Jung Talent Time

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Jung Talent Time
Released February 1995
Recorded Metropolis Studios, December 1992-September 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 36:29
Label Shock Records/genre b.goode
TISM chronology
Machiavelli and the Four Seasons
(1995)Machiavelli and the Four Seasons1995
Jung Talent Time
Machines Against the Rage
(1996)Machines Against the Rage1996

Jung Talent Time is a song by Australian alternative rock band TISM. Originally released as an 8-track remix EP in February 1995, the original mix was released on the group's breakthrough album Machiavelli and the Four Seasons in May.

The title plays on the name of psychologist Carl Jung, and talent-search style television show Young Talent Time. It and track 11 from the album, "Aussiemandias", are the only songs to survive from the botched sessions from 1992 to 1993 that were originally going to be the album.[citation needed]


The lyrics for the song are very strange, as there is no typical song structure. It is basically a long list of names for the entire song, it is not until the chorus that the meaning behind having all the names becomes clear.

Andy Warhol got it right / Everybody gets the limelight
Andy Warhol got it wrong / Fifteen minutes is too long.

Referencing Andy Warhol's famous statement that "Everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes", however TISM believe that fifteen minutes is far too long for some people to be famous, including TISM.

References to people who have worked with TISM or mentioned in their songs[edit]

A number of the names mentioned in this song have been mentioned by, or been involved with TISM in some way.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were remixed by David Thrussell and Pieter Bourke from Melbourne band Snog; however, none of them have remix titles, leading many fans to refer to them as (#1) - (#8). #7 is an instrumental version of #1.

  1. "Jung Talent Time"
  2. "Jung Talent Time"
  3. "Jung Talent Time"
  4. "Jung Talent Time"
  5. "Jung Talent Time"
  6. "Jung Talent Time"
  7. "Jung Talent Time"
  8. "Jung Talent Time"

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