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(Radar Magazine)   The Bare Naked Ladies have enough fans to fill a whole cruise ship?   (radaronline.com) divider line 110
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2008-06-23 04:30:38 PM
BNL is great music.

/rebuild........
 
2008-06-23 04:31:23 PM
Chickity China the Chinese Chicken


/huh?
 
2008-06-23 04:38:48 PM
Have been a fan since the original cover of "Gordon" was still available.
upload.wikimedia.org

This cover turned a lot of people away from their first album. I worked in a record store then and got it as a promo copy.

Have to say though. Their last couple of albums have not been very good. With that said, one of the most entertaining live shows I've seen.
 
2008-06-23 04:42:38 PM
BNL is like Dave Mathews Band.
Everyone has heard of them but nobody actually likes them.
 
2008-06-23 04:53:05 PM
Sounds good. Get the band and the fans far enough into the ocean and fire at will.
 
2008-06-23 04:56:12 PM
Cruise with the BNL?
I think never is enough.
 
2008-06-23 04:59:37 PM
icy_one: I guess I'm the only one that still listens to BNL. Damn.

Like hell! I've seen em three times, and would be happy to see them again.
 
2008-06-23 05:14:42 PM
When I was a little kid (~ 4 y/o) my mom taught me how to use her record player. I would strap on the giant headphones and blast The Beatles into my head (favorite was Hard Day's Night). Eventually got out of the habit of listening to musicoontil 8th grade, when Stunt came out. I liked the radio play, tracked down the artist, purchased the album (one of my early cds) and lay on the floor of my room listening to it.

It's true that their most recent stuff has been more miss than hit, but I've seen them four times in concert, I've turned many friends on to them, and they've been a gateway for me to discover much more good music.

They're still my favorite band! And I'm 23.
 
2008-06-23 05:14:57 PM
BNL is my favorite band. I classify the music I listen to as "Barenaked Ladies" and "Everything Else." I'd love to go on the cruise, but it's just not in the budget right now :(

I've seen them at least six times live, and they're incredible. They never fail to entertain, and they're really creative with ad-libs and cover songs and such.

Overall, I think their worst album is "Everything to Everyone," but even that has some amazing tunes on it. There are gems on every album, and their new kid's CD is really cute and fun. They're worth checking out.

Oh, and nirwana, please enlighten as to what I should be listening to if I want to hear "good" music. I guess someone like me, who is a formally trained vocalist and has devoted many many hours of her life to piano, singing, music history, musical theatre, and musical theory/composition needs some help as to what I should listen to in my spare time.
 
2008-06-23 05:23:02 PM
I went on Ships and Dips III (the 2nd cruise... google to understand). 1000+ people for a naked photo. Live music _constantly_. Guster, BNL, Great Big Sea, Carbon Leaf, Gaelic Storm and about 10 other bands. Meeting all the artists. Flip Cup with the guys from Guster. The Caymans. Liquor EVERYWHERE.

Oh.. yeah.. and a ~4 hour jam session (post 2.5 hour BNL show) on the Lido deck with artists from ALL the bands as we pulled into port.

Yup. Not worth doing. Not worth doing at all.
 
2008-06-23 05:32:27 PM
BNL is way better than all heavily-rotated pop at this point.

/an awkward pause, then what's my line?
//there's nothing left to say this time
//so what do you say to a bad guy who's not there?
 
2008-06-23 05:51:35 PM
Chidori: I've always liked BNL... well, except for Everything to Everyone, which only had a few songs on it I liked.

I liked almost everything on that album. But I'm convinced they only wrote "Shopping" to be used in a future Target commercial.
 
2008-06-23 05:56:48 PM
I saw them open for the Skydiggers.

Stood at the front of the stage. Bought a yellow cassette.

4-5 months later saw them from wayyy back on the lawn at a sold out Wonderland.

/get off my lawn
 
2008-06-23 06:04:13 PM
quizzical: But I'm convinced they only wrote "Shopping" to be used in a future Target commercial.

LOL, it's impossible to be in a bad mood when listening to that song.

BNL is one of those bands you have to see live to truly appreciate. They make every show unique in a way I've never seen any other band do.

And their ad libs are truly ad libs, not rehearsed bits they do over and over...last year I saw them in L.A. and a close friend saw them within a couple days of the L.A. concert in San Diego. We compared notes - completely different ad libs/improvising at the two concerts.

Not to mention they're outstanding musicians and really know how to connect with an audience. So what's not to like?
 
2008-06-23 06:14:11 PM
My favorite is the tune about the window washer. Can't recall the name of the song, but I know all of the lyrics. I've seen them many times. Best was at the Winter Park Rock Festival (now defunct). They did an impromptu song about a guy standing on the pipe that goes up the run. The guy had his back to the stage, and no clue while the band was hollering at him and making up a song about him. They are very talented and funny.
 
2008-06-23 06:17:23 PM
I like there music. Nothing you can say can change that. Wow, Look at that, I can enjoy something someone else doesn't like.
 
2008-06-23 06:25:20 PM
Welfare Peanut Butter: BNL is my favorite band. I classify the music I listen to as "Barenaked Ladies" and "Everything Else."

You're doing it right.

quizzical: I liked almost everything on that album. But I'm convinced they only wrote "Shopping" to be used in a future Target commercial.

I always think of Target when I hear it! I read in a review somewhere that it's a critique of Bush's pro-commerce reaction to 9/11. I don't really see that. If they wanted it to be political, I think it would've been more overt like "Fun & Games."
 
2008-06-23 06:35:19 PM
Dear Snobmitter,

DIAF you music hating retard.

Yet another proud BNL fan right here.

/screw you Australia, for not embracing BNL; but bless you for letting me pick up their entire back catalogue (circa 2000) for a shade under $50
 
2008-06-23 06:36:46 PM
towatchoverme: They're meant to be seen live.

Unfortunately, I've only had the chance to see them live once so far, and it wasn't a "real" concert - it was a six song set in a Borders to promote Barenaked Ladies Are Me.

It was still completely worth it, though.

/one of these days, I'll be able to afford a ticket to a real show
//"Snacktime" is better than most of the stuff that's in the Top 40 right now
 
2008-06-23 06:51:25 PM
Renegade Pancake: BNL is way better than all heavily-rotated pop at this point.

/an awkward pause, then what's my line?
//there's nothing left to say this time
//so what do you say to a bad guy who's not there?


Damn. It's been way too long since I listened to Maroon. I've got Are Me/Men on my iTunes playlist, so those are what I listen to most often. And when I'm reaching for a CD I usually go for either Gordon or the greatest hits disc.

For some reason, I forget to listen to the rest for really long periods of time, and am always really happy when I rediscover them.
 
2008-06-23 07:11:41 PM
I like Barenaked Ladies. The band too.
 
2008-06-23 07:30:32 PM
Just jumping on the "BNL rules, seen 'em live 3-4 times" bandwagon. Bonus: I had a Jane, and her name was Jane...and every part of that god-damned song was relevant.

/I also sing a pretty wicked "Call & Answer" according to the regular Karaoke crowd...
//okay, according to my mom.
///shut up jerk
 
2008-06-23 08:07:54 PM
The g/f forced me to go to one of their shows. Never really liked them or listened to them previously.
Hell of a live show. While I do not care to listen to their music in the car or iPod I would gladly pay to see them again and again.
Music snobs are lonely people.

Not a Kid Rick fan but love the cowboy hat wearing, cleavage showing, thong baring, hip-hugger jean wearing sluts that like him.

\Just thought I'd throw that last part out there.
 
2008-06-23 08:10:21 PM
 
2008-06-23 08:21:09 PM
talk about false advertising
 
2008-06-23 08:22:04 PM
I've noticed a pattern where people who dislike BNL tend to revere Dave Matthews as some sort of musical genius. These people are therefore farking dipshiats and should be punted off an overpass.

BNL did a show at my school freshman year. $40 for floor seats, and they played 28 songs, nearly 4 hours. And they actually took the time to learn about the college (they knew about the 5 College system we have) and talked about a restaurant they went to. They also all switched instruments in the middle of a song. No band does a better live show than BNL.
 
2008-06-23 09:02:45 PM
Huge BNL fan here. I've only seen them once, in Philly on the Stunt tour, but it was amazing. I'm enjoying their new stuff as much as the old, too.

If they come to South Texas, I'm there.
 
2008-06-23 09:05:29 PM
Ghastly: I like Barenaked Ladies. The band too.


*rimshot*

I stopped buying their albums after Maroon, not so much because I stopped liking them (Although that album didn't exactly knock my socks off) but because I couldn't afford to get every album I wanted (still can't :-S ). But I did listen to "Rock Spectacle" on my iPod last week and realized why I liked them in the first place. Still one of my favorite albums.

Subby can keep looking for bands to rip on so he can seem like a "cool" guy under there.

/I just made you say underwear.
 
2008-06-23 09:10:34 PM
Great. Farking. Band. Fantastic live. Musicianship is outstanding. Their songs are extremely well written.


/I love you more than I did the week before I discovered alcohol
 
2008-06-23 09:41:05 PM
Are the people on the cruise going to get postcards with sailor chimps on them to send home?

That cracked me up :-) Thanks for the laugh, Dance.

Yeah, you can count me in the BNL fan crowd, and not ashamed to admit it.
 
2008-06-23 09:43:02 PM
I'm down with the BNL, but face it, they are no Cake.
 
2008-06-23 10:09:59 PM
I can't believe Farkers can be Barenaked Ladies haters even when they made this song. (Obligatory not a rickroll text within parantheses)
 
2008-06-23 10:35:53 PM
I love the Ladies.

That is all.
 
2008-06-23 10:38:19 PM
Electriclectic: Cruise with the BNL?
I think never is enough.


Damn, no one saw what I did there? I guess some things are obscure on Fark after all.
 
2008-06-23 10:47:18 PM
I won't argue the fact that they are a good band, at least they can play their instruments. But I swear, the next time I hear "If I had a million dollars" or "One week" i'll choke the nearest jackass with a polo shirt and pukah shell necklace.
 
2008-06-23 10:49:09 PM
BNL kicks some major arse. Back when I was in high school, the bassist was dating one of my uncle's friends from college - and it had happened that it was his 40th birthday that weekend and BNL was playing a show. As such, the bassist happened to be at my uncle's party with said girlfriend. Had a nice conversation with him about filesharing (Napster was still in its prime) in regards to sales of Maroon. He ended up getting me 7th row tickets to the show along with backstage passes. I've still got a picture of me with him... he's got birthday cake in one of his hands.
 
2008-06-23 10:49:50 PM
Electriclectic: Electriclectic: Cruise with the BNL?
I think never is enough.

Damn, no one saw what I did there? I guess some things are obscure on Fark after all.


Well, usually I never have to do that stuff.
 
2008-06-23 10:50:05 PM
Funbags: I'm down with the BNL, but face it, they are no Cake.

Cake is a fantastic album band, but I hated their live show when I went to it. I enjoy BNL's shows a lot more, but, yeah, Cake is a better album band.
 
2008-06-23 10:52:32 PM
gkyaun: I worked on one of those cruises, etc.

A hella fun ride I must say.


ASL crew I assume? Which stage did you run?
 
2008-06-23 10:57:14 PM
Yeah, their last couple of albums haven't been quite up to par with what I'm used to from them. I totally agree though that they are awesome live. Probably second only to Weird Al.
 
2008-06-23 11:06:32 PM
That was a pretty funny article. Kudos to the writer
 
2008-06-23 11:11:54 PM
Funbags: I'm down with the BNL, but face it, they are no Cake.

As much as I like Cake, I think that's for the best.

Aboleth: Electriclectic: Electriclectic: Cruise with the BNL?
I think never is enough.

Damn, no one saw what I did there? I guess some things are obscure on Fark after all.

Well, usually I never have to do that stuff.


You ate the bivalve anyway?

/got sick with salmonella
 
2008-06-24 12:20:57 AM
BNL was my first concert ever, and it was fantastic! I saw them in the Verizon ampitheater in VA Beach with Vertical Horizon, and the lead singer was joking the whole time about how Vertical Horizon thought the theater was named for them. It was the best live show I've ever seen, hands-down. Those guys are true entertainers.

I think they're a great band...they write catchy songs with great hooks, and their lyrics are clever and unique. I know it's not "cool" to like them, but whatever :P
 
2008-06-24 12:24:26 AM
I went to the BNL show in Edmonton a little while back, filled Rexall Place and it was rockin'. One of the best concerts I've ever been to.
 
2008-06-24 12:55:51 AM
A BNL cruise would beat getting a job at Wendy's and being honoured with Employee of the Month.
 
2008-06-24 02:42:01 AM
You know, you just have to find the right BNL album for you.

//Really really liked Barenaked Ladies are me
 
2008-06-24 03:29:37 AM
i always thought the band sucked and finally I know why: they are from canada.

if you like this band you probably like dukes of hazzard and the new adult swim cartoons.

they are so dorky/not cool it's almost unreal.they make me want to start my own band if it's really that easy
 
2008-06-24 04:05:28 AM
Sugarloafer: My favorite is the tune about the window washer. Can't recall the name of the song, but I know all of the lyrics. I've seen them many times. Best was at the Winter Park Rock Festival (now defunct). They did an impromptu song about a guy standing on the pipe that goes up the run. The guy had his back to the stage, and no clue while the band was hollering at him and making up a song about him. They are very talented and funny.

Though it's worth mentioning that I'm ridiculously high right now, this is one of the funniest things I've ever read on Fark.
 
2008-06-24 04:09:00 AM
i love BNL. my first concert ever! i have seen them many times and actually got to meet them when they were outside videotaping the phelps clan that was protesting outside over gay marriage in canada.
awesome band, love how stunt is like one big story. the songs just flow from one to another telling a giant story.
 
2008-06-24 09:37:00 AM
They are better when they are not trying to be relevant, but that's true of everybody.
 
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