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Snog

Snog

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Snog is a band formed by Australian musician David Thrussell, along with Tim McGrath and Julia Bourke, in 1988. The band's music is a fusion of many different styles, including industrial, techno, ambient, experimental and even some country music and funk. The band name is a reference to "kissing and cuddling," which, according to Thrussell, symbolizes the Marxist concept of destroying barriers between people.

History

Their first album, Lies Inc., was released in 1992. Pieter Bourke joined the band soon afterwards, and Dear Valued Customer, which drew heavily on techno influences, was released in 1994. That same year, two side projects emerged: Soma was formed by Thrussell and Pieter Bourke, and Thrussell formed solo project Black Lung.

By 1997, the band had largely become a solo project for Thrussell (with guest musicians). Buy Me... I'll Change Your Life was a departure in style, featuring country western-style guitar and a cover of Lee Hazlewood's "Let the Little Flowers Grow". 1999's Third Mall from the Sun offered a unique blend of the style of the previous two albums, along with new influences. This was followed by the remix album Relax into the Abyss. In 2003, Beyond the Valley of the Proles was released. This album offered a more refined version of the style found on Buy Me. Its 2006 follow-up, Snog Vs. the Faecal Juggernaut of Mass Culture, saw a return to a more electronic sound.

One notable feature about the band is Thrussell's lyrics — almost all songs contain themes of anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, anti-consumerism, individuality, and anti-big-brotherism. Thrussell also often includes references to conspiracy theories in his lyrics and song titles (for example, The Report From Iron Mountain or Rex 84).

The albums Third Mall from the Sun (1999), Relax into the Abyss (2000) and Beyond the Valley of the Proles (2003) featured artwork by Canadian artist Chris Woods, whose paintings lampoon the advertising tactics of major corporations such as McDonald's, The Gap, and Nike.

Snog supports copying of their music and many releases, depending on their recording label, are designated copyleft (or copyright-free) as indicated by a crossed out "©" symbol printed on their album cases.

Discography

  • Corporate Slaves – (12", CD Maxi) 1992 - Machinery
  • Lies Inc. – (CD Album) 1992 - Machinery • (CD Album) 1993 - Id • (CD Album, Reissue) 1993 - Futurist, Machinery • (CD Album) 2003 – Ground Under Production
  • Shop – (12", CD Maxi) 1992 - Machinery • (CD Single) 1993 - Id
  • Born To Be Mild – (CD Maxi) 1993 - Machinery, Id
  • Hey, Christian God – (CD Maxi) 1993 - Id
  • Cliché – (CD Maxi) 1994 - Machinery • (CD Single) 1994 - Id
  • Dear Valued Customer – (CD Album) 1994 - Id • (CD Album) 1995 - Machinery
  • Dear Valued Customer/Live in the Global Village – (2xCD) 1994 - Id
  • The Future – (CD Maxi) 1995 - Metropolis, Id • (CD) 1996 - Zoth Ommog
  • Lies Inc./Lies Inc. The Special Edition –2xCD) 1996 - Id
  • Remote Control – (CD) 1996 - Metropolis
  • ...Make the Little Flowers Grow – (CD Maxi) 1997 - Shock
  • Buy Me... I'll Change Your Life – (CD Album) 1997 - Shock • (CD Album) 1998 - Metropolis
  • Hooray!!! – (CD Maxi) 1997 - Shock • (CD Maxi) 1998 - Metropolis
  • Dear Valued Customer/The Remix Files – (2xCD) 1998 - Rollercoaster Recordings
  • The Ballad – (CD Maxi) 1998 - Shock
  • The Human Germ – (CD Maxi) 1998 - Metropolis
  • I Snog, Therefore I Am – (LP) 1999 - Hymen Records • (2xCD) 1999 - Hymen Records
  • Third Mall from the Sun – (CD Album) 1999 - Metropolis, Hymen Records, Rollercoaster Recordings • (2xLP Album) 1999 - Hymen Records • (2xCD Album) 2001 - Equinox
  • Lies Inc./Dear Valued Customer - (2xCD Album) 2000 - Metropolis
  • Relax Into the Abyss – (CD) 2000 - Metropolis, Hymen Records • (LP) 2000 - Hymen Records
  • Justified Homicide – (CD Enhanced, Ltd. Ed) 2001 - Karmic Hit
  • Adventures In Capitalism – (DVD) 2003 - Metropolis
  • Beyond The Valley of the Proles – (CD Album) 2003 - Metropolis, Hymen Records, Karmic Hit
  • Beyond The Valley of the Proles/Your Favorite Electro-Folk-Swingers – (2xLP) 2003 - Hymen Records
  • Fill My Hole – (CD Promo) 2003 - Karmic Hit
  • Your Favorite Electro-Folk-Swingers – (CD) 2003 - Karmic Hit
  • Real Estate Man (The Rema[k]es) – (12") 2005 - [k]rack-troni[k]
  • Real Estare Man Plus – (CD Maxi) 2005 - Hymen Records
  • Crash Crash Rema[k]es – (12") 2006 - [k]rack-troni[k]
  • Crash Crash vs. Remixes and Exclusive Tracks – (CD Maxi) 2006 - Psy-Harmonics • (AAC file) 2006 - Metropolis
  • Planet of Shit – (CD Maxi) 2006 - Psy-Harmonics • (AAC file) 2006 - Metropolis
  • Sixteen Easy Tunes for the End Times – (CD Album, Enhanced) 2006 - Metropolis, Solnze Records, Karmic Hit
  • The Kings of Hate – (CD Maxi Enhanced) 2006 - Psy-Harmonics • (AAC file) 2006 - Metropolis
  • Snog vs. The Faecal Juggernaut of Mass Culture – (CD Album, Enhanced) 2006 - Metropolis, Psy-Harmonics
  • City – (CDr, Single Promo) 2007 - Psy-Harmonics
  • The Last Days of Rome – (CD Album) 2007 - Metropolis, Hymen Records, Psy-Harmonics • (CD EP) 2007 - Psy-Harmonics • (AAC file) 2007 - Metropolis
  • Vaguely Melancholic – (CDr, Single Promo) 2007 - Metropolis
  • City – (CD EP) 2008 - Metropolis

Compilation appearances

  • How To Use Machinery – (CD) 1991 - Appearing as Snøg, Track #4 "Spermy Man (Original)" - Machinery
  • Mind/Body Compilation Volume 1 – (2xCD, Ltd. Edition) 1992 - Disc #2, Track #9 "Born To Be Mild" - Atomic Novelties
  • The Yammouni Files – (CS, Ltd. Edition) 1992 - Side A, Track #4 "Manufacturing Consent" - Extreme
  • How To Use Machinery II – (CD) 1993 - Track #1 "Bank" and Track #16 "Funereal" - Machinery
  • Cybercore Volume 1 – (CD) 1994 - Track #11 "Born To Be Mild" - Siren Records
  • How To Use Machinery Vol. III – (CD) 1994 - Track #13 "Naive Giant (Remix)" and Track #16 "Dear Valued Customer" - Machinery
  • Trash Trance – (CD) 1994 - Track #9 "Reigning Terror (live)" - PBS Recordings
  • 1992 - 1995 – (VHS) 1995 - Video #2 "Cliché" and Video #6 "Empires" - Dorobo
  • A Label Introduction – (CD) 1995 - Track #10 "Naive Giants" - Machinery, Dynamica
  • A Taste of Candy - Volume 2 – (CD) 1995 - Appearing as Snog vs. Q-Kontrol, Track #11 "Cliché" - Candyline Records
  • The Best of Mind/Body : Electro-Industrial Music from the Internet – (CD) 1995 - Track #7 "Born To Be Mild" - Fifth Colvmn
  • Machinery Vol. 1 – (CS) 1996 - Side B, Track #3 "Naive Giant" - Koch International
  • Best of + One – (2xCD, Ltd. Edition) 1997 - Disc #2, Track #10 "Corporate Slave (V1 Club Mixes) - Machinery
  • Electronic Battle Weapons – (2xCD) 1998 - Disc #2, Track #14 "Hooray!! (Severed Heads & The Mormon Choir)" - Sony Music Entertainment (Australia)
  • Electropolis: Volume 1 – (CD) 1998 - Track #14 "Born To Be Mild (Overtune)" - Metropolis
  • Future Noir - A Collection - Beats for a New Dark Age – (2xCD) 1998 - Disc #2, Track #8 "The Future (XX0000)" - Nova Tekk, Credo
  • Lágrimas De Miedo N°5 - Kimota – (CD) 1998 - Track #10 "Hooray!! (Black Lung and the Cast of Thousands)" - Fear Drop
  • Psychedelic Demons – (CD Compilation) 1998 - Track #6 "The Future (XX0000)" - Insolation, Zoomshot Media Entertainment
  • The Flatline Compilation – (2xCD) 1998 - Disc #1 Track #1 "The Future" - Flatline Records
  • Body Rapture 7 – (2xCD) 1999 - Disc #1, Track #13 "We Decorate Your Life (Industrial Mix)" - Zoth Ommog
  • Dystopian Visions – (CD) 1999 - Track #4 "The Future (Takshaka vs. Snog)" - Dystopian Records
  • EBM Club Classics Vol. 2 – (2xCD) 1999 - Disc #1, Track #12 "Corporate Slave" - Synthetic Symphony
  • Elegy - Numéro 5 – (CD Sampler) 1999 - Track #10 "Hooray!!" - Elegy Magazine
  • Teknoir – (2xCD) 1999 - Disc #2, Track #11 "Hooray!! (Black Lung And The Death Jungle 2000)" - Hymen Records
  • The Flatline Compilation 2 – (2xCD) 1999 - Disc #1, Track #4 "Are You Normal Enough?" - Flatline Records
  • TT 32 – (CD Sampler) 1999 - Track #19 "Real Estate Man" - Text Und Ton Magazin
  • Angst (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – (CD) 2000 - Track #3 "Late 20th Century Boy" - Festival Mushroom Records
  • Cyberl@b V2.0 – (2xCD) 2000 - Disc #1, Track #3 "Late Twentieth Century Boy" - Matrix Cube
  • Metropolis 2000 – (CD) 2000 - Track #11 "Is There No One Who Can Save Us From Today?" - Metropolis
  • Resist the Command – (CD) 2000 - Track #2 "Real Estate Man" - Dystopian Records
  • Triton Compilation II – (2xCD) 2000 - Disc #1, Track #13 "Real Estate Man (Low Key Operations Make a Down-Payment)" - Triton
  • :Per:Version: Vol. 1 – (CD Enhanced) 2001 - Video file "Late 20th Century Boy" - :Ritual:
  • Experience - Psy-Harmonics Volume 5 – (2xCD) 2001 - Disc #1, Track #5 "Slide Into Extinction" - Psy-Harmonics
  • Hotaka Mountain Festival '01 '02 – (2xCD + DVD) 2002 - DVD Track #7 "Born To Be Mild (Live at Hotaka Mountain Festival '01)" - Universal Records (Japan)
  • Previews & Rarities – (CD) 2002 - Track #5 "Citizens" - Karmic Hit
  • Noizzze. Just Do it. Invasion & Friends 2k4 – (2xCDr) 2004 - Disc #1, Track #2 "This Is Capitalism (Ambassador 21 Remix)" - Invasion Wreck Chords
  • [k]rack-troni[k] Sonar 2004 Compilation – (CD) 2004 - Track #10 "Real Estate Man (Super Awesome Electro Friends Forever! Remix)" - [k]rack-troni[k]
  • Metropolis 2005 – (CD + DVD) 2005 - DVD Track #7 "Late 20th Century Boy" - Metropolis
  • Antiphonal - DVD Compilation 1 – (DVD) 2006 - Track #11 "Corporate Slave" - Antiphonal Magazine
  • Maschinenfest 2006 – (2xCD Ltd. Edition) 2006 - Disc #2, Track #3 "Crash Crash vs. Tim Wright" - Pflichtkauf
  • Travel Sickness – (8xCD, Ltd. Edition Box) 2006 - Disc #6 Track #1 "Rotten Meat", Track #2 "Al-Qaeda Is Your Best Friend", Track #3 "The Rat Race", Track #4 "I'm Suspicious", Track #5 "The Ballad of Timothy McVeigh", Track #6 "Darlin', My Darlin'", and Track #7 "The Ballad" - Hymen Records
  • 0000 - (2xCD) 2007 - Appearing as Hecq vs. Snog, Disc #2, Track #9 "Sknss" - Hymen Records, Kaleidoskop
  • Cut&Go – (CDr) 2007 - Track #5 "This Is Capitalism" - Invasion Wreck Chords
  • Fiend Magazine Sampler CD 2 – (CD Sampler) 2007 - Track #14 "Turn On Your Brain Body" - Fiend Magazine
  • Metropolis:Rebirth 1.0 – (2xCD) 2008 - Disc 2, Track #6 "Vaguely Melancholic" - Metropolis

Other

  • Pearls Before Swine – Movie Soundtrack 1999 - (contributed tracks, alongside NON and Death in June)

Further reading

External links

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