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Pruning list, finding references
This article has been tagged with "references needed" for over a year. I'd suggest pruning the list of bands to those that have achieved significant fame or had a substantial influence on the genre, and explain that influence rather than just list the names. Right now it seems to be a list of any band that's performed a comedic rock song. After pruning, it would be a lot more manageable to substantiate the material with references, as the less significant bands are much harder to find mentioned by a reliable source. -Agyle 01:31, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
Performed a general clean up and pruned some extraneous info. Added some more recent comedy rock acts. Also removed a list of bands that are not comedy acts. Jtsterling (talk) 20:39, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I put the list of bands back up and added a couple to it. The bands aren't 'comedy rock' bands, per se, but they do perform 'comedy rock' songs.... I think examples of songs might need to be given. Jtsterling (talk) 20:59, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
Suggestions for article
Replaced The Coasters as an example of Comedy-Rock because they were more of a Rhythm and Blues group. Added Sheb Wooley in their place because of the great success he had with his Comedy Rock song in 1958. In short, he seems like a better example. Jtsterling (talk) 08:32, 21 July 2008 (UTC) Jtsterling (talk) 17:35, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Adding Band Names For Promotional Purposes
I've noticed that people seem to enjoy adding their band names, or names of bands they want to promote, to this article. I've just removed a few (yet again). Keep an eye on the short lists of currently popular comedy acts mentioned in the article. Example: people will add a relatively unknown band to a list that includes Frank Zappa, Tenacious D, & Flight of the Conchords. This does not improve the article and is completely unnecessary. Dogtownclown (talk) 23:46, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Can anyone provide some evidence that there is a genre of rock music that is called comedy rock? There do not seem to be any sources that do this in the article.--SabreBD (talk) 00:17, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Nearly all retailers I've checked have "Comedy Rock" listed as a genre: this might be a first step in establishing that it is in fact a recognized genre.
- Unfortunately retail sites are not a reliable source. I was really looking for some verifiable music criticism or scholarly publishing.--SabreBD (talk) 11:17, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
I just spent a couple minutes researching (will do more soon): The "All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul" By Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine has "Comedy Rock" listed as a genre, example on page 126. Dogtownclown (talk) 18:21, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
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