Machine Gun Fellatio
“One Day a record company will force them to change the name to MGF or Machine Gun Horatio (also a great name) but, for now, rejoice in their unrestrained, gleeful, full-pelt rhythm and blue (as in 'bit of blue for the dads')…” said NME when we gave them the Impossible Love EP.
Then this week we told The Sun that Machine Gun Fellatio were playing two huge shows in Australia in December with Robbie Williams and Duran Duran. Which is true. So The Sun Bizarre column said they were all touring Europe together. Which is not true but at least The Sun got to print the word FELLATIO in big capital letters. And it is also lucky for Robbie and the Durannies because they would not last the distance at the pace this band set.
MGF were up in the Aussie outback last month with another fat bastard, Russell Crowe, and his 30 Odd Foot of Grunts band. Wooftas. MGF stole the show anyway and singer KK Juggy stole a golf-kart and drove it all the way into the lobby of their hotel. She threw the keys to the bellhop and asked him to valet park it for her.
Lock up your golf-karts and your children. These people are dangerous. Except for band liberal, the Love Shark. Concerned for the environment, The Love Shark says: “Stop the whales shitting in our oceans.”
And here’s the latest instalment of the “rhythm and blue” musical trip we are spinning. “Rollercoaster” veers away from the psychotic lurch of “Mutha Fukka on a Motorcycle” into something a little cuddlier. Kaleidoscopic poptastic drugsex nonsense innit.
There is also a re-mix by Sparks, the band who pioneered smart goofball pop in the 1970s and made a record with Georgio Morodor that “left disco in the dust” according to the website we just ripped that quote from. Whatever, their version of “Rollercoaster” is insane in its own right and well worth giving a spin in our opinion. As is the third track “Yankeez” for anyone looking for a little more swearing and yank-baiting. Yep, they are so dandy.
“paging mr. strike”
The European Debut Album from Australia’s most outrageous band!
Irish Release Date October 31th through Vital Distribution
Q: Why "Machine Gun Fellatio?" What's in a name?
A: We found the name under a bench, in Croydon Park.
Q: Why "Pinky Beecroft?" (singer) Why "Chit Chat Von Loopinstab?" (keyboards) Bryan Ferrysexual? (drums) The Widow Jones? (singer) Loveshark? (guitar) 3K Short? (bass) KK Juggy? (singer) What's in a name?
A: Ummmmm…. they're our names. Ask the hippies who named us: our parents.
Q: Why "Paging Mr Strike?" What's in a name?
A: Machine Gun Fellatio played the 2002 Big Day Out tour across Australia, the theme of which was ten-pin bowling. In the VIP dining room in Adelaide there were mini tenpin bowling games for the enjoyment of VIP's and their guests. The post-gig Machine Gun Fellatio kids stole them, along with all the alcohol they could find, and took off in full stage costume for Adelaide airport, where their flight to Perth was delayed three hours. So the MGF kids settled down to play tenpin and drink vodka. Dozens of bottles of vodka. The MGF kids are loud by nature, but this occasion marked new levels in personal volume. Pinky Beecroft allegedly reached 130+ db, screaming "I AM MR STRIKE! I AM F*%&ING MR STRIKE!!!" About every fifteen seconds. The departure lounge was packed with businessmen. None of whom were fans of Machine Gun Fellatio or indeed of any other rock band, particularly one that might choose to disrupt their normal programming in this way. Eventually the flight was ready to leave, but it was noticed that Pinky Beecroft had wandered away. As is his wont. He had apparently found another gate lounge where twenty-two Swedish schoolgirls were about to leave for the Northern Territory, and he had convinced himself that he needed to see Uluru fairly urgently. But that is another story, because in the meantime MGF roadperson Mr Gamma Ray had approached the ground staff of the airline and had a quiet word. And so over the loudspeakers all over Adelaide airport came the announcement: "PAGING MR STRIKE! PAGING MR STRIKE!"
Well, the businessmen
laughed. They clapped and cheered. Some broke down, later acknowledging
that this in fact was the moment they reconnected with rock'n'roll. And
Beecroft made the flight, as did all the other MGF kids, and they found
themselves wondering yet again why the fish tasted exactly like the chicken.
Hello and welcome to Paging Mr Strike. The new album from Machine Gun Fellatio. The second most difficult. The cross-over. The sell-out. The cash-in. The great leap forward. The litmus test. The one with the yellow cover. Fifteen tracks, each and every one of them a little time-capsule, a space-capsule. A baby-capsule. Let's have a little peek inside. Featuring “Rollercoaster” and “Mutha Fukka on a Motorcycle”
Track 1: butter my
ass with a pigeon
Track 2: pussytown
Track 3: take it slow
Track 4: rollercoaster
Track 5: drugsex
Track 6: mouth
Track 7: smooth sexy
Track 8: not afraid
Track 9: the girl
of my dreams is giving me nightmares
Track 10: summer
Track 11: (let me
be your) dirty fucking whore
Track 12: blacklamb
Track 13: mutha fukka
on a motorcycle
Track 14: my ex-girlfriend's
Track 15: unsent letter
MACHINE GUN FELLATIO: PAGING MR STRIKE
GUN FELLATIO: A BRIEF GUIDE
Nobody’s sure where the name came from, or what it means. There’s a rumour it was thought up by somebody named Adolph who’s not actually in the band.
The naming happened a couple of years ago, when Machine Gun Fellatio was first formed, although nobody quite recalls when or how that happened, It seems to have taken place when everybody was very out of it. This is apparently how things work in MGFellatioland. There is a rumour that the band started out doing soundtracks for porn films.
There are seven permanent members of Machine Gun Fellatio
- at last count. Depending on whether or not you count the hula-girl,
or the baby sheep. Those seven are:
Mostly the band is Australian. With German elements. There is talk of a South American franchise. Nobody’s sure. But there has certainly been a great deal of success in Australia.
The first Machine Gun Fellatio album, Bring It On, went gold. The most recent album has gone platinum and spawned several top ten singles, including the hits Rollercoaster, Pussytown and The Girl of My Dreams Is Giving Me Nightmares. There has been saturation airplay on radio stations, both college and commercial and the band has long been a solid favourite of JJJ-FM, the national youth radio network.
But it’s the live show that has probably generated the most press for this strange collection of unhinged individuals. For some time the band was banned from performing at several Australian universities, allegedly for onstage nudity.
Fellatio are currently touring with Russell Crowe and Thirty Odd Foot
Of Grunt. Much to everybody’s extreme bewilderment. They are then
travelling to Europe, the UK and the US. New turf, new drugs, new fuckbuddies.
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