The White Albun (2004)
TISM (an acronym of This Is Serious Mum) were a seven-piece anonymous alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia. The group were formed on 30 December 1982 by vocalist/drummer Humphrey B. Flaubert, bassist/vocalist Jock Cheese and keyboardist/vocalist Eugene de la Hot Croix Bun, and enjoyed a large underground/independent following. Their third album, Machiavelli and the Four Seasons, reached the Australian national top 10 in 1995.
TISM were known for their hybrid of dance music and rock’n’roll, high-energy live shows and humorous lyrics. TISM’s songs frequently satirised modern culture, celebrities and the entertainment industry, classic literature and art, current affairs, politics and sport. The titles of their songs were often wordplays created by juxtaposing pop culture references with more intellectual ones (for example, "Would the Last Person to Leave Please Turn Out the Enlightenment?", "Jung Talent Time" and the album Machiavelli and the Four Seasons).