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Shut Up Sidney is a political punk rock band local to Houston, Texas. They have been active for nearly four years now with a somewhat turbulent line-up. They share much in-common musically with bands birthed by the first and second-waves of punk rock, such as the Sex Pistols, the Exploited, Discharge, and so on, though they also boast a pointed political bent more in the vain of acts like the Dead Kennedys and/or D.O.A.


Current line-up

  • Steven Blind: Lead vocals
  • Pink Lloyd: Rhythm/Lead Guitar
  • Marzz Starr: Lead/Rhythm Guitar
  • Jose Jose: Drums
  • Edgar Necrotik: Bass


  • 2010 - "Warning Shot E.P."
  • 2010 - "Mosquerade Demo"
  • 2012 - "... And Then the World Raped Itself"

This band provides examples of:

  • Allergicto Routine: "Monotony"
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The chorus of "Perry".
  • Corrupt Church: "Battlecry"
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Rupert Murdoch is painted as such in "Rupert Murdoch's America"
    • John Riccitiello as well in "E.A. Sucks"
  • Cover Version: The band has covered "Breaking the Law" by Judas Priest, "Halloween" by the Misfits, "Sex and Violence" by the Exploited, and "Burning the Cross" by Mercyful Fate
  • Dirty Communists: Present in the band's imagery, though Wordof God says their message is more geared towards libertarian socialism.
  • Dye Hard: Steven and Edgar
  • Epic Rocking: "Battlecry" just makes the epic rocking cut, clocking-in at just over six minutes.
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  • Evil Laugh: Steven Blind pulls one off at the end of his Evil Gloating as Ron Luce in "Battlecry"
  • Filk Song:
    • "Cervantes (the Immortal Pirate" is blatantly about, well, Cervantes from the Soul Series
    • "S.I.D." is about the robot of the same name from Criticom
    • "THEM!" is about the 1954 sci-fi/horrorfilm
    • "Van Dammage" is about Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Godwin's Law: Invoked via "Battlecry", which denounces youth-pastor Ron Luce and his Teen Mania/Battlecry organizations as militant fascists, even going as far as to directly various slogans of the Third Reich throughout the song's lyrics.
  • Intentionally Awkward Title: "... And Then the World Raped Itself"
  • Large Ham: Steven Blind has his moments.
  • Last Chorus Slow-Down: Perry, though it's technically the second-to-last chorus.
  • Loudness War: "... And Then the World Raped Itself"
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  • Machine Monotone" Steven goes into this towards the end of "Monotony".
  • Miniscule Rocking: "THEM!" and "E.A. Sucks", both lasting just about a minute or so.
  • Motor Mouth: Present on a few songs, particularly "Osamasong".
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    "JEAN! CLAUDE! (J-C-V-D!) VAN! DAMME! (J-C-V-D!)
  • Precision F-Strike: "Rick Perry, you're a FUCKING CUNT!"
  • Protest Song: A sizable lot of their material.
  • Self-Plagiarism: The chorus of "Cervantes" sounds quite similar to the main riff from "Roller Derby"
  • Singer Name Drop: The band's name is quelled from a quip of Johnny Rotten's towards Sid Vicious during an interview. It is sampled at the beginning of "Osamasong", effectively starting the first record.
  • Spelling Song: "S.I.D."
  • Stage Names: All the bandmembers tend to get these.
  • Take That!: They've a good few of these...
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Parodied with "A Real Man"
  • Title-Only Chorus: "Roller Derby"
  • The Something Song: "Osamasong"
  • Three Chordsandthe Truth: Every now and then, though it's often averted as, while their compositions are generally kept simple, they can branch-out now and then.
  • Spoken Word in Music: The sampling of a reading from City of God at the end of "Osamasong" is long-enough to count.

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