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September 19, 2012 4:38 PM   Subscribe

Brian Eno and Rick Wakeman take you on a voyage around the synthesizer: Part 1, Part 2
posted by Lentrohamsanin (22 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
I have my doubts as to whether that was really Brian Eno.
posted by mrnutty at 4:44 PM on September 19, 2012 [6 favorites]


The only interesting part of this antiquated - clearly "put-on" - 2-part series is where Brian Eno clearly shows he needs some dental work.

If you want to take a real voyage around the synthesizer, try some of these.
posted by Vibrissae at 4:54 PM on September 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, there's plenty of good fun to be poked at Rick Wakeman, for sure, and, yeah, maybe a little to be poked at Eno here or there, but these videos? YOU'RE DOIN' IT WRONG!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:58 PM on September 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Vic and Bob doing it wrong? Hang your head sir! Hang it!
posted by howfar at 5:14 PM on September 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have to admit, those were the most uncanny Eno and Wakeman impersonations I've ever seen. It's like they became Eno and Wakeman.
posted by Fritz Langwedge at 5:19 PM on September 19, 2012


Oh. So that's where Noel Fielding got all his ideas.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:31 PM on September 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


That had nothing to do with synthesizers nor did it amuse me. I want my four minutes back.
posted by exogenous at 5:43 PM on September 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Part 2 seems like an old-fashioned English Music Hall skit... I've never been to an old-fashioned English Music Hall show, but I might have a forged card with Morecambe and Wise's forged signatures on it somewhere in my stuff...
posted by ovvl at 6:10 PM on September 19, 2012


Mocking Brian Eno is not allowed.
posted by davebush at 6:14 PM on September 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


A bit of background here, explaining why this is only cropping up recently despite being filmed 20 years ago.
posted by MUD at 6:17 PM on September 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's not my fault. I went and drew a card and it said to mock him.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:17 PM on September 19, 2012 [5 favorites]


That's hilarious! Thanks for posting that, Lentrohamsanin.
posted by w0mbat at 6:50 PM on September 19, 2012


davebush: “Mocking Brian Eno is not allowed.”

Tell that to Brian Eno.
posted by koeselitz at 7:16 PM on September 19, 2012 [7 favorites]


Eno has a gold tooth, jus' so y'all know.
posted by item at 7:29 PM on September 19, 2012


So, it's like a British Sifl 'n' Olly, only with people instead of socks.
posted by not_on_display at 8:06 PM on September 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, I found the whole thing pretty much boring, but for this one line...
“A little child in the gutter, crawling toward some butter”
posted by quazichimp at 9:02 PM on September 19, 2012


The little child in the gutter, climbing to some butter, that was awesome.
posted by grog at 9:03 PM on September 19, 2012


Vic and Bob as Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
posted by pracowity at 11:58 PM on September 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


I prefer Synthesizer Patel.
posted by speicus at 12:40 AM on September 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Mocking Brian Eno is not allowed.

nor his genre: Ambien music
posted by hal9k at 4:16 AM on September 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Stupid and juvenile. No redeeming social or humorous value. Like a third grade video experiment, Couldn't they have put some thought behind it? The premise had some value but they did nothing but pure shit with it.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 11:08 AM on September 20, 2012


Man are you gonna be angry when you discover they've been doing this pure shit as a career for the last two decades.

I love Reeves and Mortimer, and there's probably no point in trying to explain why. I suppose it's precisely because they don't view humour as being about exploring the value of the premise, but rather exploring the possibilities that come out of being purely silly for silliness sake. It's not just childish, although it's certainly that, it's also childlike, in the positive sense of being unfettered by expectation or imposed notions of value.

See? I told you it was pointless trying to explain. They make me laugh out loud and shake my head with bemusement. That's all I can honestly tell you.
posted by howfar at 6:56 PM on September 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


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