Tupper Ware Remix Party (Officially TWRPnote ) is a band currently based in Toronto, Canada, which is in Space which is in Canada. They specialize in '80s/'90s inspired synth/rock/funk jams sometimes instrumental but sometimes with deliciously cheesy lyrics, and are often seen rocking with their buddies Ninja Sex Party, The Protomen, and Starbomb.
TWRP is comprised of four members: Doctor Sung, Commander Meouch, Lord Phobos, and Havve Hogan.
The band currently has five EPs and three full-length albums: The Device, 2nite, Believe In Your Dreams, Guardians Of The Zone, Ladyworld, Together Through Time, Return to Wherever, and Over the Top. You can get them on Bandcamp,as well as on their store.
GUARDIANS OF THE TROPES!
Doctor Sung is TWRPs frontman and the operator of the keytar and talkbox. Hes dressed in primarily yellow, with black stripes, has a light on his chest, and a cone on his head. Legend has it he was born at the big bang and was orphaned in the ice age. Billions of years later he realized his true calling: to rescue people from boredom with sick rock jams.
Doctor Sung contains examples of the following tropes:
- Amusing Alien: Doctor Sung isnt quite human, and he does anything really for the giggles of TWRPs human audience - hes not accustomed to the Earth way of these years, give him a break.
- Badass Mustache: In the music videos for "Synthesize Her and "Starlight Brigade".
- Cool Mask: At least his mouth is visible under the orange-road-cone-visor helmet he wears. Which is a good thing, because he'd have a hard time singing if his mouth was covered.
- Fun Personified: Part and parcel of being the frontman of a band like TWRP. His high kicks, frequent hammy persona, and ability to work a crowd make him quite entertaining.
- I Call It "Vera": Doctor Sungs keytar is affectionately known as Fuckthrust. Poor thing ended up tossed across the stage at MAGfest 2016 during a routine cool move. She made a full recovery.
- Large Ham: Doctor Sung is charismatic and loved by all. He introduces his fellow bandmates while onstage and his antics involve full-on exercise.
- One-Way Visor: His visor acts as a pair of sunglasses to him, but prevents anyone else from seeing his face.
- Robo Speak: Almost all of Doctor Sung's singing is done with a robotic talkbox filter to his voice, even in concert.
- Signature Move: His HIGH KICKS!
With a pretty sick gold helmet and gold armor on his primarily red suit, Lord Phobos is TWRPs rad shred guitarist.
Lord Phobos may contain the following tropes:
- Cool Mask: One that looks like a gas mask, at that.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Lord Phobos's world was launched into chaos due to Commander Meouch's smuggled funk.
- One-Way Visor: On his helmet, so he can see you, but you can't see his eyes.
- Silence Is Golden: And with his helmet? Quite literally golden.
- Superior Species: "Phoboss people evolved over many millennia, their culture reaching a universal high-water mark of scientific and intellectual discovery."
- The Voiceless: While Havve is mute, Lord Phobos is a "wise and gentle soul who swore a sacred vow of silence long ago".
Havve Hogan is TWRPs amazing drummer. He has giant chompers, glowing red eyes, and a black and white motif for his outfit. He also sports shoulder spikes.
Havve Hogan may contain the following tropes:
TWRPs world-class slap bassist. Commander Meouch rocks an outfit of primarily blue (with a long-ass loincloth), and has a humanoid body with the head of a lion.
Commander Meouch may contain the following tropes:
- A Dog Named "Dog": Obviously the band member with a lion head is known as Meouch.
- Expy: Commander Meouch was "was born in the more provincial reaches of the galaxy and made his fortune smuggling funk (apparently a controlled quantity in the future) to star systems that had been historically square." "Sound familiar?"
- Lead Bassist: Types A, C, D.
- Lovable Rogue: Meouch is a smuggler and a lady-killer but there's just something so charming about the guy.
- Panthera Awesome: A humanoid lion who can play the bass like no other.
- The Casanova: A self-described slutty space kitty with a healthy appetite for the Earth women.
- During the Ninja Sex Party European tour 2019, where they were one of the pre-shows, Commander Meowch dedicated each and every single one of the songs they played that night "To the ladies!"
The band as a whole provide the following tropes:
- All There in the Manual: The protagonist of the "Starlight Brigade" video isn't named in the video itself, but was referred to as Strive by the animators.
- Anonymous Band: TWRP hasn't shown their faces to the general public over the nine years they've been a band. And, ideally, would like to keep it that way for now.◊
- Animated Music Video: "The Hit" featuring Ninja Sex Party was animated by the amazing Lazerhorse. Now including the anime inspired "Starlight Brigade" video.
- Ascended Fanboy: TWRP went from fans of Ninja Sex Party to becoming friends and working with them.
- Canada, Eh?: The band hails from space, which is in Canada, which is in space.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Doctor Sung wears yellow, Commander Meouch wears blue, Havve Hogan wears black and white, and Lord Phobos wears red and gold.
- Expansion Pack Past: TWRP has a colourful backstory. The TWRP lore has changed so much that oftentimes people cant keep up with it. What is widely accepted as the current lore can be found here.
- Fun with Acronyms: TWRP, pronounced "Twerp".
- A Good Name for a Rock Band: Tupper Ware Remix Party was named when a member said those words in that particular order. It stuck, obviously.
- Mind Screw: Their collective backstory. They're from the 1980s and the future at the same time. And, they're also from space, and Toronto Canada. Which is in space. It doesn't help that said backstory keeps changing.
- Really 700 Years Old: Doctor Sung was born at the big bang, Havve Hogan is from around the Mesozoic era, and Commander Meouch and Lord Phobos are from a distant and complicated future.
- Robot or Spaceman Alter Ego: The band intentionally keeps their off-stage personas a secret.
- Running Gag
- ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT JAPAN?
- "Song number 69" routine
- "This song goes out to all the ladies out there tonight!"note
- The Power of Rock: TWRPs whole philosophy is making the world a little less boring with their music and MAKING LOVERS OUT OF HATERS.
The band's music provide the following tropes:
- Album Intro Track: All of their E Ps and album have one
- Audience Participation Song: For "Rock N Roll Best Friends" (Guardians Of The Zone), the band has the audience sing a couple notes in the chorus.
- Badass Boast:
- Pretty much all of "Atomic Karate" from the "Ladyworld" album. Doctor Sung claims to be able to "split the atom with a high kick," make bad guys' heads explode just by looking at them, and release a trillion newtons on spinning his nunchakus.
- Near the end of "Starlight Brigade": "Black knights and darkside battlecries all die once they're in my line of sight!".
- Big Damn Heroes: In "The Hit," TWRP save Danny Sexbang from being killed by assassins.
- In the video for "Synthesize Her", Doctor Sung repairs and upgrades the homemade synthesizer of the video's protagonist, after it's sabotaged by a bully before her act in the school variety show.
- Changed for the Video: The music video for "Starlight Brigade" is roughly a minute shorter than the version on ''Together Through Time.'' Specifically, the solo section between the second and third chorus was shortened, and the outro ends much quicker. Given how detailed the video animation is, it was possibly done for cost/time reasons.
- Cover Album: Ninja Sex Party and TWRP collaborated for the 2016 release of Under the Covers, and for the 2017 release of Under the Covers II. The band also shows up in NSP's msuic video for their covers of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Land down under".
- Fading into the Next Song: Their first official EP The Device utilizes this with nearly the entire EP - you cant listen to just one song, you have to listen to them all.
- Follow Your Heart: "Believe In Your Dreams" from the album it shares its title with is incredibly inspiring.
- Friendship Song: "Rock N Roll Best Friends" is all about how the band members are the best of friends.
- Intercourse with You: The No Pants Dance, featuring (of course) Ninja Sex Party.
- Limited Lyrics Song: "Japanquest" (2nite) featuring cutting-edge lyrics like "Disco!", and "Business Tips" (Guardians Of The Zone) with about four lines of what the aliens think are viable business tips for humans.
- Looped Lyrics: The first version of "The No Pants Dance" (The Device) has about two stanzas it repeats. They just like the way that you dance, when you dance, like the way that you dance when you dance with your pants off.
- Location Song: "Baby, NYC" featuring Ninja Sex Party (Believe In Your Dreams) is a love letter to the city.
- Rearrange the Song: "The No Pants Dance" was originally on The Device and was rereleased on Guardians Of The Zone featuring Ninja Sex Party with some rearranging to the music and the addition of more lyrics sung by Danny Sexbang.
- Scatting: The breakdown in "Rock N Roll Best Friends".
- Something Something Leonard Bernstein: Sometimes Doctor Sung's lyrics are a bit hard to understand at first through the talkbox. We're groove crusaders makin' lovers elevators...
- "I Am" Song: "Groove Crusaders" off Guardians Of The Zone is what a theme song for the band would sound like if it were an '80s Saturday morning cartoon.
- "Time To Shine" off the same EP could arguably be an instrumental example of this trope, as it highlights the band members' talents, with each of them taking a solo over the course of the track.
- Title Track: "The Device", "Believe In Your Dreams", and "Ladyworld" each share the names with their E Ps.
- Training Montage: "Food Bar," which has a music video all about a nerdy guy trying to bulk up.