Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Harry and the Potters

I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. Harry and the Potters is a group formed by two brothers who dress up as Harry Potter and sing bad rock songs recounting the events of the various books. It's the sort of thing that's bad enough to be funny, though, so go to their website and check out some of their sample mp3s. (Warning: there will be spoilers here if you haven't read all the books. Yes, there are still some silly people out there who haven't read them all.)

You really do have to listen to them to get the full effect, but here are some of the lyrics that particularly made me laugh. First of all, for sheer simplicity, we have the chorus to "Stick it to Dolores":
Oh my god, you look like a frog [4x]
Umbridge, you're going down [4x]

Then the awkwardly-unmusical-lyrics award goes to "Wizard Chess", which is about Christmas activities and presents:
I got a mysterious gift from my dead dad
It was an invisibility cloak -- how rad
Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh
We'll spend our Christmas being invisible
Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh
We'll be invisible this Christmas

"The Human Hosepipe" was probably the one that made me laugh the most, though. Selected excerpts:
So we sat there with all the couples kissing
and soon things began deteriorating
and you began turning into the human hosepipe
...
[chorus:]
Cho Chang, what have I done?
I don't care where you and Cedric were snogging
Cho Chang, what have I done?
I just want to replay this Valentine's day.
...
Well, maybe I shouldn't have mentioned Hermione
And maybe you shouldn't have brought up Cedric Diggory
Because I'd rather not talk about your dead ex-boyfriends over coffee

My goodness, that was hilarious. Musical quality regardless, props to these guys for starting the band and making me laugh.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh dear god..

-Maya

Redhedgirl said...

I concur with the previous entry. Oh dear God indeed.

Anonymous said...

I concur with the previous entry. Oh dear God indeed.

Leon said...

Poor you. You listened long enough to quote them. I couldn't...

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I like this band. "Stick it to Dolores" is one of the funniest songs ever written.

~Silver Blood, Harry Potter Obsessee

Anonymous said...

I concur with the previous entry. Oh dear God, indeedy doo.

Anonymous said...

I concur with the previous entries. Oh dear god indeed.

NatyTuk said...

OMFG!!!
Son realmente increiblesXD se merecen un premio a los mas frikis del mundo

LKBM said...

I first heard of them because someone on the NaNo forums said it was good writing music.

I'm not sure they were right about that, but HatP made it onto my playlist. But, then again, I have low standards.