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Friday, June 4, 2010

Freddy's Friday Night Dance Party On A Plane!

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Hey, hey, hey, it's Freddy's Friday Night Dance Party!

And I'm gonna play a song for you…

It's a bit of an embarrassment for me not you…

You'll have some fun now, as I make jokes about my wang…

Learning from each other, while we do our thang…

Na, na, na, gonna have a dance party, with Fre-e-ddy!

Sorry, I think I got carried away there for a second with the Fat Albert thing. Speaking of Fat Albert, I wonder if there was ever a porno version called Prince Albert? If not, there should be.

Anyways, if you paid attention to my dope lyrics, I mentioned that I have a bit of an embarrassing dance party track for tonight. I am a wicked music snob and pretty much hate most modern commercial music. I like some current bands, but they are few and far between, and none of them are played on the radio from what I know. However, once in a blue moon a song infiltrates my better judgment, and I find myself liking something that I probably shouldn't…a guilty pleasure if you will. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, and that would be the case with tonight's tune, Snakes on a Plane (Bring It!).

Ah yes, Snakes on a Plane, the 2006 phenomena starring Samuel L. Jackson, an airplane, a whole bunch of snakes and a ridiculous plot. Ridiculous, yes but an entertaining plot nonetheless, and as outrageous as the idea of snakes attacking people on an airplane is, the film became a pop culture sensation, transcending B-Movie status. Everyone seemed to be fascinated by it, but not enough to actually go and see the film in theaters based off the poor box office numbers it received. I personally had one of the best theatrical experiences with Snakes on a Plane, but it was definitely due to the right movie, the right mood and the right group of friends. A few beers might have been involved too, but what's that have to do with anything?     

Snakes on a Plane (Bring It!) was the debut single from Cobra Starship and appeared on the bands first album, While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets as well as the Snakes OST. The song has a slew of guest appearances, which would almost ensure that it would be successful, and I always kind of thought Cobra Starship was formed for this one song in particular. I mean, their name is Cobra Starship and their first song is Snakes on a Plane (Bring It!)? Seems a little odd. Even odder is the (Bring It!) portion of the songs title…seriously? (Bring What?) Like, do they want the snakes to (Bring It!)? If so, that is a losing battle unless they have Sam on their side, and I bet he only helps out the white chick, who is pretty hot in a coke head sort of way. Betcha he lands his snake in her cockpit in that scenario.    

5 comments:

  1. Yeah, I put (bad) B-movie assertions aside and saw the film too. I didn't hate it, and I all I could think of is the Dave Chappelle sketch throughout almost the whole film.

    The song (these guys are a one-hit wonder?) have a late 80's/early 90's pop rock feel to them. Maybe you're digging the antiquity of it all. Guessing because I too am quite the music snob.

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  2. Then white chick is the lead singer of the Sounds, is Swedish, and kind of awesome. There's also the guys from Gym Class Heroes and The Academy Is..., so when you think about it, it's more collaborative than anything. Like, I don't even think it's fair to credit it to Cobra Starship (which is just a coked-up internet meme gone awry) with it, because only their creepy-ass lead singer is involved.

    So.

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  3. Ashlee: I think they are kind of popular now as I have seen them a little here and there. They do play what would be sort of hybrid music with a lot of influences, but they are very pop in almost every way. They had one other song that I really liked titled Church of Hot Addiction and it was really catchy. Both songs have a strong melodic chorus, which is something that I find enjoyable.

    Simon: I wanted to get into the creepy sex looks the Cobra singer gives, but the post was already long enough. I've heard The Sounds, and they aren't too bad, but I hate Gym Class Heroes. They're really good for a solid snooze if your into something boring.

    Anyways, I agree, the song is a Cobra Starship song, but I think the whole thing (Cobra Starship) was created for that one song, then the rest of the group that weren't already in bands just stuck with it after the song did well.

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  4. Guilty pleasure or not, I still dig this song! Like it or not, it's pretty damn catchy. And as a result, I became aware of the Sounds which is a plus. I think that I am one of the few people who actually saw Snakes on a Plane in the theater. I went to see it with my sister the day before it opened at a sneak preview and the crowd we saw it with was awesome--there were even some dudes sporting some homemade SoaP t-shirts! And of course everyone went apeshit when Sam spouted the infamous and always quotable "motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane" line. People tend to think I'm crazy for digging this movie, but I don't care, it's awesome in my book :)

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  5. I think you perfectly described my time spent with Snakes when I saw it in the theaters. I think we may have even went to the midnight showing the night before it came out too!

    The famous line, as well as a few choice other moments really got the crown going. I f I remember correctly, Jackson catches a snake in midair and tosses it out of his way in true badass fashion!

    And yes, the song is incredibly catchy, catchy enough to get me to buy the Cobra Starship CD even. Not sure how I feel about that though!

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