Snog

Snog, hailing from the great continent of Australia, is the brainchild of DJ David Thrussell. Originally formed in 1988, they first hit the dance floors in 1992 with their classic electro hit, Corporate Slave, which combined elements of 90s electrodance with 70s funk and a strong anticapitalist message. This was followed up by their first full length CD, Lies, Inc., and two more dance hits, Shop, and Born to be Mild. Their lyrics show a strong disillusionment with the western ideals of materialism and mass ownership, a stance which is bound to enrage the "gimme" sensibilities of American capitalism.

Despite their apparently radical inclinations, David doesn't regard his lyrics as political, but rather as simple and rather obvious social observations. He doesn't claim to have any revelationary secrets, but sees his lyrics as a frank examination of our humanity struggling within itself.

Snog reppeared in 1994 with a harshly technofied sound, which defines their Cliche single. An Australian single, Hey Christian God was also released. which included material that was later used for his Black Lung project.

In 1995, David Thrussell officially began his Black Lung project, which has so far released six CDs, one of which, The Disinformation Plague is currently available on Metropolis. He also appeared with Pieter Bourke (of Eden and Dead Can Dance) as Soma, whose releases include The Hollow Earth and The Inner Cinema.

1995 also saw the release of Snog's second full length CD: Dear Valued Customer, which furthered the sound explored with Clich and the politics espoused in Lies, Inc. If anything, Thrussell's antipolitics had become more western -- antagonistic, now tackling issues of religious domination and hypocrisy as well as socio-economic ones.

In 1996, Snog joined forces with Metropolis Records, releasing The Future, an EP of new material; Remote Control, a compilation/remix CD of Snog's work to date; and Buy Me...I'll Change Your Life, a successfully bizarre combination of electro and a vague country style of spaghetti western music.

In 1999 Snog returned to their classic electro sound with Third Mall from the Sun, filled with danceable electronics, controversial lyrics, and a cover bound to cause consternation in the corporate world. A re-mix CD for the album was released in 2000 titled Relax Into the Abyss, along with a double album featuring the re-releases of Lies Inc. and Dear Valued Customer together with bonus tracks.

Thrussell cites a number of influences in his musical styles, ranging from cinema to classic rock and folk to industrial music. Seemingly contradictory names such as Foetus, the Swans, Tom Waits, Cabaret Voltaire, Ennio Morricone, Kraftwerk, Lustmord, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Hawkwind, Nick Cave, Lassigue Bendthaus and Clock DVA appear on his list of musical influences; with film presences including Roman Polanski, Stanley Kubrick, Oliver Stone, David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, and an insatiable love of the "spaghetti western." He unabashedly supports the right of sampling, and openly promotes the sampling of his own material by other artists.

2003 was a busy year for Snog. First they re-immerged with the album, Beyond the Valley of the Proles. It featured eleven mellow electronic spaghetti western tracks similar to a mix of Lee Hazelwood and Leonard Cohen, rich musical textures, clean acoustic guitars, and David Thrussels deep bass vocals created a soothing atmosphere to calm the most restless spirit. Carefully merging electronic music with acoustic lounge pop, Beyond the Valley of the Proles generated a hybrid unlike no other. In addition to the auditory feed, Snog also presented his first piece of eye candy to the western world. The Adventures in Capitalism DVD was a collection of tuneful, sentimental music videos for your most relaxed viewing moments. On the must have DVD, Snog took a number of their most appealing melodies and tender ballads that have special significance for everyone.

For 2006, Snog presented Sixteen Easy Tunes for the End Times, a greatest hits collection of Snogs most influential works to date. Along with the 16 main tracks, theres a bonus section with 16 additional mp3 tracks, as well as lyrics and a poster and artwork gallery. Following the release came a brand new album, Vs. The Faecal Juggernaut Of Mass Culture, and three digital only singles: Crash Crash, The Kings of Hate and Planet Of Shit.

After almost forty live dates around the USA, Europe, Russia and Australia in 2006, Snog emerged from the recording studio in 2007 (unlike the Romans of which they sing) victorious. With The Last Days of Rome, Snog turned their back on their most recent outings of barbed satirical electro-punk and instead offer a new brand new album of historical narratives and charming tone poems set in palatable electro-pop surroundings. The album tells tales of the building of the pyramids of Egypt, pirates throwing their maps overboard, Roman Centurions, London being built in the Middle Ages, and more, all of which Snog promise us have no allusions to the modern global political climate. The follow-up EP, City, was released digitally on April 29th, 2008.

Recorded over 2008/2009 in Melbourne, Berlin and Prague, Snog’s newest release for 2010, Last Of The Great Romantics, is truly a landmark album. Like Radiohead’s Ok Computer and Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here (to both of which it has already been compared), Last Of The Great Romantics sees a beloved band at their conceptual and creative peak. From the blazing space-rock-ballad of opening track “We’re All In This Together” to the languid moog-boogie of “The End Of The World” to the disco-metal pyrotechnics of “Wargasm” Snog forge their own path and their own sound, bold, uncompromising and just a little bent. Recorded entirely in analogue facilities using a vast collection of vintage studio equipment with special guests including John Justin Stewart (Grace Jones), Neil Boyack (Angler), The City Of Prague Philharmonic Choir and produced by The Calculators (The Faint, Schneider TM) Last Of The Great Romantics is a lush, sincere masterpiece.

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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
The End Of The WorldLast Of The Great Romantics
City (Edit)City
The Last Days Of Rome (Sir Real Remix)The Last Days Of Rome
One Grain Of SandThe Last Days Of Rome
Planet Of Shit (Kris Kylven Remix)Planet Of Shit
King Of Hate (Cabana Dee & The Calculators Remix)The Kings Of Hate
Crash CrashVs. The Faecal Juggernaut Of Mass Culture
Crash Crash Vs. 8 Bit ApocalypseCrash Crash
Corporate SlaveSixteen Easy Tunes For The End Times
Bad PlanetBeyond the Valley of the Proles
Welcome to AdelaideBeyond the Valley of the Proles
Real Estate Man (Low-Key Operations Make a Down-Payment)Relax into the Abyss
ShopLies Inc./Dear Valued Customer
Slide Into ExtinctionThird Mall From The Sun
Make the Little Flowers Grow (The Gold-Eating Ants)The Human Germ
The Human GermBuy Me... I'll Change Your Life
Hooray!! (Haujobb and the Breadth of Destruction)Hooray!!
Born to be Mild (Soma Remix)Remote Control
The Future (XX 00 02)The Future

Discography
ADOLPH'S LIBRARY (DIGITAL ONLY) · MET 883D· buy Digital
1. Adolph's Library 2. Adolph's Library (John Justin Stewart Remix) 3. The Gods Of Carnage
EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL (DIGITAL ONLY) · MET 852D· buy Digital
1. Everything Is Under Control 2. Everything Is Under Control (Spiderface Remix) 3. Everything Is Under Control (Sir Real Remix) 4. Everything Is Under Control (Digital Primate and Ehsan Gelsi Remix) 5. Everything Is Under Control (Ash Wednesday Remix) 6. The Lament Of The Lost Sheep
BABES IN CONSUMERLAND · MET 850D· buy Digital
1. The Plug-In Drug 2. Everything Is Under Control 3. Adolph's Library 4. Bleak Is My Favourite Chic 5. Otto Rahn 6. The Corporate Homoerotic Cyclists 7. The New Cocksucker Blues 8. Soul Invictus 9. 21st Century Lullaby 10. Apocalypse Fatigue
BABES IN CONSUMERLAND · MET 850· buy CD
1. The Plug-In Drug 2. Everything Is Under Control 3. Adolph's Library 4. Bleak Is My Favourite Chic 5. Otto Rahn 6. The Corporate Homoerotic Cyclists 7. The New Cocksucker Blues 8. Soul Invictus 9. 21st Century Lullaby 10. Apocalypse Fatigue
LAST OF THE GREAT ROMANTICS · MET 634D· buy Digital
1. We're All In This Together 2. The End Of The World 3. Wargasm 4. Sleepwalk 5. Big Black Hole 6. This World 7. Cosmic Caveman 8. A Man 9. The Fires 10. The Prisoner Song 11. Sing Your Troubles Away
LAST OF THE GREAT ROMANTICS · MET 634· buy CD
1. We’re All In This Together 2. The End Of The World 3. Wargasm 4. Sleepwalk 5. Big Black Hole 6. This World (Done Me Wrong) 7. Cosmic Caveman 8. A Man 9. The Fires 10. The Prisoner Song 11. Sing Your Troubles Away
CITY · MET 551D· buy Digital
1. City (Edit) 2. Keep A Truckin' (featuring the Monster Zoku Onsomb!) 3. Social Disease (featuring the Monster Zoku Onsomb!) 4. License 5. Lost At Sea (The Calculators Remix) 6. Lost At Sea (Vishnudata Remix) 7. It's All Lies (Curse Ov Dialect Remix) 8. City (Hesius Dome Remix) 9. City (Hecq Remix) 10. All Hail 11. City (Acoustic Version) 12. City (Album Version)
THE LAST DAYS OF ROME · MET 518D· buy Digital
1. The Last Days Of Rome 2. The Last Days Of Rome (Sir Real Remix) 3. The Last Days Of Rome (Calculus Mix) 4. The Sickness (Featuring Hecq) 5. The Prisoner (Featuring The Nam Shub Of Enki) 6. The Day The Towers Fell 7. The Last Days Of Rome (Acoustic)
THE LAST DAYS OF ROME · MET 513D· buy Digital
1. One Grain Of Sand 2. The Last Days Of Rome 3. Lost At Sea 4. It's All Lies 5. City 6. Vaguely Melancholic 7. Whateverman 8. Christmas Everyday 9. I Do Know Now 10. The Billionaire's Bullshit Machine 11. Go To Sleep (Little Australia) 12. One Speck Of Dust 14. The Last Days Of Rome (Sir Real Remix) 16. One Grain Of Sand (Acoustic) 17. The Day The Towers Fell 18. The Sickness (Featuring Hecq) 19. The Happy Song 20. The Fires
THE LAST DAYS OF ROME · MET 513· buy CD
1. One Grain of Sand 2. The Last Days Of rome 3. Lost At Sea 4. It's al Lies 5. City 6. Vaguely Melancholic 7. Whateverman 8. Christmas Everyday 9. I Do Know Now 10. The Billionaire's Bullshit Machine 11. Go To Sleep (Little Australia) 12. One Speck Of Dust 14. The Days Of Rome (Sir Real Remix) 16. One Grain Of Sand (Acoustic) 17. The Day The Twers Fell 18. The Sickness (Featuring Hecq) 19. The Happy Song 20. The Fires
PLANET OF SHIT · MET 468D· buy Digital
1. Planet Of Shit 2. Planet Of Shit (Kris Kylven Remix) 3. Planet Of Shit (Manmademan Remix) 4. Planet Of Shit (Dimension Beatross Remix) 5. Planet Of Shit (Neal Stewart Remix) 6. Planet Of Shit (Black Lung Remix) 7. Planet Of Shit (Zen Paradox Remix) 8. Planet Of Shit (End Remix) 9. Planet Of Shit (Recently Deceased Remix) 10. Planet Of Shit (White Noise Carousel Remix) 11. The Day They Came Back 12. We Are The Enemy 13. A Nation At War 14. Turn On Your Planet Baby (Sir Real Mix) 15. Planet Of Shit (Hecq Remix) 16. Child 17. Lie Song 18. Planet Of Shit (Acoustic Version)
THE KINGS OF HATE · MET 443D· buy Digital
1. King Of Hate 2. King Of Hate (End Remix) 3. King Of Hate (Cabana Dee & The Calculators Remix) 4. Turn On Your Brain Baby (Oleg Kostrow Remix) 5. King Of Hate (Black Lung Remix) 6. Turn On Your Brain Baby ((Diverse) Remix) 7. Crash Crash (Manmademan Remix) 8. Turn On Your Brain Baby (Mantrix Remix) 9. Bourgeois (Tony D'Oporto Remix) 10. Shopping Man 11. Sedition Is Lust (Featuring Pankow) 12. Bourgeois (Squigg Remix) 13. Queen Of Hate (Anon + Cyrusrex Remix) 14. Turn On Your Brain Baby (Recently Deceased Remix) 15. King Of Hate (Spyweirdos Remix) 16. King Of Hate (Dr. Tooth Re-Invention) 17. Stomp Song
VS. THE FAECAL JUGGERNAUT OF MASS CULTURE · MET 427D· buy Digital
1. King of Hate 2. Crash Crash 3. Bourgeois 4. Turn On Your Brain Baby 5. Planet Of Shit 6. On The Rise 7. Neighbor Of The Beast 8. Poison 9. The Disease 10. Don't Go Down To The Woods Today 11. Destroyer 12. Al Qaeda Is Your Best Friend 13. The De-Evolutionaries 14. A Hymn For The Fascist Republic
VS. THE FAECAL JUGGERNAUT OF MASS CULTURE · MET 427· buy CD
1. King Of Hate 2. Crash Crash 3. Bourgeois 4. Turn On Your Brain Baby 5. Planet Of Shit 6. On The Rise 7. Neighbor Of The Beast 8. Poison 9. The Disease 10. Don't Go Down To The Woods Today 11. Destroyer 12. Al Qaeda Is Your Best Friend 13. The De-Evolutionaries 14. MP3 BONUS TRACKS - Thou Shall Not Kill 15. King Of Hate (acoustic version) 16. Lee Harvey Oswald 17. Turn On Your Brain Baby (acoustic version) 18. Karma Song 19. Stomp Song 20. No More Shit 21. Crash Crash (acoustic version)
CRASH CRASH · MET 425D· buy Digital
1. Crash Crash 2. Crash Crash Vs. Sir Real 3. Crash Crash Vs. Tim Wright 4. Crash Crash Vs. 8 Bit Apocalypse 5. Turn On Your Brain Baby Vs. Acid Outburst 6. King Of Hate (Acoustic Version)
SIXTEEN EASY TUNES FOR THE END TIMES · MET 403D· buy Digital
1. The Human Germ 2. Late 20th Century Boy 3. Corporate Slave 4. Cliché 5. Real Estate Man 6. Hey, Christian God 7. Fill My Hole 8. Make The Little Flowers Grow 9. Empires 10. Businessman 11. Born To Be Mild (Soma Edit) 12. Hooray!! 13. Real Wise Yuppie 14. The Ballad 15. Old Atlantis 16. Dear Valued Customer (Reprise)
SIXTEEN EASY TUNES FOR THE END TIMES · MET 403· buy CD
1. The Human Germ 2. Late 20th Cnetury Boy 3. Corporate Slave 4. Cliche 5. Real Estate Man 6. Hey, Christian God 7. Fill My Hole 8. Make The Little Flowers Frow 9. Empires 10. Businessman 11. Born To Be Mild (Soma Edit) 12. Hooray!! 13. Real Wise Yuppie 14. The Ballad 15. Old Atlantis 16. Dear Valued Customer (Reprise)
ADVENTURES IN CAPITALISM · MET 287· buy DVD/Video
1. The Human Germ 2. Are You Normal Enough? 3. Fill My Hole 4. Late 20th Century Boy 5. Real Estate Man 6. Hooray!! 7. Make the Little Flowers Grow 8. Empires 9. Cliche 10. Hey, Christian God 11. Born to be Mild 12. Shop 13. Corporate Slave
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE PROLES · MET 271D· buy Digital
1. Bad Planet 2. Businessman 3. Fill My Hole 4. The Master 5. Welcome to Adelaide 6. Justified Homicide 7. Citizens 8. Into the Light 9. Playstation Blues 10. The Fruits 11. Waiting
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE PROLES · MET 271· buy CD
1. Bad Planet 2. Businessman 3. Fill My Hole 4. The Master 5. Welcome to Adelaide 6. Justified Homicide 7. Citizens 8. Into the Light 9. Playstation Blues 10. The Fruits 11. Waiting
RELAX INTO THE ABYSS · MET 181D· buy Digital
1. Are You Normal Enough? (Beefcake and the Burger Flippin' Blues) 2. Real Estate Man (Low-Key Operations Make a Down-Payment) 3. The Last Diamond (Xingu Hill Slices the Soft Earth) 4. Real Estate Man (Ubin Offer Affordable Solutions) 5. Is There No One That Can Save Us from Today? (Spacecat Joins the Utopian Futurist Front) 6. Are You Normal Enough? (Shinjuku Filth Celebrate the Contamination) 7. Real Estate Man (Black Lung Greets the Funky Inquisition) 8. The Infernal Advocate 9. Slide Into Extinction (Shaolin Wooden Men Live in Room 23 at the Altona Motor Inn) 10. Are You Normal Enough? (End Encourage Less Normalization) 11. State Rape (Beam Up Battle Cross Channel Traffic) 12. Are You Normal Enough? (Francois Tetaz Conducts the Cacophanous Maximus) 13. The Crumbling Land 14. Chasin' and the Jargonauts 15. Oil
RELAX INTO THE ABYSS · MET 181· buy CD
1. Are You Normal Enough? (Beefcake and the Burger Flippin' Blues) 2. Real Estate Man (Low-Key Operations Make a Down-Payment) 3. The Last Diamond (Xingu Hill Slices the Soft Earth) 4. Real Estate Man (Ubin Offer Affordable Solutions) 5. Is There No-One That Can Save Us From Today? (Spacecat Joins the Utopian Futurist Front) 6. Are You Normal Enough? (Shinjuku Filth Celebrate the Contamination) 7. Real Estate Man (Black Lung Greets the Funky Inquisition) 8. The Infernal Advocate 9. Slide Into Extinction (Shaolin Wooded Men Live in Room 23 at the Altona Motor Inn) 10. Are You Normal Enough? (End Encourage Less Normalization) 11. State Rape (Beam Up Battle Cross Channel Traffic) 12. Are You Normal Enough? (Francois Tetaz Conducts the Cacophanous Maximus) 13. The Crumbling Land 14. Chasin' and the Jargonauts 15. Oil
LIES INC./DEAR VALUED CUSTOMER · MET 168D· buy Digital
1. Spermy Man 2. Corporate Slave 3. Shop 4. Born to be Mild 5. Hunter 6. Manufacturing Consent 7. Bank 8. Real Wise Yuppie 9. Control 10. Somatime 11. Make My Day 12. Supermarket Dream 13. Love Power 14. Flesh 15. Coporate Slave (Alpha 66 Remix) 16. Shop (I.M.F Remix) 17. Satdeenitfever 18. Island 19. Funereal 20. Invocation to the Fiscal Demon 21. Dear Valued Customer 22. Cliche 23. Langley, Virginia 24. Headsand 25. Empires 26. Naive Giant 27. Reigning Terror 28. Hey, Christian God 29. One Way Ticket to the Womb 30. Skinhead 31. The Illuminati 32. The Yuppie Shall Inherit the Earth 33. Gods and Governments 34. Dear Valued Customer (Reprise) 35. The Golden Rule
THIRD MALL FROM THE SUN · MET 144D· buy Digital
1. Late Twentieth Century Boy 2. Are You Normal Enough? 3. Real Estate Man 4. Slide Into Extinction 5. Is There No-One That Can Save Us From Today? 6. The Last Diamond 7. Mind And Purpose 8. Land Of The Bland 9. The Universe 10. State Rape 11. Business As Usual 12. The Grey Menace 13. Old Atlantis 14. Third Mall From The Sun 15. Fanfare For The Common Man/Woman
THE HUMAN GERM · MET 107D· buy Digital
1. The Human Germ 2. Make the Little Flowers Grow (The Gold-Eating Ants) 3. The Human Germ (Xingu Hill Battles the Predominant Pestilence) 4. The Human Germ (Black Lung Meets the Brutal Gardener) 5. The Human Germ (Black Lung Drops the Disco Biscuit) 6. Make the Little Flowers Grow (Spacecat Digs Deeper) 7. Make the Little Flowers Grow (TDM Says 8. The Ballad (Atom Heart Discovers the Systematic Errors) 9. The Ballad (Atom Heart Discovers Corrupt Data) 10. Opening Engagement Diversion Penetration 11. Bureaucratic Gadget Grip 12. Cliché (Live at the Las Vegas Hilton)
THE NEW COCKSUCKER BLUES (DIGITAL ONLY) · MET 908D· buy Digital
1. The New Cocksucker Blues 2. The New Cocksucker Blues (Hardcore Breakbeat '92 Remix by Monster Zoku Onsomb!) 3. The New Cocksucker Blues (Vitemizer Remix by Black Lung) 4. Army of Ghosts 5. Metabolic-Noir
BUY ME... I'LL CHANGE YOUR LIFE · MET 078D· buy Digital
1. Light, Yet Refreshing 2. Hooray!! 3. Make the Little Flowers Grow 4. The Ballad 5. The Prole Song 6. Big Brother 7. This is Capitalism 8. The Human Germ 9. Bastard Closet 10. The Future 11. The People of Straight Land 12. The End (Suite)
BUY ME . . . I'LL CHANGE YOUR LIFE · MET 078· buy CD
1. Light, Yet Refreshing 2. Hooray!! 3. Make the Little Flowers Grow 4. The Ballad 5. The Prole Song 6. Big Brother 7. This is Capitalism 8. The Human Germ 9. Bastard Closet 10. The Future 11. The People of Straight Land 12. The End (suite)
HOORAY!! · MET 057D· buy Digital
1. Hooray!! 2. Hooray!! (Black Lung and the Death Jungle 2000) 3. Hooray!! (Space Cat and the Joys of Annihilation) 4. Hooray!! (Haujobb and the Breadth of Destruction) 5. Hooray!! (Severed Heads and the Mormon Choir) 6. Hooray!! (Black Lung and the Cast of Thousands) 7. Hooray!! (Shinjuku Filth and the Final Dump) 8. One Beautiful Day, Part 1 9. One Beautiful Day, Part 2
REMOTE CONTROL · MET 033D· buy Digital
1. Empires 2. The Future 3. Corporate Slave 4. Cliché 5. Born to be Mild (Soma Remix) 6. Spermy Man (Out of Sync Mix) 7. Hey, Christian God (Sacred Mushroom II) 8. Shop (U.S.C.W.F. II) 9. Cliché (Snog vs. Q-Kontrol) 10. Bank 11. One Way Ticket to the Womb 12. Born to be Mild (Groin Thunder Remix) 13. We Decorate Your Life 14. The Dying Man (Live at One-Eyed Jack's) 15. Real Wise Yuppie/Born to be Mild (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
REMOTE CONTROL · MET 033· buy CD
1. Empires 2. The Future 3. Corporate Slave 4. Cliche 5. Born to be Mild (Soma Remix) 6. Spermy Man (Out of Sync Mix) 7. Hey, Christian God (Sacred Mushroom II) 8. Shop (u.s.c.w.f. II) 9. Cliche (Snog vs. Q-Kontrol) 10. Bank 11. One Way Ticket to the Womb 12. Born to be Mild (Groin Thunder Remix) 13. We Decorate Your Life 14. The Dying Man (Live at One-Eyed Jacks) 15. Real Wise Yuppie/Born to be Mild (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
THE FUTURE · MET 029D· buy Digital
1. The Future 2. The Meat Boutique 3. Naive Giant (F.E.M.A.) 4. The Future (XX 00 02) 5. We Decorate Your Life 6. Semi-violent 7. The Future (XX 00 00)

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