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Best piss take of playing live on TV

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by MrSki, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka

    Friend of mine was in a band, and performed on TOTP. To make a point they stopped "playing" about one bar from the end. Few noticed.
     
  2. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    For the benefit of non stranglers fans this is the bassist miming on drums, keyboard player miming on bass, the drummer on guitar and the guitarist on keyboards.
     
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  3. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    So by playing chess they were pretending to play their instruments? They seem to be doing a live video rather than pretending to play anything but chess? Sorry but as per usual you seem to think your understanding of something is right and can't understand someone else having a differing viewpoint from you. Are they pretending to play live or play chess? Answer that question then all will become apparent. ;)
     
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    They are pretending to play some sort of weird chess game instead of miming playing live - a wonderful pisstake of playing live on tv.
     
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  5. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Fuck me you are hard work. So from the thread title you include playing a weird version of chess?

    Sweet dreams mate.
     
  6. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    eh? how is it hard work?
    The Orb do an excellent pisstake of playing live - by playing chess instead. The Stranglers and Nirvana don't go as far as totally giving up but they make it clear that they are not really playing as well.
     
  7. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    They are playing instruments therefore giving off the impression of playing live in a piss take sort of fashion. How is playing chess a piss take of playing live? Surely just a live video? Are they pretending to play their pieces?
     
  8. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat it's all a load of baubles

    Rick Parfitt says he intentionally demolished the drum kit

     
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  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    they're not playing instruments though are they.
    It's not a live video - you can't have a live video. They are performing on stage for the TOTP audience - taking the piss out of not playing live, by not playing live. How many times do I have to repeat myself?
    you seem to be the only person who is having trouble understanding this.
     
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  10. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    What do The Orb normally do when they're pretending to play live?
     
  11. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    So if they had put a jar of strawberry jam on stage that would have been jamming. Taking the piss out of not playing live means what it says on the fucking tin. Taking the piss not doing some live video of a strange chess game. I wonder how many times you have used this phrase. "you seem to be the only person who is having trouble understanding this" I reckon if you search it you would be number one. Should I re-title the thread as bands pretending to play on the telly but not being a teapot or a zebra or a fucking cornflake! Or someone with a ferret down their trousers???
     
  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    i don't know what they do these days as I last saw them in 1992, but they were really playing live in the sense that electronic music can ever be live - I couldn't begin to understand what they were doing then and still can't.
     
  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    it's not a live video, it's them on stage 'performing'
    pretending to play chess on totp IS taking the piss out of not playing live. it's not rocket science.
     
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  14. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    But they are not pretending to be playing are they? Are they pretending to play an instrument or game of chess? Are they pretending to play the instruments that appear in the tune?

    So if the geezer was having a wank you would be happy? No it is not rocket science but rocket engineering. ;)
     
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    No, but the thread title is 'best pisstake of playing live on tv' and that's exactly what they are doing. It's the ultimate pisstake of it.
     
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  16. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Because you might have a condition that relates to not being able to take into account another viewpoint. Have you ever considered that all these other people who have trouble understanding this are in a majority?
     
  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    where are they then? you're the only one who seems interested in pursuing this and you've ruined your own thread
     
  18. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Are they pretending to be playing live...No ... so wrong thread young man.
     
  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    that's not what you asked for though. you asked for the best pisstake of playing live on tv and i provided it. you seem angry about this.
     
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  20. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Maybe I have & maybe for a good thing. Do you really want me to do a a call out thread for any shit at the moment?My Dad passed in December & I know you Mum is not long gone so a big hug to you Orang Utan May the force be with you. XXX
     
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Not sure what you mean. Please don't bring personal circumstances into a music thread.
     
  22. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Okay boss. Some bands play different instuments as a piss take of the pre recording on TOTPs but by playing chess they will outwit everyone else apart from the ....
     
  23. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Open for bands that took the piss on live TV not made an omelette!
     
  24. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    Christ give it a rest - of course the orb performance is a pisstake, maybe not of playing live exactly but of totp and it's relationship to live music

    The best totp live/not live pisstake however was by Marillion where they didn't mime at all but held up Bob Dylan style cards along to their singing
     
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  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    They're not playing their instruments in the other videos, they're just pretending to play and in some moments they give up all pretence of playing, esp guitarist JJ Burnel and his ridiculous furry drumsticks. The Orb just take it one step further and therefore they win.
     
  26. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    I was taught karate by jj for a couple of years and it was clear that he was much more interested in karate than the stranglers
     
  27. Idris2002

    Idris2002 A kick up the ArĂ¡s

    She forgets to mime:

     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I can remember Rod Stewart and the faces playing football during one TOTP session :D
     
  29. gosub

    gosub ~#

    TBF. The monitors weren't working
     
  30. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    When Marillion did Garden Party on TOTP fish didn't mime the lyrics 'I'm Miming'
     

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