Monday, December 7, 2009

Scary-oke Maneuver: "Gettin' Dirty"


Git out your raincoats now because we're gon' git dirtay!
The conceit here is that you pepper the challenged song with "f-bombs" and any other "cuss-words" you can think of. It's best when thrown in while staying "on time" with the number so it seems as though it was always there to begin with. Try to use songs that aren't already filthy or use radio versions of songs and make them filthier than the original was. You all know me and you all know there aren't too many things that Jared Michael Gniewek loves more than swearin' on stage...so you can trust me when I tell you that people LOVE IT!

The most popular example of this type of maneuver would be The Dan Band's version of Jim Steinman's "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
(remember...you can't fuck up a Steinman). Notice how he exhales the fuck words percussively and right in the pockets between the lyrics. It's not just Hollywood magic, kids, you can get those same results! Use a different song though, these guys kinda' got that number locked down for awhile.

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