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'''[[Wikipedia:Heavy metal music|Heavy metal]]''', particularly [[Wikipedia:Glam metal|glam metal]] and [[Wikipedia:Death Metal|death metal]], plays a big part in the culture of the [[Homestar Runner universe]], 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 (song)|Trogdor]], and there are also many minor references, on the level of both the characters and the viewers.
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'''[[Wikipedia:Heavy metal music|Heavy metal]]''', especially [[Wikipedia:Glam metal|glam metal]] and [[Wikipedia:Death Metal|death metal]], plays a big part in the culture of the [[Homestar Runner universe]], particularly in the life of [[Strong Bad]]. There are characters and events in the world that use heavy metal, from the existence of [[Limozeen]] to Strong Bad's personal endeavors into the genre with songs such as [[TROGDOR (song)|Trogdor]], and there are also many minor references, on the level of both the characters and the viewers.
==Limozeen==
==Limozeen==
Limozeen themselves are the source of multiple references to heavy metal, as well as being a reference in themselves.  
Limozeen themselves are the source of multiple references to heavy metal, as well as being a reference in themselves.  
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*The original picture of the band, as seen in [[monster truck]], is composed of four photos of [[The Brothers Chaps]]' older brother [[Donnie Chapman|Donnie]], dressed as Vince Neil for Halloween [[1987]]. Vince Neil is best known as the frontman for [[Wikipedia:Mötley Crüe|Mötley Crüe]], a notorious hair-metal band.
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*The original picture of the band, as seen in [[monster truck]], is composed of four photos of [[The Brothers Chaps]]' older brother [[Donnie Chapman|Donnie]], dressed as Vince Neil for Halloween [[1987]]. Neil is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for iconic glam metal band [[Wikipedia:Mötley Crüe|Mötley Crüe]].
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*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 [[Wikipedia:Poison (band)|Poison]] and their lead singer, Bret Michaels.
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*Limozeen would shortly become more developed in style and characterization, moving away from the heavier Mötley Crüe inspiration more towards [[Wikipedia:Poison (American band)|Poison]] and their lead singer Bret Michaels.
==Taranchula==
==Taranchula==
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==In [[Strong Bad Email]]s==
==In [[Strong Bad Email]]s==
*[[band names]] — Strong Bad gives possible names for metal bands.
*[[band names]] — Strong Bad gives possible names for metal bands.
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*[[personal favorites]] — the theme song includes some hot metal guitar lixx
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*[[3 Wishes]] — Strong Bad states that he would be the mascot for a heavy metal band if he had horns.
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*[[colonization]] — Strong Bad's final song parody of Shana-Ma, "Shana-Ma! Shana-Ma ha-ho-ha-HA-ha!", is a parody of the song [[Wikipedia: Panama|Panama]] by [[Wikipedia: Van Halen|Van Halen]], from the album [[Wikipedia: 1984 (Van Halen album)|1984]].
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*[[personal favorites]] — The theme song includes some hot metal guitar lixx.
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*[[different town]] — Strong Bad says that "Marzipan would rock"
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*[[colonization]] — Strong Bad's final song parody of Shana-Ma, "Shana-Ma! Shana-Ma ha-ho-ha-HA-ha!", is a parody of the song [[Wikipedia: Panama (song)|Panama]] by [[Wikipedia: Van Halen|Van Halen]], from the album [[Wikipedia: 1984 (Van Halen album)|1984]].
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*[[flashback]] — Opening is a rock song.
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*[[different town]] — Strong Bad says that "Marzipan would rock". Marzipan then appears playing one of George Lynch's (of Dokken fame) signature guitars.
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*[[flashback]] — The [[Strong Bad Email Intros|email intro]] is a rock song.
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*[[haircut]] — One of [[Strong Mad]]'s haircuts includes a guitar over his mouth, which Strong Mad "doesn't want to eat".
*[[pom pom]] — [[Strong Bad]] calls [[Pom Pom]] [[Wikipedia:Led Zeppelin|Led Zeppelin]] when he tries to poke him with a pin.
*[[pom pom]] — [[Strong Bad]] calls [[Pom Pom]] [[Wikipedia:Led Zeppelin|Led Zeppelin]] when he tries to poke him with a pin.
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*[[rock opera]] — Strong Bad performs a rock opera. One of the lyrics is "I totally always look awesome singing backwards metal."
*[[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.
*[[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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*[[rock opera]] — Strong Bad performs a rock opera. One of the lyrics is "I totally always look awesome singing backwards metal."
 
*[[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]].
*[[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]].
**Also in space program, Strong Bad makes a reference to a "space mutant 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]].
**Also in space program, Strong Bad makes a reference to a "space mutant 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]].
*[[portrait]] — Strong Bad's muscular cutout features a "[[keyswordtar]]".
*[[portrait]] — Strong Bad's muscular cutout features a "[[keyswordtar]]".
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*[[death metal]] — Strong Bad gives his description of the elements of the genre.
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*[[death metal]] — Strong Bad gives his description of the elements of the genre. Metal bands mentioned in this email include [[Wikipedia:Winger (band)|Winger]], [[Wikipedia:Slaughter (band)|Slaughter]], and the [[Wikipedia:Vinnie Vincent Invasion|Vinnie Vincent Invasion]].
*[[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]].
*[[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]].
*[[the chair]] — Bubs offers a [[Wikipedia: Winger|Winger]] album to replace Strong Bad's [[Stooly|stool]].
*[[the chair]] — Bubs offers a [[Wikipedia: Winger|Winger]] album to replace Strong Bad's [[Stooly|stool]].
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**There is also a reference to thrash metal band [[Wikipedia:Anthrax (band)|Anthrax]] in this email.
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*[[concert]] — [[sloshy]] is one of Strong Bad's favorite bands until he realizes they're "not metal".
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*[[buried]] — Strong Bad uses the "[[Taranchula Black Metal Detector]]" to find items buried in Strong Badia.
==Other==
==Other==
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*[[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 [[Wikipedia:Van Halen|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, [[Wikipedia:The Best of Both Worlds (Van Halen album)|The Best of Both Worlds]].
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*[[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 [[Wikipedia: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]].
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*[[Main Page 9]] — Logos of rock bands [[Wikipedia:Van Halen|Van Halen]], [[Wikipedia:KISS (band)|KISS]] and [[Wikipedia:Led Zeppelin|Led Zeppelin]] appear.
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*[[Strong Sad's Lament]] — Many of Strong Sad's "current tunes" are metal or rock songs.
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*[[The 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 [[Wikipedia: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]].
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 8]] — The TGS creates a rock band called [[Kissyboots]]. [[Cheerleader]] is seen with a heart-shaped, triple-necked guitar, identical to that which space-age guitar hero [[Wikipedia:Steve Vai|Steve Vai]] had [http://www.vai.com/Machines/guitarpages/guitar041.html custom built].
*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 8]] — The TGS creates a rock band called [[Kissyboots]]. [[Cheerleader]] is seen with a heart-shaped, triple-necked guitar, identical to that which space-age guitar hero [[Wikipedia:Steve Vai|Steve Vai]] had [http://www.vai.com/Machines/guitarpages/guitar041.html custom built].
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*[[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 [[Wikipedia:Van Halen|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, [[Wikipedia:The Best of Both Worlds (Van Halen album)|The Best of Both Worlds]].
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*[[One Two, One Two]] — [[Marzipan]] accompanies the sound effects by playing a [[Wikipedia: bass guitar|bass guitar]] riff on [[Carol]]
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*[[Main Page 9]] — Logos of rock bands [[Wikipedia:Van Halen|Van Halen]], [[Wikipedia:KISS (band)|KISS]] and [[Wikipedia:Led Zeppelin|Led Zeppelin]] appear.
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*[[Marshie vs. Little Girl]] — [[Marshie]] comments that Poison the Dragons sounds like a heavy metal album. It is shown as a [[Taranchula]] album in an easter egg.
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*[[Strong Sad's Lament]] — many of his tunes are metal or rock songs
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*[[Homestar Ruiner]] — While moving a hurdle on the [[Race Track]], Strong Bad says "Must be made out of osmium or manganese... or [[Wikipedia:Black Sabbath|Black Sabbath]]."
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*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad forms a death metal band named DÖI.
== Heavy Metal Songs ==
== Heavy Metal Songs ==
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* '''Limozeen:''' "[[Because, It's Midnite]]"; "[[Nite Mamas]]"; "[[haircut#Easter Eggs|Livin' It Up (It's Tough Bein' A Box)]]"; "[[bottom 10#Feed The Childrens|Feed The Childrens]]"; "[[Summer Short Shorts#Brain Sister|Brain Sister]]"
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* '''Strong Bad:''' "[[Trogdor (song)|Trogdor]]" "[[It's Like It Was Meant to Be]]"
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* '''Taranchula:''' "[[Moving Very Slowly]]"; "[[death metal|The Decoupage]]"; "[[your funeral|Brother in a Jar]]", "[[Trudgemank]]" (rap collaboration)
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* '''[[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Brainkrieg|Brainkrieg]]''': [[Hooked on Decemberween#If I Don't Get Video Games...|If I Don't Get Video Games...]], [[Decomposing Pumpkins]]
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* '''Strong Bad:''' "[[Trogdor (song)|Trogdor]]"
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==See Also==
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* '''Limozeen:''' "[[Because It's Midnite]]"; "[[Nite Mamas]]"; "[[haircut#Easter Eggs|Box]]"; "[[bottom 10#Feed The Childrens|Feed The Childrens]]"; "[[Summer Short Shorts#Brain Sister|Brain Sister]]"
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*[[Popular Music References]]
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* '''Taranchula:''' "[[Moving Very Slowly|Moving Very Slowly]]"; "The Decoupage"; "Brother In A Jar"
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Current revision as of 21:02, 15 October 2019

Because it's midnite!

Heavy metal, especially glam metal and death metal, plays a big part in the culture of the Homestar Runner universe, particularly in the life of Strong Bad. There are characters and events in the world that use heavy metal, 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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[edit] 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 composed of four photos of The Brothers Chaps' older brother Donnie, dressed as Vince Neil for Halloween 1987. Neil is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for iconic glam metal band Mötley Crüe.
  • Limozeen would shortly become more developed in style and characterization, moving away from the heavier Mötley Crüe inspiration more towards Poison and their lead singer Bret Michaels.

[edit] Taranchula

Judging by the musical style of Moving Very Slowly, it is evident that Taranchula was 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.

[edit] In Strong Bad Emails

  • band names — Strong Bad gives possible names for metal bands.
  • 3 Wishes — Strong Bad states that he would be the mascot for a heavy metal band if he had horns.
  • personal favorites — The theme song includes some hot metal guitar lixx.
  • colonization — Strong Bad's final song parody of Shana-Ma, "Shana-Ma! Shana-Ma ha-ho-ha-HA-ha!", is a parody of the song Panama by Van Halen, from the album 1984.
  • different town — Strong Bad says that "Marzipan would rock". Marzipan then appears playing one of George Lynch's (of Dokken fame) signature guitars.
  • flashback — The email intro is a rock song.
  • haircut — One of Strong Mad's haircuts includes a guitar over his mouth, which Strong Mad "doesn't want to eat".
  • pom pomStrong Bad calls Pom Pom Led Zeppelin when he tries to poke him with a pin.
  • rock opera — Strong Bad performs a rock opera. One of the lyrics is "I totally always look awesome singing backwards metal."
  • 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.
  • 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 mutant 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.
  • portrait — Strong Bad's muscular cutout features a "keyswordtar".
  • death metal — Strong Bad gives his description of the elements of the genre. Metal bands mentioned in this email include Winger, Slaughter, and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion.
  • 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.
  • the chair — Bubs offers a Winger album to replace Strong Bad's stool.
    • There is also a reference to thrash metal band Anthrax in this email.
  • concertsloshy is one of Strong Bad's favorite bands until he realizes they're "not metal".
  • buried — Strong Bad uses the "Taranchula Black Metal Detector" to find items buried in Strong Badia.

[edit] Other

[edit] Heavy Metal Songs

[edit] See Also

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