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A Song Called Something (download)

Recorded Dec 2005/Jan 2006 and released April 2006.

This song is fun and ‘poppy’, so to speak, but is actually the story of a guy who would rather sit at home and jerk off than deal with women. The lyrics are basically the character talking to his penis directly.

All My Friends Want To Fuck My Sister  (download)

Recorded Dec 2002/Jan 2003 and released in April 2003.

Features the brass section of Bagster – big props to Tommy D for the arrangements.

Based on a true story *insert grumble here*.

Anarchy Anarchy  (download)

Recorded between Feb-May 2007 and released in September 2007.

We had big plans for this song as a single and those plans were destroyed by our lead singer being put in hospital with a collapsed lung or something wussy like that.

Speaking of Az, that’s him played the guitar solo. That was sneaky.

Facetious  (download)

Recorded between Feb-May 2007 and released in September 2007.

It’s the song about anal sex.

The song was designed to address the taboo nature of venturing down the choccie highway head on so we may as well not beat around the bush in this description here.

Feel Like Metal  (download)

Recorded between Feb-May 2007 and released in September 2007.

Ska lives. Brass was supplied on this song by Ash Wilderink from Chris Duke and the Royals (trumpet),  ‘Big C’ Chris Neall (saxophone) and Andrew Whiteman (trumbone).

Fun fact: The “feel like metal” demonic screams came from the original demo of this song which was recorded in late 2003 (supplied below). It took so long to engineer that we couldn’t be bothered doing it again and so we recycled it four years later. 🙂

I Wish We Were An Emo Band So We Could Get More Girls  (download)

Recorded Dec 2005/Jan 2006 and released April 2006.

This song was initially pitched by former drummer Ryan Lambert, who went on to actually join an emo band and consequently get a lot of sex.

So we just had to get this one out there, with the help of Az’s lyrical sarcasm.

Just so we’re clear here – this is not an anti-emo song, it’s a pro-sex song (that didn’t quite come out as intended but it’s staying).

In Need Of Training  (download)

Recorded Dec 2005/Jan 2006 and released April 2006.

Best consumed on something that plays music very loud.

An homage to Sydney’s CityRail network, who can’t seem to get their shit together.

Hilariously, there was a time there for about ten years where the Sydney trains were actually going really well, making the song sound kind of petty. Then in 2017, the timetables changed, angered just about every commuter in Sydney and made this song relevant all over again.

Thanks Shitty Rail. Or City Fail. Whatever it is we should say.

Love At First Site (download)

Recorded Aug-Nov 2006 and released on January 2007.

We wrote this song with the band Major Keg with the intention of each recording our own version of the same lyrics with different music. Scholars have debated intensely who’s version is better for years now.

You be the judge.

Here’s our version:

And here’s Major Keg’s version:

Number One Michael Bolton Fan (download)

Recorded between Feb-May 2007 and released in September 2007.

An homage to the ugliest prick in showbiz who could get any girl in bed that he wanted to.

That’s a true story that he porked Pamela Anderson back in the day by the way (when she used to be hot). What a sick cunt.

One For The Alcoholics (download)

Recorded Dec 2005/Jan 2006 and released April 2006.

Written by the man himself, former guitarist Chris Reed. Turns out the guy has some talent. Who knew.

Fun fact: This song had the working title of Ray Watson, named after a legendary drunk known well to the Rebels (a Sydney bikie club).

Please Play This Song On Triple J (download)

Recorded between Feb-May 2007 and released in September 2007.

All young bands have seen bands like Silverchair and Grinspoon become overnight sensations thanks to high rotation from Triple J. We decided to record something that was metal enough that it would clash with their indie vibe and then dared them to play it on air.

Fun fact: Triple J never played this song on their radio station.

The Backseat Boogie (download)

Recorded Dec 2005/Jan 2006 and released April 2006.

A song written by former Unpaid Debt guitarist Tim Walter, who also engineered all of the studio recordings on this page between 2003 and 2008.

Can’t half tell how the guy spent his teenage years, huh?

The Fuck Off Song (download)

Recorded between Feb-May 2007 and released in September 2007.

Sometimes people just don’t get the hint. There was a certain someone in real life that inspired enough anger to make this song possible.

Please Come Home With Me (download)

Recorded Aug-Nov 2006 and released on January 2007.

A history lesson: Peg Duker, now the singer in the band Chris Duke and the Royals, played drums in the band at this time. He’s also the guy singing the middle 8. At the time, he was (and probably still is) a massive, constant whinger and this song was something he whinged about all the time.

For whatever reason. You like this song, right?

Punk Rock Pirate (download)

Recorded Aug/Sep 2007 and released June 2008.

This was an old song inspired by bands that whore themselves to be popular. It became in inside joke about how bad we could play this and purposely make each other fuck up.

As you can see by the below recording, this silliness carried over into the studio where our drummer played it as fast as possible to make it hard for us to keep up.

As a bonus, here is a version of the song in a lower key. We’d switch between the two different versions to see if anyone would notice and sometimes even play both versions in the same set, just to be stupid.

What A Beautiful Day (download)

Recorded Dec 2005/Jan 2006 and released April 2006.

Also known as “The Whipped Cream Song”, this little number is a bit more sordid than it’s real name would suggest.

We thought this would be a throwaway song but it ended up being a mini internet sensation on MySpace and YouTube back in the day and even got a few spins on Triple J’s Short Fast Loud.

Ok then.

Why Must I Insist On Having Sex (download)

Recorded Aug-Nov 2006 and released on January 2007.

The first track on the split album “Let The Games Begin!” and very NoFX inspired.

Check out the old grand organ on the recording too (that was not a euphamism for something sordid).

69er (download)

First written in 1998 and recorded Dec 2002/Jan 2003. Released in April 2003.

This song is the MNIJ party anthem and still a part of the live set to this day. Formerly known as 69er, then changed to “A Dinner For Two” and then changed back to 69er. Because we can.

See also: Live Songs | For Shits & Giggles