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Flight Of The Conchords [CD]

Flight of the Conchords Audio CD
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Flight of the Conchords couldn’t be here today. So they sent this bio—with their warmest regards—instead.

Oh, they wanted to join you in-person. Honest. But pop stardom requires non-stop commitment. One minute you’re launching a new signature fragrance or malt liquor, the next sharing tidbits of hard-earned wisdom with this season’s crop of American Idol ... Read more in Amazon's Flight of the Conchords Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 May 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B001713CL0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,611 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Anyone familiar with cultish comedy series Flight of the Conchords will be aware of the wonderful songs that the hapless New Zealand duo Bret and Jemaine concoct for each episode. Tackling all genres, from hip hop and soul to glam rock, the duo create highly original and well-produced tracks that typically satirise the very genre they’re imitating. This album collects together many of the show’s best musical moments, many of them subtly revamped. "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros" and "Boom" illustrate the pair’s hilarious 'rap' skills. "Think About It" parodies socially minded soul visionaries such as Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, "Bowie" satirises the 70s icon (especially his prodigious drug use), while "Inner City Pressure" mimics the Pet Shop Boys. Two of the most memorable songs from the series--"The Prince of Parties" and "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)"--are also both present, making this the definitive FOTC compilation. The humour ranges from offbeat to downright daft, but there's nothing laughable about the production, which is mostly first class. It's true they could have given us a few new songs, but then how many comedy albums can you repeatedly rewind and find yourself not only laughing, but dancing too?--Paul Sullivan

BBC Review

New Zealand's Flight of the Conchords are seriously funny - Grammy nominated and single-handedly (can a duo be single handed?) keeping the Christmas stocking filler market afloat, they've been well and truly welcomed to the collective bosom of the country.

There's an honourable and long-lived tradition of comedy songs getting under the British public's skin. Peter Sellers, Bernard Cribbins, and Charlie Drake had a post-war nation rolling in the aisles with their mix of cheeky chappie, FX-appended novelty noises.

A few years on and it was the slap-and-tickle innuendo of Ernie by Benny Hil(one of Tory leader David Cameron's Desert Island Discs!) that had this sceptered isle all a-twitter. Ditto the albums of sketches and songs by Monty Python, The Goodies' chart-climbing Funky Gibbon, and others too numerous and possibly not so humorous to mention.

Of course, with any laugh-a-minute ditty we inevitably enter into the diminishing returns of an all-too-brief infatuation that ultimately sours as the joke wears thin and the smile wears off.

It's difficult to be churlish about the musical heart that beats at the centre of the Flight of The Conchords' schtick. Yet as plausible as the targets are for these post-modern Barron Knights - The Pet Shop Boys (Inner City Pressure), Hip-Hop (Hiphopatamus Vs Rhymenoceros) socially conscious Marvin Gaye soul (Think About It), David Bowie (er, Bowie) et al, how often these studio-polished versions of the live act would be cracking you up is open to debate. This material probably works best when you can see their whites of their geeky eyes and their witty quips are well to the fore. --Sid Smith

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 24 May 2008
By IWFIcon VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The Flight of The Conchords TV series was perhaps the one thing since Peep Show that I simply had to watch every week. Of course I didn't actually watch it every week as my attention span simply doesn't extend that far; I did buy the DVD though and watched the entire series over a weekend.

I don't throw this word about with gay abandon, but on this occasion it's more than justified. Flight of The Conchords was/is GENIUS. Quite apart from it being the funniest thing on TV, it's musical parodies were so spot on that you couldn't help but laugh. This CD brings the best of them to your home CD player in crystal clear stereo.

Be it the Pet Shop Boys stylings of Inner City Pressure, the Barry White-aping Buisness Time, the French Bossanova of Foux du Fafa or the Kraftwerk-baiting Robots, virtually every song hits that sweet spot. It's funny AND musically accomplished.

Of course I would have to admit that it's not quite the same as watching it on TV or catching their side-splitting stage show but if it falls short from the genius on display there, its only by the merest of fractions. As funny as it is catchy, this is simply sublime.

The only reason it's four stars not five is that it can't quite match the TV series.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
By russell clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Confession time. I haven't seen one frame of the TV series this album is lifted from ( I mean to put that erroneous oversight right by the way) Consequently I come at this album from a completely fresh perspective and judge it just on the strength of the songs.
These are parodies done in various styles - rap, R & B , singer songwriter and so on and are not only spot on musically with fulsome melodies and erudite arrangements but brilliant lyrically . You will laugh ...a lot. I was painting the first time I listened to this album and one couplet made me laugh so hard I dripped paint over the carpet , missing the dustsheet I had meticulously laid down. Thanks a lot guys.
It's all quality stuff but the highlights for me include the Pet Shop Boys pastiche "Inner City Pressure " ( "The manager Bevan starts to abuse me , chill out man I just want some muesli ".The bass line , widescreen synths and the use of the line "You just stand there" are uncanny. The rap p**s take "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous" has priceless lines like "My lines are so potent they end this small segment and made all of the ladies in the area pregnant./Yeah sometimes my lyrics are sexist but all you lovely bitches should know I'm trying to correct this". It's "Motherflippin" ace.
On the earnest R&B overload of "Think About It" kids are killing each other with knifes and forks and getting disease from monkeys. "Ladies Of The World" is a flawless parody of smooth contemporary soul leading into the profane hard edged rap hilarity of "Mutha,uckas" . "The Prince Of Parties" is a wonderfully observed rip off of 60,s psychedelic music . I'm not entirely sure what "Leggy Blond" is pastiching - though over intense singer songwriters would be my guess.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but not perfect 9 Mar 2009
By Gonff
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Brett and Jermain can do little wrong and this soundtrack is a musthave for any FOTC fan.

Positives:
a) A lot of very funny and intelligent tracks that you can sing along to

Negatives:
a) Couple of glaring ommissions i.e. If you're into it, Sello-tape.
b) Slightly different words to that on the series/live shows. Not really a negative but some bits I liked from the live shows weren't on the cd ("Team-Building Exercise 99 from Business Time is different on the cd for example)
c) Bonus track is about 10secs long and is hardly a bonus.

Verdict:
Very good and don't regret buying it for a second. Get the feeling though, that the songs date to before they became a global success and any updates, modifications were not added to this cd which is slightly disappointing as well as some missing favourites. Altogether a good but not excellent album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 26 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have only seen glimpses of the TV series, but no matter. This a wonderfully silly album combining very witty lyrics, with accurately observed pastiches of every genre of music.

The standout track initially is "It's partytime", in which a self-delusional "luvvaman" serenades his "wo'man". It's the last time I'll ever try to seduce my wife wearing just my black socks!

The other tracks bear repeated listening, and the joys of the wonderfully crafted lyrics are soon to be relished and enjoyed.

BUY IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must be planning a second one..... 7 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
perfect album, but I'm hopng the reason they omitted some of the other great songs from the series is because they are planning a second album (probably at the end of the next series so it'll be a long way off).
Notable exclusions being - 'If you're in to it', 'Frodo, dont wear the ring', 'song for sally' and 'doggy bounce'. You can pick a couple of these tracks up on the 'Distant Future' EP.
Still, this album is fantastic and will have you laughing to yourself on the train all the way to the office.
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By dewi
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Five stars if you have seen the series, four stars if not. It works as a parody of song styles with some added depth (A Kiss is Not a Contract is both funny and a thoughtful treatment of consent) but if you have seen the series then you will also have the scenes where these songs happen in your head. Although it drags a little in places and there is a bit too much falsetto at points, there is a variety that should make sure everyone has a favourite. I wouldn't be able to decide between Rhys Darby's impassioned and shallow singing about the leggy blonde, the acid trip rip-off Prince of Parties or that wonderful hymn of faint praise The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room. Then again there's the mocking of French songs in Foux de Fafa, the demand of 'hey man I just want to buy museli' in Inner City Pressure and the completely barmy rap battle with the Rhymenoceros and Hiphopapotamus. Completely barmy and I will be laughing again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hey Man I just want some muesli
Buy it. You'll love it. I loved it so much that I have bought it as a gift for just about every one of my friends; some of them have even received it twice. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lord Pemblebury of Oaksham
4.0 out of 5 stars funny & tuneful
great to listen to in the car after a grueling or rubbish day at work as it cheers you up.
The 2 new zealand guys who had some brief British TV air space a number of years ago... Read more
Published 4 months ago by kerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
What talented amazing guys!
I just love this album, everyone should listen to it, every song is a gem and worth listening to a thousand times.
Published 9 months ago by Jamie
4.0 out of 5 stars Love these guys!
If you love Flight of the Concords then you must buy their music. You just end up laughing most of the time whilst enjoying good music to boot!
Published 10 months ago by Pernod1982
5.0 out of 5 stars Flight of the conchords
LOVE it!

I love Jemaine and Brett.

The CD is great condition and arrived sooner than expected.

Perfect for a car journey.
Published 14 months ago by Dora Hobbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh and laugh and laugh
Really clever musical parodies taking off various modern genres. The more I listen, the more I laugh. Really really good.
Published 14 months ago by Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs with hilarious lyrics
I loved both series and wanted to have the songs to play whenever I like. I'd forgotten just how funny some of the lyrics are.
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album!
To get an idea of what the album's like here are some of the lyrics to one of the songs:

Looking round room,
I can tell that you
Are the most beautiful girl in... Read more
Published 21 months ago by MrSammyh
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
I listen to this when I'm driving and I chuckle all the way to work which puts me in a good mood for the day!
Published on 11 Aug 2010 by Gracella
5.0 out of 5 stars Everybody loves the Conchords
This has to be one of the favourites to play in the car. Everybody is happy to hear it and few CDs manage that with our lot! Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2010 by pegleg
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