Talk:The Cheat Is Not Dead

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I think the actual title for the song is The Cheat is Not Dead, not The Cheat is NOT DEAD. Is it okay that I moved this page?

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Fine by me. I also would have accepted "The Cheat is not dead" Good prize! *Ding* - Drhaggis 12:13, 22 Nov 2004 (MST)
Actually, it is called The Cheat is NOT DEAD. At least, that's how it appears in my MP3 player. yesiknowthiswasovertwoyearsago Shwoo 11:11, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

How is this song ska? Can anyone explain that to me? -- DMurphy 23:32, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It's because of the instruments used. The organ at the beginning constitutes ska. It's the exact same as in real life, Goldfinger and Wylde Bunch are ska because they use ska instruments in their songs. It's also because of the beat to The Cheat is Not Dead. --Homsar999ß 22:22, 29 Apr 2005 (CDT)

To be honest, the song kind of reminds me of "D'yer Mak'er." --Spanky The Dolphin 07:32, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)


[edit] Chech the receipts?

Are we completely sure it says "Check the receipts?" It kind of sounds like a combination of "Cheddar is is" and "Pegasus" to me. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 21:56, 5 November 2005 (UTC) I hear "Collect the receipts!"--Robert Benedicio 21:25, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

I always thought it was "Calligary 6" (whatever that is)

[edit] More of a Blues Bros. Reference?

In addition to the ending lick (which I recognized immediately), the repeating of the same phrase over and over is common in both ("The cheat is not dead" and whatever that phrase is during the church scene). Considering there's one reference already, I think it could be strengthened with the addition of this quip: "The way in which the choir repeats the same phrase bears resemblance to the church scene of The Blues Brothers." Saladman 23:52, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Weirded Out

I am a frequent listener to my Yahoo! Launchcast player, and I have just heard a song that made me stop my work and think for a moment. The melody of the refrain sounded so familiar, but I had to spend a minute or two figuring out where I had heard it. If you have the ability through some service (don't buy the CD), check out the song called "Omobolasire," by the band Prozzäk. The album (Ready Ready Set Go) came out in 2002, which predates The Cheat is Not Dead by a year. While some songs merely have a vague similarity to one another, the melody for this refrain is a 99.9% exact match. Go ahead - listen and tell me I'm wrong. *chuckle* --Triumvir 16:39, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Gospel?

How is this song gospel? It doesn't seem gospel to me at all. Besides, isn't gospel music centered around Christianity? It seems more like reggae (notice the guitar) or perhaps funk. Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif) 20:19, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

It's certainly gospel style for at least the last part of the song on the CD. I don't know if that applies to the website-content part of the song, though, or what it would be called. —BazookaJoe 20:40, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
I listened to it again. It does sound sort of like gospel, I guess. Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif) 01:17, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Beatles reference?

It may be just me, but isn't this song a reference to "Paul is dead"?

Yes, I think that's just you. I don't see any connection at all. Loafing 04:53, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Possible idea

You know, after looking into Time for Living's "The Cheat is Not Dead" album, there are many H*R references. For instance, there's the obvious "The Cheat is Not Dead," "Just A Friendly Reminder" (Homsar: Don't look now, I'm just a friendly reminder!"), "The King of Town," and "Population: Tire." Maybe we should make an article or something for that?

See Musical Sightings#Time_For_LivingLoafing 01:45, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Mike?

During the "just the claps" part, right after strong sad says "I got tons of rythym", I can hear Mike Chapman saying something to the effect of "O.K., take it back" several times. Am I just crazy? I was listening to the song on headphones and I can't hear this through normal speakers. Could it just be bad studio work or am I insane? - Opus the Penguin 21:32, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

I think it is Strong Bad saying "Just the claps." The new song seems to be being played on top of the original one. Homestar-Winner (talk) 22:41, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I'm almost it's Mike. Does anyone else have any feedback, this is driving me crazy! - Opus the Penguin 04:07, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I listened to that segment three times and didn't haer any Mike. Sorry. —Guard Duck talk 05:05, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Did you listen to it with headphones? I couldn't hear it without them. - Opus the Penguin 13:51, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I can hear some noise there, but it's much too faint to tell if it's Mike, or Strong Bad, or not even someone talking at all, but some other, unrelated noise. If it is actually words, it's heavily distorted just by virtue of it being so quiet... --phlip TC 14:21, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I could hear it very clearly. I'll look again... - Opus the Penguin 17:08, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

O.K. I listened again, heard the original underneath the new one, and i'm almost POSITIVE I can hear Mike Chapman saying "Okay, take a clap" or "Okay, take it back" or something like this. Someone please help me! This is driving me crazy!! I can hear this four times and it starts RIGHT after Strong Bad says "Strong Sad, I didn't know you had any rythym?" Someone tell me i'm not insane!! - Opus the Penguin 02:57, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] A sign of the times?

How is this song like a sign of the times? I don't hear anything remotely similar to this song.

[edit] Redirect

The Cheat is Not Dead is an actual redirect page to here. As I understand it, it's a product of a past page move, but should it be deleted now? Doesn't wiki software take care of that kind of capitalization issue? Lira (talk) 01:44, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

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