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Parodya ng Parokya ni Edgar

parody (pronounced /ˈpærədi/; also called send-upspoof or lampoon), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or trivialise an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, “parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text.” Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as “any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice.” Often, the most satisfying element of a good parody is seeing others mistake it for the genuine article.[citation needed]

Parody may be found in art or culture, including literaturemusic (although “parody” in music has an earlier, somewhat different meaning than for other art forms), animationgaming and film.

The writer and critic John Gross observes in his Oxford Book of Parodies, that parody seems to flourish on territory somewhere between pastiche (“a composition in another artist’s manner, without satirical intent”) and burlesque (which “fools around with the material of high literature and adapts it to low ends”).

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Parokya ni Edgar (English translation: Parish of Edgar) is a Filipino band that was formed in 1993 by a group of college students. The band is famous and most lauded for its original rock novelty songs and often satirical covers of popular songs. The band has since transcended musical genres, varying styles from one song to another – alternative rock to pop rockfunk to rapcore, and so on – while providing comic relief to their listeners. Despite having “Edgar” in the band’s name, none of the members go by it.

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Buloy, of course is PnE’s greatest hit but what interests me most about PnE is its comical parody covers of some classic foreign and local hits.

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1.  Trip

Trip is from PnE’s debut album Khangkhungkherrnitz. It is the band’s parody cover of Creep. Creep, of course is Radiohead’s greatest hit.

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2.  Alimango

Alimango is from PnE’s second album Buruguduystunstugudunstuy.  It is Parokya’s cover of  Pearl Jam’s Animal.  The feat should have been better if they covered the Eddie Vedder’s hit Daughter, but PnE found it not fit to.

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Learn to sing both Alimango and Animal.  It’s not a difficult task.  All you need to memorize is

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…9,10 10 legs and again
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8..9,1010 legs and again

Dalawang pansipit
Kung maipit ang sakit!

Ang lalaki, o kay laki ng, ang lalaki ng alimango
O kay laki, ang lalaki, o kay laki ng alimango

and

one, two, three, four, five against one
five, five, against one
said one, two, three, four, five against one
five, five…five, five…five against one
torture from you to me
abducted from the street
i’d rather be…
i’d rather be with…
i’d rather be with an animal
why would you wanna hurt me?
so frightened of your pain…

The lyrics are so plain and simple, however the beat of the drums and the rhythm of guitars make it hard for you to get over it.  I forgot, the signature voice of Eddie Vedder will forever haunt you! That’s if and only if you are willing to learn the songs.

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3.  The Crush (Bakit ang pangit pangit mo?)

Also from Khangkhungkherrnitz, The Crush is Parokya’s version of  Should I Stay Or Should I go? the 1980’s hit of the punk rock band The Clash.

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Yes, it was originally The Clash who made it to the top.  Surprisingly, I am moved that PnE’s version is more comparable to Weezer’s attempt.

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The parody soars up to the highest level with this in-your-face lyrics:

Darling you gotta let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!
You always say that you are pretty,
Pero ika’y mukhang lalake!
So c’mon on and let me know,
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

I’m saying PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
Go away, ‘cuase you smell “panis”!
Ang hininga parang kubeta!
Ang panget na may anghit pa!
So c’mon on and let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

Sa itsura mong bakulaw!
Ang daigdig ko ay gugunaw!
Parang naglalakad na pimple!
Kay Chiquito pwedeng double!
So c’mon and let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

Ang kutis mo’y parang adobe
(Your skin is like a rough stone)
Ang buhok mo’y parang alambre
(Your hair is like a tangled wiring)
Katawan mo’y parang tambyolo
(Your body is like a raffle ticket)
Para kang galing sa impyerno
(It is as if you came from hell)
So c’mon and let me know
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo

*Internalize the lyrics and use it against your X’s! LoL

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4.  Papa Cologne

Papa Cologne is a parody cover of “Lança Perfume” by Rita Lee.  Papa Cologne is included in Halina sa Parokya album.

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All that I can say is Merci!

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5.  Picha Pie

Picha Pie, next to Buloy is PnE’s second greatest hit. Picha Pie,  from the album Gulong Itlog Gulong is a parody cover of  Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.  It’s not pizza.  It’s picha.  Just like how the Filipinos pronounce it. Kung anong tunog siyang sulat. Pizza Pie, the term itself is technically and politically incorrect.  Pizza is the Italian translation of the English Pie. And this band from Ateneo and UP is very much aware of it.

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Hahaha! (Laughing out loud). What the hell is she doing in my blogsite? Certainly, it wasn’t Gloria who did inspire PnE to cover the song.  Yes, she definitely sent those Videoke Drag Queens to stardom but por pabor, it was CAKE who made it more palatable to masculine taste.

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6.  Chikinini

Chikinini is from the album Bigotilyo.  It is the band’s parody of Banal na Aso.  Indeed, a parody upon parody.  Banal na Aso (Santong Kabayo) is a satirical parody on Philippine society.  Don’t be surprised.  They’re both from UP.

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No. that’s not Benjie Paras.

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7.  Nakaw ang Wallet Ko

Nakaw Ang Wallet Ko, also from Khangkhungkherrnitz is a parody cover of Guns & Roses’ Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door!

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Guns & Roses is Guns & Roses.  That’s why this song is usually associated with the band. Little and lately did I know that this song was originally done by another legend Bob Dylan.

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There’s still a version of Mark Knopfler, which some claims is the best.  But it’s too much.

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8.  The Ordertaker

The Ordertaker is from the album Halina sa Parokya.  The Ordertaker is a parody on Chopsuey and Toxicity of  System of a Down .

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The embedding of official video was disabled by request.  Watch on Youtube:

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9.  Macho

Macho is from the album Solid.  Macho is the band’s parody on Macho Man performed originally by the Village People.

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Embedding disabled by request. Watch on Youtube.

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10.  Nakakainis

Nakakainis is from the album Solid.  It is the band’s version of When in Rome‘s The Promise.  But one Youtube commentator said, “It does not even sound like The Promise.”  Agree? Let’s see.

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I never thought that this hit in the late 1980’s would have this high definition video.

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11.  Tange

Also from the album Solid, Tange is their version of Popeye’s theme.

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Hahahaha! Laughing out loud again!

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12.  Yakinikitombo

Yakinikitombo is from Gulong Itlog Itlog.  OMG, it’s the band’s treatment of  Oh My Golly by The Pixies.  Well, just some sort of a filler.

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Parang hindi naman.

Thanks for the Youtube uploaders.  More in-depth reviews later.