I don't get it. What am I missing?

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I'd never even heard of Laibach before, and it's not like I'm 100% disinterested in bands/musicians that do parody covers (more like eighty-five). Kind of decades ahead of their time with the nationalist portraiture in the early 80s, though maybe not so much if considering the nearer Yugoslav Wars.

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(Nov 30, 2018 04:52 PM)C C Wrote: I'd never even heard of Laibach before, and it's not like I'm 100% disinterested in bands/musicians that do parody covers (more like eighty-five). Kind of decades ahead of their time with the nationalist portraiture in the early 80s, though maybe not so much if considering the nearer Yugoslav Wars.

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That's what I was unsure of, whether or not it was a parody. I guess it has to be. They said that it was conceived when they were infamously invited to perform in North Korea in 2015. It's bizarre, that's for sure. 

Laibach Cares More About Your Freedom Than You Do

"And no, they're not neo-Nazis, you idiot.

Laibach could've made things a bit clearer and cashed in a while ago. Their biggest crime? Not explaining anything."
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(Nov 30, 2018 06:29 PM)Secular Sanity Wrote:
(Nov 30, 2018 04:52 PM)C C Wrote: I'd never even heard of Laibach before, and it's not like I'm 100% disinterested in bands/musicians that do parody covers (more like eighty-five). Kind of decades ahead of their time with the nationalist portraiture in the early 80s, though maybe not so much if considering the nearer Yugoslav Wars.
 
That's what I was unsure of, whether or not it was a parody. I guess it has to be. They said that it was conceived when they were infamously invited to perform in North Korea in 2015. It's bizarre, that's for sure. 

Yah, I assume their better days or most critically noted efforts (both in terms of covers and original works) are behind them by now. But mutilated songs can have their impact. One of Van Morrison's that Patti Smith overhauled back in the 1970s was part of the transition of garage rock to punk. Hendrix's version of "All Along The Watchtower" didn't add any '60s socio-political overtones or make any more sense regarding what it was about, but it would have become a forgotten and unremarkable ditty of Bob Dylan's without the former's surrealistic guitar paint-job on it.

Quote:Laibach Cares More About Your Freedom Than You Do

"And no, they're not neo-Nazis, you idiot. Laibach could've made things a bit clearer and cashed in a while ago. Their biggest crime? Not explaining anything."


For a Euro-continental innocent who usually can't identity anything past Nena, I'm surprised that Rammstein did at least pop into my head at the start before knowing anything yet about Laibach long pre-dating them (the reverse of what would be expected). “They are Laibach for kids, we are Rammstein for adults.”

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