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Barenaked Ladies – It’s All Been Done (Video Version)

Talking about music that sounds white, the Barenaked Ladies have a very white sound (even though the video has some black guys with afros dancing).

I don’t particularly care for the fish-eye lens, or that they muffle the sound for twenty seconds to make like you’re inside a fish tank. As a video, I prefer watching Hey Violet.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Posted in Music videos

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  1. This is a band that is not really my style at all, but I respect their talent. They have seven or eight really well composed songs that have stood the test of time (including even a Christmas song that I always hear played at Starbucks every December) and they are far and away the best band to ever come out of this particular sub genre of music.

    PerezHBD

    December 29, 2016 at 9:34 pm

  2. the Barenaked Ladies have a very white sound

    … because they’re Canadian.

    I prefer One Week, personally.

    Samson J.

    December 29, 2016 at 9:37 pm

  3. Tyler Stewart is part black. His biological black father was never around. He was only made aware of his black ancestry when he was twelve. Their “white” sound may have something to do with the fact they are canadian and they all grew up in the suburbs of Toronto in the 1980s before they really diversified.

    eded

    December 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    • That tells us that the white sound may be cultural and not genetic.

      On the other hand, if Stewart didn’t discover he was part black until he was 12, he can’t be more than a quarter black, maybe less than that, so his genes are mostly white.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 29, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      • That tells us that the white sound may be cultural and not genetic.

        Maybe. All I can really tell you is that there have been a decent number of quality Canadian acts over the years, but they are all as white as fukk.

        Samson J.

        December 30, 2016 at 8:23 am

  4. An interesting anecdote about the band. They really took off in Canada when they were disinvited from performing at Toronto’s public New Years Eve celebration in 1991. A staffer in the mayor’s office saw their name and felt it objectified women. They got a lot of free publicity and became a household name after the controversy. It just goes to show how periods of extreme political correctness seem to be cyclical and the early nineties were bad.

    eded

    December 30, 2016 at 11:59 am

  5. If you want to get a feel for the suburban Toronto the band members grew up in, check out the video for Lovers in a Dangerous Time which is a cover of a Bruce Cockburn song. It is also a great song. Their song Brian Wilson is also great.

    eded

    December 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm


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