The band Anal Cunt was StealthParody incarnate. You need to know this before you take a look at some of their song titles and get all offended.

Anal Cunt, also known as [=AxCx=] and A.C. for [[MoralGuardians censorship]] reasons, was an American {{Grindcore}} band that formed in Newton, Massachusetts in 1988. The band was known for its frequent lineup changes, ending with Seth Putnam, Tim Morse, and Josh Martin. They built a name for themselves from extremely offensive lyrics and song titles as well as a distinct (and distinctly painful) musical style that took Grindcore well beyond its initial limits. Songs rarely lasted for more than a minute, thus, it was not uncommon for their albums to include 40-50 tracks, but with song titles such as "I Lit Your Baby On Fire," "Recycling Is Gay," "I Sent Concentration Camp Footage to ''America's Funniest Home Videos''", and "[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Howard Wulkan is Bald]]", perhaps brevity was a good thing. They were also known for being shamelessly tongue-in-cheek, releasing, among other things, an acoustic grindcore single, [=EPs=] with increasingly and ridiculously large amounts of songs in them, and a completely insincere acoustic folk album, comically at odds with their entire discography.

The band folded, however, in June of 2011, when Putnam suffered a heart attack and died. He was 43.

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!!Tropes that apply to Anal Cunt include:

* AcceptableTargets:
** [[{{In-universe}} They railed on]] everyone and everything, including [[SelfDeprecation themselves]].
** Averted with Music/TheVillagePeople. When they made a song about them, it was the people who ''disliked'' them, that were called gay.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Fairly common:
-->(fill in the blank) is dumb\\
(fill in the blank) is gay\\
(fill in the blank)'s a cunt\\
And Tom Pascual is short
* AssShove: The lyrics to "Pottery is Gay" features '''"YOU MADE A CLAY DILDO AND SHOVED IT UP YOUR ASSSSSSS"'''
* BadassBoast: "Extreme Noise Terror Are Afraid Of Us"
* {{Bowdlerization}} - Subverted:
** On multiple recordings, the name is abbreviated to A. C. or [=AxCx=], with the letters drawn to resemble the orifices.
** When they were forced to censor the lyrics to some songs on "It Just Gets Worse," they covered them up with the tag [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: anal cunt--FUCKING offensive ]]
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* CarefulWithThatAxe
* ComedicSociopathy: The assumed persona on "It Just Gets Worse".
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The speaker of "I Sent Concentration Camp Footage To AmericasFunniestHomeVideos;" after his submissions get rejected, he mails the show a copy of "BirthOfANation."
* CountryMatters: Right in the title.
* CreditsGag: On ''I Like It When You Die,'' they did this to a couple of the songs they covered. The original writers for the Hungry Hungry Hippos jingle and "Just the Two of Us" are credited as "Some asshole" and "Some fucking retard," respectively.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Extreme Noise Terror is Afraid of Us" has this line:
-->You’re gay homosexual faggots, plus you’re fucking gay
* DomesticAbuse: Seth Putnam was apparently quite abusive in his relationships.
* DrivenToSuicide: "Connor Clapton Committed Suicide Because [[Music/EricClapton His Father]] Sucks"
* FanHater: Invoked in "All Our Fans Are Gay".
* ForegoneConclusion:
-->PARENTAL ADVISORY: AC LYRICS
* GenreAdultery: ''Picnic of Love'' and, to a lesser extent, ''Fuckin' A.''
* GenreSavvy[=/=]SelfDeprecation: Near the end of "I Like It When You Die" is the song "You (Fill In The Blank)", which was about how formulaic the songwriting had gotten.
* {{Grindcore}}: They were a parody of it by making their songs '''go UpToEleven.'''
* HarshVocals: Seth was notorious for both his constant screaming and his capacity to sound like he used lye for mouthwash.
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: On the album "Fuckin' A," they appear credited as Anäl Cünt.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[{{In-universe}} Based on his own experience]], Putnam believed that "You're In A Coma" was spot-on.
** There was also his dispute with [[Music/SixFeetUnder Chris Barnes]] that resulted in Barnes setting his roadies on Putnam while he ran off, which prompted the creation of "Chris Barnes Is A Pussy". Guess what band's Facebook page got spammed with links to that song when Barnes sucker-punched [[Music/CattleDecapitation Travis Ryan]] roughly fourteen years later?
* ImageBoards: The band shared a certain sensibility with The Imageboard That Must Not Be Named, years or decades before its founding. One would think Seth and the boys would (And possibly ''did'') enjoy browsing it.
* IndecipherableLyrics: Putnam, full stop. For example, the first verse on "I Ate Your Horse" is either "Your dad took out a second mortgage to buy you a horse" or "Yaragabawagabwaryagh."
* InfantImmortality: Devastatingly subverted with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "I Lit Your Baby on Fire"]].
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: The band's name (which is translated into a [[ContemptibleCover Contemptible]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/83/40MoreReasonstoHateUs.jpg/220px-40MoreReasonstoHateUs.jpg Logo]]), as well as most of their songs.
* InTheStyleOf: For a while, they would turn everything from The Guess Who's "American Woman" to the theme song to ''ThreesCompany'' into grindcore, and there's also the self-explanatory "Stayin' Alive (Oi Version)".
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: This tendency (that has never really afflicted the band) was made fun of with the song "I'm Not Allowed to Like A.C. Any More Since They Signed to Earache". [[invoked]]
* JerkAss: Seth Putnam came off as an ''extremely'' unpleasant individual in general; while a good deal of this was obviously an act, there are plenty of documented non-affected moments that suggest that his actual personality was still quite nasty.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Putnam, who wrote a song titled "You're In a Coma", had a near fatal drug overdose in 2004 that resulted in him falling into a coma for almost a month.
** Reportedly, he played "You're in a Coma" and "Pull the Plug" at a concert after his hospitalization.
** Additionally, "Ha Ha Your Wife Left You." He later got divorced. Allegedly, follow-ups to both were written, but didn't get recorded.
* LongRunner: The band was supposed to exist for one album and one show. Instead it lasted for ''23 years''.
* LongTitle: Some of their song titles.
* MeaningfulName: They chose their name because it was "the most offensive, stupid, dumb, etc name possible."
* MemeticMolester: In-universe-er, studio: Jim Howell, Freddie Mercury and Artimus Pyle.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: This is the band that [[TropeCodifier defined]] 11, barring Picnic Of Love (a textbook 1) and Fuckin' A (around 7 or so.)
* MotorMouth: More often than not, the lyrics are incomprehensible because Putnam sang so damn fast.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: [[invoked]] Putnam mailed copies of "Morbid Florist" to people who wouldn't like it just to get unfavorable reviews.
* RefugeInAudacity: Examples of song titles: "I Went Back in Time and Voted for Hitler"; "I Sent Concentration Camp Footage to [[AmericasFunniestHomeVideos America's Funniest Home Videos]]"; "I Became a Counselor so I Could Tell Rape Victims They Asked for It"; "Conor Clapton Committed Suicide Because [[EricClapton His Father]] Sucks" (changed for the record label's fear of being sued to "Your Kid Committed Suicide Because You Suck"), "You're In a Coma" ([[LaserGuidedKarma which became very ironic when Putnam fell into a coma in 2004 as a result of a drug overdose]]), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking "Hitler was a Sensitive Man"]].
* RunningGag - Two throughout "I Like It When You Die:" "(X) Is Gay" and "You (X)/You Are (X)" which culminated near the end of the album in "You (Fill In The Blank).
* SelfDeprecation
** The cover of ''Howard is Bald'' has self-caricatures of them, including a fat drunken bucktoothed Seth Putnam.
** "Hey, who complimented us by saying we're a bunch of Nazis?"
** And of course there's album titles like ''It Just Gets Worse'' and ''Wearing Out Our Welcome'' and the song "Everyone In Anal Cunt Is Dumb".
* ShoutOut: "Dictators Are Cool" alternates between praising actual dictators and praising the members of ''the band'' The Dictators:
-->Mussolini got pissed on by his people
-->Hitler had a Charlie Chaplin mustache
-->Dick Manitoba grabbed my sister's tits
-->Mark Mendoza was in TwistedSister
** "Howard Wulkan is Bald" features a song done in the style of Music/WesleyWillis.
* SpringtimeForHitler: They openly admitted - both in interviews and in their lyrics such as in "I'm Glad Jazz Faggots Don't Like Us Anymore" - that their plan all along was to make the worst, most offensive, juvenile, etc., music possible. They remain one of the most well-known grindcore bands of all time.
* StealthParody: Of grindcore, black metal, and offensive lyrics in general.
* StrawMisogynist: Plenty, but known examples include "You're Pregnant, So I Kicked You in the Stomach"; [[BlackComedyRape "I Fucked Your Wife"]]; "The Only Reason Men Talk to You is Because They Want to Get Laid, You Stupid Fucking Cunt"; "I Pushed Your Wife in Front of the Subway", and [[ButtMonkey "Women: Nature's Punching Bag"]].
* StylisticSuck: It was all part of the [[StealthParody joke]].
* [[SurprisinglyGentleSong Surprisingly Gentle Album]] - ''Picnic of Love''. Knowing them, it's of course PlayedForLaughs.
** ''Fuckin' A,'' a parody album InTheStyleOf Music/MotleyCrue. It's still somewhat high on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, but the very fact that every song has a recognizable riff makes it surprisingly gentle for them. It even has a power ballad (of sorts) in the form of "I Wish My Dealer Was Open".
** Outside of albums, there's also "I Just Saw The Gayest Guy On Earth".
** ''Howard Wulkan Is Bald'' is a [[AffectionateParody very lighthearted poke]] at a music executive they are friends with named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Howard Wulkan]]. [[CaptainObvious He's bald.]] There is vulgarity, but it is much more sparing than the other albums. Like ''Picnic Of Love'', a lot of the songs are covers, except with the lyrics changed to focus on Howard and how bald he is. Really, almost nobody could find it offensive. Howard didn't.
** It should be noted they were heavily drunk, or hung over, when they made it, and they knew it was a crappy album - they just put on random songs and replaced the lyrics. It also has a tribute to WesleyWillis in the last song.
* TakeThat
** "Chris Barnes is a Pussy", written after Chris Barnes (of Six Feet Under and formerly CannibalCorpse) challenged Seth to a fight but never showed up.
*** Sometimes, their Take Thats are inside jokes between them and the targets. "Anyone Who Likes Music/TheDillingerEscapePlan Is A Faggot", "Howard Wulkan's Bald", "Kyle from Incantation Has A Mustache" and any song with "Mike" or "Mike Mahan" (one of the former guitarists) in the title are playful (for AC) ribs towards the subjects.
** The song "Locking Drop Dead in [=McDonald's=]" refers to influential hardcore punk band Dropdead, whose members are all members of PETA and the ALF, as well as being vegan. Anal Cunt did indeed lock them in a McDonalds for a photo shoot
** Another example is "Extreme Noise Terror are Afraid of Us", written after Anal Cunt were kicked off a tour in 1997 by Extreme Noise Terror.
** "The Word Homophobic is Gay" features the lines "Anti-homophobe by Brutal Truth / Is a pathetic attempt to be PC / Kevin's obviously not a homophobe / Because he's a fucking faggot!"
** "I'm Glad Jazz Faggots Don't Like Us Anymore" was one of these to the jazz-grind and free jazz fans who apparently thought that Anal Cunt was a completely serious avant-garde act.
* ThoseWackyNazis: The Nazis were mentioned frequently as an attempt to offend people.
** The band took it as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X7z59C46fc a compliment]] before a fight broke out.
* TitleOnlyChorus: A large portion of their songs - if you can understand the chorus at all.
* TheUnintelligible: The lyrics are often nigh-impossible to discern, thanks to Seth's reptile-growl-roar-thing. Yes, that's not just pure screaming, there are ''lyrics''.
* UnpluggedVersion: parodied by their ''Unplugged'' EP: Side A is their songs played with undistorted (but still electric) guitar, Side B is a live performance where their current guitarist played an electric guitar that was ''literally'' unplugged, as in not plugged in (and thus not audible).
* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: They strove to be deliberately SoBadItsGood.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth
* {{Troll}}: Seth's entire motivation. This apparently extended to real life; there are countless people from the Boston area who can tell stories of Seth going up to people and insulting them out of the blue just to see how angry he could make them, which frequently resulted in his being violently attacked.
* TropeCodifier: For [[MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness Level 11]] metal.
* UpToEleven: As if ''[=AxCx=]'' wasn't enough, Putnam also set up ''another'' StealthParody act in the form of "acoustic black metal" band ''Impaled Northern Moonforest'', lampooning the ridiculously "[[GrimDark grim]] and [[GrimUpNorth frostbitten]]" lyrics of many a {{black metal}} band.
** This was also the premise of "It Just Gets Worse;" take "I Like It When You Die" and make it even ''more'' offensive. Four songs had to have their lyrics censored and one had to have its title changed.

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