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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #90 on: August 17, 2019, 01:34:33 PM »
I thought The Beastie Boys were a comedy group to begin with, especially the Cooky Puss EP and the second track on their Rock Hard 12", Party's Getting Rough (where they have an Alvin & The Chipmunks style argument with the producer halfway through).

I think they're fine to go in here. Basically some children from brooklyn who built a career out of pissing about and not taking themselves seriously, yet also managed to become musical polymaths and a respected hiphop group in the process.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #91 on: August 17, 2019, 02:29:04 PM »
Continuing from my establishing Ween as not being a comedy group, Dean Ween's side project Moistboyz definitely were a comedy group. The same blunt shtick fisted into every song: dumb, macho dick rock. It's great just how many fun ballsy riffs and amusingly aggressive lyrics they managed to flog out of that gimmick as well; five albums is a pretty good run, considering if you like some of it you'll probably like all of it. I can usually stomach about two of their albums in one sitting, and I usually hate that sort of one-note crap.
I just looked at the first available video ("Paperboy") and it was good, but I'm not sure of the comic legs of anti-Semitism and "porch monkey" references. Perhaps it makes more sense if I hear more of their stuff.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #92 on: August 17, 2019, 03:15:41 PM »
The Fugs & The Holy Modal Rounders are two of my favourite bands, and two of the funniest.  Michael Hurley's parta the same sorta scene and he's a dry funny fucker n all.

Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #93 on: August 17, 2019, 06:10:27 PM »
Goldie Lookin' Chain are actually brilliant, and added to that, their lyrics and samples are always on point as well.
(Someone in the Glastonbury thread described Wu-Tang Clan as the US Goldie Lookin' Chain which made me laugh; maybe they should be in here too.)

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #94 on: August 17, 2019, 06:17:43 PM »
Weirdly enough I was listening to GLC just last night. They really are great. I bloody love "The Maggot"; the jaunty fiddle they sampled for the beat fully enhances the humour of the song.

"Like Sherlock Holmes bummin' Watson, it's elementary!"

Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #95 on: August 17, 2019, 07:57:30 PM »
There's also this:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/rap-on-the-knuckles-for-band-that-said-posh-was-a-nutter-505822.html

Love the Independent going into detail about the lyrics.

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The song describes a "gammy-eyed" woman "mad like cat's piss" who is besieging a poor unsuspecting rapper with 40 phone calls a day. She is a "pussy whipper" who "looks like Caprice" but is fond of "wrestling two police".

Able to "kill a man with her thighs" she is renowned for "flashing her bits" at nightclub bouncers. That is when she is not lobbing ashtrays at members of the bar staff.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #96 on: August 17, 2019, 08:18:01 PM »
King Missile.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #97 on: August 18, 2019, 07:15:55 AM »
Eeh, this brings back many a memory. Mostly of teen me in my bedroom playing it, but still.

Blimey, they were on Top Of The Pops!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG79-FSQ7hQ

I loved Pump up the Bitter at the time.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #98 on: August 18, 2019, 06:17:55 PM »
Weirdly enough I was listening to GLC just last night. They really are great. I bloody love "The Maggot"; the jaunty fiddle they sampled for the beat fully enhances the humour of the song.

"Like Sherlock Holmes bummin' Watson, it's elementary!"

Anyone seen Si Spex/Barry Beats on Youtube? The guy's a talented sampler/producer from Cornwall, I'm not sure to what extent he's even playing a character.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ01O7IAN5Y

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #99 on: August 18, 2019, 06:46:26 PM »
I know Simon and that's definitely an act, although the tuition is real.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #100 on: August 18, 2019, 07:15:22 PM »
I know Simon and that's definitely an act, although the tuition is real.

What's he like? In my head I have his personality as similar to the videos, but the clothes/look as the act.

I've watched the tuition videos several times over, he's very interesting.


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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #101 on: August 18, 2019, 07:28:29 PM »
He's a nice chap like Barry Beats but without the nerdy dad aspect.

Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #102 on: August 18, 2019, 08:22:54 PM »
Goldie Lookin' Chain are actually brilliant, and added to that, their lyrics and samples are always on point as well.
(Someone in the Glastonbury thread described Wu-Tang Clan as the US Goldie Lookin' Chain which made me laugh; maybe they should be in here too.)

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Yeah I've got fond memories of GLC, I think they started getting airplay/mentioned around the time my friends and I first started going to festivals, hence lots of us yelling 'YER MISSUS IS A NUTTER!' at each other pissed up on Strongbow.

Also used to enjoy this one, Half Man Half Machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FA8SYAHEfc

I used to have Maggot's number on my phone - this was a few years later, they played at a student night and I spoke to him for a bit before throwing up everywhere and being kicked out (me, not him). Happier times.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #103 on: August 19, 2019, 09:46:55 PM »
The Frogs, particularly the "My Daughter, The Broad" record

Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #104 on: August 21, 2019, 04:52:31 PM »
Have we mentioned Steel Panther?

As a lad brought up on 80s big hair metal they are very good musically, but not to everyone's taste I guess.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #105 on: August 21, 2019, 05:16:41 PM »
The Jimi Hendrix Experience were pretty damn good aside from their comedy output (EXP & The Stars The Play With Laughing Sam's Dice).

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #106 on: August 21, 2019, 06:58:30 PM »
Most likely.

Lots of the songs they did for Popstar were pretty hilarious, such as:
Equal Rights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh07WlB46Gw
Finest Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr9Kaa1sycs
Fuck Off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3jKtjgRZQY
Mona Lisa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh2Lky730q0

I’m surprised they didn’t include Fuck Off in the main film.
They are a talented bunch that Lonely Island

Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #107 on: August 22, 2019, 01:56:31 AM »
Anyone seen Si Spex/Barry Beats on Youtube? The guy's a talented sampler/producer from Cornwall, I'm not sure to what extent he's even playing a character.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ01O7IAN5Y

Sorry to derail the thread but that sent me to this which is mesmerising. Just a guy paying bassists to play stuff for him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzb15p8hWd0

This is his channel. See you on the other side.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFvT6pUq9HLOvKBYERzXSQ



Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #108 on: August 22, 2019, 10:53:01 AM »
Don't Let the Bells End by the Darkness is as good as a Christmas Song since the Glam Rockers were on the Scene.

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Re: Comedy groups that are actually brilliant.
« Reply #109 on: September 16, 2019, 07:58:42 AM »
The Beardyman live streams on YouTube are very entertaining, both comically and musically

https://youtu.be/6gW4gqY7M-w