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Friday, November 28, 2008

Tribute Band

Posted by Adam Roberts on 11/28/08 at 09:29 AM

Friends and I have been thinking of setting up an Adorno tribute band, to be called The Doornos.  Signature track: ‘Come on Baby, Dialectic of Enlight my Fire’.  Also on the playlist: ‘‘Riders on the Sturm und Drang’’, ‘(Horkheim) So Lonely I Could Cry’, ‘You Kant Always Get What You Want’, ‘(Frankfurt) School’s Out for Summer’, ‘Fromm Me to You’. ‘Polly Wanna Krakauer’ and, for the encore, ‘ I Just Wanna Be Your Teddy Bear’.  Conceivably we might cover Boney M’s ‘Ma-ma-ma-ma-Marcuse’.  Thank you, we’re here all week.  Try the veal.  Also available for weddings and bar mitzvahs.


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How about a cover of Joy Division’s “Passover”? Or Depeche Mode’s “Master and Servant”?

(The worst part is that your band could seriously take on the entire post-punk scene, cuz many of those folks were into Adorno-type stuff.  Gang of Four, anyone?  Or Scritti Politti’s “Jacques Derrida”?)

By on 11/28/08 at 02:46 PM | Permanent link to this comment

Perhaps “Benjamin”, to the tune of Bush’s “Glycerine” (or the tune of the Dead Kennedy’s “Halloween”, but Bush gets my vote...the mournful melody seems more evocative of a dark night at the French-Spanish border...)

By on 11/28/08 at 04:20 PM | Permanent link to this comment

You should throw in some jazz standards.

By Adam Kotsko on 11/28/08 at 05:21 PM | Permanent link to this comment

It all has to be serialist, you know.

Kurt Goedel preferred American pop to Viennese pop and didn’t like classical music much at all. He also followed American politics closely and was anti-McCarthy, pro-Eisnehower (but also liked Stevenson) and mistrusted Kennedy’s militarism.

By John Emerson on 11/28/08 at 05:26 PM | Permanent link to this comment

Hedwig and the Angry Inch already claimed the Kant joke:

‘One day, in the late mid-90’s, I was in my early late 20’s. I had just been dismissed from university after delivering a brilliant lecture on the aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock’n’roll, entitled “You, Kant, Always Get What You Want.“‘

Points for going for it though. :)

By waxbanks on 11/29/08 at 12:21 AM | Permanent link to this comment

My favorite critical theory influenced band was the screamo/grindcore outfit Orchid.  They did ‘Snow delay at the Frankfurt school’, ‘Aesthetic Dialectic’, ‘Let’s commodify sexuality’ etc.  I suggest reading they lyrics before listening to them though because their sound is a little… challenging.

Also speaking of much the captcha was “old97”, wonder if that’s a coincidence.

By on 11/29/08 at 03:53 AM | Permanent link to this comment

Deerhunter have a song actually called ‘Adorno’, but that would be too obvious.  One mark that the Rolling Stones had jumped the shark was when they finally recorded a cover of ‘Like a Rolling Stone.’ We don’t want to be Bo Diddley, now, do we.

By Adam Roberts on 11/29/08 at 04:54 PM | Permanent link to this comment

How do you figure, Adam? The Stones aren’t named after that song.

By ben wolfson on 11/30/08 at 01:16 PM | Permanent link to this comment

No.  And Bo Diddley isn’t named after “Hey Bo Diddley”.  Nor are Deerhunter named after ... hang on, I’m confused.  What’s your problem, precisely, Ben?

By Adam Roberts on 11/30/08 at 04:28 PM | Permanent link to this comment

"Do You Remember Walter?” Oh, how those Kinks covers never get old.

By on 12/02/08 at 11:33 PM | Permanent link to this comment

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