Time for some comedy
TISM (short for This Is Serious Mum) were an Australian alternative rock band from Melbourne. They were best known for their satirical lyrics that poked fun at celebrity, the music industry and modern culture; and hiding their identities by using pseudonyms exclusively and always covering their faces during live appearances. The pseudonyms used by the members are: Ron Hitler-Barassi on vocals; Humphrey B. Flaubert on vocals and drums; Tokin' Blackman on guitar; Jock Cheese on bass, guitar and vocals; Eugene de la Hot-Croix Bun on keyboards and vocals; Jon St. Peenis on saxaphone and vocals; and Les Miserables, dancing and vocals. Due to their hiding their identities a number of theories arose as to their real identities, the most common being that TISM were: members of other bands who didn't want their fans to find out; teachers; or Australian Rules Football players in the AFL.
Whatareya? was originally released on the 1998 album www.tism.wanker.com and as a single. It is a song that splits the male population into 2 groups, uncultured yobs or artsy wankers, and gives a few methods of telling the difference. It is a satire on modern society and isn’t complementary of either side. The video starts as a typical TV exercise video with the boys in the exercise group, they quickly show their level of fitness and follow it by showing which of the groups they belong to.
You can buy Whatareya? on iTunes.
WARNING: This video contains words and images that are not usually considered suitable for children.
You can follow TISM on their Website, on Facebook, and on their Wiki. You can buy their music on iTunes.