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.
Thunderbirds Are Coming Out was originally released on the 1998 album www.tism.wanker.com and as a single. It is about being a teenager and wanting to fit in with your peers, and using the Thunderbrids as a role model, ’cause there’s less to them than meets the eye. The video consists of 30 other bands performing the song as the camera tracks past them until it finally arrives at TISM with the song ending just before they get to perform.
You can buy Thunderbirds Are Coming Out on iTunes.
You can follow TISM on their Website, on Facebook, and on their Wiki. You can buy their music on iTunes.