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Pointless Rock N Roll Thread With Dumb Rules

By CrazyLevi

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    Polka rock is an underappreciated genre that doesn't get enough love.

    Many feel that Weird Al Yankovic's early work - Hot Rocks Polka comes to mind - is the peak of this genre.

    Do you agree, or do you have a better example?

    The rules follow:

    1. Must not be parody. We are only talking REAL polka rock here.

    2. Original polka instruments ONLY - no synths!

    3. Must have reached the top 300 billboard charts - NOT just "mainstream polka" or "adult oriented polka" chart.

    Ok what have you got?

    #2 3 years ago

    Fan of weird al since I was .. I don’t know .. 8? When did Yoda come out.

    Went to #1:

    #3 3 years ago

    Also, since no one asked, this is a Finnish band who pretends they are Trolls and sings half-metal and half-Finnish polka songs in Swedish

    #4 3 years ago

    Local band to me although they've won 2 Grammys and appeared on the Simpsons... Brave Combo.

    You could argue they are World Music because they play many styles, but their heart and soul is polka.

    Their shows vary wildly from staid Oktoberfest crowds to mosh pits during a power punk funk version of the Hokey Pokey at Denton Jazz Fest

    #5 3 years ago

    Not exactly what you're looking for, but I used to play in a rock band. I played guitar, trumpet, and accordion (poorly), and transitioned over to piano. We broke up and had a reunion show a few years later.

    At that show, we played our most popular song for an encore, and I quickly realized I had an accordion I was unsuccessfully trying to sell in the trunk of my car. I told the band to keep going, sprinted out to grab it, and played/smashed the shit out of it. Probably the most fun thing I've ever done.

    Anyway, accordions are rock solid, and despite the fact I slammed this thing repeatedly on a concrete floor, it still played fine and looked okay. I ended up selling it to a guy whose house was covered in bird crap. To make this pinball related, he recently sold a City Slicker.

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Polka rock is an underappreciated genre that doesn't get enough love.

    Is this a joke?

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    #7 3 years ago

    I would be interested in this however.

    #8 3 years ago

    I used to go to the Polish festival at action Park years ago and they always had Jimmy Sturr orchestra. I’m not the biggest polka fan but it was fun watching them.

    #9 3 years ago

    Polka Floyd rocks pretty hard

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    #10 3 years ago

    Way more Polka Rock appreciators than I expected around here. Pinside rules!

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Also, since no one asked, this is a Finnish band who pretends they are Trolls and sings half-metal and half-Finnish polka songs in Swedish

    Thier videos are great as well. Love the music. +1 for Finntroll

    #12 3 years ago

    Rumor has it this is the alternate track if you don’t light Stairway to Heaven multi-ball.

    #13 3 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Way more Polka Rock appreciators than I expected around here. Pinside rules!

    Polka rock on!
    Rammstein!!!!

    #14 3 years ago

    Polkacide!

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    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Polka rock is an underappreciated genre that doesn't get enough love.
    Many feel that Weird Al Yankovic's early work - Hot Rocks Polka comes to mind

    Sorry,but everyone kinda knows this is bullshit. Al's later Polkas such as "The Alternative Polka", and "Angry White Boy Polka" are far more artistic than his 80's compositions. His early tracks show that he just meshed the hits of the day and didn't pay attention to structure or even try to bridge chord changes, and it shows.

    For Polkarama fro 2006, Al even had permission to use Photograph by Nickelback but couldn't fit the song in and decided not to use that. That's evidence of maturity in a songwriter.

    #16 3 years ago

    Gus Polinski - Polka King of the Midwest

    #17 3 years ago

    One of the stickers on my studio rack..

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    #18 3 years ago

    Faith no more.... Das Schützenfest is the sweetly romantic tale of a man who seduces a young lady at a Bavarian shooting party and proceeds to make love with her in a pig barn. lol i use the term sweetly loosly.

    #19 3 years ago

    It's not a pinside thread without someone imposing dumb rules, so following.

    EvenThoughIHaveNothingToAddPunkin

    #20 3 years ago

    This thread is classic Levi. One of his best!

    #21 3 years ago

    Levi,

    Absolutely love the satire of this thread. Those other "facebook style" threads are tedious.

    This doesn't support the rules of your contest, but maybe visuals count?

    - Jim

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from Flowst:

    Levi,
    Absolutely love the satire of this thread. Those other "facebook style" threads are tedious.
    This doesn't support the rules of your contest, but maybe visuals count?
    - Jim

    An outgrowth of the genre for sure. Violated all my dumb arbitrary rules but rocks so hard I’ll allow it!

    #23 3 years ago

    Flowst Thanks for posting this. Always loved Euro rock groups since being overseas bitd. Checked them out, pretty sweet, their vids are a trip!

    Quoted from Flowst:

    Levi,
    Absolutely love the satire of this thread. Those other "facebook style" threads are tedious.
    This doesn't support the rules of your contest, but maybe visuals count?
    - Jim

    #25 3 years ago

    And if u Dooo

    #26 3 years ago

    Breaks several of your rules, but The Wallets are serious and took Polka to new/ different places musically.

    Not half bad either.

    #27 3 years ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    Gus Polinski - Polka King of the Midwest

    I didn't know that John Candy could sing.

    #28 3 years ago

    Am I too late with this?

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    #29 3 years ago

    Maybe JJP could add this track to their latest

    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    Gus Polinski - Polka King of the Midwest

    GD, you got to it first. Polka, Polka, Polka.

    #31 3 years ago

    These guys could have been big.

    #32 3 years ago
    Quoted from aFineMoose:I used to play in a rock band. I played guitar, trumpet, and accordion (poorly), and transitioned over to piano. We broke up and had a reunion show a few years later.

    Dude it’s time to get the boys back together ...we need a Weird Al cover band now!

    #33 3 years ago

    My Spanish isn’t great, I think this translates to “polka” or “hot ladies singing- with crazy hair guy on drums”. It depends on regional dialects.
    If not polka, have to start another thread competition..

    #34 3 years ago

    Polka your eyes out!

    #35 3 years ago

    Does this count?
    It's awesome either way.

    #37 3 years ago

    Fantastic, I loves me some pants down polka. Yeehaa.....

    #38 3 years ago

    Merry Christmas pinheads!

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