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You can find few other rock bands from the past due 20th century mainly because difficult to categorize mainly because F.S.K. You can find few other rings which are as downright unusual as this German clothing. Polka, yodels, and nation & western match post-punk, noise-rock, consumer electronics, and obtuse lyrics, sung both in British and German. The mix of parody and reverence of varied forms of root base music has produced comparisons towards the Mekons; sometimes it is tough to tell once the commentary halts as well as the jokes start. Even inside the same record, different monitors can appear to be the task of completely different ensembles, making the group a lot more resistant to easy market id. F.S.K. had been formed by workers of the German underground newspaper in 1980 (the initials are a symbol of Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle, which means British as “voluntary self-control”). While their initial few releases had been in a relatively noisily bleak German post-punk vein, with the middle-’80s that they had, towards the dilemma of a lot of the market that they had cultivated, started to research Central Western european and American folk designs. Originally dressing themselves in German surplus military clothes, they shed those skins for intentionally unassuming skinny jeans and checked tee shirts. The electric equipment had been augmented by brass and accordion. The lyrics continued to be (because they do even today) filled with tongue-in-cheek irony, including yodels for German politicians and free of charge jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock. Their selection of cover materials appeared willfully perverse, whether it had been “I Wish I POSSIBLY COULD Sprechen Sie Deutsch,” MOR German bandleader Bert Kaempfert, or cult American funkster Swamp Dogg. Within the middle-’80s the group found an influential enthusiast in United kingdom DJ John Peel off, who acquired F.S.K. on his BBC present more situations than every other non-British music group. Camper Truck Beethoven/Cracker mainstay David Lowery discovered an affinity using the group’s zany method of root base rock, and finished up making the music group, in addition to signing up for kinds (though Lowery’s key project continued to be Cracker). With the middle-’90s that they had an American cope with Traveling Seafood, a label a lot more renowned for bluegrass and folk works. Despite such close friends in high areas, F.S.K. stay quite definitely a cult music group. The majority of their information (and there are lots of) have become difficult to find within the U.S., to begin with, and their viewers appears to chiefly contain fellow music artists and rock and roll critics. If People in america have heard about them whatsoever, it’s likely for their association with Lowery, though in fact his existence in F.S.K. offers transformed the band’s skewed eyesight little.

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Siblings John Alfred Key, Anne Arnold Phoebe Charlton Key
Music Songs I Wish I Could 'Sprechen Sie Deutsch', Was kostet die Welt, Blue Yodel für Herbert Wehner, Unter dem Doppeladler / Under the Double Eagle, Fragen der Philosophie, Nokturn, Kleiner Polizist, Viel zu viel, Flagge verbrennen, Ich habe migräne, Herz aus Stein, Diesel Oktoberfest, Moderne Welt, Ab nach Indien, Liebe im Hotel, Swing to Bop, Mark Twain in Heidelberg, Unter dem Rhein, Liebe tut weh, Frau mit Stiel, Cannonball Yodel, Josephine Baker in Paris, Roxy Munich, Pennsylfawnisch Schnitzelbank, Move Ahead, Ich Als Text, Trink wie ein Tier, Lady Chatterley, 'M' wie München, Wir gehen in den Zoo, Mein Kubano Girl, Lieber ein Glas zuviel
Albums Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle, Akt, eine Treppe hinabsteigend, First Take Then Shake, Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Ist Ein Mode & Verzweiflung Produkt, Original Gasman Band, X, Stürmer, Tel Aviv, FSK in Dixieland, International, The Sound of Music, Bei Alfred, Bei Alfred (44 Exitos Populares 1980-89), Two Complete Sessions, In Dixieland / Magic Moments


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1 The Frederick Keys minor league baseball team is named after him.
2 Daughter Alice married U.S. Senator George H. Pendleton.
3 The US Navy named a submarine the USS Francis Scott Key in his honor.
4 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking Legs 2016 writer: "Star Spangled Banner" completed
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 writer: "Star Spangled Banner"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 2016 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
12 Monkeys 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Women's International Football 2016 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
American Soldier 2015 Short lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Heroes: The Story of the Fifa Women's World Cup 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
The Challenger 2015/I writer: "Star Spangled Banner"
McFarland, USA 2015 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Super Bowl XLIX 2015 TV Special writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick 2014 Video documentary lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Faking It 2014 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Concert for Valor 2014 TV Special writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Great Performances 2014 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Drop 2014 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner"
Irrefutable Proof That Serena Williams Is a Man 2014 Video documentary short lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
13 Sins 2014 lyrics: "STAR-SPANGLED BANNER"
Grudge Match 2013 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Prisoners 2013 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
The Lone Ranger 2013 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Glee 2009-2013 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
The Big Bang Theory 2013 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
42 2013 lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner", "The Star Spangled Banner"
The Biggest Loser 2013 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Dark Skies 2013 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Bunheads 2013 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Americans 2013 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Victorious 2013 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Playing for Keeps 2012 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Not Fade Away 2012 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
At Any Price 2012 lyrics: "The National Anthem" - uncredited
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Take the Stage 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Endings 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Iron Sky 2012 lyrics: "America"
Some Jerk with a Camera 2011 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
Straw Dogs 2011 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Moneyball 2011 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
The Kennedys 2011 TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode
Shameless 2011 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Mad 2011 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Off the Air 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Good Wife 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Hung 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Simpsons TV Series 1 episode, 1994 lyrics - 5 episodes, 1990 - 2010
Friday Night Lights 2009 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Princess Kaiulani 2009 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Zombieland 2009 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Crossing Over 2009 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Yes Man 2008 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special 2008 TV Special documentary writer: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Willkommen Österreich 2008 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
W. 2008/I arranger: "The Star Spangled Banner" - as Francis Key / lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Eagle Eye 2008 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Surfer, Dude 2008 lyrics: "Star-Spangled Banner"
The Love Guru 2008 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSNY/Déjà Vu 2008 Documentary writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Sugar 2008/I lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
iCarly 2007 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Rush Hour 3 2007 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Blades of Glory 2007 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
An American Girl on the Home Front 2006 TV Movie lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Deck the Halls 2006 writer: "Star Spangled Banner" - as F.S. Key
Saturday Night Live 2006 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Idiocracy 2006 lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner" 1814
The Closer 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hannah Montana 2006 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Southland Tales 2006 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
One Tree Hill 2005 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Everything Is Illuminated 2005 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony 2005 Video documentary lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Bad News Bears 2005 "Star Spangled Banner"
Fever Pitch 2005 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814
Racing Stripes 2005 lyrics: "The National Anthem USA"
Gilmore Girls 2003-2004 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Little Black Book 2004 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Jan Ullrich: Zwischen Licht und Schatten 2004 TV Short documentary lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
The Stepford Wives 2004 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - as F.S. Key
High Chaparall 2004 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
Miracle 2004 lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner"
Blues Traveler: Live - Thinnest of Air 2003 Video documentary writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Day of Independence 2003 Short writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Love Actually 2003 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
In America 2002 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814
Drumline 2002 lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner"
The Sum of All Fears 2002 "The Star-Spangled Banner"
The X-Files 2002 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Rookie 2002 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
The Majestic 2001 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
The Forsaken 2001 writer: "Star Spangled Banner"
Angel 2001 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Donnie Darko 2001 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
3rd Rock from the Sun 2000 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Girlfight 2000 writer: "Star Spangled Banner"
What's Cooking? 2000 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock 1999/I Video documentary writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Histeria! 1999 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Blair Witch Project 1999 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock 1999/II Video writer: "Star Spangled Banner"
Walker, Texas Ranger 1998 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
7th Heaven 1997 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Dexter's Laboratory 1996 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Mars Attacks! 1996 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Apollo 11 1996 TV Movie lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner"
Mother Night 1996 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Kingpin 1996 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1991-1996 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Television's Greatest Performances I 1995 TV Special lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Animaniacs 1994-1995 TV Series music - 4 episodes
Forget Paris 1995 lyrics: "Star Sprangled Banner"
Panther 1995/I lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner"
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sliders 1995 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary lyrics - 4 episodes
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Stand 1994 TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1994 TV Series music - 1 episode
Highlander 1993 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
WCW Slamboree 1993 1993 TV Movie writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
The Tommyknockers 1993 TV Series lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Tiny Toon Adventures TV Series music - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992 lyrics - 1 episode, 1991
Saved by the Bell 1992 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Under Siege 1992 writer: "Star Spangled Banner"
A League of Their Own 1992 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation 1992 Video music: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Curly Sue 1991 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Pyrates 1991 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
In Living Color 1990 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
My Blue Heaven 1990/I lyrics: "The Star-Srangled Banner"
Bordertown 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hard to Kill 1990 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Rude Awakening 1989 writer: "Star Spangled Banner"
The Dream Team 1989 lyrics: "STAR SPANGLED BANNER"
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Kandyland 1987 writer: "Star Spangled Banner Mad Dog Spoof"
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 TV Movie lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Dragnet 1987 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Night Court 1985-1987 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Homage to Steve 1986 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
The Christmas Star 1986 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Hoosiers 1986 lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner"
Reagan: Let's Finish the Job 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Silver Bullet 1985 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode
The Natural 1984 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Mother's Meat Freuds Flesh 1984 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
The Winds of War 1983 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Let's Spend the Night Together 1982 Documentary lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Purple Haze 1982 lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner"
Bomber 1982 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Breaking Away 1979 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Animal House 1978 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Black Sunday 1977 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Poor Pretty Eddie 1975 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
L'île aux enfants 1975 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Mean Streets 1973 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
The Waltons 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimi Hendrix 1973 Documentary writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Wattstax 1973 Documentary lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Please Stand By 1972 lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner"
The Cowboys 1972 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Jimi Plays Berkeley 1971 Documentary writer: "Star Spangled Banner"
Billy Jack 1971 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Frank Zappa 1971 TV Movie documentary lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
The Projectionist 1971 music: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Brewster McCloud 1970 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1970 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Manchurian Candidate 1962 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Pressure Point 1962 lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited / writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Elmer Gantry 1960 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Tall Story 1960 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
John Paul Jones 1959 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Dateline: Disneyland 1955 TV Special documentary writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
U.S. Olympic Champions 1952 Documentary short writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 1944 writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
The White Cliffs of Dover 1944 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Candlelight in Algeria 1944 music: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Song of Russia 1944 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814
Don't Be a Sucker 1943 Short writer: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Ode to Victory 1943 Short lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814
Stand by for Action 1942 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
The Battle of Midway 1942 Short documentary lyrics: "Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
March On, America! 1942 Short lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner" - uncredited
The Star-Spangled Banner 1942 Short lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Foreign Correspondent 1940 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell 1939 lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814
Let Freedom Ring 1939 lyrics: "Where Else But Here" 1939 - uncredited
The Song of a Nation 1936 Short lyrics: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Watch the Birdie 1935 Short lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Hail Columbia 1934 Documentary short lyrics: "The Star Spangled Banner"
Wings 1927 writer: "The Star Spangled Banner"

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The Complete History of U.S. Wars 1700-2004 2004 TV Series Himself
10 Things You Don't Know About 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - American Poet

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