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The band Anal Cunt was Stealth Parody 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 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 "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.
Credits Gag: 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.
There was also his dispute with 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 Travis Ryan roughly fourteen years later?
Image Boards: The band shared a certain sensibility with 4chan, years or decades before its founding. One would think Seth and the boys would (And possibly did) enjoy browsing it.
Indecipherable Lyrics: 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."
In the Style of...: For a while, they would turn everything from The Guess Who's "American Woman" to the theme song to Three's Company into grindcore, and there's also the self-explanatory "Stayin' Alive (Oi Version)".
It's Popular, Now It Sucks: 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
Jerk Ass: 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.
Laser-Guided Karma: 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.
Long Runner: The band was supposed to exist for one album and one show. Instead it lasted for 23 years.
"Howard Wulkan is Bald" features a song done in the style of Wesley Willis.
Springtime for Hitler: 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.
Stealth Parody: Of grindcore, black metal, and offensive lyrics in general.
Outside of albums, there's also "I Just Saw The Gayest Guy On Earth".
Howard Wulkan Is Bald is a very lighthearted poke at a music executive they are friends with named Howard Wulkan. 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 Wesley Willis in the last song.
"Chris Barnes is a Pussy", written after Chris Barnes (of Six Feet Under and formerly Cannibal Corpse) challenged Seth to a fight but never showed up.
Sometimes, their Take Thats are inside jokes between them and the targets. "Anyone Who Likes The Dillinger Escape Plan 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 McDonald's 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.
Those Wacky Nazis: The Nazis were mentioned frequently as an attempt to offend people.
Title Only Chorus: A large portion of their songs - if you can understand the chorus at all.
The Unintelligible: 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.
Unplugged Version: 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).
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.