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January 13, 2012

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I’m pretty sure I’ve posted some of Jimmy Fallon’s musical parodies before…I know I’ve tweeted them before. If we were incredibly worried about hits at this website, I’d add those links here in order to trick you into getting stuck on our site for hours. However, clearly we’re not worried about that…and I’m lazy. So I’m just going to post this here now..very quickly. After all, would we really be a website if we didn’t mention Tim Tebow once this NFL season?

Just watch. It’s awesome.
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My Top 22 Albums for 2011

December 23, 2011

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Akron/Family - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

Is there anything harder than taking ALL of the music you listened to that came out this year and whittling it down to 20 AND putting them in order? I avoid doing this every year because it takes more thought and effort than I usually like giving…well, anything.

#1 is never hard, it’s 2-20. The first spot for me this year goes to Akron/Family. S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT really didn’t get a lot of pub this year and I’ve been amazed all year. It was my favorite when it came out and nothing was able to dethrone it. Just a fantastic album in my opinion.

All my picks(22….I couldn’t keep it to 20) are below the fold. Also, I decided this was a great opportunity to use Spotify for the first time, so a sample of my list is available here.
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Move Over ‘Velvet Fog’, There’s a New Golden Voice in Town

December 20, 2011

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Man, it’s been awhile since I’ve frumped. In fact, it was going to be my new year’s resolution to remember my login and get back into this. However, every once in awhile, something comes along that makes you want to be a better person. It makes you want to smash the goals you’ve laid out for yourself and set the bar even higher. My something came this morning, when the above video arrived in my inbox.

I’ve done the Google research, and Will Forte does not have a new a movie coming out where releasing a viral video would help boost attendance. So, this thing is legit. I’m not sure what show it is, but that doesn’t matter as I’ll never watch it. How could they top this? My favorite part are the looks on the impressionable youth in the audience. This kid in particular may be our new Twitter avatar for the foreseeable future.

Enjoy the video as well as the ‘Re-dub’ which is just as enjoyable after the Frump.
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Video: Miley Cyrus Performs Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Quito, Ecuador

May 2, 2011

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Obviously not content to ruin Radiohead, Miley Cyrus has now set her sights on Nirvana.

Here’s the teen-pop starlet in Quito, Ecuador, performing a fairly straight cover of Nirvana’s 1991 hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Am I surprised to learn that perhaps grunge’s most prominent group has had a profound impact on Cyrus’ artistic direction? Absolutely. The fact she apparently sings the Seattle Sound anthem to her brother prior to going on tour merely supplements the astonishment associated with this uncanny revelation.

Remarkable, really –perhaps I just never dug deep enough to pinpoint the influence in “Party in the USA”– but I guess Miley’s also probably isn’t the worst cover version I’ve ever heard. Yeah, almost certainly not. No, really; it’s actually not that bad.

Is it?

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“Bloodbuzz Ohio” Indeed.

May 2, 2011

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The National played at Coachella. Most folks enjoyed it I’m sure. These guys REALLY enjoyed it. The best part about this is not the bromance these guys are committed to, it’s who was behind the camera. Genius.

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Performance of 70′s Classic, “Kung Fu Fighting,” Leads to Arrest on Suspicion of Racism

April 27, 2011

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Is Carl Douglas' 1974 #1 hit "Kung Fu Fighting" racist?

Now, as a self-professed music snob, I take no issue with the suggestion that a live performance of Carl Douglas’s 1974 chart-topping hit “Kung Fu Fighting” is — in a sense — criminal. Criminal enough to warrant arrest, though? Racist? Surely not, no?

Well, unfortunately, the Isle of Wight, UK authorities disagree — or at least refuse to let common sense triumph over blind, dogmatic adherence to the letter of the law. And despite how unintended the consequences may be…

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“Drunk” Guy at Sweetwater 420 Festival Adds Special Touch to Dead Confederate Performance

April 20, 2011

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Frump couldn’t let April 20th pass without posting something at least remotely related to today’s “special holiday.”  With that in mind, here’s a “drunk” guy — clearly a huge fan of Athens-based band Dead Confederate — truly letting himself go at Atlanta’s Sweetwater 420 music festival.  Pretty epic, eh?

I put “drunk” in quotes, because there appears to be some debate about whether this fella was actually intoxicated (via the consumption of alcohol) or not. From YouTube user HumanStarterKit:

HE IS NOT DRUNK!!! His name is Vincent ****** and I have known him for 6 years, and he has never taken a single drop of alcohol in that time or anytime before. He is just a little crazy and loves music, really loves music, way more than you or I could ever say we do. Long Live Rock and Roll Vinny!!!! Please stop saying he is a drunk!

Okay, we’ll give “Rock and Roll Vinny” the benefit of the drink here — we’ll accept the suggestion that he hadn’t had a single drop of alcohol that day (at a brewing company-sponsored music festival).

That said, I guess we’ll just have to assume Vincent might as well have been flying kites on Mt. Everest during his little one-man dance-off, right?  In the spirit of the festival, of course.

Whatever the case, it’s nice to see someone having some good, clean, shameless fun, yeah? Not to mention giving that flip-flop kid a run for his money — at least as far as getting the most out of one’s music festival enjoyment is concerned.

Nice moves, Vincent!

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The Beastie Boys Got Friends

April 8, 2011

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After the Frump is the trailer for “Fight For Your Right – Revisited” which is apparently a 30 minute video that drops with their new CD on May 3rd. It looks like the majority of Hollywood I actually like had some free time and decided to take part. As a rando youtube commenter said;

“Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C Reilly, Rainn Wilson, The Beastie Boys, Ted Dansen, Steve Buscemi, Susan Sarandon, Will Arnett, senseless violence and cowbell all in 2 minutes? Mind blown.”

We agree.
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Community Christian Church’s Version of Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Sure to Make You Take the Lord’s Name in Vain

April 7, 2011

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Just when you thought Rebecca Black’s megahit couldn’t possibly get any worse, some Christian megachurch had to go and exacerbate things. Fortunately, this doesn’t appear to be Community Christian Church’s (CCC) ordinary course of business. No, apparently when CCC isn’t dropping videos, they’re producing seminars — like “Hero God”:

Everybody needs a hero, but what kind of hero is God? Join us for Hero God where we will take a look at our God whose very nature is servanthood, but who will also disappoint us, die and then in the end: win.

Incidentally, it appears CCC’s God and Charlie Sheen bear a striking resemblance. Coincidence? Almost certainly.

Either way, for those of a more Satanic persuasion, make the jump for yet another — nearly as frightening — Rebecca Black parody…

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YouTube offers some curious suggestions for viewers of the live performance of Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl”

April 6, 2011

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YouTube suggests watching a How To Perform a Testicular Exam video for viewers of Hall & Oates Rich Girl

My general feelings about the quality of  Hall & Oates musical output aside, I found it pretty hard to believe what’s implied by the above image.

Surely YouTube wouldn’t suggest that viewers of H2O’s first #1 hit — “Rich Girl” –  then learn how to ensure their balls were still working properly and free of any cancerous cells, right?

Well, as usual, I was was wrong. Some quick research (outlined after the jump) confirmed that subsequently checking one’s nut sack was quite clearly what YouTube had in mind for those interested in “Rich Girl” live…

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Muppets + LCD Soundsystem = Yes.

March 1, 2011

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Here are the Muppets rocking out to LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clean” and needless to say, it’s fantastic. It’d be great if the Muppets sat in for LCD’s final show at MSG, it would serve the scalpers right.

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Surprise! Surprise! New Radiohead Drops a Day Early!

February 18, 2011

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Ok all you hipsters and people who enjoy well made inventive music, go download the new Radiohead offering here. I urge you to fight the natural instinct and actually pay for this one. Why? First of all, they’re an awesome band that has given us some of the best music in the past 20 years. Secondly, they let you pay what ever the hell you wanted for the last one…yes, even nothing. Fourth of all, it’s friggin cheap(although I’m a nerd and paid for the vinyl since I have hopes of purchasing a record player in the next year and would like something to play on it).

I’m currently listening now…a bit dancey as evidenced by Thom Yorke’s inspired moves after jump.
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Meet “Burger Girl”: She Wants You to Burn Her Vagina

February 16, 2011

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Burger Girl's new single Kiss LamourWe don’t typically try to, I suppose, “question” musical ventures here at Frumpzilla. The art form is so subjective, you know — so deeply personal in nature for so many. Who is Frump, after all, to callously pass judgment on one’s passionate outpouring of acutely intimate creative expression?

That said, to be fair, I guess we may or may not have made some exceptions to this general rule in the past.

There was that “Miracles” song from Insane Clown Posse. Oh, and their follow-up single, “Juggalo Island.” Then there was DJ Felli Fells’ “I Wanna Get Drunk,” which was interesting. And the Crop Circle Song. And those cute little kids — not to mention Trevor Sayers — reminding us of how important it is to respect and obey authority.  So, yeah, I guess we’re not saintly, okay?

Anyway, notwithstanding the above confessions, it’s not necessarily our intent to disparage Benjamin Dukhan’s “Burger Girl” alter-ego here. Think of it more as a plea. A plea to, I guess, “understand” just what the hell he’s on about. Or even just on. Baby steps, you know…

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