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Old 12-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Arrow ST # 984725: Billy's most pretentious song title

Appels+ Oranjes gets my vote, but there are lots

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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how can it be anything other than Behold! The Nightmare

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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just awful...


although that song ROX so it gets a wee pass in my book

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Pretty much every song on Machina.

Also did you know the reason Appels + Oranjes is spelled that way? It was originally just "Apples and Oranges" but it was pointed out to Billy that there was a Pink Floyd song already with that title. So he changed it.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #5
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i dunno.. kind of hard to think of a song title as 'pretentious'.. though i guess glass and the ghost children would fit the bill if anything

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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Set The Ray To Jerry.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #7
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Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness




yes i get that it's a joke

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #8
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glass and the ghost children

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #9
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came in to say glass and the ghost children but behold! the nightmare works too. i'm sure there are others i'm forgetting about.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #10
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the crying tree of mercury

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #11
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porcelina of the vast oceans

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #12
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Well, if "Fate, the Lonely Actor" or whatever counts, then it's up there.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #13
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Love the song, but "Where Boys Fear to Tread" has to be up there.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:28 PM   #14
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the rhinoceros naming songs argument is pretentious


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"Say you write a song about a chandelier, and the chandelier gives off light, and that light is red, and red reminds you of the colour you're not supposed to wear around a bull... so you call the song 'Cow'".
puke.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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Easy. Fuck you. Lol

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #16
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But seriously how can you pick one. It's only fair to say one per era at least. And 3 for mcis/tafh

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #17
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the end is the beginning is the end

super combo with the beginning is the end is the beginning

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:52 PM   #18
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just look at them.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #19
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yeah i think Behold! The Night Mare takes the cake

the exclamation mark and the pun are really what make it. that's our bill!

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
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I used to think these titles were awesome as a teenager

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #21
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these titles are awesome. as an artist, bill's strength has always been that he is not reserved, not afraid to take risks and put himself all the way out there to express himself. as long as the music is good, I never question things like how pretentious song titles are

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:28 PM   #22
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also most of his songs have one-word nonsense titles like "mayonaise" or "galopogos" which seems like he isn't trying very hard at all

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #23
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truthfully i do not understand how "Behold! The Nightmare" is pretentious. i think thats a great title and even greater song. I think "Glass and the Ghost Children" or "Glissandra" are the most pretentious, because it seems as if he was really trying hard to sound cool.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #24
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OK I can't really see how Glass + The Ghost Children is pretentious, because it's referring to the title character...

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #25
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Behold! The Night Mare, hands down.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:33 PM   #26
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i dont remember clearly, but i believe B!TNM was going by a different name during the pre-adore stuff (after they were playing it but before it got released - something like that) and everyone was like "NOOO he didnt put it on the album whats wrong with him bitch squawk" and i thought he was making it funny like behold! it really is on the album

i think i even wrote that on AMSP. god i was an idiot

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #27
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lol: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...I/dVyxHSTF3ssJ

SP-land never changes

memories are funny. some other guy said it and i called him silly. and it was just called "nitemare" before so obv we knew B!TNM was the song by the time the tracklist came out

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:43 PM   #28
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nothing like shit you said when you were 13 being searchable on the internet forever

check out the old timers in that thread

andrew shamelessly plugging netphoria
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:49 PM   #29
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It makes me sad to think that all of my AMSP posts from back in the day are still floating around on the internets somewhere.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #30
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oh julia.

 
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