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* BlackComedy: "When you get to be my age, the police don't assume that you still like to light things on fire. Bearing that in mind, I wouldn't trust me either!" ("Boy Soprano")


* YourCheatingHeart: "Adult Friends" may be one of the creepiest songs ever written on this topic.


* BiTheWay: Jamie seems to like men and women about equally.


* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''Fabulous Muscles'' is mostly an art rock album filled with songs about personal trauma, but "Support Our Troops OH!" is a Peter Sotos-esque noise track protesting the Iraq War.



* ProtestSong: "Support Our Troops OH!" and "Gul Mudin" protest American war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan respectively.



* WarIsHell: "Support Our Troops OH!" is about US war crimes during the Iraq War, including a graphic description of [[spoiler: a 4 year old girl getting her head blown off by US Marines who were firing indiscriminately at the car she was riding in]].

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* WarIsHell: "Support Our Troops OH!" is about US war crimes during the Iraq War, including a graphic description of [[spoiler: a 4 year old girl getting her head blown off by US Marines who were firing indiscriminately at the car she was riding in]]. "Gul Mudin", meanwhile, is about a 15 year old Afghan boy who was tortured and murdered for sport by a squad of US Marines.

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** "Little Panda [=McElroy=]" seems to be a straight love song on paper, but its subtext is that the narrator is loving an idealized version of another person as a way to avoid confronting their self-loathing and the relationship is not built to last.

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* AlbumIntroTrack: "Angel Guts:" on ''Angel Guts: Red Classroom''.


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* AuthorAppeal: Jamie seems to be a big fan of Asian cinema; the band name is taken from a Chinese drama film, while ''Angel Guts: Red Classroom'' is the name of a Japanese exploitation movie.


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* DarkerAndEdgier: In a discography filled with harsh and intense music, ''Angel Guts: Red Classroom'' and ''Girl With Basket of Fruit'' stand out as especially punishing albums.


* ContemptibleCover: ''A Promise''.

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* ContemptibleCover: ''A Promise''.Promise'', showing a naked Vietnamese man cradling a baby doll. Most versions of the album censor his penis, but the vinyl doesn't.



* DownerEnding: ''FORGET'' ends with the one-two punch of "Petite" and "Faith, Torn Apart", showing the protagonist crossing the DespairEventHorizon and either killing themselves or becoming an EmptyShell.

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* DisposableSexWorker: The protagonist of ''FORGET''.
* DownerEnding: Almost all of their storytelling songs, as Jamie Stewart has expressed fondness for songs that "narrate some particular horrible things that happen to somebody and there's no positive resolution in the end at all." For an album example, ''FORGET'' ends with the one-two punch of "Petite" and "Faith, Torn Apart", showing the protagonist crossing the DespairEventHorizon and either killing themselves or becoming an EmptyShell.



* {{Gorn}}: The video for "Stupid in the Dark" shows Angela Seo ''brutally'' murdering her boyfriend (not in real life obviously).



* MadnessMantra: Paired with AlbumTitleDrop in the TitleTrack of ''FORGET''.
--> ''"Forget who you are, don't admit who you are, forget who you are, don't admit who you are..."''

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* MadnessMantra: Paired with AlbumTitleDrop in Jamie uses this a lot.
** "I WON'T REST UNTIL I FORGET ABOUT IT, I WON'T REST UNTIL I FORGET!"
** "Black dick! Black dick! Black dick!"
** "Everyone loves you,
the TitleTrack of ''FORGET''.
--> ''"Forget
pain has just begun, everyone hates you, the pain has just begun..."
** "Forget
who you are, don't admit who you are, forget who you are, don't admit who you are..."''"


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* SurrealMusicVideo: Most of them, though "A Knife in the Sun", "Jenny Go Go", and "Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy" stand out for sheer Lynchian weirdness.
* SurrealHorror: Massive amounts, especially on ''Angel Guts: Red Classroom'' and ''Girl With Basket of Fruit''.

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* ArcWords: "Born dead" shows up in a few songs on ''FORGET'', including the very last line of the album.


* SlidingScaleOfComedyVersusHorror: ''Girl With Basket of Fruit'' is split between deliberate absurdist comedy and genuine horror. Showcased with the first two songs; the TitleTrack has Jamie deliriously screaming nonsensical lyrics about bizarre sexual imagery, only for "It Comes Out as a Joke" to come along and repeat several lyrics from the preceding song in a much more menacing context, recontextualizing it as being about a rape. "Mary Turner Mary Turner" is another example of this juxtaposition; the lyrics are a straightforward description of a horrific murder, but Jamie performs it like a depraved vaudeville presenter, making the song feel like a carnival act from hell.

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* SlidingScaleOfComedyVersusHorror: SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: ''Girl With Basket of Fruit'' is split between deliberate absurdist comedy and genuine horror. Showcased with the first two songs; the TitleTrack has Jamie deliriously screaming nonsensical lyrics about bizarre sexual imagery, only for "It Comes Out as a Joke" to come along and repeat several lyrics from the preceding song in a much more menacing context, recontextualizing it as being about a rape. "Mary Turner Mary Turner" is another example of this juxtaposition; the lyrics are a straightforward description of a horrific murder, but Jamie performs it like a depraved vaudeville presenter, making the song feel like a carnival act from hell.

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* SlidingScaleOfComedyVersusHorror: ''Girl With Basket of Fruit'' is split between deliberate absurdist comedy and genuine horror. Showcased with the first two songs; the TitleTrack has Jamie deliriously screaming nonsensical lyrics about bizarre sexual imagery, only for "It Comes Out as a Joke" to come along and repeat several lyrics from the preceding song in a much more menacing context, recontextualizing it as being about a rape. "Mary Turner Mary Turner" is another example of this juxtaposition; the lyrics are a straightforward description of a horrific murder, but Jamie performs it like a depraved vaudeville presenter, making the song feel like a carnival act from hell.


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* WidgetSeries: A quintessential WAT.


* ConceptAlbum: ''FORGET'' has a lot of themes related to sex trafficking, though whether it tells a concrete story or not is debated.

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''FORGET'' has a lot of themes related to sex trafficking, though whether it tells a concrete story or not is debated.debated.
** ''Girl With Basket of Fruit'' doesn't tell a story, but has a running theme of violence against women.


** "Get Up" is about an ExtremeDoormat who stays in an abusive relationship because they have so little self-worth they think they deserve it.



* ExtremeDoormat: The narrator of "Get Up", who seems to be in an extremely abusive relationship. If it's the same narrator as the rest of the album, it's possible the person being sung to is their pimp.

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* ExtremeDoormat: The narrator of "Get Up", who seems to be in an extremely abusive relationship.a relationship with someone that both physically and emotionally abuses them, but stays because they feel worthless and think it's the only thing they deserve. If it's the same narrator as the rest of the album, it's possible the person being sung to is their pimp.


* DownerEnding: ''FORGET'' ends with the one-two punch of "Petite" and "Faith, Torn Apart", showing the protagonist crossing the DespairEventHorizon and either killing themselves or becoming an EmptyShell.



* ExtremeDoormat: The narrator of "Get Up", who seems to be in an extremely abusive relationship.

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* ExtremeDoormat: The narrator of "Get Up", who seems to be in an extremely abusive relationship. If it's the same narrator as the rest of the album, it's possible the person being sung to is their pimp.



* KissingCousins: When Caralee Mcelroy joined the band, Jamie Stewart claimed she was his longlost cousin. Which, if true, makes some of their promotional pictures during her stint [[http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200908/08/02/f0048302_12455659.jpg a bit]] [[http://www.popfrenzy.com.au/img/photos/blueghost_xiuxiu6.jpg creepy]].

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* KissingCousins: When Caralee Mcelroy joined the band, Jamie Stewart claimed she was his longlost long lost cousin. Which, if true, makes some of their promotional pictures during her stint [[http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200908/08/02/f0048302_12455659.jpg a bit]] [[http://www.popfrenzy.com.au/img/photos/blueghost_xiuxiu6.jpg creepy]].


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* LossOfIdentity: The dehumanization of sex workers into disposable objects is arguably the CentralTheme of ''FORGET''.
* MadnessMantra: Paired with AlbumTitleDrop in the TitleTrack of ''FORGET''.
--> ''"Forget who you are, don't admit who you are, forget who you are, don't admit who you are..."''

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMT6MsA3ut8 Jenny Go Go]]" mixes this with StylisticSuck for a rather unsettling experience.


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* TraumaCongaLine: Insofar as it tells a story, ''FORGET'' seems to tell of a young person's downward spiral into prostitution, culminating in a DespairEventHorizon and implied suicide in the final track.


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* WordSaladHorror: "Jenny Go Go" has a lot of nonsense rhymes and borderline baby talk interspersed with lines like "What have I done?" and "Take me instead". In the context of the album, it could arguably represent the protagonist withdrawing into a childlike state of mind to cope with the constant sexual abuse they're forced to endure.


* BiTheWay: Jamie seems to like men and women about equally.



* BiTheWay: Jamie seems to like men and women about equally.

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