If you’re a fan of some of Australia’s favourite cult bands, you’re more than likely a fan of TISM. Since their demise in 2004, charismatic frontman Damian Cowell has kept busy with various other ventures, but it’s his Disco Machine project that has seen some of music’s biggest names come together to support our once-masked hero.
We already know that Henry Rollins is a big fan of Aussie music, but it turns out that he’s also a big fan of TISM, too. Having gotten involved with Cowell through various connections, the former Black Flag frontman makes a guest cameo in the Disco Machine’s new track, appearing as the final guest in a new album already packed with guest cameos.
‘Come On Waleed’ is the newest single from the Disco Machine’s new album, and is focused around media personality and The Project co-host, Waleed Aly. Flirting with ideas of celebrity worship and a steady decline of one’s heroes, Cowell’s tribute to Aly paints him as one of the few decent blokes left in the media.
The song’s clip also features guest vocalists Liz Stringer and Henry Rollins, with appearances from comedic icon Tony Martin, Andrew Hansen from The Chaser, and Gogglebox’s Angie & Yvie.
Additionally, long-time TISM fans may notice a couple of familiar faces by way of the video’s dancers Luke Devlin and Luke Eygenraam, who have long been fixtures in and around a TISM crowd.
Funded by a very successful Pozible campaign, Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine will be releasing their new album, Get Your Dag On, soon, and will feature an absolutely stellar lineup of guests.
In addition to Henry Rollins, listeners can expect to hear cameos from The Bennies, Josh Pyke, Henry Wagons, Magic Dirt’s Adalita, Regurgitator’s Quan Yeomans, Killing Heidi’s Ella Hooper, Machine Gun Fellatio’s Pinky Beecroft, and comedians Tony Martin, Shaun Micallef, and Ed Kavalee.