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Trivia / Kaizers Orchestra

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  • Creator Breakdown: Sort of. Practically all the band members were undergoing personal trials during the recording of Evig pint; in fact, the master take of the title track was recorded while Janove was particularly distraught, which can be heard in his pained vocal performance. Made even more poignant when you consider the song's title (see Darker and Edgier below).
  • Creator Couple: Ottesen/Zahl, to a minor extent considered the Lennon/McCartney of Norwegian music.
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  • Fan Nickname: "Kaizers". Even picked up on by the media, what with the headline-friendliness of the shorter title.
  • Flip-Flop of God: Regarding whether the subject of the song "170" won or lost the war in which he fought. It's almost a running gag at this point.
  • Magnum Opus Dissonance: Ompa til du dør is widely considered their masterpiece, although Maestro (to a lesser degree) is often given the same consideration; in fact, the band themselves appear to consider Maestro to be their masterwork. This doesn't stop them from claiming their newest effort is their best whenever they have a new album coming out. These convictions seldom last.
  • The Pete Best: Jon Sjøen, who left the group in 2004. Øyvind has since displaced him to the point where few fans remember Sjøen, and Sjøen is frequently mistaken for Øyvind in older photos and videos (which can be excused to a certain extent, as they do share certain physical similarities.)
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  • So My Kids Can Watch: Janove has written music for a family friendly musical.
  • What Could Have Been: Came this close to performing as a support act for Depeche Mode in 2005 (Dave Gahan had seen them perform before, and was eager to meet them), but plans fell through.


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