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13 hours ago, Sabazios said:

I can't say I'd heard of either of those bands before, but Fornicator's demo was entitled "She Died on My Dick", come on if that is not intended as humour I don't know what is! The humour comes from the desire to cause maximum offence, I mean my first band was called Coathanger Abortion and we had a song called "Cot Death" and another called  "No Tears for dead Queers", none of us were homophobic at all, the title was intended to piss as many people off as possible, thus amusing ourselves... I will say that was 20 years ago now so please don't judge too harshly! I'm gonna get kicked out... :(

I gave Fornicator's full length another listen this morning, and, though I think you have a point about trying to create maximum offensiveness, there certainly appeared to be a degree of genuine perversion/dedication to theme that goes beyond merely trying to be shocking.  But that is only my impression, as I cannot back up my view with evidence from interviews! (You may be completely right the whole time!)  Bizarre Uproar is pretty serious though.

Your band sounds a bit like Anal Cunt!

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1 hour ago, Balor said:

I gave Fornicator's full length another listen this morning, and, though I think you have a point about trying to create maximum offensiveness, there certainly appeared to be a degree of genuine perversion/dedication to theme that goes beyond merely trying to be shocking.  But that is only my impression, as I cannot back up my view with evidence from interviews! (You may be completely right the whole time!)  Bizarre Uproar is pretty serious though.

Your band sounds a bit like Anal Cunt!

Yeah I was definitely influenced by AxCx lyrically, but we had actual songs too! xD obviously domestic violence is no laughing matter, at all, but the fact that I band would dare to make songs about it is kind of amusing. A bit like comedians like Frankie Boyle or Jimmy Carr, the subject isn't the thing that you're laughing at...

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52 minutes ago, Sabazios said:

Yeah I was definitely influenced by AxCx lyrically, but we had actual songs too! xD obviously domestic violence is no laughing matter, at all, but the fact that I band would dare to make songs about it is kind of amusing. A bit like comedians like Frankie Boyle or Jimmy Carr, the subject isn't the thing that you're laughing at...

Anal Cunt had songs!  I am inclined to agree with you other thoughts, though.

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8 hours ago, Balor said:

Anal Cunt had songs!  I am inclined to agree with you other thoughts, though.

Haha, I mean yeah the tracks on it just gets worse can be considered vaguely songs, that's my fave album by them by the way, but most of their other stuff is literally fuzz and completely random, that was kind of the point tho, the humour!

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I believe while musicians should take their work seriously and really focus on it, that there is a time and place for humor in music. For example, country/folk singer Johnny Cash took his songwriting and recording seriously, yet he was still able to write songs that were humorous to his audience (Cocaine Blues had the line “I thought I was her daddy, but she had five more”, and A Boy Named Sue would make people laugh), and goofy songs such as One Piece At A Time.

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