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It's OK to fake it(?)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by D.K.night, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. D.K.night

    D.K.night IncGamers Member

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    It's OK to fake it(?)

    Back in the late 80's, the group "Milli Vanilli" was exposed of complete fakery - the two men who represented the group lip-synched all the way through to No. 2 in the US pop charts in 1989. They were exposed in Nov 1990 by the very man who did the actual singing and spinning of their tunes, who quickly tired of the duo's insistence that they could actually sing. Upon hearing this, every embarassed wanna-be quickly dropped their dreadlocks, and ditched the wanna-be outfits. Milli Vanilli was no more.

    Fast forward to today. We have fakers all over the place who were throughly exposed - Ashlee Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, and so on. Completely and blatantly obvious that they have no musical talent whatsoever, and clearly lip-synched in their concerts, to pre-recorded music. Why are they still in fame? Is it because , for some reason, we're more tolerant and heaven forbid, even forgiving, of the fakery? What's going on here? Since when has faking it, become accepted?
     
  2. Amra

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    Perhaps breasts play a role?
     
  3. Garbad_the_Weak

    Garbad_the_Weak IncGamers Member

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    I just want to see a sexy body gyrating to some music. I could care less if she actually does the singing.

    Garbad
     
  4. jmervyn

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    Ah, but there are far better breasts, bodies, and faces available.

    This is symptomatic of the ongoing abusive behaviour of the RIAA, nothing more, nothing less. Remove the record companies ability to promote dross by putting the money back in the minstrel's hands, and these people will go back to variety shows and pornography where they belong.
     
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    Here here, most of the time I mute the music videos anyway.
     
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    They are lip-synching to their own songs, this has been acceptable for quite some time. Look at top of the pops.

    You know that that exposure of milli-vanilli drove one of the guys to suicide.
     
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    They actually sung the songs to which they lip-synch though. Even if they did accidentally hit the proper note and a 'cutter' type person use computers to cut out all the good notes and bits to form the super song that said person could never actually pull off. Milli Vanilli was a complete different thing, the two guys had nothing to do with the music.
     
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    Dirty_Zulu IncGamers Member

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    Milli Vanilli were pretty hot looking. Not much to say about the actual guy who sang their song. He needed some of that Trimspa.

    All the guys want to be in Kevin Federline's shoes.
     
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    Yeah...because anyone who watches them does so for their singing voice...Not in the least.


    Oooh, some young redhead with giant breasts is dancing around and wearing next to nothing sweet lets watch thi-ohjesus my ears ahhH!...*mute* fixed.
     
  10. {KOW}Spazed

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    Who?


    I don't think it is ok, if you can't put on an entertaining show while doing it for real then are you really an artist. Don't give me the "You can't sing and dance like that at the same time" routine, I've seen guys jump around stage until they are about ready to pass out and still sing. It may not be record perfect, but it is still a damn good play.

    Then again I'm biased, I don't like any of the pop tarts.
     
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    Who dosent know that pop stars these day's lip sync? as much as I personally hate it, there is nothing a person who is not part of their general audience can do, its their fans that decide if their next album goes platnium or not.

    Also lip syncing and not singing on the album are two different things. lip syncing has pretty much become the norm in today's mainstream society. While not singing on your album is still outright unforgivable.
     
  12. D.K.night

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    I just feel that it's quite the change from the good ol' days where the singers actually sang onstage and offstage. Now it's all about the fakery and manufacturering.
     
  13. Ash Housewares

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    the music industry is crap, has been for a long time

    the entire entertainment industry is garbage and I've little hope for it's recovery any time soon
     
  14. CyberHawk

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    Ahh who cares just...

    Blame it on the raaain....yeah, yeah....You got to blame it on sooomething, blame it on the raaain, yeah, yeah.

    I loves that song!

    I remember it best becasue thats when I was introduced to D&D around that time. I listened to it while I read the books.
     
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    Blame the Beatles. Damn their experimentation with studio techniques.
     
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    Mostly due to the crap that has become mainstream music i dont even listen to the radio except at work because i doubt anyone would want to listen to death metal there. I gave up on pop a long time ago and to be honest im quite glad i did. I hate this trend of not being able to get on stage and actually sing or play instruments for that matter. Its very irritating to me
     
  17. DaviddeJong

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    Am I the only one that entered this thread expecting it to be on another subject where people can "fake it"? :D

    David.
     
  18. Ash Housewares

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    well I placed the cursor over the thread title and waited for the preview before entering
     
  19. DaviddeJong

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    That always saves time, yeah..... because talking about faking vocals in pop-songs???? Sheesh!!!! :D
    David.
     
  20. Hatsepsut

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    Well...there you have the answer...it's people like Garbad that make the music industry what it is today. :|
     

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