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Flight of the Conchords (Audio CD)

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      21.05.2009 15:40
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      There first steps into mass entertainment prove the Conchords were on to something big

      Jermaine Clement and Brett macKenzie are the band 'Flight of the Conchords,' New Zealands fourth most novelty folk group. Yes, even in the title they are funny people and this audiobook from BBC radio has them back to their raw roots before HBO whipped them up and turned them into, well, nonchalent subdued Kiwi superstars!

      If you have seen the TV show, you will recognise a lot of the jokes, songs and plots in this six episode series which have the boys looking to make it big in London. Once again Rhys Derby plays the part of their naive and out-of-touch, yet hilarious, manager though he is known as Brian, rather than the now familiar 'Murray' of the TV show.

      The songs form the foundation of the episodes as they do in the TV show, yet they are more entwined in the plot and reality, possibly due to the radio influence and though are very funny they just aren't quite as clean cut as the TV show. However, taken on their own radio merit, no one's going to complain at such gems as 'The Rhymenocerous vs the Hip-Hopopotamus' and their tribute to Lord of The Rings.

      The warm Welsh voice of Rob Bryden is there to narrate and a cameo each week by Neil Finn ("The White Bob Marley of the North Island") always brings an added touch. Also other voices are provided by the likes of Greg Proops, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kaye and I believe there is a Chris Morris influence in the production which means it can't be bad!

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      18.05.2009 12:47
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      this is comdey genius and i would definitely recommend it

      This radio comedy follows the lives of Jermaine Clement and Brett McKenzie, two kiwis in a band called Flight of the Conchords, who are trying to make it big in London. The massive success in this BBC radio series led to the boys getting a TV deal with HBO to create the hugely sucessful Flight of the Conchords TV series.
      The series is features some very big UK comedy stars including Rob Brydon who narrates the series and Jimmy Carr as a fan. The series includes all their brilliant folk parodies which the two are now famous for. The songs are hilariously funny and you will be quoting lines from the show after listening to it. Apparently the majority of the show is improvised and it has the feel of a natural almost documentary-like view in to the world of Brett and Jermaine. The fact that it is not all scripted shows the pure talent these guys have. Their manager Brian, played by Rhyss Darby, is the funniest character, he is trying his hardest to get gigs and get a record deal for the boys but is terrible at his job.
      I discovered the Flight of the Conchords Radio series after watching the TV series so alot of the material is similar. It is a little weird as Murray in the TV series is called Brian and some of the songs are interupted with sound bits which is a shame as the songs are so good just by themselves.

      Flight of the Conchords is hilariously funny and with 3cds there is hours of entertainment.

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      The complete "BBC Radio 2" series from Perrier Award nominated duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement features Rob Brydon and Neil Finn. "Flight of the Conchords" are Bret McKenzie (guitar and vocals) and Jemaine Clement (vocals and guitar) and they're New Zealand's fourth best folk guitar-based jazz, techno, hip-hop duo. Over six episodes we follow their attempts to crack the UK's novelty music scene with songs such as "Frodo", "Don't Wear The Ring" ('Magical Bling Bling'), "Fudafafa", "Hiphopapotamus and Think About It" ("Think, Think About It"). "The Conchords" have travelled the world and become one of the best-loved double acts on the circuit. Having secured the talents of Rob Brydon, Daniel Kitson, Greg Proops, Nina Conti, Rhys Darby and Neil Finn, they can - for the first time - tell their story...The Perrier nominated "Flight of the Conchords" are currently being developed by HBO in America.