Putting Out: TISM’s most famous song was released in July 2005

TISM (an acronym of This Is Serious Mum) were an Australian alternative rock band from the mid-1980s until the early 2010s.  They performed live wearing white balaclavas and had ridiculous stage names. They didn’t have much international success, but were famous at home.

In 2004, they released their sixth and last studio album, “The White Albun” (that’s not a typo).  The albun’s. . .sorry, album’s single was “Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me”.  The band had a competition to make the video, and Flash animation artist Bernard Derriman won, the video seen below. It was released in July 2005, fifteen years ago. It’s still as funny now as it was then.

The song’s bridge is scientifically interesting, and infamous for its profanity:

All lives have to die, of that there’s no help
My favourite way to end ’em
Is the orb-weaver spider’s, whose pedipalp
Enters the female pudendum
Then dies on the spot
His corpse there still stuck
Left for his rivals to curse it
He would rather die than not get to fuck
Personally, I reckon it’s worth it


  1. gijoel says

    The best concert I ever went to was Tism playing Brisbane’s Festival Hall in 1999. Halfway through their set they pulled out a bouncy castle on stage and invited audience members to jump around in it as they played. Good times.