13 Of The Most Explicit Rock And Metal Song Titles Ever
There’s a great bit in This Is Spinal Tap when Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) is playing a beautiful song on a piano, explaining how he is taking influences from Bach and Mozart and using simple intertwining lines of melody to tug at people’s heartstrings. Asked what the piece is called, he says Lick My Love Pump.
Titling a song brings responsibility with it – whether in a record store, reading a review or browsing through Spotify, a potential listener will frequently see the track-listing long before hearing a record, and loads of effing and jeffing is as likely to drive some people away as it is to draw others in.
Here is a baker’s dozen of bands that really went for it in terms of NSFW, parent-unfriendly, showy-offy, wash-your-mouth-out-with-soap-and-water impoliteness.
Nailed Through Her C**t, Aborted
Brutal Belgian death metal band Aborted chose their name in the hope they’d be one of the first bands in record shops’ alphabetical displays. They’ve had a bit of a revolving door system going on with musicians over the years, with 34 one-time members. Huge fans of this particular song can choose from two albums to find it on – it features on both 2001’s Engineering The Dead and as a bonus track on 2012’s Global Flatline.
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Stick A Cross Up A Nun's C**t, GG Allin
Not a man troubled by the thought of offending people, the late GG Allin (birth name: Jesus Christ Allin) was prone to expelling every bodily fluid he could come up with onstage, with self-mutilation and defecation both regular parts of his shows. His recording career, described by one critic as “perhaps the worst music ever recorded”, included songs with delightful titles like Suck My Ass It Smells, Sleep In My Piss and Assfuckin, Butt Suckin’, C**t Lickin, Masturbation.
Nutz In The Ass, Dick in The P***y Rectal Anarchy, Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Every track from the bonus remix disc that comes with grindcore band Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Altered States Of America ends with the words ‘Rectal Anarchy’. There’s this one, Slamming Your Cock In A Casket Rectal Anarchy, Gratification Of The Asshole Rectal Anarchy and 25 more. The main album has 100 tracks, including Drive-By Blowjob On A Bicycle, The Twelfth Day of Sodom: When Taking A Shit Feels Sexy and Watching A Clown Point A Gun At A Small Dog (Reprise), and is 21 minutes long.
I'm Gonna Give You AIDS, Anal C**t
The majority of Anal C**t’s output sported incredibly puerile names, often deliberately offensive (and featuring misogynistic or homophobic slurs), exhausting (their songs include Shut Up Mike, Shut Up Mike Part 2 and Shut Up Paul) or exhausted (their debut album features the song Song Titles Are Fucking Stupid, followed by the song Having To Make up Song Titles Sucks). Also, their name: very rude.
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Felching Vampires, Broken Hope
Here are the lyrics to the first verse of Felching Vampires by Broken Hope, from 1993’s The Bowels Of Repugnance: ‘Serrated penis cuts through the anus / Sandpaper tongue tickles intestines / Cravings for blood, fetish for feces / Canines inserted, gurgling semen.’ The thing is, it sort of just sounds like ‘Grr grr grrrr’.
Chingo De Mecos, Brujeria
Proof obscenity is by no means limited to the English language, the debut album by Mexican/international band Brujeria (which, fun fact, features backing vocals by Ruiz from Orange Is The New Black) includes this track, the title of which translates from Spanish as ‘Fuckload of C**’.
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Entrails Ripped From A Virgin’s C**t, Cannibal Corpse
Death metal legends (and co-stars of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) Cannibal Corpse have had albums banned in Australia and tours cancelled in Russia, and until recently were only allowed to play half of their back catalogue in Germany. Lead singer George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher has argued that the macabre imagery that is their stock in trade is less violent than that found in the Vatican.
Gilded C**t, Cradle Of Filth
Described by frontman Dani Filth as “an extremely angry song”, this track from 2004’s Nymphetamine is about a dominatrix who demands money. Cradle Of Filth also released, of course, the most controversial band shirt in the history of clothing, the ‘vestal masturbation’ shirt featuring a self-pleasuring nun on the front and the polarising message ‘Jesus Is A C**t’ on the back.
Johnny Ramone Was In A Fucken Good Band But He Was A C**t (Gabba Gabba You Suck), Frenzal Rhomb
Australian punk legends Frenzal Rhomb enjoy a bit of swearing, as evidenced by the song (Get Fucked You Fucking Fuckwit) You Can’t Move Into My House. Their 2017 album High-Vis High Tea features one song, C**t Act, that is, in guitarist Lindsay Macdougall’s words, “a brilliant marketing move – with 18 instances of the word ‘c**t’ throughout the song, barely any radio station will touch it. Or is that because it’s not that good?”
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The best-known version of this is the 30-second one heard on the Short Music For Short People compilation album, but GWAR also did a full-length version on their album We Kill Everything. In this, the first verse was repeated, but the river carp in the line ‘I’m going to take a river carp and shove it up your butt’ was replaced with a moa-moa, one of the largest fish in the ocean.
C**tcrusher, Infant Annihilator
The willfully over-the-top deathcore trio Infant Annihilator (who can count sleepy rap superstar Post Malone among their fans) made it onto several Billboard charts with an album that contains tracks called Soil The Stillborn and Neonatalimpalionecrophiliation. Their most evocative non-sweary song name: Childchewer.
Fucking My Heart In The Ass, Steel Panther
A sort of sincere plea to a former flame to be less cruel, Fucking My Heart In The Ass comes three tracks after Gangbang At The Old Folks’ Home on Steel Panther’s 2014 album All You Can Eat. Fair play to Steel Panther for making a long career out of what is essentially one joke, especially when that joke is just ‘we’re very rude’.
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Beethoven’s C**t, Serj Tankian
There’s no actual swearing in the lyrics of this song from the System Of A Down co-frontman’s first solo album Elect The Dead, but it sports a title deliberately chosen to mix the highbrow and profane. There is also a live version available on the album Elect The Dead Symphony featuring the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. It’s good!
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