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You've seen the popular LMFAO's Party Rock, but have you seen Potter Rock? The Christmas light show? How about the Pokemon! or Indian versions? Speaking of Indian parodies, have you seen Thriller recently?
posted by DisreputableDog (26 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can't... stop... watching... these... please... call... for... help.......
posted by not_on_display at 8:38 PM on October 26, 2011


What kills me about LMFAO is that they are a pair of rich kids (Barry Gordy's son and grandson) that bought their fame and hired some dutch house producers to make their records for them. They were getting headlining gigs djing at big clubs as soon as their first record came out, before it even had any support from djs, and the only reason it ever got support from djs was because it had a full-court promotional press from the label.

Party Rock Anthem is an okay record, but it's really dated. The basically took a dutch house record that would have sounded fresh when laidback luke and afrojack and those guys pioneered the sound 5 years ago and slapped a mediocre rap on it.

It's 100% money and hype over talent.
posted by empath at 8:57 PM on October 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


This version of Thriller makes things much more clear
posted by Jibuzaemon at 9:00 PM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Personal inventory of pro-having-fun musical acts:

Andrew WK — I LOVE
Black Eyed Peas — I HATE
LMFAO — I KIND OF LOVE BUT AM CONFLICTED ABOUT

I will be God-damned if I can fit those three axioms together into a consistent schema. Any help appreciated.
posted by penduluum at 9:16 PM on October 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


i'm torn on black eyed peas, because Will.I.Am is genuinely a talented producer, but sometimes he just flat out rips people off. (and no he didn't clear the 'sample' until after the album came out).
posted by empath at 9:22 PM on October 26, 2011


No help, Penduluum, but I'm in total agreement so at least you're not alone.
posted by evilbeck at 9:23 PM on October 26, 2011


To be fair to will.i.am, I'm one of those people that will still defend Black Eyed Peas first album as being pretty decent for the time (if you get a drink or two in me).
posted by penduluum at 9:27 PM on October 26, 2011


empath: "It's 100% money and hype over talent."

I tend to agree, but then I watch the video for "Sexy and I Know It" and I can't help but like them at least a little.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 9:31 PM on October 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Yeah, I mean, they seem like cool guys who liked house music and wanted to get into it. It just annoys me that they basically just bought their career. It's frustrating just because there are a lot of better producers and djs who don't get the recognition they do -- even in that same style.
posted by empath at 9:37 PM on October 26, 2011


They paid money to advance their careers while others with more talent receive no recognition? This is a shock!

Luckily it would never happen in the public service, or politics, or the police force... or...
posted by greenhornet at 9:45 PM on October 26, 2011


Yeah, my point was more something along the lines of "At least they don't take themselves seriously".
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 9:49 PM on October 26, 2011


I tend to agree, but then I watch the video for "Sexy and I Know It" and I can't help but like them at least a little.

HELP I HAVE BEEN HYPNOTIZED

bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce
posted by louche mustachio at 10:12 PM on October 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


Party Rock Anthem is an okay record, but it's really dated. The basically took a dutch house record that would have sounded fresh when laidback luke and afrojack and those guys pioneered the sound 5 years ago and slapped a mediocre rap on it.

Yeah, it's really too bad everyone has listened to so many dutch house records by laidback luke and afrojack.

Really, are you seeing the things you are typing. I'm not even that into them, but really, can you reread the things you typed.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 10:28 PM on October 26, 2011


If music weren't such a universal expression, people like you would kill it as dead as poetry. Makes me grumpy, because poetry is a.o.k.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 10:30 PM on October 26, 2011


Yeah, it's really too bad everyone has listened to so many dutch house records by laidback luke and afrojack.

Lots of people did. Just not on the radio in the US.
posted by empath at 10:38 PM on October 26, 2011


Dude, no -- this is the Party Rock Anthem video.
(Oh my god how I love it. It is perfect.)
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 11:16 PM on October 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Awww, I wanted to do a Party Rock FPP.

Anyway, a lot of people have done covers of Party Rock on their ukeleles.
posted by Deathalicious at 11:29 PM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


One of the links is a double
posted by Deathalicious at 11:31 PM on October 26, 2011




andrew wk is tiresome
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 1:17 AM on October 27, 2011


"...Party Rock Anthem is an okay record, but it's really dated. The basically took a dutch house record that would have sounded fresh when laidback luke and afrojack and those guys pioneered the sound 5 years ago and slapped a mediocre rap on it.

It's 100% money and hype over talent."

Um... have you listened to money and hype? It's pretty fucking fantastic sounding. Here's a quick sample. Mmmmm Satisfying.
posted by midmarch snowman at 2:01 AM on October 27, 2011


Not Thriller. Donga, or "Thief". Says so in the first frame.
posted by the cydonian at 3:04 AM on October 27, 2011


Those Potter Rock dudes need to stop singing and move over to rap full-time. They're surprisingly good.
posted by penduluum at 6:15 AM on October 27, 2011


Trivia: Party Rock was filmed on the backlot of Warner Bros. in Burbank, on the same street as "Make Some Noise."

And LMFAO makes me happy. That North Korea video doubly so.
posted by Bookhouse at 7:40 AM on October 27, 2011


If it weren't for people with money sponsoring artistic endeavors by people they know, the world would be a poorer place. We'd have no Supertramp (british band bankrolled by a Dutch millionare), for example.

I'm ok with being hyped to something that's entertaining. It's when the hype is all there is that it is a problem. This isn't music to save the world with, but it sure makes me shake my booty.
posted by nomisxid at 7:58 AM on October 27, 2011


During back to school shopping my daughter found a pair of white and grey animal print skinny pants. They were on the sale rack (by accident) but I bought them anyway so I could call them her "LMFAO pants." My husband was totally flummoxed by the term thinking that I was referring the the internet acronym rather than the musical group.

Also, Sexy and I Know it is awesome becuase it's got: curling and men in tiny underpants!
posted by vespabelle at 9:57 AM on October 27, 2011


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