Listen Along: Boredoms – Super Ae

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1) Super You



tucker: WELCOME TO THE MACHINE

kyle: OH GOD IS THIS MUSIC?

michael: What is happening? What is going on?

christian: LOUD NOISES

tucker: And so it was that the universe was created.

michael: Did someone leave the fax machine on overnight?

tucker: The Earth’s crust cooled.

michael: GUYS THAT WASTES INK

kyle: SO THIS IS WHAT COMPUTERS HEAR 24/7

michael: I think it’s jammed…

tucker: AOL had some problems connecting to the internet. Oh hey! Guitars.

michael: Just gonna hold this old 98 Mac up to an amplifier for a bit. Don’t mind me.

kyle: DON’T WORRY YOU GUYS I UNPLUGGED IT AND PLUGGED IT BACK IN

michael: ROCK MUSIC

tucker: CTR+ALT+DEL

christian: ALT+F4 to turn it up!

michael: So this sounds pretty rad. I like what’s going on here.

kyle: My computer just blue screened

tucker: 404: song not found

michael: I’M AIR DRUMMING AS HARD AS I CAN. I’M GIVIN’ ‘ER ALL SHE CAN TAKE

tucker: PUT THE BAND IN THE JET TURBINE I DON’T CARE! REV IT UP MOTHERFUCKERS

michael: But yeah, I really like this

kyle: They’re just sound checking

michael: These guitars are monsters

tucker: IT’S TAKING OFF

kyle: Someone hacked my song

christian: My ears are barely bleeding

michael: I think I just broke the tape. My 8-track just melted. THE NEEDLE ON THE PLAYER BROKE

tucker: PAPER JAM

kyle: COLE TRAIN GOES WHOOO WHOOO

tucker: THIS SONG RUNS ON WHOLE GRAINS, BABY! INCREASE VELOCITY! HOLD! HOOOOLLLLDDDD!

michael: I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO HOLD ON TO!

kyle: THIS WOULD BE GREAT TO LISTEN TO ON A ROLLERCOASTER

michael: I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE AWESOME IN MY EARS. Or the blood. Not sure which. Man, they should really fix that fax machine.

tucker: MAW, GET OFF THE PHONE. I’M TRYIN TO PLAY QUAKE

kyle: This reminds me of when the glitches happened in Hotline Miami

michael: Boredoms is what happens when you try to shoegaze on dial-up

kyle: RIGHT?

tucker: Boredoms is Japanese for GET A GRIP

kyle: WHOA WHAT A BREAKDOWN

michael: So, who’s the 1990s printer player on this?

christian: I can get behind this

michael: WHO GOT THE FUNK?

kyle: Is this like Japanese blue man group?

tucker: Absolutely

michael: And the dust settled

christian: Kind of an awkward cut off

kyle: Really strange cutoff

michael: “MA! I FIXED THE PRINTER!”

2) Super Are



tucker: Ah, the sun rises

kyle: Now it’s like calm and happy

tucker: Find your chi

kyle: Yin/yang you guys

tucker: Align your chakrahs

michael: “And lo, with the printer fixed, the future looked hopeful for young Boredoms…”

tucker: BECOME ONE WITH VISHNU, KYLE

kyle: They did a skills check for sanity

tucker: REROLL, BOREDOMS! REROLL!

kyle: Too late, they got a 20

tucker: Psh, typical

michael: So, was it all just a dream?

tucker: We’ll soon find out

kyle: Are we living in the real world?

christian: OMG LYRICS

tucker: Was it all a dream? I used to read Word Up Magazine

michael: They sing on this? Oh wait! These are the guys that did Gamel?

tucker: One of them is

michael: Because that link makes so much more sense

tucker: TAKE ME HOME, BOREDOMS

kyle: Rock again!

tucker: IN THE SUUUUUUUUUUUUN. AHHHHHHHH

michael: OH MAN THIS IS SO AWESOME. HOLY SHIT. HOLY SHIT

kyle: Dang

michael: AHHHHHHH

tucker: DRUM HARDER, DAMMIT

kyle: It just got awesome

michael: NOT. MY. TEMPO.

kyle: When did Mike Portnoy get here?

tucker: Mike Portnoy is everywhere, always

michael: NEIL PEART AND LARS ULRICH JUST BECAME AN OCTOPUS MAN. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO EXPLAIN THIS. HAS ROCK SCIENCE GONE TOO FAR?

tucker: All drum sets were harmed in the making of this film.

michael: Man, whatever that guitar noodling thing going on in the background is is awesome.

kyle: He broke at least 7 drum sticks

tucker: THAT IS ALSO A DRUM. ALL ARE DRUMS

kyle: Dat Noodle. Like Gorillaz.

tucker: It’s 2D, yo

kyle: IT’S MURLOCK

tucker: GARBL GARBL

kyle: MY EARS

3) Super Going



tucker: Hope you guys like these two chords

kyle: They are nice chords for sure

tucker: Best chords a guy could ask for

michael: They bailed me out of jail that one time, they did. Swell guys, those two chords

tucker: Saved my first born son from drowning once

michael: That groove they’ve got going on. It’s addicting!

tucker: Guys, let’s go start a cult. I’ll bring the robes

michael: I’ll bring the Shorm. Kyle, you got the Shai-oh?

kyle: I’m addicted to boredom

tucker: You had one job, Kyle

michael: FINE. CHRISTIAN. YOU GOT THE SHAI-OH?

kyle: Shai-oh La Buff

tucker: Fer crissakes

michael: Who’s got the shai-oh?

tucker: It’s not like it’s in short supply

michael: We can’t proceed with cult shenanigans without the shai-oh!

tucker: It’s all here in the pamphlet

kyle: I like the haphazardness to this song. It’s like “hey, I’m all over the place in a structured way”

tucker: It keeps building to absolutely nothing. This song is excellent long car ride fodder

michael: These guitars sound like lasers. LIKE LASERS

tucker: LUITARS

kyle: DAT ENERGY

michael: So, the drums have been incredible these last three songs. I should just say that now.

tucker: EACH RISE AND FALL IS LIKE ANOTHER DAY PASSING. A DAY YOU WILL NEVER GET BACK. Boredoms are very much a drum band. They did a series of concerts with like a hundred drummers. Hence their sometimes name: boredrum

kyle: I totally agree about the drums Michael

michael: So this is Super Ae, right?

tucker: SUPER GOING

michael: No, the album

tucker: SUPER ARE YOU SHINE GOOD? SUPER YOU ARE GOING COMING

michael: When does that one Creed song start playing?

tucker: Riiiiiiiigggghhhhttt….now.

kyleWhiplash the album

tucker: STILL NOT MY TEMPO

michael: Oh god. Everything’s breaking down

tucker: It got all first song again

michael: IT’S RUSHING. WAIT, NO. IT’S DRAGGING

tucker: The CD is actually just a small ride cymbal

michael: I DON’T EVEN KNOW

kyle: SO YOU DOOOOO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

michael: I’M UPSET

kyle: I’M BORED

michael: J. K. Simmons is just sitting in the back of the studio. Right next to a stack of chairs.

tucker: J. K. Simmons is kawaii as fuck

kyle: This is a very air drum song

michael: Man, I love all the drums on this album

tucker: I can’t even air drum 🙁

michael: They’re so rad

tucker: No air coordination

michael: NOT MY AIR TEMPO

tucker: There’s enough flanger on this album to start a flarm

kyle: I like how on the wiki it says “Yamantaka Eye: Vocals, sampler, NOISE”

michael: Those guitars are just warbled as fook

tucker: YELLING

kyle: Shia-lo

michael: Did we lose Christian in all of that noise? CHRISTIAN, COME TO THE LIGHT

kyle: They’re licking my ear drums

tucker: COME BACK, CHRISTIAN! I TAKE IT ALL BACK!

michael: I DON’T THINK HE CAN HEAR US

4) Super Coming



kyle: Scratch

tucker: This song’s ridiculous

kyle: Scratch

michael: “Have a sad super come” – Death Grips

kyle: I like the variation in this

tucker: MUGGAH MUGGAH. MUGGAH MUGGAH

michael: That was a neat thing while it lasted

tucker: Oh shit. I need those drums to come in. Give it to me, Boredoms. I’m beggin ya. Just one more hit. Then I’m off the stuff for good.

michael: TAKE NOTES, TOM MORELLO

kyle: Just got all different

michael: BREAK IT DOWN

kyle: Me likes

michael: DIDN’T NEED YOUR NOISY INTRO ANYWAY

tucker: GREMLIN, SING FOR US. I COMMAND YOU

kyle: Throaty singing’s a bit strange

tucker: His vocal cords are probably a bit sore by this point

michael: Nah man, they just taught a bunch of frogs to chant

kyle: Just a tad

michael: No throats were hurt in the making of this album

tucker: I would have loved to be in the room during the recording of this album. Or monastery. Or Mayan pyramid. Or wherever they cobbled this thing together.

michael: “Man, these Mayan pyramids have great acoustics!”

tucker: “You can really hear the shai-lo!”

kyle: This song is a tad too slow for my liking

tucker: You ever heard a fast muggah muggah? Didn’t think so

michael: HE IS COMING. THEY HAVE SUMMONED THE SCRIBBLE WARBLE MONSTER

tucker: HE MUGGAHS FOR NO ONE

michael: “MUGGAH MUGGAH” – SCRIBBLE WARBLE MONSTER

tucker: The use of muggah muggah on this song is truly remarkable

kyle: Woah, Pitchfork gave this a 9.5/10. Good for that

tucker: Muggah muggah / 10. They didn’t have the muggah scale back then

michael: I give this muggah muggah/11

tucker: I’ve heard muggahier

kyle: Muggah muggah/muggah muggah

michael: The ones stand for muggahs. It’s muggahnary code

tucker: This is one of the founding tenets of music and Hearing Double: the ones stand for muggahs

kyle: It’s in the writer’s contracts

michael: Man, those first muggah lessons were so hard

tucker: “Michael, this review isn’t very muggah”

michael: Never thought I’d get past the first conjugation of muggah

kyle: “The reviewer must herein produce ratings in muggahs”

michael: THANK GOD FOR THAT MUGHTIONARY SEAN GAVE ME. Guys, I think the Muggah Monster might’ve eaten Christian

tucker: Christian, if you can hear us, muggah

kyle: Muggah like you have never muggah’d before

michael: NOT. MY. MUGGAH

tucker: MUGGAFUGGAH

michael: So, anyway. While we mourn Christian getting eaten by the muggah muggah monster. I would like to say that that coda was warm and gorgeous

tucker: There was a bass somehow. Or a bassy guitar

kyle: De capa coda bro

tucker: Girl, yo guitar so bassy

5) Super Are You



kyle: Super get jazzy on me

tucker: Oh god the stereo separation. BLARGHSHNARF

kyle: Never thought car horns could be a music thing

michael: MAN. THIS SONG. JUST… THIS SONG

kyle: Guitars are sick, bro

tucker: This song always sneaks up on me

michael: SUPER ARE YOU HEADBANGING AS HARD AS I AM?

tucker: The Boredoms Saturday morning cartoon right here

michael: Oh, first we gotta sneak through this R&B groove

kyle: The little guitar scrapes are really cool

michael: Dive this scrape. Climb this scrape. Sky this scrape.

kyle: “Just make the bass walk” – Boredoms to bassist

tucker: “Fuck it” – Boredoms to Boredoms

michael: Now just keep smacking the guitar against an amplifier until something happens

tucker: I CAN SEE FOREVER

kyle: We made it to World Cup 2010!

kyle: We made it to World Cup 2154!

michael: “BWOOOOOOOOAAAAAMMMMM” –  Boredoms’ vuvuzela

tucker: Space Ghost, ah

kyle: I can’t even. They done changed the game. Again

tucker: I wish I could speak Boredoms. I know muggah pretty well

kyle: Space-oh out

michael: This is purty neat. It’s got guitars doin’ guitar stuff

tucker: This almost sounds like music. Instead of radiation left over by the big bang

michael: Someone’s going “space ghost ahhhh”. Lasers are pew pewing. All is right in the Boredoms world

kyle: Drums kick major ass

tucker: Give the drummer some

6) Super Shine



tucker: FAX IS BROKEN AGAIN DAMMIT

michael: SUPER SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE HO-HO-HOL-H-HHHHHHH-adjagiopehadk

kyle: Space Invaders is broken again

tucker: BOREDOMS KILL SCREEN COMING UP

michael: Aw, dammit. I got the Boredoms screen of death. Gotta reboot the computer

kyle: They got a score over 5,000!

michael: OH GOD. THE COMPUTER IS YELLING AT ME AHHHHHH

tucker: I love this melody so much. If I could get this melody as a tattoo, I would

michael: In case you weren’t aware that Boredoms have a bass player

kyle: The bass, it shines super well

michael: They definitely now have a bass player

tucker: They grease it constantly. I also double love the noise chord thing going on. I love this song. MY SHINE

michael: Is this song secretly your favorite, Tucker?

kyle: My SHINE

michael: OR IS IT THE OTHER ONE?

tucker: This song is secretly my favorite

kyle: We officially lost Christian?

michael: Remember, the Muggah Muggah Monster ate him

tucker: Fate worse than death, that

kyle: Right

michael: BOREDOMS WAS PLAYING WITH FIRE THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE

tucker: FLEW TOO CLOSE TO THE MUGGAH AND THEIR MUGGAHS BURNED OFF

michael: THAT RITUAL WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE MUGGAHED

kyle: THEY TOOK HIS MAGIC AWAY. NOW HE’S A MUGGAHL

tucker: Guys, have I told you about my shine?

michael: You are my shine. My golden my shine

kyle: Did you get it with Pine-sol?

tucker: It’s a natural shine

michael: I have no idea what’s happening anymore but it’s pretty groovy

kyle: DAT’S THE POWER OF PINE-SOL BABY

michael: Like, that rhythm. It’s damned good

tucker: The sheet music is just a bloody hand print

michael: With a spit stain for a time signature

kyle: “Oh, it was upside down the whole time” – Boredoms

michael: The best part is that it’s still not JK Simmons’ tempo!

tucker: Not yet

michael: I love them scratchy guitars

kyle: Me likes this a whole ton. I got a scratch only boredoms can itch

michael: “Here, let me get that for you” – Boredoms

tucker: SCRATCH TILL IT SUPER SHINES

kyle: Super shines – Mario Sunshine 2 collectable

tucker: E shines are healthier for you. OR ARE THEY?

7) Super Good



michael: We heard you like space jazz. So here’s some space jazz.

tucker: I do! But our journey is over. Let us lay in the space grass and watch teh space sun move across the sky. It’s been fun flying with you, space cadets.

michael: Man, Super Bob is such a pretty planet. Thank you, Super AE. And thank you, Super Don Bluth.

kyle: “Keyboards to my Life” – name of this song for me

tucker: Give life back to keyboards

michael: And lo, the tides of Super Ae were calmed. And our Super heroes relaxed in their super grass

tucker: For those curious, Vision Creation Newsun is much more like this. Not entirely though, natch

michael: Is this what space drums sound like in space?

tucker: I hope so. I hope so.

michael: Man, this song feels like drifting

tucker: Surf’s comin’ in

michael: While everything else was some kind of drum-happy apocalypse, this is just relaxing … should probably take care of that Muggah Muggah Monster, though…*sigh*

tucker: This is what your pulse sounds like when you’re still in the womb

kyle: The ebb and flow of the ocean. Says it all

michael: OH. OH GOD. IT’S TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING

tucker: Drink more Ovaltine!