Will Ferrells new Eurovision movie (KISS reference)

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Will Ferrells new Eurovision movie (KISS reference)

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Not much, but it's something to start a thread about while waiting for KISS to bring Ace and Peter back to tour and release one final album:

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A metal band with heavily made-up prosthetics — including a zombie-clown guitarist and an orclike lead singer — whose growly sound still manages to settle into an ’80s Europop beat that would make Modern Talking blush.

Behind the music: In the script, this piece was initially supposed to be “a weird, kind of crazy Dutch version of a rockabilly band,” says Dobkin. “And we tried so many times to create a rockabilly song that would have big pompadour haircuts and stuff. It wasn’t working.” Instead, Kotecha commissioned a heavy-metal disco number from Andreas Carlsson, who wrote “Bye Bye Bye” and “I Want It That Way.” “Andreas is the biggest KISS fan on the planet,” says Kotecha, “and he’s so good with those melodies. He gets a little musical theater in there.” The result also served as a tribute to Lordi, the Finnish heavy-metal band that won Eurovision in 2006 with “Hard Rock Hallelujah.” “This was one of the more fun pieces to do for me, because of the Lordi-meets-Slipknot approach,” Inglis says proudly. “The guitar lights up and looks like it’s made of volcanic lava. We created beer kegs that could be bashed for percussion. For the backing visuals, we ran slightly cliché, but we didn’t want to look too much like a 1980s Venom album cover.”


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At least Lordi's song was okay.

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jannep17 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:40 am
At least Lordi's song was okay.
Haha, from the snippet above I would actually want to hear the full song.

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Saw this a couple of nights ago...nothing is ever going to be as ridiculous as Eurovision itself, so it's a hard thing to parody and as a result a lot of it fell flat.

Worth watching for Pierce Brosnan's accent - he's supposed to be Will Ferrell's Icelandic father but inexplicably uses a Muppet Show chef "Schveedish" accent throughout.

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Glasgow Kiss wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:48 am
Saw this a couple of nights ago...nothing is ever going to be as ridiculous as Eurovision itself, so it's a hard thing to parody and as a result a lot of it fell flat.

Worth watching for Pierce Brosnan's accent - he's supposed to be Will Ferrell's Icelandic father but inexplicably uses a Muppet Show chef "Schveedish" accent throughout.
off topic, but I think the premise of the whole film would have been better if it was two Americans crazy about Eurovision sneaking their way in or somehow getting in or Eurovision for some reason giving the US a chance to enter on year... than Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams playing being from iceland. Just my gut feeling. haven't seen the film. I'm going through Argentos career instead.

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Spiritual_Chaos wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:41 am
jannep17 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:40 am
At least Lordi's song was okay.
Haha, from the snippet above I would actually want to hear the full song.
Possibly. I'm actually quite fond of melodic metal, such as Battle Beast.

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In a weird KISS Koincidence an ad for Robben Ford comes up after the song plays!

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Ugh.

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jannep17 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:40 am
At least Lordi's song was okay.
Lordi song in this movie? where?

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I was about to see this movie yesterday.
But I immediatly thought on Lordi/KISS references :mrgreen:

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I dunno the movie is horrible...

But JA JA Ding Dong is darn catchy

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lord71 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:20 am
jannep17 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:40 am
At least Lordi's song was okay.
Lordi song in this movie? where?
No, Lordi's song in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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"Metal is funny - see!"

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jannep17 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:21 pm
lord71 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:20 am
jannep17 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:40 am
At least Lordi's song was okay.
Lordi song in this movie? where?
No, Lordi's song in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Ah, OK.

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It was a cool movie , Love Will 👍

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Kind of Spinal Tap for the American Idol, The Voice, AGT crowd.

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johnsaidwhat wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:37 am
Kind of Spinal Tap for the American Idol, The Voice, AGT crowd.
They already had that:


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True, true

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