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James George Thirlwell (a.k.a. [[StageNames Clint Ruin]]) is the main man behind industrial music experiment Foetus and the official maestro of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Born from the underground "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Wave No Wave]]" era of the 1980s, Thirlwell is a [[OneManBand multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist]] whose output has largely been ignored by the mainstream, thus earning him a cult following amongst both old school and new crew hipsters and music aficionados alike. A rock 'n' roll chimera, Thirlwell's musical influences and style runs the gamut from PunkRock to NoiseRock to Big Band to {{Jazz}} to avant-garde symphonies, all of which is reflected in his numerous projects, side-projects, and one-off collaborations. The most persistent include:

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James George Thirlwell (a.(born 29 January 1960), a.k.a. [[StageNames Clint Ruin]]) Ruin]], is the main man behind industrial music experiment Foetus and the official maestro of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Born from the underground "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Wave No Wave]]" era of the 1980s, Thirlwell is a [[OneManBand multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist]] whose output has largely been ignored by the mainstream, thus earning him a cult following amongst both old school and new crew hipsters and music aficionados alike. A rock 'n' roll chimera, Thirlwell's musical influences and style runs the gamut from PunkRock to NoiseRock to Big Band to {{Jazz}} to avant-garde symphonies, all of which is reflected in his numerous projects, side-projects, and one-off collaborations. The most persistent include:


** Hell, Wiseblood itself was named after Creator/FlanneryOConnor's novel of the same name.

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** Hell, Wiseblood itself was named after Creator/FlanneryOConnor's [[Literature/WiseBlood novel of the same name.name]].

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* PopStarComposer: Thirlwell has composed for [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0858221/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr4 a rather large number of screen projects]], including Creator/{{FX}}'s animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Creator/AdultSwim's animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'', and the horror film ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1807028/ The Blue Eyes]]'' (2012).


And of course, there is ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' soundtrack, which arguably infected a whole mess of new listeners with the Foetus pathogen. Aside from his personal work, J. G. Thirlwell has also worked as producer, contributor, and remixer for a number of like-minded artists, such as NineInchNails, The The, MarilynManson, Glenn Danzig, Soft Cell, Music/NickCave, Lydia Lunch, and the Kronos Quartet.

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And of course, there is ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' soundtrack, which arguably infected a whole mess of new listeners with the Foetus pathogen. Aside from his personal work, J. G. Thirlwell has also worked as producer, contributor, and remixer for a number of like-minded artists, such as NineInchNails, Music/NineInchNails, The The, MarilynManson, Music/MarilynManson, Glenn Danzig, Soft Cell, Music/NickCave, Lydia Lunch, and the Kronos Quartet.


And of course, there is ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' soundtrack, which arguably infected a whole mess of new listeners with the Foetus pathogen. Aside from his personal work, J. G. Thirlwell has also worked as producer, contributor, and remixer for a number of like-minded artists, such as NineInchNails, The The, MarilynManson, Glenn Danzig, Soft Cell, NickCave, Lydia Lunch, and the Kronos Quartet.

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And of course, there is ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' soundtrack, which arguably infected a whole mess of new listeners with the Foetus pathogen. Aside from his personal work, J. G. Thirlwell has also worked as producer, contributor, and remixer for a number of like-minded artists, such as NineInchNails, The The, MarilynManson, Glenn Danzig, Soft Cell, NickCave, Music/NickCave, Lydia Lunch, and the Kronos Quartet.



* HarshVocals: Jim Thirlwell sometimes sounds like a more nasally, somewhat higher-pitched version of Music/TomWaits or NickCave.

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* HarshVocals: Jim Thirlwell sometimes sounds like a more nasally, somewhat higher-pitched version of Music/TomWaits or NickCave.Music/NickCave.


* '''''Wiseblood''''' is what Thirlwell called his collaboration with ex-{{Swans}} member and fellow No Waver Roli Mosimann. Just as Steroid Maximus and Manorexia attracted Thirlwell's orchestrated side, Wiseblood catered to his filthy, angry, perverse, Post-Punk sensibilities with a number of noisy, guitar-driven, Garage Rock-esque tunes.

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* '''''Wiseblood''''' is what Thirlwell called his collaboration with ex-{{Swans}} ex-Music/{{Swans}} member and fellow No Waver Roli Mosimann. Just as Steroid Maximus and Manorexia attracted Thirlwell's orchestrated side, Wiseblood catered to his filthy, angry, perverse, Post-Punk sensibilities with a number of noisy, guitar-driven, Garage Rock-esque tunes.


* '''''Foetus''''' is the name of Thirlwell's traditional musical project, except when he calls it ''Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel'', or ''Foetus Interruptus'', or ''Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe'', or any other variation on the British term for an unborn mammal. Probably the most accessible of all of Thirlwell's work, most tracks on a ''Foetus'' album can be broadly defined as "{{industrial}} rock", although recent excursions have veered into the realm of cinematic instrumentals. While Jim Thirlwell isn't the only one who namedrops unborn babies in his band name, he happens to be the only one who uses the British spelling, which helps fans identify early Foetus albums despite the "band's" revolving name.

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* '''''Foetus''''' is the name of Thirlwell's traditional musical project, except when he calls it ''Scraping ''[[RefugeInAudacity Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel'', Wheel]]'', or ''Foetus Interruptus'', or ''Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe'', or any other variation on the British term for an unborn mammal. Probably the most accessible of all of Thirlwell's work, most tracks on a ''Foetus'' album can be broadly defined as "{{industrial}} rock", although recent excursions have veered into the realm of cinematic instrumentals. While Jim Thirlwell isn't the only one who namedrops unborn babies in his band name, he happens to be the only one who uses the British spelling, which helps fans identify early Foetus albums despite the "band's" revolving name.

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* VillainSong: "Anything (Viva!)" from ''Nail'' is quite possibly one of the most malicious songs in the history of Western music, featuring the repeated refrain "I can do any goddam thing I want" and containing not-so-subtle threats, such as "Take a bull by the horns / Gonna slit me some throats on the White House lawn".


* NoHitWonder: Until he was commissioned to provide the music for ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Thirlwell and his work was a rare case of being completely underground to everyone except those who knew about him from other avenues. Didn't stop him from gaining a dedicated trust, however.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "I Hate You All" is a rare exception; Originally, Thirlwell wrote the song on behalf of Music/BuckTick vocalist Atsushi Sakurai's first solo album, wherein Atsushi sung his own J-rock lyrics. Later, Thirlwell would re-release the song on ''Damp'', except this time, it's Jim singing his own lines to his own song. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AL2OQ3CaUQ This mash-up]] showcases the differences between the two versions.


* HarshVocals: Jim Thirlwell sometimes sounds like a more nasally, somewhat higher-pitched version of TomWaits or NickCave.

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* HarshVocals: Jim Thirlwell sometimes sounds like a more nasally, somewhat higher-pitched version of TomWaits Music/TomWaits or NickCave.


James George Thirlwell (a.k.a. [[StageNames Clint Ruin]]) is the main man behind industrial music experiment Foetus and the official maestro of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Born from the underground "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Wave No Wave]]" era of the 1980s, Thirlwell is a [[OneManBand multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist]] who's output has largely been ignored by the mainstream, thus earning him a cult following amongst both old school and new crew hipsters and music aficionados alike. A rock 'n' roll chimera, Thirlwell's musical influences and style runs the gamut from PunkRock to NoiseRock to Big Band to {{Jazz}} to avant-garde symphonies, all of which is reflected in his numerous projects, side-projects, and one-off collaborations. The most persistent include:

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James George Thirlwell (a.k.a. [[StageNames Clint Ruin]]) is the main man behind industrial music experiment Foetus and the official maestro of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Born from the underground "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Wave No Wave]]" era of the 1980s, Thirlwell is a [[OneManBand multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist]] who's whose output has largely been ignored by the mainstream, thus earning him a cult following amongst both old school and new crew hipsters and music aficionados alike. A rock 'n' roll chimera, Thirlwell's musical influences and style runs the gamut from PunkRock to NoiseRock to Big Band to {{Jazz}} to avant-garde symphonies, all of which is reflected in his numerous projects, side-projects, and one-off collaborations. The most persistent include:


* NoseYodeling: Thirlwell's voice is a scratchier, more melodramatic variant of this.


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* {{Yarling}}: Thirlwell's voice is a scratchier, more melodramatic variant of this.


* [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle]]: Self-destruction and personal decadence being common themes means many songs are sung like Thirlwell is either beligerently drunk, acting like a rock star diva, or about to flip some tables.

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* [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle]]: Self-destruction and personal decadence being common themes means many songs are sung like Thirlwell is either beligerently belligerently drunk, acting like a rock star diva, or about to flip some tables.


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* OnTheWrongSyllable: Self-destruction and personal decadence being common themes means many songs are sung like Thirlwell is either beligerently drunk, acting like a rock star diva, or about to flip some tables.

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* OnTheWrongSyllable: [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle]]: Self-destruction and personal decadence being common themes means many songs are sung like Thirlwell is either beligerently drunk, acting like a rock star diva, or about to flip some tables.

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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: Every once in awhile, Thirlwell will deliberately christen one of his songs with a attention-grabbing title, like "The Only Good Christian Is A Dead Christian".
** Furthermore, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L-0KrCCGf4 KILL WHITEY!]]''

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