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* FilmNoir: ''Adultery'' has a deliberately over the top film noir/ExploitationMovie aesthetic, complete with a ridiculously hammy PrivateEyeMonologue on one track.

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* FilmNoir: ''Adultery'' has a deliberately over the top film noir/ExploitationMovie noir/ExploitationFilm aesthetic, complete with a ridiculously hammy PrivateEyeMonologue on one track.


* RevolvingDoorBand: See all those people up above? Todd Smith is the only constant member of the band.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: "Antiquity's Small Rewards" is about, and from the point of view of, a religious cult leader (probably the infamous Jim Jones, although the lyrics are open to interpretation) speaking to a female member of his cult who he has chosen as either a concubine or a 'companion of the moment'.
* RevolvingDoorBand: See all those people up above? Todd Smith is the only constant member of the band. band, although horn player Matt Rippertoe has been a constant in the lineup since he became an official member of the band.



* SharpDressedMan: The band often wears suits. Frequently Todd Smith will wear a flamboyant suit while the other band members wear matching more subdued suits. For example, in the music video for "Leper Friend", the band wears dark blue dress shirts with white ties, and Todd wears a tan plaid suit.

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* SharpDressedMan: The band often wears suits. Frequently Todd Smith will wear a flamboyant suit while the other band members wear matching more subdued suits. For example, in the music video for "Leper Friend", the band wears dark blue dress shirts with white ties, and Todd wears a tan plaid suit. In the music video for "Tastes So Sweet", Todd dresses up in a pink suit like an 80s televangelist while the rest of the band wear black suits.



* TitleDrop: "Cartoon Autopsy", which mentions the album title ''Anarchists of Good Taste''.

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* TitleDrop: "Cartoon They've done it a couple times.
**"Cartoon
Autopsy", which mentions the album title ''Anarchists of Good Taste''. Taste''.
**In reverse order, "Pink Riots" contains a verse that goes 'The city is alive tonight'. This was then used in the title of their live album, ''The City Is Alive Tonight: Live in Baltimore''.


* WhiteDwarfStarlet: "Plastic Surgeons" is a [[CaptainObvious plastic surgeon]]'s serenade to his White Dwarf Starlet clients.

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* WhiteDwarfStarlet: "Plastic Surgeons" is a [[CaptainObvious plastic surgeon]]'s surgeon's serenade to his White Dwarf Starlet clients.

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* EnnioMorriconePastiche: "Desert Grave", complete with a trumpet solo that could have been ripped right from a Creator/SergioLeone film.

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* ColdHam: Todd Smith's PrivateEyeMonologue on "Private Eye" manages to be incredibly scenery chewing despite never raising his voice. His exaggerated GutturalGrowl and PurpleProse has a lot to do with this.


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* DarkMessiah: The cult leader who appears in the spoken word part of "Dead Virgins Don't Sing".


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* FilmNoir: ''Adultery'' has a deliberately over the top film noir/ExploitationMovie aesthetic, complete with a ridiculously hammy PrivateEyeMonologue on one track.


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* MushroomSamba: "The Acid Memoirs".


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* TitleTrack: "Adultery".


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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: "100 Suicides" is about someone who wants to die but keeps being reincarnated.


* AlbumIntroTrack: "The Uninvited Guest" on ''Adultery''.



* HellHotel: ''Vertigo Motel''.

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* HellHotel: ''Vertigo Motel''."Vertigo Motel".
* IntercourseWithYou: The TitleTrack of ''Adultery'', natch.


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* PrivateEyeMonologue: "Private Eye" appropriately features one.
* RevolvingDoorBand: See all those people up above? Todd Smith is the only constant member of the band.


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* SerialKiller: The main character of ''Adultery''.


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* SillyLoveSongs: "Devil's Wife" is a surprisingly straightforward example.


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* SpokenWordInMusic: Several examples of spoken dialogue on ''Adultery'', including all of the vocals on "Mature Audiences Only".



Discography:
* ''Erotic Massage'' (1997)
* ''Experiments in Alchemy'' (1998)
* ''The Embryo's in Bloom'' (1998)
* ''Anarchists of Good Taste'' (2001)
* ''Committed to a Bright Future'' (2003)
* ''Adultery'' (2006)
* ''Sweet Nothings'' (2014)
* ''Ad Nauseam'' (2015)

Current band members:
* Todd Smith - Vocals
* Jasan Stepp - Guitar
* Brian "Wendy" White - Bass
* Tim Swanson - Keyboards
* John Ensminger - Drums
* Matt Rippetoe - Saxophone, woodwinds

Former band members:
* Greg Combs guitars (19952003); Reunion 2013
* Stephen Mears aka "Grand Master Super Eagle Sultan" bass guitar (19961998; 19982003); Reunion 2008
* Jeff Siegel keyboards (19982006; 20062007); Reunions 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013
* Mike "Ollie" Oliver drums (20032005), (2014-2015) (Live)
* Sennen Quigley guitars, keyboards (19971998)
* Mark Ammen bass guitar (1998)
* Rob Queen drums (2015 (Live))
* Jason Stevens guitar (2003)
* Geoff Stewart alto/tenor/bari saxophone (19971998)
* Kristen Ensminger trumpet (19971998)
* Josh Gifford trumpet (19961997)
* Dave Sislen saxophone (19961997)
* Ken Willard bass guitar (1995)



* AllJustADream...OrWasItADream: The lyrics in the 'elevator music' part of ''The Hitchhiker''. Subverted within the remainder of the song.

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* AllJustADream...OrWasItADream: The lyrics in the 'elevator music' part of ''The Hitchhiker''."The Hitchhiker". Subverted within the remainder of the song.



* CarefulWithThatAxe: The bridge of ''The Darkest Days''. "You remind me of the flowers... on... your... GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE!"

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: The bridge of ''The "The Darkest Days''.Days". "You remind me of the flowers... on... your... GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE!"



** ''Vernal Equinox'' manages to subvert this until the final verse.

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** ''Vernal Equinox'' "Vernal Equinox" manages to subvert this until the final verse.



** ''Rapist Eyes'' is to date their song with the widest range, as well as being all over the place - the first and second verses are in the grey area between 7 and 8, the third verse is... hard to place on the scale, there's a piano and acoustic guitar section that goes all the way down to 1, the chorus is about a 6, the bridge goes up to 9... it's easily the heaviest song on ''Committed to a Bright Future'', even taking the soft sections into account.

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** ''Rapist Eyes'' "Rapist Eyes" is to date their song with the widest range, as well as being all over the place - the first and second verses are in the grey area between 7 and 8, the third verse is... hard to place on the scale, there's a piano and acoustic guitar section that goes all the way down to 1, the chorus is about a 6, the bridge goes up to 9... it's easily the heaviest song on ''Committed to a Bright Future'', even taking the soft sections into account.


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Dog Fashion Disco covers a wide range of hardnesses, frequently within the same song. At their softest, such as in "En La Noche" and parts of "Deja Vu," they can go down as far as 2, and in a few songs, such as "Corpse is a Corpse" and "G. Eye Joe," up as high as 9 or even a low 10.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Dog Fashion Disco covers a wide range of hardnesses, frequently within the same song. At their softest, such as in "En La Noche" and parts of "Deja "Déjà Vu," they can go down as far as 2, and in a few songs, such as "Corpse is a Corpse" and "G. Eye Joe," up as high as 9 or even a low 10.
**''Rapist Eyes'' is to date their song with the widest range, as well as being all over the place - the first and second verses are in the grey area between 7 and 8, the third verse is... hard to place on the scale, there's a piano and acoustic guitar section that goes all the way down to 1, the chorus is about a 6, the bridge goes up to 9... it's easily the heaviest song on ''Committed to a Bright Future'', even taking the soft sections into account.

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* DarkReprise: "Deja Vu" off ''Committed to a Bright Future'' is a dark reprise of "En La Noche" off ''Experiments in Alchemy''.

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* {{Corpsing}}: The band couldn't get through trying to sing "Hank Steel the Real Queer Cowboy" without bursting into laughter repeatedly.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The title of their album ''Beating a Dead Horse to Death... Again''.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: The band was originally called Hug the Retard, but they dropped that name very early on due to concerns over how it would be received.


* CarefulWithThatAxe: The bridge of ''The Darkest Days''. "You remind me of the flowers...on...your...GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE!"

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: The bridge of ''The Darkest Days''. "You remind me of the flowers...on...your... on... your... GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE!"


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* SharpDressedMan: The band often wears suits. Frequently Todd Smith will wear a flamboyant suit while the other band members wear matching more subdued suits. For example, in the music video for "Leper Friend", the band wears dark blue dress shirts with white ties, and Todd wears a tan plaid suit.

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* MadDoctor: Dr. Piranha in the song of the same name, who rose up from a toilet bearing gifts and went into orbit to search for a baboon's heart.

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