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* AmbiguousRobots: Leviathan from''The Depths Below,''
-->''"isn't quite a creature isn't quite machine"'' and possesses ''"A body made of metal But with a living brain"''


* ClockworkCreature: ''The Inventor's Daughter,'' ''Mechanical Menagerie''

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* ClockworkCreature: ''The Inventor's Daughter,'' ''Mechanical Menagerie''Menagerie'', ''The Girl and the Clockwork Dragon''

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* ShoutOut: A line in the chorus of ''Another Cog In The Machine'' ("all in all I'm just another cog in the machine") references Music/PinkFloyd's ''Another Brick In The Wall''.

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* NightmarishFactory: There's one called "[[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace the Killing Floor]]" in "Burn it Down."


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* GenreRouletteGenreRoulette: It's SteamPunk, but beyond that it goes from high adventure to social commentary to comedy.


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* InherentInTheSystem: A running theme in their work is that progress and prosperity are built on the suffering of the working class. "Blood, Sweat and Tears," "Another Cog in the Machine," and at the end, "Burn it Down" all exemplify this.


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* NoOSHACompliance: It's set before there was an OSHA. "Blood, Sweat and Tears" has a fatal industrial accident where someone's blown into open gears, and everyone goes right back to work immediately afterwards.

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* FakeBrit: "The Inventor's Daughter" is sung entirely in a Stewie Griffin-esque voice complete with bad English accent.
** The crew of Stuart the Sailor's ship in "The Ballad of Stewart the Sailor" are from all parts of the poorly-imitated UK, including Stewie Griffin's return.


The Cog Is Dead is a SteamPunk band from Florida whose musical styles range between folk, rock'n'roll, ragtime, reggae and beyond. Like Music/AbneyPark, their fictional backstory is that of a [[CoolAirship roaming airship crew]], with the twist that they also [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent travel through time]]. To date they have released three studio albums: ''Steam Powered Stories'' (2010), ''Full Steam Ahead'' (2013) and ''Carnival of Clockwork''. Their lineup:

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The Cog Is Dead is a SteamPunk band from Florida whose musical styles range between folk, rock'n'roll, ragtime, reggae and beyond. Like Music/AbneyPark, their fictional backstory is that of a [[CoolAirship roaming airship crew]], with the twist that they also [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent travel through time]]. To date they have released three studio albums: ''Steam Powered Stories'' (2010), ''Full Steam Ahead'' (2013) and ''Carnival of Clockwork''.Clockwork'' (2015). Their lineup:


The Cog Is Dead is a SteamPunk band from Florida whose musical styles range between folk, rock'n'roll, ragtime, reggae and beyond. Like Music/AbneyPark, their fictional backstory is that of a [[CoolAirship roaming airship crew]], with the twist that they also [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent travel through time]]. To date they have released two studio albums: ''Steam Powered Stories'' (2010) and ''Full Steam Ahead'' (2013). Their lineup:

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The Cog Is Dead is a SteamPunk band from Florida whose musical styles range between folk, rock'n'roll, ragtime, reggae and beyond. Like Music/AbneyPark, their fictional backstory is that of a [[CoolAirship roaming airship crew]], with the twist that they also [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent travel through time]]. To date they have released two three studio albums: ''Steam Powered Stories'' (2010) and (2010), ''Full Steam Ahead'' (2013).(2013) and ''Carnival of Clockwork''. Their lineup:



* Bradley Harrington III (Bradley Whalen) - Bass, Backing Vocals and Dialogue
* Renate Goodwin - Drums

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* MadScientist: ''Doctor Franklin''.



* RobotGirl: ''The Inventor's Daughter''

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* RobotGirl: ''The Inventor's Daughter''Daughter'' and ''Darla Dawn the Automaton''.


* Didn'tThinkThisThrough: In ''Burn it Down'': Hooray, we burnt down the horrible factory! [[spoiler:...That was the only thing keeping the small town alive. [[FromBadToWorse Oh, and it's also above an oil lake.]]]]

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* Didn'tThinkThisThrough: DidntThinkThisThrough: In ''Burn it Down'': Hooray, we burnt down the horrible factory! [[spoiler:...That was the only thing keeping the small town alive. [[FromBadToWorse Oh, and it's also above an oil lake.]]]]

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* Didn'tThinkThisThrough: In ''Burn it Down'': Hooray, we burnt down the horrible factory! [[spoiler:...That was the only thing keeping the small town alive. [[FromBadToWorse Oh, and it's also above an oil lake.]]]]

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* ParentalMarriageVeto: ''The Inventor's Daughter''

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ExpositoryThemeTune As we've sailed through the tunnels of time/Spreading our message in songs/We've seen many wonders and heard many tales/Of future and times now far gone]]'']]

The Cog Is Dead is a SteamPunk band from Florida whose musical styles range between folk, rock'n'roll, ragtime, reggae and beyond. Like Music/AbneyPark, their fictional backstory is that of a [[CoolAirship roaming airship crew]], with the twist that they also [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent travel through time]]. To date they have released two studio albums: ''Steam Powered Stories'' (2010) and ''Full Steam Ahead'' (2013). Their lineup:

* Captain John Sprocket (John Mondelli) - lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, ukulele, banjo, accordion and kazoo
* Sir Christofer Wolfe (Chris Fowle) - Bass, Backing Vocals
* Joel (Joel Dennerle) - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
* Mr. Tony Seville (Tony Mondelli) - Drums

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!!The Cog Is Dead and their music provide examples of:
* CattlePunk: ''The Copper War,'' ''The Iron Horseman''
* ClockworkCreature: ''The Inventor's Daughter,'' ''Mechanical Menagerie''
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:''A Letter To Michelle'' at the end of ''Steam Powered Stories.'']]
* FakeRadioShowAlbum: ''Steam Powered Stories'' is styled like an old-time radio show, complete with fake commercials and news breaks.
* GreenEyedMonster: ''Danger On The Dancefloor''
* HealthcareMotivation: ''Time Machine''
* LargeHam: Mondelli's vocals. Shines through especially in tracks like ''The Death Of The Cog'' and ''Danger On The Dancefloor.''
* MoodWhiplash: Two strangely mournful songs, ''[[IllGirl Time Machine]]'' and ''[[DownerEnding Letter To Michelle]],'' are sandwiched between tracks that are more upbeat (''[[ParentalMarriageVeto The Inventor's Daughter]],'' ''[[IntercourseWithYou I Want Only You]]'') or at least darkly humorous (''[[KrakenAndLeviathan The Depths Below]]'').
* OurTimeMachineIsDifferent: It's a freaking airship.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: ''The Death Of The Cog'' is a very threatening indictment of a certain Mr Hamilton.
* RobotGirl: ''The Inventor's Daughter''
* SeaMonster: ''The Depths Below''
* SkyPirate: ''Savior Of The Skies''
* SpokenWordInMusic: ''The Inventor's Daughter'' segues into ''The Death Of The Cog'' with a spoken "report:"
-->''"We interrupt this broadcast to bring you breaking news. At approximately 2:05 PM this afternoon, an English clockmaker by the name of Hamilton revealed to the world a new kind of clock. This sick, twisted design displays the time digitally on a small backlit screen and is run entirely on electricity. Hamilton predicts that this new abomination is the way of the future, and believes that someday these hideous creations of his will be in every home in the world. It is with deep regret that we announce to you, dear listeners, that the cog is dead. We repeat: [[TitleDrop The Cog Is Dead.]]"''
* SteamPunk: Of course.
* TitleTrack: The first track on ''Steam Powered Stories.''
* VictorianNovelDisease: ''Time Machine''

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