This Is Serious Mum: TISM Are Finally On Spotify

Finally!


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One of Australia’s greatest cult bands is unquestionably TISM.

The Melbourne band — whose moniker is short for This Is Serious Mum — skewered Australian suburban and popular culture with a cynical and comedic eye unlike any band before or since.

Unfortunately part of their counterculture ethos meant they’ve shunned streaming outlets like Spotify — until now.

Today, their back catalogue finally became available with Spotify tweeting about it themselves in lieu of TISM having their own social media presence.

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They famously broke up at their first gig and played reunion shows ever since, starting in 1982 and playing until 2004, and a few shows in 2010 and 2011.

Some of TISM's hits include I Might Be A C**t, But I'm Not A F**king C**t, TISM Are Shit, and I Rooted A Girl Who Rooted A Guy Who Rooted A Girl Who Rooted Shane Crawford.

They were also responsible for the song that is still to this day the Triple M Footy theme, Shut Up — The Footy’s On The Radio.

They were also famous for a wild rendition of Whatareya? on Recovery in 1998 that ended with members of the crowd up on stage in a choreographed exercise:

Truly a momentous day in Australian music history.

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Rudi Edsall

22 January 2020

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