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Flight Of The Conchords – Flight Of The Conchords

5 07 2010

Listened: Thursday July 1

I don’t think FOTC get enough credit for their musicianship. Yes these songs are funny, but they’re also very well crafted musically. Inner City Pressure could easily be a legit 80s revival song on the radio right now. Boom is super-catchy, and actually isn’t that comedic if you read it straight.

My introduction to FOTC came from my co-worker Kristine several years ago on a company retreat. We were singing Robots for the rest of the trip. I quickly caught up on all the episodes when I got home and was in love.

Bowie never fails to crack me up – Jemaine’s impersonation of him on the show was one of the more surrealistic moments that somehow managed to be totally captivating in its bizarreness. Plus for some reason the idea of the “freaky old bastard” having nipple antennae is off the charts funny to me.

I’ve seen FOTC live a couple times now, and they’re some of the most audience-responsive performers I’ve ever had the pleasure to see. Audiences yelling provocative things at them end up making the show even funnier, as they are very quick with hilarious responses to everything. I definitely get the impression they’ve found their calling in life.

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