowboys have piled up, complete with faking the respective accent, one could always hear that they're Finns.
* PrecisionFStrike: PrecisionFStrike:
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"I'm Not An A*****e". You don't have to guess hard to find out what the asterisks "censor" on the cover of ''Mongolian Barbecue''.



Thank you very many!

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Thank you very many!


--->'''Guy in the audience:''' "What a load o' shit!"
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--->'''Guy in the audience:''' "What a load o' shit!"
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Thank you very many!

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