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This month's featured article

The front of the tape insert, showing Hariklia's shopping bag

This Is Serious Mum is a demo tape by TISM. Liner notes to the Collected Recordings box set state only 80 original copies exist. 30 were given to the media, while the remaining 50 were sold to the public. A TISM fan named Richard Miles copied it, and his copy is the source of all the copies in existence. In 2009, a TISM fan new to the band found one of the 80 originals in an Au-Go-Go cabinet for $20. He put it on eBay, but it was won by a fake bidder (his friend). (read more...)


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This month's featured picture

Tokin' Blackman unmasked

Tokin' Blackman (real name: James Paull, 1 July 1957-29 April 2008) was TISM's second guitarist. He joined TISM shortly after Leek Van Vlalen left. His real name is listed on a resume dated 1982 and on the back of the Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me single.

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