Australia the Lucky Cunt

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Australia The Lucky Cunt
Australia-the-lucky-cunt.jpg
Original cover art
EP by TISM
Released 3 September 1993
Recorded Metropolis Studios, July 1993
Melbourne Showgrounds, 24 January 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 17:32
Label Shock Records/genre b.goode
Producer TISM
TISM chronology
Beasts of Suburban
(1992)
Australia The Lucky Cunt
(1993)
Machiavelli and the Four Seasons
(1995)
Censored version

Australia The Lucky Cunt is a 1993 EP by anonymous Australian band TISM. The title is a play on the expression "The Lucky Country".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lose Your Delusion 1"
  2. "Jesus Pots The White Ball"
  3. "Mr.Ches Baragwanath, State Auditor - General"
  4. "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The House Of Representatives"
  5. "Recorded by JJJ, 24-1-'93, Melbourne Showgrounds"

Track 5 is often misidentified as being from 23 January, when in fact no gig took place on that day. 3 other tracks from the gig circulate in the TISM community, these being Saturday Night Palsy, Get Thee to a Nunnery (the intro of which can be heard if you turn up your volume during the fadeout of the diatribe) and Russia, whose studio version appeared on promo copies of Machiavelli and the Four Seasons and was later put on an old version of the TISM website.

Controversy[edit]

The EP was withdrawn from sale one week after release when designer Ken Done launched legal action and obtained an injunction order banning the sale of the EP due to the original cover art featuring a Done-like koala with a syringe in its mouth.[2] The EP was re-released in November 1993 under the title "Censored Due To Legal Advice", with new cover art depicting the infamous incident where Sinéad O'Connor tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II (the image of the Pope being doctored to read "TISM") on Saturday Night Live.

Re-release[edit]

Although the EP itself was never officially re-released in its original form, shortly after the controversy, it was quickly re-released with alternative artwork as "Censored Due To Legal Advice". Following this, the tracks were added to the reissue of Beasts of Suburban, then again in Collected Recordings 1986-1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ discogs retrieved 26 September 2010
  2. ^ Scatena, Dino (November 1993). "Random Notes". Rolling Stone Australia (Sydney, NSW: Tilmond Pty Ltd) (489): page 11.