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Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

Old 04-26-19, 05:22 PM
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Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

This is brilliant. Hope it's o.k. to post this in the Music Talk group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCbw...50eyXnUZXXtx1o


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Old 04-27-19, 06:47 PM
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Re: Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

LOl

I liked the Go West video better

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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
LOl

I liked the Go West video better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af6L1jBZGYA&t=67s
That parody was lost on me because I never saw the original video but know the song It was still very funny. I have seen Go West's "We Close Our Eyes" though many many times. And had that album back in the day. "You Spin Me 'Round" was a bigger hit than "King of Wishful Thinking" so it's video had more exposure. Jimmy and Paul need to keep doing these.
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Re: Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters was not amused:

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He needs to lighten up.

A wild guess he is a Millennial?
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Re: Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

Yeah, I mean I guess it could be insensitive, but it's hard to not appreciate that it's also objectively funny. Tough one on some level.
JB69, what's your take on the video if you don't mind me asking?
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Dead or Alive are my favorite band of the 80's. I don't have any desire to watch the parody. My most prized vinyl set is the DOA one that has been OOP for quite a while and fetches more than $1,000 on the secondary market. I still have the mispressed vinyl disc that has side 1 of Elvis Presley at some concert that the plant fucked up.

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Old 05-06-19, 08:27 PM
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Re: Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
He needs to lighten up.
Damn, you guys don't know the Scissor Scistors? Ana Matronic is a girl.
A wild guess he is a Millennial?
And she's 44.

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Yeah, I mean I guess it could be insensitive, but it's hard to not appreciate that it's also objectively funny. Tough one on some level.
JB69, what's your take on the video if you don't mind me asking?
I don't have an opinion on the subject, because I find Jimmy Fallon to be pretty cringey to begin with, so I haven't watched it. Not really a big fan on the original band, the song, or straight guys dressing up as gays for a laugh, so I'm gonna sit this one out.

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Old 05-07-19, 09:04 AM
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Re: Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

Is there an article that is supposed to go with it that explains the Wu Tang and kids thing that Ana references? I like the song and Paul Rudd, but I wouldn't call the video "funny". I appreciated their commitment to a shot-for-shot remake, and I certainly didn't see anything mean-spirited about it. I didn't get the sense that they were making fun of the song or Dead or Alive, but I'm also a straight guy, so...
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Re: Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

Or, and just hear me out on this, Rudd and Fallon were making fun of a crazy 80s video.
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Re: Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

I think Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd a few years ago recreating that '80s-era Styx music video is still their best effort:




side-by-side comparison:

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I forgot about that one
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Ana Matronic sounds a little nutty. Lighten up, sweetheart. It was a loving parody.
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Re: Dead or Alive versus Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon

Sorry, but it's a pretty big reach to somehow characterize a shot-for-shot remake of an iconic music video as homophobic.
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Sorry, but it's a pretty big reach to somehow characterize a shot-for-shot remake of an iconic music video as homophobic.
Ridiculous reach. Homophobic didn't even register with me watching that.
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Sorry, but it's a pretty big reach to somehow characterize a shot-for-shot remake of an iconic music video as homophobic.
It sounded to me that her beef was more with the way they talked about the video, which ended up souring her view of the video itself.
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