Beautiful People (Pet Shop Boys song)
"Beautiful People" is a song written and recorded by the Pet Shop Boys group, was released on 2 October 2009, as the third single from their tenth studio album: Yes. This single was released in Germany only first, at the request of EMI. In November it was released in the US as a download; the B-side, "Fugitive", had been published on the limited edition of their 2006 album Fundamental. The song was produced by Richard X. Both the demo version of "Beautiful People" and the remix of "Up and Down" had been available digitally; the demo was available to stream from the official Pet Shop Boys website and the remix was available as a free download during the "Did You See Me Coming?" Single campaign. Remixes by Vinny Vero were commissioned but not used due to delays in their completion, they were released unofficially as a free download on Vero's website. 4-track Maxi CD "Beautiful People" "Fugitive" "Beautiful People" "Up and Down" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
The Golden Screw
The Golden Screw was an Off-Off-Broadway folk rock musical written and performed by Tom Sankey which premiered at the Theatre Genesis in September 1966. It ran again from January 30, 1967 to March 5, 1967 at the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village; the show's cast album was the first rock theatrical recording of its kind. The play follows a Bob Dylanesque singer figure from folk music roots to commercialization. A subsequent production was mounted at Toronto's Global Village Theatre in 1972. Directed by Sankey, the cast included Elan Ross Gibson, Francois Regis-Klanfer and Yank Azman with music by Larry Wells and Fergus Hambleton, The play was directed by David Eliscu, produced by Paul Stoudt, the cast included: Tom Sankey, Janet Day, Patrick Sullivan and Murray Paskin; the musicians were Tom Sankey, Jack Hopper and members of The Inner Sanctum: Kevin Michael, Gerry Michael, Vince Taggart. The script was published as The Golden Screw. Bad Girl New Evaline You Won't Say No The Beautiful People I Heard My Mother Crying I Can't Make It Anymore Jesus Come Down 2000 Miles Trip Tick Talking Blues Can I Touch You That's Your Thing, Baby I Can't Remember Bottom End of Bleecher Street Flippin' Out - Little White Dog Hair
Beautiful People (film)
Beautiful People is a 1999 British satirical comedy film written and directed by Jasmin Dizdar. The film won an award for the best film in Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival. Beautiful People is set in London during the time of the Bosnian War. In London during October 1993, England are playing the Netherlands in the World Cup qualifiers; the Bosnian War is at its height, refugees from former Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by an encounter with the refugees; the film was selected as an Un Certain Regard entry at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Roger Ebert gave the film, made several comparisons: Beautiful People "loops and doubles back among several stories and characters, like Robert Altman's Short Cuts and Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia". James Berardinelli made most of the same comparisons, he concluded: After appearing as an'Un Certain Regard entry in the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, Beautiful People received international acclaim through film festival screenings and during its regular U.
K. release. However, the most impressive thing about this film is not the recognition it has received, but the accessibility of the humor. While Beautiful People is best described as a black comedy... it is funny, not grimly amusing. This makes Beautiful People one of the most intriguing and thought-provoking comedies to reach U. S. theaters in early 2000. Unlike those made by Ebert and Berardinelli, the comparisons made by the Boston Phoenix are more precise: the film "combines British social realism with the bitter, jagged humor of Balkan directors like Emir Kusturica and Srdjan Dragojevic."According to Scott Tobias of the A. V. Club, "Though its title seems ironic at first, Beautiful People is boundless in its optimism, growing contrived as it progresses, steering the messy lives of about 25 interconnected characters in the same hopeful direction.... Displays a gift for light absurdist comedy... but as lively and skillfully orchestrated as it is on the whole, Beautiful People adds up to curiously little, limited in large part by Dizdar's narrow view of humanity.
In his enthusiasm to resolve the cultural differences between his former and present home, his disparate characters are all tossed into the same flavorless, homogenous soup." Beautiful People on IMDb Beautiful People at AllMovie Beautiful People trailers: USA on YouTube, UK / USA Amazon and France on YouTube
120 Days was a Norwegian Rock band. The band comprises Jonas Dahl, Arne Kvalvik, Kjetil Ovesen, Ådne Meisfjord, was formed in 2001 under the name'The Beautiful People'; when they substituted their name, they took their new name from the Marquis De Sade’s 120 Days Of Sodom. Based in their hometown of Kristiansund, they moved to Oslo in 2002. After two EPs on the Public Demand label, the group signed to prominent Norwegian independent label Smalltown Supersound, their self-titled debut album was released on 10 October 2006, had several positive reviews by North American publications. The group toured the United States shortly after the release of the album. 120 has started producing new material for a record after returning to Oslo in 2008, following major touring around the United States and Europe. On June 7, 2012, 120 Days announced; the band had played together 11 years before announcing their last concert in September 2012. Ådne Meisfjord - vocals and guitar Kjetil Ovesen - keyboards Jonas Hestvik Dahl - bass Arne Kvalvik - drums 2006: Two times Spellemannprisen in the categories best Rock band and this years Newcomer, for the album 120 Days EP's2003: The Beautiful People 2004: Sedated Times Albums2006: 120 Days 2011: 120 Days II 120 Days on Facebook
Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk is an American singer-songwriter known professionally as Melanie and sometimes as Melanie Safka. She is best known for her hits "Brand New Key", "Ruby Tuesday", "What Have They Done to My Song Ma", "Lay Down", this last about performing at the 1969 Woodstock music festival. Melanie was raised in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York City, her father, Frederick M. Safka, was of Ukrainian ethnic background and her jazz singer mother, Pauline "Polly" Altomare, was of Italian heritage. Melanie made her first public singing appearance at age four on the radio show Live Like A Millionaire, performing the song "Gimme a Little Kiss", she attended Red Bank High School in Red Bank, New Jersey, after transferring from Long Branch High School, graduating in 1966. In the 1960s, when she was starting out, Melanie performed at The Inkwell, a coffee house in the West End section of Long Branch, New Jersey. After school, her parents insisted that she go to college, so she studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where she began singing in the folk clubs of Greenwich Village, such as The Bitter End, signed her first recording contract.
Signed to Columbia Records in the United States, Melanie released two singles on the label. Subsequently, she signed with Buddah Records and first found chart success in Europe in 1969 with "Bobo's Party" which reached Number 1 in France. Melanie's popularity in Europe resulted in performances on European television programs, such as Beat-Club in West Germany, her debut album received positive reviews from Billboard which heralded her voice as "wise beyond her years. Her non-conformist approach to the selections on this LP make her a new talent to be reckoned with."Later in 1969, Melanie had a hit in the Netherlands with "Beautiful People". She was one of only three solo women who performed at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the inspiration for her first hit song, "Lay Down" arose from the Woodstock audience lighting candles during her set; the recording became a hit in Europe, Australia and the United States in 1970. The B-side of the single featured Melanie's spoken-word track "Candles in the Rain".
"Lay Down" became Melanie's first Top Ten hit in America, peaking at Number 6 on the Billboard singles chart and achieving worldwide success. Hits included "Peace Will Come" and a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday". In 1970, Melanie was the only artist to ignore the court injunction banning the Powder Ridge Rock Festival scheduled to be held on July 31, August 1 and August 2, 1970, she played for the crowd on a homemade stage powered by Mister Softee trucks. Shortly following this performance, she played at the Strawberry Fields Festival held from August 7 to 9, 1970, at Mosport Park, Ontario, she performed at the Isle of Wight Festival held between August 26 and 30, 1970, at Afton Down, where she was introduced by Keith Moon and received four standing ovations. She was the artist who sang to herald in the summer solstice at Glastonbury Fayre in England in June 1971, she performed again at Glastonbury in the 40th anniversary of the original festival. Melanie left Buddah Records. In 1971 she formed her own label, Neighborhood Records, with Peter Schekeryk, her producer and husband.
She had her biggest American hit on the Neighborhood label, the novelty-sounding 1972 number one "Brand New Key". "Brand New Key" sold over three million copies worldwide and was featured in the 1997 movie Boogie Nights. When first released, "Brand New Key" was banned by some radio stations because some heard sexual innuendo in the lyrics. Melanie has acknowledged the possibility of reading an unintended sexual innuendo in the song, stating, "I wrote in about fifteen minutes one night. I thought. I guess a key and a lock have always been Freudian symbols, pretty obvious ones at that. There was no deep serious expression behind the song, they made up incredible stories as to what the song meant. In some places, it was banned from the radio My idea about songs is that once you write them, you have little say in their life afterward People will take it any way they want to take it."In a 2013 interview with music journalist Ray Shasho, Melanie revealed the true origin of "Brand New Key": Of course I can see it symbolically with the key, but I just thought of roller skating.
I was fasting with a twenty seven day fast on water. I broke the fast and went back to my life living in New Jersey and we were going to a flea market around six in the morning. On the way back...and I had just broken the fast, from the flea market, we passed a McDonalds and the aroma hit me, I had been a vegetarian before the fast. So we pulled into the McDonalds and I got the whole works... the burger, the shake and the fries... and no sooner after I finished that last bite of my burger...that song was in my head. The aroma brought back memories of roller skating and learning to ride a bike and the vision of my dad holding the back fender of the tire, and me saying to my dad..."You're holding, you're holding, you’re holding, right? I'd look back and he wasn't holding and I'd fall. So that whole thing came out in this song. So it was not a intentional sexual innuendo; the follow-up single to "Brand New Key" was "Ring the Living Bell". To
The Beautiful People (song)
"The Beautiful People" is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released as the lead single from the band's second studio album, Antichrist Superstar in September 1996. Classified as alternative metal, the song was written by frontman Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez, was produced by Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie and Manson; the title of the song comes from Marilyn Bender's 1967 book The Beautiful People, about the lifestyles of the jet set In the context of the album's concept, the song refers to the privileged class of elites whom the titular character, a populist demagogue called Antichrist Superstar, fulminate against. Lyrically, it discusses what Manson refers to as "the culture of beauty"; the single peaked at number 26 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and remains known as one of Marilyn Manson's most famous and most successful original songs. "The Beautiful People" was written in 1994, with lyrics by Marilyn Manson and music by Twiggy Ramirez. The original demo version was written in a hotel room while on tour, recorded to four-track by Manson and drummer Ginger Fish.
Manson recalled to Kerrang! magazine in May 2005: "It was somewhere in the South, ironic. I remember playing the drum beat on the floor and having my drummer duplicate that on the drum machine, it happened in one day pretty much". The title of the song comes from Marilyn Bender's 1967 book The Beautiful People, which exposed the world of scandal within the "jet-set" lifestyle of the 1960s, the culture of beauty as it pertained to fashion and politics; the song is preceded with a few seconds of electronic noise. It includes a distorted spoken sample by Tex Watson, declaring " swoop down on the town... kill everyone that wasn't beautiful". The song is written in drop D tuning, is built out of power chords based on the notes of a diminished triad, it incorporates extensive use of guitar distortion, the use of palm muting creates a rhythmic, driving style amplified by a heavy percussion track. The song's characteristic element is its repetitive drum beat: a five-beat common time pattern played on floor toms, with a shuffle note each measure creating a triplet feel.
Sean Beavan, who mixed and co-produced Antichrist Superstar, is credited with "descending horn guitar" on the track. Beavan can be heard playing a repeated descending figure with a brass instrument-like sound using a guitar synthesizer. Lyrically, it is entwined with the Antichrist Superstar album's overarching theme, a semi-narrative examination of the Nietzschean Übermensch. Within this context, "The Beautiful People" deals explicitly with the destructive manifestation of the Will to Power, while exploring Nietzsche's view of master-slave morality the concept's connection with Social Darwinism and its relation to various political and economic systems such as capitalism and fascism. "The Beautiful People" was performed sporadically during the 1995–1996 Smells Like Children Tour in abbreviated form as part of the Portrait of an American Family song "My Monkey". It was "officially" premiered on October 3, 1996, at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo – the second show of the band's Dead to the World Tour.
The band took two weeks off following the last European show of their year-long Dead to the World Tour and, on September 4, flew to New York City and performed as the grand finale of the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. The song had reached №26 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and its music video was nominated at the show for Best Rock Video. Preceded by a marching band playing "Hail to the Chief", Manson entered the stage in a full-body black fur coat flanked by mock United States Secret Service agents, delivered a speech to the audience of Hollywood celebrities from a microphone-covered lectern emblazoned with the phrase'Antichrist Superstar' in classical Latin script and the band's "Shock" logo fashioned to look like the Seal of the President of the United States: My fellow Americans, we will no longer be oppressed by the fascism of Christianity, and we will no longer be oppressed by the fascism of beauty. As I see you all sitting out there trying your hardest not to be ugly, trying your hardest not to fit in, trying your hardest to earn your way into Heaven, but let me ask you—do you want to be in a place that's filled with a bunch of assholes?
After the speech the band launched into "The Beautiful People", with Manson striking rigid poses as he sang. Manson removed his coat midway thru to reveal a second costume underneath that consisted of a leather corset and g-string which revealed his bare buttocks, a pair of thigh-high fishnet hosiery attached to a leather garter belt and knee-high leather boots; the performance came to its climax. As the show closed, host Chris Rock teasingly yelled for the audience to "Run to church right now! Get your asses into church, or you're going to hell!". Despite their negative review of the program as a whole, Rolling Stone singled out the performance as "riveting". Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez joined The Smashing Pumpkins at Mountain View, California's Shoreline Amphitheatre for an acoustic performance of "The Beautiful People" during the venue's annual Bridge School Benefit on October 18, 1997. Nine Inch Nails performed "The Beautiful People", with f
The Beautiful People (professional wrestling)
The Beautiful People was a stable of professional wrestlers in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. The stable has counted Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, Lacey Von Erich and Cute Kip as members throughout its several incarnations; the team are known for their narcissistic gimmick, holding the TNA Knockouts Championship and the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship simultaneously. Their characters were portrayed as arrogant blonde Barbie dolls, whose main goal as a team was to "cleanse" the TNA roster "one ugly person at a time", based on the belief that their physical attractiveness was greater than that of others in the company, however various incarnations have portrayed them as faces. Original members Angelina Love and Velvet Sky came up with the characters, inspired by Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie; the Beautiful People were narcissistic prima donnas. After a brief initial period without these traits, they became villainous characters who emphasized an interest in looks and created the motto "cleansing the world, one ugly person at a time."
The team was created by then-TNA booker Vince Russo, with Love and Sky drawing inspiration for their performance from celebrities like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie and the movie Mean Girls. Their fixation with physical beauty is emphasized, they favored placing paper bags over the heads of opponents they regarded as ugly, as a way of humiliating them. Angelina Love and Velvet Sky made their Total Nonstop Action Wrestling debuts as fan favorites. At the Turning Point pay-per-view in 2007, Love and Sky were placed into a tag team named Velvet-Love Entertainment. At Turning Point the newly formed tag team defeated O. D. B. and Roxxi Laveaux. In March, Roxxi had a premonition about their safety which they ignored and offered Roxxi a makeover to apologize. On the March 13 edition of Impact!, Roxxi resisted their attempt at a makeover, offending Love and Sky, causing them to react violently. Love and Sky retaliated against the resistance by using the makeover to hurt, rather than help Roxxi. During the attack they utilized their cosmetics to humiliate Roxxi by spraying her in the eyes with hairspray and smearing makeup all over her face, thus becoming villains.
Adopting the personas of superficial prima donnas, who loathe and insult anyone they consider to be physically unattractive, they dropped the Velvet-Love Entertainment moniker and became The Beautiful People. In 2008 at Lockdown, they participated in the first "Queen of the Cage" match, won by Roxxi, when she defeated Love in the finals; the following month's pay-per-view, saw a Battle Royal where the last two in the ring competed in a Ladder match with the loser having their head shaved. Gail Kim won immunity in a Shears-On-A-Pole-Match; the Makeover Battle Royal-Ladder Match saw Kim and Roxxi survive the Battle Royal and with Kim having immunity this meant the third runner-up, Angelina Love, would have her head shaved if Roxxi won. Knowing this, Love interfered in the Ladder Match to ensure Kim's victory and Roxxi's head being shaved bald. While the Knockouts watched the haircut in pity and Sky paraded around celebrating with Roxxi's freshly shaved hair cementing them as villains in one of TNA's most controversial moments.
The Beautiful People continued to harass the fan favorite Knockouts, including ruining Kim's chance at winning the TNA Women's Knockout Championship, injuring her, unsuccessfully attempting to shave ODB's head after a match. This led to a Street Fight on June 5 between Sky and ODB, during which Mickie Knuckles debuted as The Beautiful People's ally on Impact!. At Slammiversary the new trio lost in a six-woman tag team match against Roxxi, ODB and Kim when ODB pinned Moose. On July 18, Sky won a ten-Knockout Battle Royal to earn a shot at the Knockouts Championship; however she failed to win the match, afterwards her and Love assaulted champion Taylor Wilde, putting a paper bag over her head. Their bad luck continued when The Beautiful People main evented the July 31 Impact! in a losing effort to Wilde and Kim. On the August 14 episode of Impact!, Kip James was introduced as the team's "fashionist" and male equivalent under the name Cute Kip. At times he would bring with him a tin like makeup box, used as a weapon.
As Sky had failed to win the title from Wilde, Love was given a chance at No Surrender. The following week on Impact!, The Beautiful People tried to intimidate Wilde before No Surrender, by attacking her backstage. Love and Wilde competed in a beauty pageant which Love lost after losing the evening gown and talent contest segments. Love lost the title match at No Surrender. While Sky and Love had been focussing on Wilde and her title, Kip had begun a feud with Rhino; this feud ended in defeat for the Beautiful People, with them losing to ODB, Rhaka Khan and Rhino at Bound for Glory IV. Their feud with ODB spilled out into an alliance with Booker T who hired The Beautiful People to protect his wife, from ODB in exchange for his locker room on the December 4 episode of Impact!. This resulted in a six-woman tag team match at Final Resolution against ODB, Wilde and Roxxi, which they lost. In December it was announced on TNA's website that the company had extended an invitation to United States Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin which The Beautiful People looked forward to as they considered her husband to be attractive.
A Governor Palin parody character referred to as The Governor, appeared on December 4 played by Shannon Spruill. Love and Sky were oblivious to The Governor being an imposter, resulting in some comedy skits where Kip tried to convince them they were being