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Attention: the protomen still exist! cover album available now!

ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
edited January 2015 in Social Entropy++
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After a rather chilly reception in the concert thread and the realization that we've been without a Protomen thread for a few days I decided to give my own shot at reviving it.

If you don't know, the Protomen are a group who travel the land telling the true story of Dr. Light and his battle against the oppressive Dr. Wily's regime.

They recently released the second part of this story: Act II: Father of Death, and last Friday they put on a CD release show in Nashville featuring both acts.


There was merch:
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And nerds:
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And even lady nerds!
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But mostly there was rocking.
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With special appearances by Dr. Wily:
(link only because of disabled hotlinking: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaclynridgeway/3956324931/in/set-72157622460910482/)

And Hammered Dr. Light:
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It was an utterly fantastic show, with around 40 musicians including the band, a brass section, strings section, and chorus all coming together to give a great performance, despite some technical issues.

Good news for those who missed it as well, the whole thing was filmed, and will either be up on the site or put on a DVD "If it's good enough", but I'm not sure of the time frame.

Anyway this thread is to continue discussion of the album or talk about the show if anyone else was there!

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
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    I think I know that guy.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    snip

    I think I know that guy.

    There were more of him there than made me strictly comfortable, but they mostly stayed in the back while I hung out up front, so it wasn't too bad.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited September 2009
    I think we all know that guy

    and try really, really hard to pretend otherwise

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Johnny Asperger in: The Case Of The Awkward Yu-gi-oh Discussion

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    DsmartDsmart Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Since when are you allowed to wear the shirt of the band you are going to go see

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    FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Yeah look at that fuckin faggot

    I like my videogame music bands but not enough to wear a shirt to one of their shows, that stupid lonely piece of shit

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    DsmartDsmart Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    This band is pretty gay too, yeah

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    That knit Protoman hat is adorable

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    That knit Protoman hat is adorable

    Yeah I got to talk to her briefly, and she said she had a Joe one and a Megaman one as well. I kinda wanted to commission one off of her.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    That Doctor Light guy is spot on

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Chincy, did you buy that wicked poster that came up towards the end of the last thread?

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    DsmartDsmart Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I will say that the coloration of that poster up top is pretty incredible

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Is this the thread where we talk about how motherfucking awesome Dethalbum II is?

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    DsmartDsmart Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Chincy, did you buy that wicked poster that came up towards the end of the last thread?

    The poster was sold out by the time I got there. I did get the shirt that super nerd guy up top is wearing, its a nice shirt despite it's questionable connections.

    I looked when I got home and that poster is 15 bucks now. Yet I'm still considering it.

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Wily looks just perfect in those pictures, one slick son of a bitch.

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Koshian wrote: »
    (listen to kaki king and the mountain goats, you butts)

    sounds like fag music for gays

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    DsmartDsmart Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    BREEP BREEP

    FEDORA ALERT

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    WallhitterWallhitter Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I would just like to post here to say The Protomen are fucking awesome.

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    JayKaos wrote: »
    Wily looks just perfect in those pictures, one slick son of a bitch.

    The guy performing as Wily in the Hounds was definitely one of the best parts of the night.

    Strutting on stage while slicking his hair back with a comb in that fancy suit, it was hard not to join in his enthusiasm

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    funtimes update on the new york show:

    the listing is finally up on webster hall's website

    there are five other bands on the CMJ bill for that night

    i haven't yet called webster hall to see if i can get a regular ticket to get in

    tweeted at protomen to see how long they think their set will be, no reply yet

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    Run Run RunRun Run Run __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    Hopefully they become big enough so that they might tour Europe one day.

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    funtimes update on the new york show:

    the listing is finally up on webster hall's website

    there are five other bands on the CMJ bill for that night

    i haven't yet called webster hall to see if i can get a regular ticket to get in

    tweeted at protomen to see how long they think their set will be, no reply yet

    downtime is their middle name

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    WallhitterWallhitter Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    they haven't even toured my side of the continent! :(

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    ShoggothShoggoth Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I am not digging their new album/direction.

    But I do enjoy the first from time to time.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Shoggoth wrote: »
    I am not digging their new album/direction.

    But I do enjoy the first from time to time.

    Shoggoth I didn't like their new album nearly as much as the first until I saw it live. If you get the chance, keep checking in here periodically, and when the dvd/video is posted give it a look, it might change your mind.

    Also, T Crashmo: Wily was absolutely incredible. He only had one big song so he got to spend all his energy at once, and he really just went nuts with the role. Losing his hat and combing it back into a comb over, dancing up and down next to Panther, almost taunting him, it was an amazing 5 minutes.

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    MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Shoggoth what is it like to lie like that?

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    AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Hopefully they become big enough so that they might tour Europe one day.

    This is the best post you've ever made

    Also, Wily is one slick motherfucker

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    AMP'd wrote: »
    Hopefully they become big enough so that they might tour Europe one day.

    This is the best post you've ever made

    Also, Wily is one slick motherfucker

    Something one of my friends pointed out that you can't see in the pictures is that his jacket was actually misbuttoned on purpose. The level of detail they went to making him slick but still crazy was really impressive.

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    ShoggothShoggoth Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Veretas wrote: »
    Shoggoth what is it like to lie like that?

    I'm not lying, it's not a very good album, especially compared to their earlier efforts.

    I enjoy a handful of songs on it tho!

    Also yeah, I suppose I should see them live at some point.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Shoggoth wrote: »
    Veretas wrote: »
    Shoggoth what is it like to lie like that?

    I'm not lying, it's not a very good album, especially compared to their earlier efforts.
    You're delusional.

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    George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So I just saw 9, and a lot of the plot reminded me of the Protomen CDs, anyone else see the similarities?

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    Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I've been listening to Act II a lot, and I think The Hounds really is my favorite song

    it's so great

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    ShoggothShoggoth Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Shoggoth wrote: »
    Veretas wrote: »
    Shoggoth what is it like to lie like that?

    I'm not lying, it's not a very good album, especially compared to their earlier efforts.
    You're delusional.

    It's certainly a possibility these days.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So I just saw 9, and a lot of the plot reminded me of the Protomen CDs, anyone else see the similarities?

    How so?

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    George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    So I just saw 9, and a lot of the plot reminded me of the Protomen CDs, anyone else see the similarities?

    How so?

    Spoilered for those that haven't seen the movie, not much in the way of spoilers, though.
    Dude builds a machine for the good of the people, crazy war-general-type-dude re-purposes it as a killing machine. Other machines made by first dude strive to take it down.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    So I just saw 9, and a lot of the plot reminded me of the Protomen CDs, anyone else see the similarities?

    How so?

    Spoilered for those that haven't seen the movie, not much in the way of spoilers, though.
    Dude builds a machine for the good of the people, crazy war-general-type-dude re-purposes it as a killing machine. Other machines made by first dude strive to take it down.
    Yeah I suppose.

    Also, how his creations were all more than just machines or toys; they were part of him. Like how Protoman and Megaman were his children.

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    skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've been listening to Act II a lot, and I think The Hounds really is my favorite song

    it's so great

    Same. Makes me wanna dance :D

    Seriously want them to come out to the west coast

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I got the real no foolin old timey cd in the mail yesterday

    it's so pretty

    #pipe on
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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    A girl IMed me during my radio show last week, thanked me for introducing her to the Protomen and told me she tunes in every week to hear me play them

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