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In it's twenty-year career, Australian band Tism became possibly the most notorious band in their country's history, mixing the satire of Frank Zappa, the art-project long-game of the Residents, the songwriting chops and wit of Sparks, and the culture-jamming panache of Negativland. Now, forty years after forming and eighteen years after their last gig, an unsuspecting America can finally enjoy the pop-dance-satire band from Oz they never knew they were missing, as experimental music label Seeland Records proudly presents the Tism singles collection Collected Versus in a 2CD set that brings their greatest "hits" to U.S. audiences for the first time. Tism albums such as Great Truckin' Songs Of The Renaissance, Hot Dogma, Machiavelli And The Four Seasons, and de Rigueurmortis became chart hits while the band wowed live audiences with a series of absurd performance art happenings that inspired equal parts head-banging and stage-diving, danger and glee, laughs and total confusion.Born of the early-1980s music scene of suburban Melbourne, the band was a hit onstage and on the pop charts, with the seven men of Tism remaining anonymous for decades. Performing in balaclavas and rocking stage names like Humphrey B. Flaubert, Jock Cheese, Eugene de la Hot Croix-Bun, and Ron Hitler-Barassi, their provocative live shows became the stuff of legend, as they blasted their fans with infectiously catchy guitar-laden electro-pop leavened with bottomless cynicism and dark laughs. Career highlights included appearing on a children's TV show to promote their song "Saturday Night Palsy" and gradually increasing the size of the band to twenty eight members over three minutes; playing an entire gig in front of platforms on which they staged a full wedding reception, complete with best man's speech, bridal party, and a separate wedding band; holding a press interview on a football field with the journalists fifty meters away at the end of a taut piece of string; releasing their debut single "Defecate on My Face" as a 7-inch record in a 12-inch sleeve with all four sides glued shut; playing a benefit gig in which two separate TISMs performed at opposite ends of the same hall; and bringing twenty guitarists on stage to play a single chord. Collected Versus includes a career-spanning survey of all of the band's singles on disc one, plus eighty minutes of fan favorites on disc two.
In it's twenty-year career, Australian band Tism became possibly the most notorious band in their country's history, mixing the satire of Frank Zappa, the art-project long-game of the Residents, the songwriting chops and wit of Sparks, and the culture-jamming panache of Negativland. Now, forty years after forming and eighteen years after their last gig, an unsuspecting America can finally enjoy the pop-dance-satire band from Oz they never knew they were missing, as experimental music label Seeland Records proudly presents the Tism singles collection Collected Versus in a 2CD set that brings their greatest "hits" to U.S. audiences for the first time. Tism albums such as Great Truckin' Songs Of The Renaissance, Hot Dogma, Machiavelli And The Four Seasons, and de Rigueurmortis became chart hits while the band wowed live audiences with a series of absurd performance art happenings that inspired equal parts head-banging and stage-diving, danger and glee, laughs and total confusion.Born of the early-1980s music scene of suburban Melbourne, the band was a hit onstage and on the pop charts, with the seven men of Tism remaining anonymous for decades. Performing in balaclavas and rocking stage names like Humphrey B. Flaubert, Jock Cheese, Eugene de la Hot Croix-Bun, and Ron Hitler-Barassi, their provocative live shows became the stuff of legend, as they blasted their fans with infectiously catchy guitar-laden electro-pop leavened with bottomless cynicism and dark laughs. Career highlights included appearing on a children's TV show to promote their song "Saturday Night Palsy" and gradually increasing the size of the band to twenty eight members over three minutes; playing an entire gig in front of platforms on which they staged a full wedding reception, complete with best man's speech, bridal party, and a separate wedding band; holding a press interview on a football field with the journalists fifty meters away at the end of a taut piece of string; releasing their debut single "Defecate on My Face" as a 7-inch record in a 12-inch sleeve with all four sides glued shut; playing a benefit gig in which two separate TISMs performed at opposite ends of the same hall; and bringing twenty guitarists on stage to play a single chord. Collected Versus includes a career-spanning survey of all of the band's singles on disc one, plus eighty minutes of fan favorites on disc two.
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Collected Versus: Complete Tism Singles
Artist: Tism
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Defecate on My Face
2. 40 Years-Then Death
3. The Ballad of John Bonham's Coke Roadie
4. I'm Interested in Apathy
5. Saturday Night Palsy
6. Martin Scorsese Is Really Quite a Jovial Fellow
7. I Don't Want Tism, I Want a Girlfriend
8. I'll 'Ave Ya
9. The History of Western Civilisation
10. Let's Form a Company
11. Jung Talent Time
12. (He'll Never Be An) Ol' Man River
13. Greg! the Stop Sign!!
14. Garbage
15. All Homeboys Are Dickheads
16. For Those About to Rock
17. Shut Up, the Footy's on the Radio
18. Yob
19. I Might Be a Cunt, But I'm Not a Fucking Cunt
20. Whatareya?
21. Thunderbirds Are Coming Out
22. If You're Not Famous at Fourteen, You're Finished
23. Honk If You Love Fred Durst
24. Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me
25. Mistah Eliot-He Wanker
26. The Back Upon Which Jezza Jumped
27. The Mystery of the Artist Explained
28. I Drive a Truck
29. Morrison Hostel
30. The Tism Boat Hire Offer
31. Existentialtism
32. Let's Club It to Death
33. Life Kills
34. Bishop = Handjob
35. !Uoy Sevol Natas
36. Give Up for Australia
37. The Last Australian Guitar Hero
38. (There's Gonna Be) Sex Tonite
39. Five Yards
40. Boot Party
41. Fourteen Years in Rowville
42. BFW
43. Defecate on My Face (MGF Mix)
44. Tism Are Shit

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In it's twenty-year career, Australian band Tism became possibly the most notorious band in their country's history, mixing the satire of Frank Zappa, the art-project long-game of the Residents, the songwriting chops and wit of Sparks, and the culture-jamming panache of Negativland. Now, forty years after forming and eighteen years after their last gig, an unsuspecting America can finally enjoy the pop-dance-satire band from Oz they never knew they were missing, as experimental music label Seeland Records proudly presents the Tism singles collection Collected Versus in a 2CD set that brings their greatest "hits" to U.S. audiences for the first time. Tism albums such as Great Truckin' Songs Of The Renaissance, Hot Dogma, Machiavelli And The Four Seasons, and de Rigueurmortis became chart hits while the band wowed live audiences with a series of absurd performance art happenings that inspired equal parts head-banging and stage-diving, danger and glee, laughs and total confusion.Born of the early-1980s music scene of suburban Melbourne, the band was a hit onstage and on the pop charts, with the seven men of Tism remaining anonymous for decades. Performing in balaclavas and rocking stage names like Humphrey B. Flaubert, Jock Cheese, Eugene de la Hot Croix-Bun, and Ron Hitler-Barassi, their provocative live shows became the stuff of legend, as they blasted their fans with infectiously catchy guitar-laden electro-pop leavened with bottomless cynicism and dark laughs. Career highlights included appearing on a children's TV show to promote their song "Saturday Night Palsy" and gradually increasing the size of the band to twenty eight members over three minutes; playing an entire gig in front of platforms on which they staged a full wedding reception, complete with best man's speech, bridal party, and a separate wedding band; holding a press interview on a football field with the journalists fifty meters away at the end of a taut piece of string; releasing their debut single "Defecate on My Face" as a 7-inch record in a 12-inch sleeve with all four sides glued shut; playing a benefit gig in which two separate TISMs performed at opposite ends of the same hall; and bringing twenty guitarists on stage to play a single chord. Collected Versus includes a career-spanning survey of all of the band's singles on disc one, plus eighty minutes of fan favorites on disc two.
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