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A Slavic Fluctuation
« on: April 15, 2008, 09:49:33 PM »
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 10:25:29 PM »
Defies description?  I'll give 'er a shot: dumb.  Really dumb. ;)
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008, 10:38:37 PM »
Did Flock Full of Seagulls do these guys' hair?

Sweet Home Alabama is a terrible song anyway.
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008, 10:48:00 PM »
Sweet Home Alabama is a terrible song anyway.
Do I need glasses?  Am I reading what I think I'm reading?  This, coming from a guy who listens to a bunch of long-haired clowns who's mascot is a zombie named Eddie... :D
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 11:16:47 PM »
Did Flock Full of Seagulls do these guys' hair?

Sweet Home Alabama is a terrible song anyway.

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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 11:19:55 PM »
"Whatcha got thar is a genuine Moscovite Mullet"!  Raj Muzykanty, Raj!

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nary a cymbaly on that stage as well.

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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008, 11:24:01 PM »
"Whatcha got thar is a genuine Moscovite Mullet"!  Raj Muzykanty, Raj!

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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 06:58:31 AM »
nary a cymbaly on that stage as well.

How could you tell? There's one of almost everything else, including one of the Cowboys playing a Wagner tuba.

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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 11:14:49 AM »
Do I need glasses?  Am I reading what I think I'm reading?  This, coming from a guy who listens to a bunch of long-haired clowns who's mascot is a zombie named Eddie... :D

Hey, them's fightin' words, mister!

UP THE IRONS!


And this collaboration between the RRAC and Leningrad Cowboys is awesome.  then again, I love odd collaborations such as this, particularly when the material is unexpected.
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 02:03:44 PM »
Do I need glasses?  Am I reading what I think I'm reading?  This, coming from a guy who listens to a bunch of long-haired clowns who's mascot is a zombie named Eddie... :D

Gabriel,

You just called Iron Maiden a bunch of clowns?  As soon as I get done repenting (which will be never) or after Lent is through (whichever comes first), I'm going to find you and make you listen to every single Iron Maiden album (except for the Blaze Bailey albums-terrible) while you are duct-taped to a chair with bright lights flashing in your eyes.  And if you still don't like them or repent of your slurs, well..I'll do something else you won't like.  What do you think about that?

Mein Herr Schultz,

Let's get together and teach this guy some good music! ;D
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008, 09:16:52 PM »
What do you think about that?
Well, let's see.  I'd rather suck Zyklon-B through a straw than listen to a bunch of mangy dirt-heads scream at the top of their black tar, nicotein filled lungs.  Run to the hills?  Forget that.  Run off a cliff.  And The Trooper?  More like the Super Trooper meow.  :D Face it, these guys give Spinal Tap a good name.  Not to put too fine point on it.  :-*  :D

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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2008, 09:50:22 AM »
Well, let's see.  I'd rather suck Zyklon-B through a straw than listen to a bunch of mangy dirt-heads scream at the top of their black tar, nicotein filled lungs.  Run to the hills?  Forget that.  Run off a cliff.  And The Trooper?  More like the Super Trooper meow.  :D Face it, these guys give Spinal Tap a good name.  Not to put too fine point on it.  :-*  :D


Yeah, they're just like Spinal Tap.

This is a band who has consistently put out gold and platinum albums with minimal airplay who have a true global fanbase.  How many popular bands take the time to go by themselves (as opposed to part of a larger music festival) to Israel?  India?  Dubai?  Australia?  The number is very few.  Fewer still are the number of those bands that continue despite being practically shunned by the popular media.

BTW, singer Bruce Dickinson, who, I might add, is also an accomplished Olympic class fencer and licensed commercial airline pilot in addition to his singing duties for Maiden AND hosting a weekly BBC radio show, abhors smoking.  Oh, and his hair is short nowadays :)

You don't have to like the music, but you also don't have to parade your ignorance around attacking individual members in letting us know your musical tastes. ;)
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2008, 11:24:13 AM »
This is a band who has consistently put out...
Relax bro.  I have haven't seen you this upset since they canceled Party of Five!  First, recall that that he did invite comments by asking "What do you think of that?".  But in all actuality, I was teasing Scamandrius, as I have many times, over this particular musical preference.  I think he understood this, just as I understood his "threat" to duct tape me to a chair was a joke.  But if I were you, dude, I would pay particular attention to how I react to such childish nonsense as this.  Can't you just say, "Hey, I like them." and move on instead of maniacally screaming 'UP THE IRONS!"?  Really, what's that all about?

Scamandrius, if I truly offended you, I sincerely apologize.  Through our many PM's, I consider you a friend and wouldn't intentionally try to hurt you.   
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2008, 11:29:25 AM »
Relax bro.  I have haven't seen you this upset since they canceled Party of Five!  First, recall that that he did invite comments by asking "What do you think of that?".  But in all actuality, I was teasing Scamandrius, as I have many times, over this particular musical preference.  I think he understood this, just as I understood his "threat" to duct tape me to a chair was a joke.  But if I were you, dude, I would pay particular attention to how I react to such childish nonsense as this.  Can't you just say, "Hey, I like them." and move on instead of maniacally screaming 'UP THE IRONS!"?  Really, what's that all about?

Scamandrius, if I truly offended you, I sincerely apologize.  Through our many PM's, I consider you a friend and wouldn't intentionally try to hurt you.   

EEP!  I was just joining in the fun myself!  I thought my emoticons would have showed that!

One thing you must understand by now about Iron Maiden fans is that we are indeed maniacally fanatical about our band.  Henry Rollins once told a story about playing on the same bill as Maiden during one of his spoken word performances.  He remembered how terrible it was playing before them because the vast majority of the people were there to see Maiden and Maiden alone; the opening bands were just unnecessary.  Henry laughed about how fanatical their fans were and, as if on cue, someone in the audience yelled, "UP THE IRONS!".  "See!  They're everywhere!" he replied.  :laugh:
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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2008, 12:20:13 PM »
Defies description?  I'll give 'er a shot: dumb.  Really dumb. ;)

No, it's "Schtick" and it's very clever and fun.  I like them, though I will admit that the first time I saw them, I was ummmm somewhat gob-smacked.  (Memo to self: do not look at videos like this first thing in the morning before having a cup of coffee). 

The takes and parodies of old Soviet style is thought out.  The drum set in the "Tractor" that puffs 'smoke', their emblem that I realized was a parody of the star with Lenin, the clothing, is all planned "schtick" to go with the act. The Red Army Choir/instrumentalists/dancers seem to be having a grand time, too.  The way they meld the musics together takes alot of practice and originality.  I had a real hoot with "Give me All Your Love" having the Soviet anthem and "Halleluia Chorus" thrown in *and they did fit*.  There's another vid of "Sweet Home" where there are some good shots of the choir and the men are smiling and seem to be having fun; one gentleman is really getting into the feel of the music and the man playing a really big balalaika is grinning.

I've found out from an American living in Finland that the Leningrad Cowboys are very popular there. 

It's fun.

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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2008, 12:21:37 PM »
Yeah, they're just like Spinal Tap.

Turn it up to 11?
 ;D ;)

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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2008, 12:23:56 PM »
How could you tell? There's one of almost everything else, including one of the Cowboys playing a Wagner tuba.


And the Red Army band has one of the Big Balalaikas

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Re: A Slavic Fluctuation
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2008, 12:38:29 PM »
Turn it up to 11?
 ;D ;)

LOL!  :D  Great stuff.  Great movie.
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