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5 people on 1 guitar - Gotye Parody gets 10 million views in 5 days...
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
962 posts


I quite liked the original and was surprised that i liked the parody so much - especially given the premise of 5 people playing one guitar

What other parodies have you seen you liked as much (or nearly as much) as the original?
01:20pm 12/01/12 Permalink
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Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
3901 posts
Aren't they just performing the same song word-for-word? Not a parody

Clever performance though
01:25pm 12/01/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
8673 posts
This is a parody



And a parody of the OP






This is a tribute



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01:29pm 12/01/12 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15083 posts
"Cover" is what you're looking for
01:32pm 12/01/12 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
963 posts
yes you are right, its a cover with 5 people playing 1 guitar :p
01:37pm 12/01/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
12112 posts
yes you are right, its a cover with 5 people playing 1 guitar :p

IMO it's a pretty serious cover, with a factor of humour and innovation.
01:44pm 12/01/12 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
12267 posts
pretty cool cover really
01:52pm 12/01/12 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1477 posts
yeah, saw this on facebook, i liked
01:52pm 12/01/12 Permalink
`ViPER`
Brisbane, Queensland
4078 posts
Yeah its an awesome video, not a parody, as has been already said, but just an awesome cover.

Now this is a parody video, not of anything in particular, but really of the whole genre.

01:55pm 12/01/12 Permalink
glynd
Melbourne, Victoria
510 posts
If the song wasn't so overplayed, I would have liked it a bit more. Fantastic effort though and they've all got pretty good vocals as well.

IMO it's a pretty serious cover, with a factor of humour and innovation.


I can't even see the humour. It's unorthodox but seems completely serious and definitely not taking the piss.
01:57pm 12/01/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
35425 posts
Pretty amazing rendition!
02:00pm 12/01/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
12113 posts
I can't even see the humour. It's unorthodox but seems completely serious and definitely not taking the piss.

Well there is humour in five people playing one instrument. And there is certainly humour in the guy on the right's eyebrows :P
02:17pm 12/01/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
1926 posts
I have heard about the vid in the OP, pretty cool.

This is awesome too, chick has mad skills...




02:28pm 12/01/12 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15084 posts
I still don't know how they can make money off this (in a legal sense)
02:48pm 12/01/12 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5979 posts
This is awesome too, chick has mad skills...


werd
03:50pm 12/01/12 Permalink
qmass
Queensland
10262 posts
stupid way of saying it aside, she is pretty amazing - very few artists making s***loads of money can go that fast and be so clear.
04:48pm 12/01/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
12119 posts
I still don't know how they can make money off this (in a legal sense)

Leverage popular covers so people check out your originals which you sell on iTunes.
05:09pm 12/01/12 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4403 posts
OP is an awesome passionate cover of the best song of 2011 ! love it

also awesome rap chick.
i am majorly jelly of these peeps who have such incredible vocal dexterity to spit mad lyricism. related:

05:41pm 12/01/12 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20357 posts
06:30pm 12/01/12 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8215 posts
Fark, op was awesome.
06:56pm 12/01/12 Permalink
SquarkyD
Brisbane, Queensland
6161 posts
it's a cool cover, and very talented group of people.

it is however, not recorded live (ie there were overdubs etc), which does kinda take the shine off it a little.
07:10pm 12/01/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
14316 posts
like pretty much every music video?
07:38pm 12/01/12 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
6321 posts
It's pretty much the worst song ever so whatevs.
08:07pm 12/01/12 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
965 posts
par·o·dy
   [par-uh-dee] Show IPA noun, plural -dies, verb, -died, -dy·ing.

noun
1.
a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing: his hilarious parody of Hamlet's soliloquy.

2.
the genre of literary composition represented by such imitations.

3.
a burlesque imitation of a musical composition.

4.
any humorous, satirical, or burlesque imitation, as of a person, event, etc.

5.
the use in the 16th century of borrowed material in a musical setting of the Mass (parody Mass).


Since i feel in the mood for some internet debate....

I found 5 people playing 1 guitar to be humorous - therefore by definition it is a parody

:)
09:19pm 12/01/12 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5854 posts
It's a cover not a parody.
07:20pm 13/01/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
14331 posts
i think we already covered that
07:22pm 13/01/12 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8222 posts
Sounds like Bar Bar Black Sheep.
07:27pm 13/01/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
1885 posts
The ad screen on one of the citycats had a news runner that said Russel Crowe wanted to get those 5 guys on 1 guitar to do the 30 odd foot of grunt back catalogue.
07:32pm 13/01/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4637 posts
not recorded live (ie there were overdubs etc), which does kinda take the shine off it a little.
Isn't the only thing impressive about it that it is supposedly live though? (imo)

If it's not live, and the parts were done separately, who cares?
08:23pm 13/01/12 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
3991 posts
steel panther rules!
12:27am 14/01/12 Permalink
3dee
Brisbane, Queensland
6918 posts
Cool idea but It's not live. The vocals are auto tuned (rather noticeable) and the guitar seems to resonate in stereo, despite having a single open hole and there's no room noise.

It looks like they were going for "live". In that case, bit of a fail.

The Look At Me Now cover on the other hand is awesome.
12:47am 14/01/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
12159 posts
I don't really have a problem with live recording and then touching up, which is what this is. Leads to a more polished, easier to listen to result. They haven't overdone the work on it, so I'm good with it.

Surprised pARODY hasn't been all up ITT saying, "You called?..."
pAR·O·DY
   [par-uh-dee] Show IPA noun, plural -dies, verb, -died, -dy·ing.

noun
6. Member of Queensland Gamers League forums.
01:04am 14/01/12 Permalink
3dee
Brisbane, Queensland
6919 posts
It's not live though, which is what kinda bothers me (not that I have anything against recording, just not if it's supposed to be sold as live).

You can't auto tune vocals coming from the same audio source as a guitar, and also achieve no room noise and a perfect "studio" sound.

But then I'm a musician which probably ruins the illusion for me.
01:17am 14/01/12 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
3992 posts
But then I'm a musician which probably ruins the illusion for me.


Thanks for wrecking it for the rest of us too, a*******! :P
02:10am 14/01/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
1886 posts
You can't auto tune vocals coming from the same audio source as a guitar, and also achieve no room noise and a perfect "studio" sound.


you can apply autotune in a live setting though.
this is a live recording. with pre-effects.
But then, im a muso who has a punters ear.
10:23am 14/01/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5080 posts
It's a parody not a cover.
05:47am 15/01/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4155 posts
Love the origional song (Kimbra is hot as well)

The cover in the OP is really well done. Shame the origional song has only sold something like 420,000 units (according to wiki). It deserves better sales than that.

HTF to you pronounce Gotye ?
11:22am 15/01/12 Permalink
Zak
Brisbane, Queensland
2786 posts
Gore-ti-yay
11:37am 15/01/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
14339 posts
i pronounce it got-yeah
12:20pm 15/01/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
12172 posts
HeardY, glad I re-visited this lame thread to see that!!! Awesome.
02:21pm 15/01/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5082 posts
I pronounce it like goy-ti-aye
02:48pm 15/01/12 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20424 posts
Yeah pretty cool hey
02:55pm 15/01/12 Permalink
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3844 posts
heardy your guy was fkn sick hahaha
06:36pm 15/01/12 Permalink
sCOOBY
Brisbane, Queensland
4408 posts
+1 heardy, fuggin radddd


also, does this count as a parody?
10:22pm 15/01/12 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
6392 posts
Oh, something I forgot to ask - is the name of the band/artist just completely coincidence, or is it deliberate that 'Gotye' as an acronym for 'Game of the year edition'?
08:55pm 16/01/12 Permalink
dazedandconfused
Sydney, New South Wales
524 posts
Steel Panther. Massive pisstake band that is better than 99% of other "serious" musicians these days.

Great band.
10:53am 17/01/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
8108 posts
heh Im a Steel Panther convert.

Death to all But(t) Metal
11:45am 17/01/12 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20437 posts
More excellence from me...




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