Unicron's Revenge

Unicron's Revenge

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Funk rock with pun-based intertextuality; Unicron's Revenge don't take themselves too seriously, and don't presume their audience to be idiots. Think Jane's Addiction meets Frank Zappa in Led Zeppelin's living room.

Biography

Struggling in a part of city where sometimes it feels like live music is dead; Unicron’s Revenge began playing in garages, under the cover of darkness. Since forming in 2007, the four piece funk rock band from Bankstown, Sydney, have played every free gig available, slowly working their way to headlining crowd packed gigs at the renowned live venues of Candy’s Apartment and the Gaelic Club.
Recently recording their debut EP, 'The Transforming', the band pushes their funky rock in the vein of Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with throwbacks to Frank Zappa and Led Zeppelin. Combine all of this with the self-reflexive, pun-based intertextuality within the lyrics of each song, and you have a kickass rock band that don’t take themselves too seriously, and don’t presume their audiences to be idiots.
With a live show that resembles Ian Curtis watching a laser light show while standing in front of a three-piece lava lamp filled with hair, Unicron’s Revenge is a band on a planet of their own, representing a universe of hard working local Sydney rockers.

Lyrics

Two

Written By: Tom Hogan

(You're the one)
Don't know where to start because the beginning is no option
I'm quite apathetic and I have nothing to say
Nothing is bothering me at any given time
Nothing is grinding on my mind

But I'm scared I'm not scared of anything
I fear I have nothing to say
How do other bands find so many things to scream
Cause I have this fear of nothing to say

No political or religious agenda to preach
Just a line to cross and a taboo to breach
See? For no reason at all I rhymed those last two lines
That's how songs go... right?
Right?!?

(Now he's the one)

I'm scared to do anythig that requires me to think
I'm scared for you because you have to listen to me sing
I'm scared that if I tell you that I hate Harry Potter you'll condemn me, you'll never listen again
But most of all I have this fear of nothing to say

But I'm the one
I'm the one with the microphone
I'm the one on stage
I'm the one with nothing to say

Invisible Brothers

Written By: Tom Hogan

And boy was the doctor confused during the ultrascan
And forever would he be
Especially when the woman gave birth
It definitely was no sight to see

'Cause they were invisible brothers
And they both had invisible underwear
It was bought by their biological mother
Who never even knew if the brothers were there

Roger was slightly shorter than Timmy
But who would ever know?
So Roger just told people he was taller and Timmy would cry, hiding alone
They weren't identical twins but they looked pretty much the same
Timmy used to be naughty and pretend to be Roger but noone else understood the game

Cause they were invisible brothers
And they both had invisible friends
Who were also, incidentally, invisible brothers
Even though they were pretend

They were invisible brothers
And they saw through their lies
They saw right through each other
And they saw through each disguise

One day they went walking amongst all the trees
And they lost sight of each other
Both walking in circles looking for the other
And they were never seen again... again

Cause they were invisible brothers
And they vanished without traces
And because they were invisible brothers
Noone could remember their faces...

Modern Man

Written By: Tom Hogan

I'd like to find my way around this world, but if I can't then that's alright
I'd like to write one song that makes more sense, but if I can't then that's alright
It's a song for the modern man
Do you understand?

Because if I can, you can, one can, two can, play that game-can, flig-flam, whig-fan?
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
The spoon ran away with the dish
The white zone is for the loading and the unloading of passengers only
There is no parking in a red zone

It's a song for the postmodern man
It's a song for Frank Zappa's muffin man
It's a cafe full of vikings all eating spam
How many walls can I break down again?

(Chorus)
I'm fitter, I'm happier, and more productive
Than a pig in a cage on antibiotics who's fond but not in love
Digestive, reflexive, and reproductive
Intertextuality is the key
If it doesn't bother you what I sing then it sure makes no difference to me

Read my mud flaps, back off!
I dare you to cross this line
What are you, a man or a mouse?
Put a piece of cheese down there and you'll find out
Hey Robin Williams, you're a robot
You're learning our emotions and you're building clocks? Good on you!
Hey, is that Oliver Platt? I liked him The Three Musketeers

It's a song for the Bicentennial Man
It's a song for Yosamite Sam
I'm the son of a preacher man
For all you care it's a song about an electric frying pan

(Chorus)
I'm fitter, I'm happier, and more productive
Than a pig in a cage on antibiotics who's fond but not in love
Digestive, reflexive, and reproductive
Intertextuality is the key
If it doesn't bother you what I sing then it sure makes no difference to me

I'd like to own one car that can transform into a robot, but if I can't then that's alright
ZVBXRPL
Well it was too small for a basketball and I didn't know what to do with it

It's a song for the Standish Sanitarium
It's a song for my tiny attention span
It's a song for Orpheus and the can-can
It's a song about my work's employee stock management relationship plan

(Chorus)
I'm fitter, I'm happier, and more productive
Than a pig in a cage on antibiotics who's fond but not in love
Digestive, reflexive, and reproductive
Intertextuality is the key
If it doesn't bother you what I sing then it sure makes no difference to me

Discography

Track 'Modern Man' featured on UNSW Sounds Project Compilation CD [Track 2]

EP: 'The Transforming' (Independent release, 7 tracks)
Recorded & Mixed by Richard Ball at 4Talbot Studios
Mastered by Rick O'Neil at Turtlerock Mastering
Photos and design by Alex Rouco

Set List

Average setlist - 40 minutes

Two
Modern Man
The Chump
If I Had A Dollar Everytime I Let You Down, I'd Have $2.50 And A Bucket Of Spam
Invisible Brothers
Pearls Before Breakfast (A Pretty Song)
Riders on the Storm (Doors cover)
The 'My Songs Are All Shit' Blues
Anything Too Stupid To Be Spoken Is Sung
Pi-Man

Other regular songs:
Meet My Maker
Too Fast
Blind Leading The Blind
Ignorant Phlegm
A Love Song
Invisible
How About That?