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Banter about the rhythm of the movement of the feel of the melody of the rhythm of the feeling of Bret and Jemaine's music. Here you will find the largest known collection of Conchords lyrics and chords.

by Amily » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:33 am

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by gezyka » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:15 pm


gezyka wrote:... This is a tri-tone!!!! dun dun dunnnn....

The non-music geeks: What's that and so what?

I'm so glad you asked! It's a diminished 5th (or augmented 4th) and is the most evil interval there is. [image] [image]

Well, back in the day it was. In fact, people used to call it "the Devil in music".

Not a huge thing, but my inner geek appreciates the fact that they included this little detail in the song. [image] [image] [image] ...

Have been meaning to point out more tri-tone action in Petrov. It's in both versions immediately following: I was very ill, but revenge is so sweet / unlike the last meal my comrades would eat.

From FTW album (in the bass line) [~4:50]:


From 2x10, 'Evicted' (bass and violin) [~2:04]:


Fitting place as it's about revenge/killing people! [image]
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by sargifster » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:22 pm

I don't know how technically "music geeky" this is...

Right at the beginning of New Zealand Town, Bret and Jemaine are talking through a song before going in front of their audience of one plus the shopping bags...

J: So, it goes G...

B: G, Bb (B flat)...

Which just happens to be the first two chords of "Rock The Party". ;D

I love the fact that even after all their "performances" of Rock The Party - they still can't really remember how it goes...

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by gezyka » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:31 pm

Wow, that's a great observation, Sarah!! Definitely "music geeky" AND "Conchords geeky". ;D [image]

Keep 'em coming! :D
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by sheila » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:11 pm


gezyka wrote:haha, I have my whip out?? [image]

I have had other things to point out about other songs, but haven't done so yet...

Here's a quickie that doesn't say much :P: 'Stay Cool Bret' has the most complex harmonies/harmonic progressions in it, but that makes sense since they're mimicking Bernstein. It's funny to compare the clips to see what moves they're doing from WSS. ;D






west side story!!! [image] [image] [image]
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by sargifster » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:50 am




A short collection of most of the more obvious parodies of season 1, contrasted against the original songs.
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by dontlookback » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:35 am


sargifster wrote:


A short collection of most of the more obvious parodies of season 1, contrasted against the original songs.

Damnit...now I'm going to have the Macarena stuck in my head all day. [image]
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by gezyka » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:06 am


sargifster wrote:


A short collection of most of the more obvious parodies of season 1, contrasted against the original songs.

Awesome!! [image]
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by murrayland » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:18 am

Oh...and speaking of Prince of Parties, I always thought of that as the best Donovan song Donovan never wrote...
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by dontlookback » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:49 am


murrayland wrote:Oh...and speaking of Prince of Parties, I always thought of that as the best Donovan song Donovan never wrote...

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by murrayland » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:14 am

aw, pooh, can't see.
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by tickertapequeen » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:44 pm


murrayland wrote:Oh...and speaking of Prince of Parties, I always thought of that as the best Donovan song Donovan never wrote...

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by tickertapequeen » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:44 pm


sargifster wrote:


A short collection of most of the more obvious parodies of season 1, contrasted against the original songs.


I love this! [image] [image] [image]
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by murrayland » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:06 am

that's a great clip!

Of course there's the ones from this year:
Sugalumps - Kelis's Milkshake, and Missy Elliot's Get Ya Freak On

Demon Woman - Cliff Richards' Devil Woman

Hurt Feelings - All those Fresh Prince videos with a jigger of Biz Markie's Just a Friend thrown in

Love is Your Weapon of Choice - Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

Oh, there are more, but those are the ones that sprung to mind.
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