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* {{Funk}} and FunkRock

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* {{Funk}} and FunkRockFunkRock, to the point that George Clinton covered "Walk the Dinosaur".



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Tends strongly toward the cynical end.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Tends strongly toward the cynical end.end whenever it's political.


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* SpyFiction: "Spy in the House of Love" takes the typical spies-in-love cliches up a notch by portraying the "war of the affections" as a literal war and a courtship turning into SpyVersusSpy.

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* FollowTheBouncingBall: Subverted in the "Walk The Dinosaur" video. The chorus lyrics appear on screen with bouncing ball, but over a different (and instrumental) section of the song.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Walk the Dinosaur" is not really about prehistoric times; [[https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/out-come-the-freaks/Content?oid=2180376 it's about]] ''[[NukeEm nuclear Armageddon]]''.


Boom, boom, acka-lacka-boom-boom"''\\
--The opening to '''"Walk the Dinosaur"'''

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Boom, boom, acka-lacka-boom-boom"''\\
--The
acka-lacka-boom-boom"''
-->-- The
opening to '''"Walk the Dinosaur"'''


'''Was (Not Was)''' is an experimental pop-funk ensemble created by Don Was (Don Fagenson) and David Was (David Weiss), formed in 1979 in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, broken up in 1992, and re-formed in 2004. Don and David Was are, as you might have guessed, not really blood relatives. In the main they're not singers either. While the band has a longstanding front man in "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, they have also passed the lead vocal mic to a series of high profile {{special guest}}s.

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'''Was Was (Not Was)''' Was) is an experimental pop-funk ensemble created by Don Was (Don Fagenson) and David Was (David Weiss), formed in 1979 in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, broken up in 1992, and re-formed in 2004. Don and David Was are, as you might have guessed, not really blood relatives. In the main they're not singers either. While the band has a longstanding front man in "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, they have also passed the lead vocal mic to a series of high profile {{special guest}}s.


->"Boom, boom, acka-lacka-lacka-boom\\
Boom, boom, acka-lacka-boom-boom"\\

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->"Boom, [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wasnotwas.jpg]]

->''"Boom,
boom, acka-lacka-lacka-boom\\
Boom, boom, acka-lacka-boom-boom"\\acka-lacka-boom-boom"''\\



[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wasnotwas_1589.jpg]]

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[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wasnotwas_1589.jpg]]



* AbusiveParents: "Knocked Down Made Small (Treated Like A Rubber Ball)"

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* AbusiveParents: "Knocked Down Made Small (Treated Like A Rubber Ball)"Ball)".



* DisappearedDad: "Somewhere in America There's a Street Named After My Dad", the cover of "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone". "11 Miles An Hour" notes that Lee Harvey Oswald had a disappeared dad as well.

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* DisappearedDad: "Somewhere in America There's a Street Named After My Dad", the cover CoverVersion of "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone". "11 Miles An Hour" notes that Lee Harvey Oswald had a disappeared dad as well.



* OnePhoneCall: "Dad I'm In Jail"

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* OnePhoneCall: "Dad I'm In Jail" Jail".



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "Maria Navarro"
* {{Robotgirl}}: "Robot Girl", obviously.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "Maria Navarro"
Navarro".
* {{Robotgirl}}: RobotGirl: "Robot Girl", obviously.



* WhoShotJFK: "11 Miles An Hour"

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* WhoShotJFK: "11 Miles An Hour"Hour".



->"Open the door, get on the floor\\

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->"Open ->''"Open the door, get on the floor\\



Everybody kill the dinosaur"

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Everybody kill the dinosaur"dinosaur"''


* DisappearedDad: "Somewhere In America There's A Street Named After My Dad", the cover of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone". "11 Miles An Hour" notes that Lee Harvey Oswald had a disappeared dad as well.

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* DisappearedDad: "Somewhere In in America There's A a Street Named After My Dad", the cover of "Papa Was A Rolling a Rollin' Stone". "11 Miles An Hour" notes that Lee Harvey Oswald had a disappeared dad as well.



* ItIsPronouncedTropay: The first "Was" is supposed to be pronounced "Vass", while the second is standard pronunciation.
* ListSong: "Shake Your Head (Let's Go To Bed)"
* LoudnessWar: The greatest hits collection ''Pick Of The Litter'' has been criticized for this.

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* ItIsPronouncedTropay: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: The first "Was" is supposed to be pronounced "Vass", while the second is standard pronunciation.
* ListSong: "Shake Your Head (Let's Go To to Bed)"
* LoudnessWar: The greatest hits collection ''Pick Of The of the Litter'' has been criticized for this.



* SelfTitledAlbum: Their debut, though its expanded reissue was retitled ''Out Come The Freaks''.

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* SelfTitledAlbum: Their debut, though its expanded reissue was retitled ''Out Come The the Freaks''.



* UnpluggedVersion: Their GreatestHitsAlbum ''Hello Dad... I'm In Jail'' includes an acoustic demo of "How The Heart Behaves".

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* UnpluggedVersion: Their GreatestHitsAlbum ''Hello Dad... I'm In in Jail'' includes an acoustic demo of "How The the Heart Behaves".


* TwoHitWonder: In the United States; while today they're best-known for "Walk the Dinosaur", the lead single from ''What Up, Dog?'', "Spy in the House of Love", reached the top 20 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. It even topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart;[[note]]currently named Hot Dance Club Songs[[/note]] "Walk the Dinosaur" only reached #11 on that one.

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* TwoHitWonder: In the United States; while today they're best-known for "Walk the Dinosaur", the lead single from ''What Up, Dog?'', "Spy in the House of Love", reached the top 20 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. It even topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart;[[note]]currently named Hot Dance Club Songs[[/note]] "Walk the Dinosaur" only reached #11 on that one.


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!!!Tropes !!Tropes (Not Tropes):



* NubileSavage: The video for "Walk Tthe Dinosaur" includes four of them dancing to the song.

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* NubileSavage: The video for "Walk Tthe the Dinosaur" includes four of them dancing to the song.


Both Don and David Was are to varying extents sought-after {{record producer}}s. Don co-produced Music/TheB52s' ''Cosmic Thing'' with [[Music/{{Chic}} Nile Rodgers]]'' while David produced ''Songs in the Key of X'', two compilation albums spun off from ''Music/TheXFiles''.

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Both Don and David Was are to varying extents sought-after {{record producer}}s. Don co-produced Music/TheB52s' ''Cosmic Thing'' with [[Music/{{Chic}} Nile Rodgers]]'' Rodgers]] while David produced ''Songs in the Key of X'', two compilation albums spun off from ''Music/TheXFiles''.


Both Don and David Was are to varying extents sought-after {{record producer}}s. Don co-produced Music/TheB52s' ''Cosmic Thing'' with [[Music/{{Chic}} Nile Rodgers]]'' while David produced ''Series/TheXFiles'' compilation albums ''Songs in the Key of X''.

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Both Don and David Was are to varying extents sought-after {{record producer}}s. Don co-produced Music/TheB52s' ''Cosmic Thing'' with [[Music/{{Chic}} Nile Rodgers]]'' while David produced ''Series/TheXFiles'' compilation albums ''Songs in the Key of X''.
X'', two compilation albums spun off from ''Music/TheXFiles''.


* ShoutOut: "Earth to Doris" is heavily inspired by Music/TomWaits' spoken word tracks.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
"Earth to Doris" is heavily inspired by Music/TomWaits' spoken word tracks.tracks.
** The "boom boom acka lacka" chorus from "Walk the Dinosaur" is copied from Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone's "I Want to Take You Higher".


'''Was (Not Was)''' is an experimental pop-funk ensemble created by Don Was (Don Fagenson) and David Was (David Weiss), formed in 1979, broken up in 1992, and re-formed in 2004.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was_(Not_Was) The Other Wiki]].

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'''Was (Not Was)''' is an experimental pop-funk ensemble created by Don Was (Don Fagenson) and David Was (David Weiss), formed in 1979, 1979 in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, broken up in 1992, and re-formed in 2004.

As usual,
2004. Don and David Was are, as you can find might have guessed, not really blood relatives. In the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was_(Not_Was) The Other Wiki]].

NeedsABetterDescription
main they're not singers either. While the band has a longstanding front man in "Sweet Pea" Atkinson, they have also passed the lead vocal mic to a series of high profile {{special guest}}s.

Both Don and David Was are to varying extents sought-after {{record producer}}s. Don co-produced Music/TheB52s' ''Cosmic Thing'' with [[Music/{{Chic}} Nile Rodgers]]'' while David produced ''Series/TheXFiles'' compilation albums ''Songs in the Key of X''.


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* ItIsPronouncedTropay: The first "Was" is supposed to be pronounced "Vass", while the second is standard pronunciation.


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* SpecialGuest: On various songs their guest vocalists have included Frank Sinatra, Jr., Mel Tormé, Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/LeonardCohen, Music/TheRoches, and Kris Kristofferson.


Experimental pop/funk ensemble created by Don Was (Don Fagenson) and David Was (David Weiss).

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Experimental pop/funk '''Was (Not Was)''' is an experimental pop-funk ensemble created by Don Was (Don Fagenson) and David Was (David Weiss).
Weiss), formed in 1979, broken up in 1992, and re-formed in 2004.


->"Boom, boom, acka-lacka-lacka-boom\\
Boom, boom, acka-lacka-boom-boom"\\
--The opening to '''"Walk the Dinosaur"'''




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* AmoralAttorney: Bobby {{M|eaningfulName}}aggot in "Out Come The Freaks".

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* AmoralAttorney: Bobby {{M|eaningfulName}}aggot in "Out Come The the Freaks".



* ElvisHasLeftThePlanet: And in a spoken verse in some versions of "Walk Of Dinosaur", he comes back.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: "Walk The Dinosaur".

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* ElvisHasLeftThePlanet: And in a spoken verse in some versions of "Walk Of the Dinosaur", he comes back.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: "Walk The the Dinosaur".



* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter]]: "(Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks"

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* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter]]: "(Return To The to the Valley Of) Out Come The the Freaks"



* NubileSavage: The video for "Walk The Dinosaur" includes four of them dancing to the song.

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* NubileSavage: The video for "Walk The Tthe Dinosaur" includes four of them dancing to the song.



* RearrangeTheSong: Most obviously "Out Come The Freaks", but others get the treatment too. Their 1992 UK hit "Shake Your Head" was completely reworked from the original 1983 version.

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* RearrangeTheSong: Most obviously "Out Come The the Freaks", but others get the treatment too. Their 1992 UK hit "Shake Your Head" was completely reworked from the original 1983 version.



* SopranoAndGravel: the 1992 remake of "Shake Your Head" is a duet between Music/OzzyOsbourne and Creator/KimBasinger.

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* SopranoAndGravel: the The 1992 remake of "Shake Your Head" is a duet between Music/OzzyOsbourne and Creator/KimBasinger.



* TwoHitWonder: In the United States; while today they're best-known for "Walk the Dinosaur", the lead single from ''What Up, Dog?'', "Spy in the House of Love", reached the top 20 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. It even topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart;[[note]]currently named Hot Dance Club Songs[[/note]] "Walk the Dinosaur" only reached #11 on that one.



* WhoShotJFK: "11 Miles An Hour"

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* WhoShotJFK: "11 Miles An Hour"Hour"
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->"Open the door, get on the floor\\
Everybody kill the dinosaur\\
Open the door, get on the floor\\
Everybody kill the dinosaur"

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