Defecate on My Face

Defecate on My Face
"Defecate On My Face"
Single by TISM
from the album Great Truckin' Songs of the Renaissance
B-side Death Death Death
The Art-Income Dialectic
Released 1986
Format 7" record
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:42
Label Elvis Records
Writer(s) TISM
TISM singles chronology
Defecate On My Face
(1986)
40 Years – Then Death
(1987)

"Defecate On My Face" was the first single released by Australian alternative rock band TISM. It was originally released in 1986 and has become a mainstay of TISM's live show ever since.

The original release of the single was on 7" vinyl which came packaged in a 12" cardboard sleeve and was sealed on all four sides, so that one side had to be broken to hear the record. The original single has become a collectors item among fans, with unopened ones being a sort of "Holy Grail" to TISM collectors.

Contents

Song

The song tells the story of Adolf Hitler and his rise through history as a great dictator. It follows his various successes throughout the Second World War, and in doing so, it reveals that his dramatic rise to power is made possible, or perhaps hampered, by his one weakness: He requires that Eva Braun defecate on his face, presumably as a fetish. When, one day she refuses, his dictatorship goes awry and several misfortunes befall him. The song reveals this to be the cause of the (real-life) failure of his plans to conquer the world, and his ultimate demise.

The chorus contains the lines: "There's trouble brewing in the Warsaw Pact; So hurry up Eva and move your digestive tract". This is despite the fact that the Warsaw Pact was not established until 1955; several years after Hitler's death.

Video

The video features stock footage of Nazi soldiers and several high ranking Nazi officials intercut with footage of bombs dropping and aftermath of these events. One notable scene involves a man who looks up just as bombs are dropped from a plane, a subtle nod towards the song's theme.[1] Also in the video are TISM dancing in front of a white screen in their trademark black balaclavas and Ku Klux Klan uniforms.

One odd moment in the video features a piece of card featuring a quote, apparently from T. S. Eliot which reads "Hurry Up" and a caption "To his kettle".

At two minutes into the video, two unmasked TISM members can be seen.

Controversy

TISM recorded Defecate On My Face after they won a 3RRR battle-of-the-bands competition, but the song could not be played on radio until 1993 because of the lyrical content which included extensive references to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, his mistress Eva Braun, and coprophilia.

Other versions

The title has become the most re-released TISM song, appearing on several recordings. The first was a 7" single, which contained a version of "Defecate..." that would later appear on tism.bestoff. (2002) along with a remix by Machine Gun Fellatio. The most well-known appears on their album Great Truckin' Songs of the Renaissance (1988). A country and western version was recorded for Form and Meaning Reach Ultimate Communion (1986) and re-appeared on Gentlemen, Start Your Egos (1992). Machines Against the Rage (1996) and The White Albun (2004) both included live versions. An early, darker version of the track, with an extensive scratching solo, appeared on "This Is Serious Mum Demo Tape" (1985)[2] .

Track list

Side A

  1. "Defecate On My Face"

Side B

  1. "Death Death Death"
  2. "The Art-Income Dialectic"

References

See also

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