Tu-Plang

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Tu-Plang
Studio album by Regurgitator
Released 1996
Recorded Center Stage Studios
Bangkok, Thailand
Genre
Length 40:58
Label East West/WMA
0630-14895
Reprise/Warner Bros. (US)
46509
Producer Magoo
Regurgitator chronology
Tu-plang
(1996)
Unit
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Tu-Plang (ตู้เพลง Thai for Jukebox) (1996) was the first album released by Regurgitator after making two EPs. The band chose to record the album in Bangkok, Thailand to the quandary of their label, Warner Music, who were uncertain as to what terms A&R executive Michael Parisi had contracted.[1] It was the band's only full-length work released in the USA. This was the first of three Regurgitator albums to be made available on vinyl; the others were Unit in 1998 and SuperHappyFunTimesFriends in 2011. It was re-issued on vinyl by Valve in October 2013.[2]

In 2012, Regurgitator performed the entire album along with Unit on the Australian RetroTech tour.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Sucked a Lot of Cock to Get Where I Am" (Q. Yeomans)
  2. "Kong Foo Sing" (Q. Yeomans)
  3. "G7 Dick Electro Boogie" (Q. Yeomans)
  4. "Couldn't Do It (Happy Shopper Mix)" (B. Ely)
  5. "Miffy's Simplicity" (Q. Yeomans)
  6. "Social Disaster" (Q. Yeomans)
  7. "Music is Sport" (Q. Yeomans)
  8. "348 Hz" (B. Ely)
  9. "Mañana" (B. Ely)
  10. "F.S.O." (Q. Yeomans)
  11. "Pop Porn" (Q. Yeomans)
  12. "Young Bodies Heal Quickly" (Q. Yeomans)
  13. "Blubber Boy (Riding the Wave of Fashion Mix)" (Q. Yeomans)
  14. "Doorselfin" (B. Ely)

Track Information[edit]

  • Track 1, "I Sucked a Lot of Cock to Get Where I Am" was only released as a single in the USA and UK in November 1996. Within Australia, the song was attacked by radio personality Alan Jones, who campaigned to have it removed from airplay.[3][4] It was voted #23 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 1996.
  • Track 2 "Kong Foo Sing" was the second single released in Australia. It was voted No. 15 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 1996.
  • Track 3 "G7 Dick Electro Boogie" contains samples of street sounds in Bangkok.[5]
  • Track 4 is a Muzak version of "Couldn't Do It" off the band's first self-titled EP.
  • Track 5, "Miffy's Simplicity" was the third single released in Australia.
  • Track 10 "F.S.O" is an abbreviation of 'Fuck Shit Off'. It was the first single from the album to be released in Australia.[6]
  • Track 13 is an up-tempo version of "Blubber Boy" off the band's second EP, New.

Awards[edit]

The album won Best Alternative release and Best Debut album at the 1996 ARIA Music Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pig City: From the Saints to Savage Garden" By Andrew Stafford, Published by University of Queensland Press, 2004, p.280
  2. ^ "REGURGITATOR 12" THE LIVING END POWDERFINGER SILVERCHAIR JEBEDIAH MACH PELICAN - auction details". Popsike.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Regurgitator Renaissance". Australiantimes.co.uk. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Music Censorship - In Music and Media Magazine Guest Editorial". Danny.oz.au. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Regurgitator Discography: F.S.O. (Single)". Spakatak.com. 1996-02-19. Retrieved 2015-04-01.