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Scientific Attempt To Create Most Annoying Song Ever

Post by Labbie » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:38 pm

Scientific Attempt To Create Most Annoying Song Ever

An online poll conducted in the '90s set Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and David Soldier on a quest to create the most annoying song ever. After gathering data about people's least favorite music and lyrical subjects, they did the unthinkable: they combined them into a single monstrosity, specifically engineered to sound unpleasant to the maximum percentage of listeners. The song is not new, but it resurfaced on Dial "M" for Musicology.

Amazingly, this "most unwanted music" contains little dissonance -- that would have been too easy. For the most part, they seem to have tried to assemble these elements in a listenable way.

Komar & Melamid and David Soldier's list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children's chorus and the concept of children in general (really?), Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more. It's actually a fascinating listen, worthwhile for the opera rapping alone. (We didn't think that was possible either.)

You can hear it here.

I think it's easier to listen to than Boxxy. :smt023
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Post by Knightmare » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:48 pm

Ummmm...hell...all they had to do was get hold of Sarge for that.

Imagine the money they cold have saved. LOL

Sorry, Sarge.

Couldn't resist. :smt003
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Post by Sarge_II » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:06 pm

Knightmare wrote:Ummmm...hell...all they had to do was get hold of Sarge for that.

Imagine the money they cold have saved. LOL

Sorry, Sarge.

Couldn't resist. :smt003
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Post by motionSymmetry » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:16 am

hmmm. two things

1. i'm pretty sure Weird Al beat them to it
2. "experimental" jazz does the same thing but a lot better
3. the professor and maryanne laugh at this feeble attempt to raise suicide attempts in any given individual

ok, three things

and speaking of Weird Al and rapping opera - i'd almost pay to see a "Weird Al Blagojevich" doing an impeachment rap opera

no seriously - Al, if you're listening, throw up one on youtube and don't forget the wig and the accordion



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Post by Labbie » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:24 am

I actually listened to about 17 minutes of the 21 minute piece.

The closest thing I could compare it to is the Beatles Revolution #9.

number 9, number 9, number 9...
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Post by Knightmare » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:38 am

Sarge_II wrote:
Knightmare wrote:Ummmm...hell...all they had to do was get hold of Sarge for that.

Imagine the money they cold have saved. LOL

Sorry, Sarge.

Couldn't resist. :smt003
You're thinking of Scott doing it one take. :P
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Post by Dark Angel » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:54 am

You know it wasn't that bad...not like "it's a small world" sung over and over and over and over and over till you wish for early loss of hearing...but that doesn't really help because it's still in your head. It would have been much more awful played at about 100 decibels.
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Post by Sarge_II » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:50 am

Knightmare wrote:
Sarge_II wrote:
Knightmare wrote:Ummmm...hell...all they had to do was get hold of Sarge for that.

Imagine the money they cold have saved. LOL

Sorry, Sarge.

Couldn't resist. :smt003
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