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(according to kipedia, its the other way around, and so i don;t think it makes much sense to note it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_rock)
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==In [[Strong Bad Email]]s==
==In [[Strong Bad Email]]s==
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*Email [[space program]]— [[The Strong Badian Administration of Some Aluminum Foil|SBASAF]]'s flagship is known as [[The Proud Anselmo]], a reference to Phil Anselmo, controversial frontman of the band [[Wikipedia:Pantera|Pantera]].
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*Email [[band names]]- Strong Bad gives possible names for metal bands.
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**Also in space program, Strong Bad makes a reference to a "space alien from Satriani 5". Satriani 5 is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Joe Satriani|Joe Satriani]], a multi Grammy nominee and pioneer of instrumental guitar rock. He is also known to have taught many other famous guitar players, such as [[Wikipedia:Kirk Hammett|Kirk Hammett]] and [[Wikipedia:Steve Vai|Steve Vai]].
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*Email [[garage sale]]— Strong Bad refers to the email sender Cat as Catman. While there are other explanations, it's likely that this is a nod to [[Wikipedia:Peter Criss|Peter Criss]], the former drummer of the band [[Wikipedia:KISS (band)|KISS]], whose stage name was Catman.
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*Email [[personal favorites]]- the theme song includes some hot metal guitar lixx
*Email [[personal favorites]]- the theme song includes some hot metal guitar lixx
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*Email [[flashback]]- Opening is a rock song.
 
*Email [[different town]]- Strong Bad says that "Marzipan would rock"
*Email [[different town]]- Strong Bad says that "Marzipan would rock"
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*Email [[band names]]- Strong Bad gives possible names for metal bands.
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*Email [[flashback]]- Opening is a rock song.
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*Email [[garage sale]]— Strong Bad refers to the email sender Cat as Catman. While there are other explanations, it's likely that this is a nod to [[Wikipedia:Peter Criss|Peter Criss]], the former drummer of the band [[Wikipedia:KISS (band)|KISS]], whose stage name was Catman.
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*Email [[rock opera]]- Strong Bad performs a rock opera. One of the lyrics is "I totally always look awesome singing backwards metal."
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*Email [[space program]]— [[The Strong Badian Administration of Some Aluminum Foil|SBASAF]]'s flagship is known as [[The Proud Anselmo]], a reference to Phil Anselmo, controversial frontman of the band [[Wikipedia:Pantera|Pantera]].
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**Also in space program, Strong Bad makes a reference to a "space alien from Satriani 5". Satriani 5 is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Joe Satriani|Joe Satriani]], a multi Grammy nominee and pioneer of instrumental guitar rock. He is also known to have taught many other famous guitar players, such as [[Wikipedia:Kirk Hammett|Kirk Hammett]] and [[Wikipedia:Steve Vai|Steve Vai]].
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*Email [[portrait]]- Strong Bad's muscular cutout features a "[[keyswordtar]]".
*Email [[death metal]]- Strong Bad gives his description of the elements of the genre.
*Email [[death metal]]- Strong Bad gives his description of the elements of the genre.
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*Email: [[portrait]]- Strong Bad's muscular cutout features a "[[keyswordtar]]".
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*Email [[cliffhangers]]- Glam rocker [[Wikipedia: Lita Ford|Lita Ford]] is mentioned, and Malmsteen's Comet is a reference to a member of the neo-classical metal guitarist [[Wikipedia: Yngwie Malmsteen|Yngwie Malmsteen]] along with the album Freshley's Comet.
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*Email: [[rock opera]]- Strong Bad performs a rock opera. One of the lyrics is "I totally always look awesome singing backwards metal."
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*Email [[the chair]]- Bubs offers a [[Wikipedia: Winger|Winger]] album to replace Strong Bad's [[Stooly|stool]].
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*Email: [[cliffhangers]]- Glam rocker [[Wikipedia: Lita Ford|Lita Ford]] is mentioned, and Malmsteen's Comet is a reference to a member of the neo-classical metal guitarist [[Wikipedia: Yngwie Malmsteen|Yngwie Malmsteen]] along with the album Freshley's Comet.
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[[Category:Inside Jokes]]
[[Category:Inside Jokes]]
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*Email: [[the chair]]- Bubs offers a [[Wikipedia: Winger|Winger]] album to replace Strong Bad's [[Stooly|stool]].
 
==Other==
==Other==

Revision as of 13:53, 28 January 2007

Because it's midnite!

Heavy metal, particularly glam metal and death metal, plays a big part in the culture of Homestar Runner, particularly in the life of Strong Bad. There are characters and events in the world, from the existence of Limozeen to Strong Bad's personal endeavors into the genre with songs such as Trogdor, and there are also many minor references, on the level of both the characters and the viewers.

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Limozeen

Limozeen themselves are the source of multiple references to heavy metal, as well as being a reference in themselves.

  • The original picture of the band, as seen in monster truck, is comprised of four photos of The Brothers Chaps' older brother Donnie, dressed as Vince Neil for Halloween 1987. Vince Neil is best known as the frontman for Mötley Crüe, a notorious hair-metal band.
  • Limozeen would shortly be developed in character, and would move away from the Motley Crüe inspiration, becoming a parody of less heavy hair bands, chiefly Poison and their lead singer, Bret Michaels.

Taranchula

Judging by the musical style of Moving Very Slowly, it is evident that Taranchula were at first designed to be a parody of the Thrash Metal movement, chiefly Metallica. However, as the character of the band developed, as with Limozeen, Taranchula also went in a different direction, and is now a parody of the many Death Metal bands from Scandinavia and the surrounding territories. Immortal seem to be a big inspiration in particular.

In Strong Bad Emails

  • Email band names- Strong Bad gives possible names for metal bands.
  • Email personal favorites- the theme song includes some hot metal guitar lixx
  • Email different town- Strong Bad says that "Marzipan would rock"
  • Email flashback- Opening is a rock song.
  • Email garage sale— Strong Bad refers to the email sender Cat as Catman. While there are other explanations, it's likely that this is a nod to Peter Criss, the former drummer of the band KISS, whose stage name was Catman.
  • Email rock opera- Strong Bad performs a rock opera. One of the lyrics is "I totally always look awesome singing backwards metal."
  • Email space programSBASAF's flagship is known as The Proud Anselmo, a reference to Phil Anselmo, controversial frontman of the band Pantera.
    • Also in space program, Strong Bad makes a reference to a "space alien from Satriani 5". Satriani 5 is a reference to Joe Satriani, a multi Grammy nominee and pioneer of instrumental guitar rock. He is also known to have taught many other famous guitar players, such as Kirk Hammett and Steve Vai.
  • Email portrait- Strong Bad's muscular cutout features a "keyswordtar".
  • Email death metal- Strong Bad gives his description of the elements of the genre.
  • Email cliffhangers- Glam rocker Lita Ford is mentioned, and Malmsteen's Comet is a reference to a member of the neo-classical metal guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen along with the album Freshley's Comet.
  • Email the chair- Bubs offers a Winger album to replace Strong Bad's stool.

Other

  • Cheatar- The Cheat "has turned into a giant guitar". Pictures can also be seen of heavy metal artists holding the guitar. The guitar was also reportably featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 8— The TGS creates a metal band called Kissyboots.Cheerleader is seen with a heart-shaped, triple-necked guitar, identical to that which space-age guitar hero Steve Vai had custom built.
  • Main Page 4— a red bowling ball with black and white stripes can be seen by hovering over the Toons button. This is an obvious reference to Van Halen and, more specifically, the band's guitarist and namesake Eddie Van Halen, who famously plays guitars and wears attire that sports this motif. The pattern was also used on the cover of their recent compilation, The Best of Both Worlds.
  • Cool Tapes- Strong Mad plays bass, giving it a rock edge
  • Strong Sad's Lament- many of his tunes are metal or rock songs
  • Seasonal Sweaters- Clearly a rock song.
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