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Date: 02/07/12 10:40 AM

43 Responses to Die Antwoord Perform On The David Letterman Show

  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
    1780 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 10:42 am
    Link: Die Antwoord Perform On The David Letterman Show - They do their latest tune, I Fink U Freeky. Letterman hasn`t looked this uncomfortable since Richard Simmon`s last visit
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Did the late 1990s just arrive in South Africa?
  3. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18829 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 10:51 am
    I don`t know why I`m captivated by D.A., I just am.

    PS: I f*cking love Letterman`s halftime comment and the lack of reaction by the band. Perfect all the way around.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 10:51 am
    Holy crap she`s tiny!
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    Kimrn89 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Had to skip the song, then i realized the song was the whole thing.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 10:55 am
    His Vanilla Ice hairdo with the rat tail is awful, let`s hope that doesn`t become a trend.
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:03 am
    The worst thing is that this is what people think South African music is like because it`s the only thing they see :/
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    velvet_girl Female 18-29
    53 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:05 am
    I fink Yo-Landi`s freaky and I like her a lot.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:07 am
    I watched part of it a second time and I can`t decide if they are lampooning rap groups or if they are serious. If they are taking themselves seriously it`s pretty sad and also doesn`t say much for the state of the music business. I just hope they are doing a Borat.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Were they "singing" in English? I think I understood 2 words out of that whole ordeal.
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    aikiman Male 40-49
    255 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Not their best..but I`m with Fancy, there`s just something compelling about them. Youtube `Enter the Ninja` before you make your mind up.
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    ruyan Male 30-39
    17 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:33 am
    While I still don`t think Die Antwoord is really Zef music, I respect them and really like some of their songs (this one included). It`s one of those bands you either love or hate (get or don`t get).
    The word serious has no meaning when it comes to Die Antwoord btw.
  13. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:41 am
    how the hell did they get on that s hit show? and why would they WANT to be on it....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36647 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Meh... bad song and Dave didn`t look all that uncomfortable to me.

    But for Die Antwoord, you ca`t be

    FOOKIN` RICH BICH
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    JannatheGrea Female 18-29
    149 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:55 am
    They`re singing in Afrikaans. They`re from Cape Town.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2343 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    derivative and utterly forgettable- but I do like folks going about with those "Vampire" contact lens`.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2348 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Idk so simple it`s like kids in a garage.
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
    341 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    I slightly enjoy "evil boy" but all their other stuff sucks (my opinion).. I kinda would rather watch the cast of Jersey Shore fighting while playing Justin Bieber in the background..
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    Were they "singing" in English? I think I understood 2 words out of that whole ordeal.

    They use a mixture of English and Afrikaans, often in the same sentence. Both are common languages in the part of South Africa they`re from and being bilingual in them is also common, so in their home market it`s not a problem to use both together. They just pick whichever language they think fits better in any particular part of the song.

    On top of that, they speak English with an accent that`s unfamiliar in most of the world and they seem to emphasise the accent for the songs (it`s much less obvious in interviews).

    I still haven`t found lyrics for this with translations of the Afrikaans. Someone said it`s on their website, but I couldn`t find it.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    The word serious has no meaning when it comes to Die Antwoord btw.

    I don`t quite agree. There are some serious aspects to the background of their music (look into the meaning of "Evil Boy" for a good example).

    The music and the videos and the characters, though...I agree, nothing serious there at all.

    In case anyone is wondering, they really are just characters, not real people. Ninja and Yolandi are characters all the time they`re on stage or on camera and DJ Hi-tec is a character in this song (made very clear by the mask, the altered voice and the fact that all his lyrics are quotes from someone else).
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    She`s a lot shorter than I thought she was... Either that or Letterman is like 6`5
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    LexiLeet Female 18-29
    430 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    Sing in English and Afrikaan. Have Japanese katakana on pantleg. At least that is what it looks like? Sort of. I`m so confused. But...

    Interesting.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    when exactly was he uncomfortable?
  24. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    That was actually quite listenable.

    I like Letterman. I couldn`t see them on any other show. Except maybe springer, but not performing.
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    TenaciousB Male 18-29
    46 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    That was drating retarded. Kill it with fire.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    Letterman`s over-40 just-going-to bed demographic must have practically pooed themselves. Nightmare fuel......
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    The more I watch them/listen to them...the more I like them. They are an acquired taste i think. I love that he dances like I do too :P
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    Gah, my ex is way into these guys. They`re alright, I guess. What`s up with The Percolator sample in the beginning?
  29. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    DJ Hi-tec is a character in this song (made very clear by the mask, the altered voice and the fact that all his lyrics are quotes from someone else).

    Oops, wrong Die Antwoord song. That`s from "Fok Julle Naiiers", where DJ Hi-Tek`s extremely subtle lyrics are apparently comments from Mike Tyson. The song title, apparently, means "drat you draters".

    Die Antwoord have decided that subtlety is not for them.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    Seriously, someone tell me how she makes her eyes like that. Oversized contact lenses? Wild. I like it.
  31. Profile photo of EmmVee
    EmmVee Female 18-29
    33 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 12:37 am
    @YugureKage
    Maybe I`ve been up waaaay too long, but the image of you (or anyone else, even that guy) dancing like made me laugh. Hard and a lot! You made my night.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 1:58 am
    As I suspected, they f*cking suck. I guess the girl thinks looking like an idiot makes up for having zero stage presence. Atleast jumpsuit meth head guy is trying, too bad he`s lacks any talent whatsoever.
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    Dead_mind Male 18-29
    303 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 5:06 am
    xCYBERDYNEx
    Achualy, if shes not lipsyncing she cant dance around like the rest of the lipsyncers... its simple acually. it would messup her voice n stuff.
    But yeah, they could use bakround dansers or somthing.
  34. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 6:03 am
    I have to admit that I`m rather partial to DA. Wat Pomp is a pretty good tune.

    I tend to view them as part satire, part performance art, and just a drop of seriousness, (like Angilion says the song "Evil Boy" is about a pretty serious topic).

    I would call them an acquired taste
  35. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    wow.. music, you have destroyed yourself
  36. Profile photo of InTheNameOf
    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
    335 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Soooooooooooo not good.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
    459 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    That wasn`t so bad...
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    asianchamp Male 18-29
    414 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    that annoying twat in red jacket. the scary death stare. I lol`ed and cowered.
  39. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 3:32 am
    @Dead_mind, she`s not singing at all, she`s talking in a really corny fake voice.
  40. Profile photo of Devanssa
    Devanssa Male 18-29
    2 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 6:45 am
    These guys are a joke in South Africa. Thier home state. If you wNt me to translate for you just send me the lyrics. Not sure why you would want to though. In SA they call them a zeff rap act. Which basically means trailer trash coke heads who cant do anything of value
  41. Profile photo of Dead_mind
    Dead_mind Male 18-29
    303 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    @Devanssa Even African can be racist i guess.
    @xCYBERDYNEx Better then most american "singers" i guess.
    Also, its a rave rap band...
    I actually like it.
  42. Profile photo of Devanssa
    Devanssa Male 18-29
    2 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 12:32 am
    @dead mind. i dont understand the racist comment to be quite honest. im a white guy. yes a white african! shocking i know! also the rave rap band thing doesnt make any sense. im not talking about genre here. Zeff is what people in south africa call bands like this that try to intentionally sound stupid. Zeff means common, cheap and generally sub-standard.
  43. Profile photo of Smittins
    Smittins Male 13-17
    41 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    @devanssa, you do relize they arnt actually trailer trash, they are artists putting on those personas and just because your a south african and hate them doesnt mean the whole of south africa has the same opinion as you, it was actually a south african who put me onto die antwoord

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