Machine Gun Fellatio was an alternative Australian band, composing, recording and playing music of a large range of styles. They were formed in 1997 by three of their line up. They are well known for their on-stage antics and humorous lyrics as well as the musical merits of their songs. Their outrage-provoking name (apparently coined after being spotted in some graffiti) gives some idea of the attitude that pervades the band's work. They are also sometimes compared to the American jack-of-all-trades band, Ween.