Mid-Day Musicology: Die Antwoord + Fatty Boom Boom

Submitted by: zombunny 4 years ago Entertainment

The latest music video from South Africa"s weirdest.
There are 48 comments:
Male 132
The level of disrespect shown to Lady GaGa was immense.
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Male 13,624
``Garbage music for losers.``

covers it really
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Male 13,624
sillys
like drat you do you spamming arse motherdrater
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Male 10,339
"or mind-altering drugs."

DING DING DING!
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Male 1

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Male 12,365
[quote]Yo-Landi Vi$$er in blackface. Is it racist?[/quote]

Her being slathered in black skin paint is as "racist" as her being slathered in white skin paint, which happens for about as long in this video. So if you`re going to make a racial thing of it (colour doesn`t have to be a racist thing) then she`s clearly being the opposite of racist.

This is the first Die Antwoord track I haven`t liked. I`m not sure why, but I don`t like it.
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Male 14,773
OK, I know they are trying to make a statement and earn money by shocking the public, but I don`t know how anyone comes up with this without severe mental issues at the source, or mind-altering drugs.
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Female 2,525
I think the wild animals on the street were meant to poke fun at Americans` perception of life in South Africa.
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Male 10,339
Ahhhh. My bad Klaxor lol.
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Male 646
The photographer was from South Africa. When I look up `hyenas in Johannesburg` all i get are articles about dangerous hyenas that escaped from a zoo.

C`mon man, all of Africa can`t be that crazy
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Male 4,893

Garbage music for losers.
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Male 112
"I strip down to my panties and wear wigs in public all the time, and I can`t even sing."

You`ll make someone special very happy doing that. I was never able to convince my wife to.
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Male 878
I really like all their videos, especially I Think You`re Freaky.
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Female 2,525
I strip down to my panties and wear wigs in public all the time, and I can`t even sing.
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Male 112
"She also plays instruments on her songs, even if she may not play them on stage all the time.

I know for a fact any piano you hear, she recorded."

I guess we just differ on what we want from a live performance. But I appreciate the skill level required to step in front of an audience and play an instrument or sing, live, without being able to fix a mistake. If I want something previously recorded, I`ll go buy a C.D.

And that is also my point, that other musicians then have to compete against previously recorded concerts. It almost forces them to do the same, so that they can put on the same show.
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Male 112
auburnjunky - If she played more piano for her concerts, I`d probably be a fan. That is kind of my point.

She clearly does lip-sync, because much like the talented mister Bieber, she threw up on stage without missing a note (though she also kept dancing which is to her credit as a performer).

Finally, most church choirs have voices that can match lady Gaga`s voice, especially in that video. My wife probably has more range and clarity in her singing. I`ve attended small college plays with singers that put me in awe. But most of them won`t strip down to their panties and wear wings in public.

All I really said was her voice is so-so and I really don`t think that is what made her famous. But if you want to think I`m just a judgmental non-nice individual, that`s cool too.
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Male 112
zombunny - First, I wasn`t very clear. I have almost no musical talent. I can probably still play Twinkle, twinkle, little star on a guitar, but that`s about it. I meant I would post music that I think is good.

Second, I listen to music like metal and techno when I workout and run respectively. But I wouldn`t classify most of it as good music. Still, I get your point. I guess I misunderstood thinking that you thought of this as modern masterpiece of musical art. I actually think it may have been Auburnjunky`s post that it was "epic." that threw me off. So I probably did bash it a little hard. I still don`t think they are very talented, but if they do something for you, then cool. Sorry I was mean.

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Male 10,339
Male 10,339
"and lip syncing entire performances."

Oops. She doesn`t do this.

"Obviously the recorded and digitally enhanced version sounds better than her actual live voice, and it completely changes the what a live musical performance is."

Doesn`t do this either.

She also plays instruments on her songs, even if she may not play them on stage all the time.

I know for a fact any piano you hear, she recorded.

I dunno. You judge. Can she sing?
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Male 112
Auburn (cont.) - I think this ruins music for a similar reason. It just seems like a huge gimmick. Don`t get me wrong, I used to like a lot of bands that had crazy stage antics. But back when, there wasn`t this much digital processing. So if you got famous off of being crazy, but your lead singer couldn`t sing or your drummer sucked, you would be found out to be a fraud. Now half the musicians are just as fraudulent as Milli Vanilli. But we just expect it.

Plus, as I said, I don`t think they are that talented.
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Male 112
auburnjunky - You are right. It was a non-nice individual thing for me to do. I was honestly surprised that there was a reaction at all to my original comment, and I tried to defend my claim, because I still think it is true. I admit I was probably a jerk about it.

I think Lady Gaga unintentionally ruins music by dressing up like a peacock, having huge dance routines, and lip syncing entire performances. Obviously the recorded and digitally enhanced version sounds better than her actual live voice, and it completely changes the what a live musical performance is. I think she has done it to cover up her so-so talent, because she has even said all she ever cared about was getting famous. Still, she has gotten so wealthy off of it that the majority of other artists follow suit to get paid. I think it ruins the product.

It is just so mechanically processed that really don`t think it is music at that point.
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Female 298
i kinda like it..
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Male 10,339
thefatkid: how can you say this ruins music? For that matter, how does Lady Gaga ruin music? You`re entitled to your opinion, but don`t be an non-nice individual and don`t dismiss the opinion of others.

@johanvb: Yep. The PC liberal touchy feely douchebag crowd has made America hyper sensitive to things like race. They make things that aren`t reallly racist, seem racist, so it`s hard to avoid.
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Male 10,339
Nope klaxor. i searched for hyenas in Johannesborg and got that.
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Female 2,525
I just don`t think that music needs to be profoundly moving to be enjoyed. People who think that way take themselves too seriously. Sometimes music is just fun. I like serious music, and I like silly music. I don`t like Die Antwoord because their poetic lyrics have changed my life. I like them because they`re fun to listen to when I work out in the morning. The rest of my iPod playlist reads like the vinyl collection of a brooding liberal arts student.
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Male 112
Zombunny, that`s the thing. I`m usually pretty easy going with music. But I think this ruins music the same way that Lady Gaga ruins music. It turns the focus away from talent and music and towards groups antics. But like you said, that`s just my opinion, woman.

I am a little sorry for being a douche (probably not as sorry as I should be, I admit). And when my daughter lays down to take a nap, I`ll post some of my favorite music selections for anyone still interested. Some of them are ripe for making fun of, but I know that going in.

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Male 768
@thefatkid77 - I`m with you man, I really don`t see the hype in this group at all.
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Female 2,525
Oh yes, please do post a link to your inspired and flawless musical talent. I`d love to hear it.

Also, calm your tits. No one is taking issue with the fact that you don`t like it. We`re taking issue with the fact that you`re being a douche about it.
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Male 112
discardderek: Are you being serious? Do you want a sample of my music? I will actually provide it if you want.

Suffice it to say, I know it will be difficult to compete with the genius that is "Fatty Boom Boom." I mean, it is basically rap, so it is lyrically based music. So you have to pay attention to the words and this is deep stuff. "murder murder murder! Kill kill kill!" And, "Now all these rappers sound exactly the same it`s like one big inbred drat-fest." Or even, "Spitting dratin` lyrics like bam bam bam!...Ja, dagga dagga dagga, puff puff puff, bring the beat back Hi-Tek!..." But really, that is a small sample, you might have to try to pull up the whole song lyrics to fully appreciate it.

I`m not going to going to lie. I`m pretty surprised and amused that people are actually defending this stuff. But just let me know and I will provide some music that I like to listen to. It will be pretty varied. I can usually find
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Female 2,525
Yeah well that`s just like, your opinion, man.
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Male 78
thefatkid77 - please post link to your music. I would like to hear the talent so grand as to judge another as "not talented". Thank you. Good day.......

I said good day, sir.
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Male 112
seemingly* unique. Sorry, should have proof read before posting.
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Male 527
When i saw this clip, the first thing that crossed my mind was `There must be at least one American in the comments that made a remark about Yo-Landi`s black face", auburnjunky didn`t disappoint.
Must be a frightening experience eating chocolate ice-cream in good ol` US of A.
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Male 112
Also, Zombunny, while I might have been a little strong by saying "complete lack of talent," they still lack talent by most standards. This group just has a production company that gives them a "look" and has a group of fans that will follow them because they are seem unique.

Nonetheless, one of the things I try to do when I travel is check out some of the music of the area. Even if I`m not used to it or I don`t really like it, I try to appreciate the different qualities which make it a talent. So I this in all seriousness, there are Hawaiian, Jamaican, Japanese, German, and Afghan street musicians that have more musical talent than this group as a whole. So I have a generalized recommendation for you also. Just because a group is different, doesn`t mean the group is talented. I think you should learn to differentiate between the two.
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Male 646
That`s clearly Nigeria, Auburn.
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Male 112
Auburnjunky - that is a pretty broad claim for such a small sample size of my musical appreciation.

Zombunny - It is more than not liking this music. It is the fact that the lyricists are not talented. The lyrics themselves are as poetic as "emo" high-schooler`s. The beat is, at best, OK. But even that "music" is probably computer generated. The music doesn`t inspire much emotion past, "oh, that`s different." The video itself is probably the most interesting part of the video, and it was fairly pointless too, other than mocking American music and Lady Gaga. But ironically, I think this almost the same as what it mocks. It is basically Lady Gaga in a different genre. They cover themselves in paint and act edgy to make up for everything I mentioned. It might be slightly better than most of the computer processed music out there, but only slightly.

If I am missing something, and this music has changed your life in some way, please let me k
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Male 10,339
They keep Hyenas like pit bulls there.
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Male 646
this isn`t black face, she`s just painted black. It`s probably more racist to assume that there are wild beasts roaming through South African cities. Though, I`ve never been
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Female 2,525
thefatkid77, you should learn to differentiate between "I don`t like this music" and "They have no talent". Just because something isn`t your cup of tea doesn`t mean it isn`t done skillfully. I don`t like jazz, but there are jazz musicians out there who are amazing at what they do. Die Antwoord are damn good at kickass South African hip hop.
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Male 697
yeah... still would
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Male 10,339
thefatkid has no taste in music.
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Male 112
Just another music video that tries to cover up the complete lack of musical talent by trying to be edgy, colorful and weird. Wish I hadn`t wasted my time.
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Male 10,339
Me either Zombunny. Just raising the question.
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Male 404
i hate rap but i love weird which is why die antwoords music is interesting to me
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Male 17
fatty boom boom is my new ringtone
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Female 2,525
Personally I think it`s only racist if it`s used to mock or degrade people. In this context it`s not.
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Male 10,339
Once again epic.

Yo-Landi Vi$$er in blackface. Is it racist?
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Female 2,525
Link: Mid-Day Musicology: Die Antwoord + Fatty Boom Boom [Rate Link] - The latest music video from South Africa`s weirdest.
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