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I Don't Want to Hear Your Band - Wicked Celtic

Legbamel Not-Pop

It seems that a new parodist has emerged, the “Weird Al” of hard rock, Wicked Celtic. When first I received the lovely e-mail inviting me to watch the video for his newest single, I had no clue what was in store. I clicked over and saw a man in stereotypical, cheesy, wannabe-rock-guy facial hair and sleeveless shirt, wearing his shades, yelling, “I don't want to hear your band”. Ah, I thought, it was only a matter of time before some band leapt on the MySpace band hysteria and tried to capitalize on it.

It took me a few lines to realize that Wicked Celtic was, in fact, not just using terms that his target demographic would recognize. He was mocking people, including himself. The whole thing was a set-up! The straightforward rock chords and bass, the silly hair and sunglasses, the attitude, everything. This guy was funny.

It may have helped that I took a look at “the band's” other song titles. They include such gems as iphone Is an Awesome Phone and Wii Fit (For as Long as I Live), as well as the pseudo-power ballad Born to Be Wicked and Wild. As far as I can tell there's only one guy, with a tripod and some background music. Some of the videos are amateurish, with less-than-stellar sound quality. That doesn't detract from the snicker factor. I Don't Want to Hear Your Band, however, has a slick video wherein the Wicked Celtic punches the profile photos of others. All of this goes by way of explaining why I'm posting two videos in a row. Have a laugh for Mothers' Day (I be you though I'd forgotten!)

2 Responses so far.

  1. legbamel says:

    Indeed - I had to share.

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