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* AlternativeHipHop: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. While Mike did rap on certain songs (such as "Monster Man"), his singing style was closer to talk-singing than traditional rapping. The hip-hop influence was stronger in the music, with it's heavy use of sampling and funky bass lines.

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* AlternativeHipHop: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. While Mike did rap on certain songs (such as "Monster Man"), his singing style was closer to talk-singing than traditional rapping. The hip-hop influence was stronger in the music, with it's its heavy use of sampling and funky bass lines.



* AuthorAppeal: Doughty seems to have a penchant for American geography. The number of mid-size US cities that crop up in the lyrics is staggering.

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* AuthorAppeal: Doughty seems to have a penchant for American geography. The number of mid-size US cities that crop up in the lyrics (or are titled after) is staggering.



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* FunkRockFunkRock: Many of the heavier bass-driven songs, like "Houston", are ''very'' frunky.


* ConspicuousCGI: The sentient anthropomorphic dog skeleton in the "Down To This" video.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: The rare Music/FrankSinatra cover "The Coffee Song", said to be a leaked contribution to a canceled Sinatra tribute album: Yuval sings most of the verses in a heavy Israeli accent, with Mike singing the chorus and doing some backing vocals, and one verse being shared by Mark and Sebastian.

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* OneWomanSong: "Janine". Supposedly the back story is that Mike Doughty was walking down the street with his guitar when a clearly drunken man asked out of nowhere "How do you make a white girl fall in love with you?". When Doughty suggested writing her a song, the man said "you've got a guitar, ''you'' write her a song! Her name's Janine..."


* BrokenRecord: Multiple occurrences, especially in "Rolling" and "Circles" -- the latter of which is obviously invoked, as it's about a failing relationship that keeps doing the same tired shit over and over again.
* ClusterFBomb: "Houston" fades out with the lyric "roller-boogie motherfucker" being repeated about 20 times in a row, seemingly just because the band had decided that was an [[InherentlyFunnyWords inherently funny combination of words]].

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* BrokenRecord: Multiple occurrences, especially in "Rolling" and "Circles" -- the latter of which is obviously invoked, as it's about a failing relationship that keeps that's stuck in a rut, doing the same tired shit things over and over again.
* ClusterFBomb: "Houston" fades out with the lyric "roller-boogie motherfucker" being repeated about 20 times in a row, seemingly just because the band had decided that was an [[InherentlyFunnyWords inherently funny combination of words]]. words]].
* ConspicuousCGI: The sentient anthropomorphic dog skeleton in the "Down To This" video.



* {{Homage}}: The bridge to "Casiotone Nation" loosely quotes the themesong to the film ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture''.

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* {{Homage}}: The bridge to "Casiotone Nation" loosely quotes the themesong theme song to the film ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture''.


Soul Coughing were an incredibly quirky band from New York, formed in the mid 90s and enjoying some underground success throughout the decade before disbanding in 2000. They gained a fervent cult fanbase with their unique sound which combined bits of {{alternative rock}} and jazz bass lines with Mark Degli Antoni's unconventional keyboard playing and hip-hop/electronica-influenced samples, all lead by lead singer Mike "M" Doughty's stream of consciousness quasi-rap lyrics to create a style Doughty referred to as "[[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly deep slacker jazz]]."

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Soul Coughing were an incredibly quirky band from New York, formed in the mid 90s and enjoying some underground success throughout the decade before disbanding in 2000.2002. They gained a fervent cult fanbase with their unique sound which combined bits of {{alternative rock}} and jazz bass lines with Mark Degli Antoni's unconventional keyboard playing and hip-hop/electronica-influenced samples, all lead by lead singer Mike "M" Doughty's stream of consciousness quasi-rap lyrics to create a style Doughty referred to as "[[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly deep slacker jazz]]."

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* ShapedLikeItself: Doughty's solo song "I Can Hear the Bells" describes a woman's attire as "your business dress, so businesslike".


* WordSaladLyrics: Also one of the band's trademarks. Even their more sensical songs turn into things like "Roller-boogie motherfucker" on loop.

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* WordSaladLyrics: Also one of the band's trademarks. Even their more sensical songs such as "Houston" turn into things like "Roller-boogie motherfucker" on loop.


** In "$300", a slowed down clip of "My Favorite Joke" from Creator/ChrisRock's second album ''Roll With the New'' plays after the chorus. The track itself originated from that sample because Mike Doherty had heard the clip and recorded it into his ASR-10 sampler to find out what the joke was (as the audio was initially backmasked on the album), and then wrote the whole track around it.

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** In "$300", a slowed down clip of "My Favorite Joke" from Creator/ChrisRock's second album ''Roll With the New'' plays after the chorus. The track itself originated from that sample because as Mike Doherty had heard the clip joke and recorded it into his ASR-10 sampler to find out what the joke it was (as the audio was initially backmasked on the album), and then wrote the whole track around it.said joke.

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** In "$300", a slowed down clip of "My Favorite Joke" from Creator/ChrisRock's second album ''Roll With the New'' plays after the chorus. The track itself originated from that sample because Mike Doherty had heard the clip and recorded it into his ASR-10 sampler to find out what the joke was (as the audio was initially backmasked on the album), and then wrote the whole track around it.


-->-'''"Down To This"'''

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-->-'''"Down -'''"Down To This"'''


-'''"Down To This"'''

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-'''"Down -->-'''"Down To This"'''


"You get the ankles\\

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"You -->"You get the ankles\\



-->-'''"Down To This"'''

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-->-'''"Down -'''"Down To This"'''


"You get the ankles
And I get the wrists.
You get the ankles
And I get the wrists.
You get the ankles
And I get the wrists.
You come down to this."

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"You get the ankles
ankles\\
And I get the wrists.
wrists.\\
You get the ankles
ankles\\
And I get the wrists.
wrists.\\
You get the ankles
ankles\\
And I get the wrists.
wrists.\\
You come down to this.""\\

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