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.
If You’re Not Famous at Fourteen, You’re Finished was originally released on the 2001 album De RigueurMortis and was set to be released as a single but was cancelled and deleted before pressing. It is a satire about the hunt for fame and the increasing obsession with younger and younger youth. The video was made in anticipation of the aborted single release and purports to be an audition tape for young performers, mostly girls, to take part in the video with TISM members giving a commentary of the video over the top that is an addition for the clip.
You can buy If You’re Not Famous at Fourteen, You’re Finished on iTunes.
You can follow TISM on their Website, on Facebook, and on their Wiki. You can buy their music on iTunes.