Talk:Because, It's Midnite

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Is it just me, or does this song bear more than a superficial sembelence to Judas Priest's Heart of a Lion?


[edit] "Nite"

Should it be said that the spelling of "night" as "nite" in the song's title is a reference to KISS? The (rather famous) song is called Rock and Roll All Nite, and Kiss's music is the same style as Limozeen, so I think that something should be added here, but I don't know (same deal with Nite Mamas). The_homestrongzipansadcheatsmith2.PNG Tlk/Cnt03:24, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

"Nite" is a pretty common (intentional) misspelling of "night", and is probably not a reference to any one thing. --DorianGray

[edit] Breakin' ___ chains

Ok, I definitely hear "my", pronounced more like "meh" as a metalhead might, there. Listen to the "the" in the previous line, then this one. The "th" doesn't happen!

I know Thing and Bazooka disagree, but anyone else hear this? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:26, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

I heard "my" at first, but now it seems to alternate between "my" and "the". I can't decide on this one. Has Matt? (talk) 22:29, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
The DVD says "breaking the chains". --Jay (Talk) 22:31, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Guitar Hero: '80s edition

This song was confirmed for Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s: Doshindude 22:35, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Awexome — nice find! Trey56 22:34, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Because, It's Canon

Should this be moved to Because, It's Midnite (with a comma), which redirects here? It's spelled that way in Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Limozeen vs. Sloshy. I'll admit that song titles aren't always listed correctly in Guitar Hero (they called Nothin' But a Good Time "Ain't Nothin' But a Good Time"), but now that it's appeared in an actual cartoon, it seems intentional. Keep in mind that the Strong Bad Sings CD came out nearly 4 years ago. Has Matt? (talk) 11:08, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

It's also spelled that way on my MP3 player, and I got it directly off the CD. Shwoo 11:58, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
That would be the work of the CD ripper program though, which likely downloaded the song titles from a CDDB server somewhere in the Internets. Unfortunately, I don't have the CD box on me, so I can't check how it was punctuated in the liner... --phlip TC 12:25, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
"Because, It's Midnite" Loafing 12:29, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Crimson flows down from the wings of a dove.

How can we be sure this is blood? I think that it is a play on bird down. Like, furry feathers. I dunno. It is hard to say it is a reference, but hard to deny it as well. What do you say? --Jellote 22:52, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Bring in The Cheat??

Does Limozeen actually sing " Bring in The Cheat, you better cut me some"? I was just wondering. :)

No. Even if I thought it sounded like "Bring in The Cheat" (I don't), the mock karaoke video gives it as "Breaking the chains". --Jay (Talk) 09:24, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Champagne and Legos

I just went to the Lego Movie 2, and the first song during the end credits (by Beck plus somebody) includes the lines "We gotta bring both sides together / like champagne and leather." I thought hmmm, is that a conscious reference? A quick Google of "champagne and leather" yields pretty much just champagne-colored leather swatches. —AbdiViklas 01:13, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Heh, I posted here without even looking at the article, I was so sure "Because, It's Midnite" contained the phrase "champagne and leather." Turns out it's "liquid and leather ... champagne glass." I'd like to change my wager from conscious homage to subconscious influence. ...Maybe. —AbdiViklas 13:45, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Story about solo (guitar vs keyboard)

As added to the article, the central solo was originally recorded (for the CD) as a keyboard track due to its intensity; for the live version, however, the guitarist didn't know that and learned it on guitar anyway. I remember hearing or reading this in some article or interview, but I can't track the original source down. In relistening to the TechStuff Interview - 16 Feb 2018, Matt tells this story at around 43 min — although he brings it up in response to the host mentioning his troubles playing the "Trogdor" solo on Guitar Hero instead! I think Matt may have just mixed up the two songs:

  • On Late Nite JengaJam Interview - 4 Oct 2007 he relates that the two dueling solos on Trogdor were both played on guitar, naming both guitarists. On Techstuff he only talks about one guitarist (Arrison) playing a solo.
  • In the Techstuff story, Mike and Matt describe the solo as "arpeggios" that "no one can play that fast", which describes "Midnite" better than "Trogdor".
  • Other sites repeat the story that the "Midnite" solo was played on keyboard.
  • Watching Limozeen Live! - 27 Mar 2008 the Trogdor solos are complex but nowhere near as "is this possible on a guitar?"-complex as the Midnite solo.
  • Listening to the CD versions of the two songs, "Midnite" sounds much more keyboard-y than "Trogdor".

There is one hole in this — in his retelling, Matt says that Arrison didn't know that it wasn't a real guitar solo because he wasn't on the original recording; Strong Bad Sings doesn't have individual track credits, but the Guitar Hero credits state Arrison was on this track. I don't have a good explanation on this, but I think the evidence is weighted towards it being a story about "Midnite". -- Bleu Ninja 18:27, 11 July 2023 (UTC)

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