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Songs Mom won?t listen to

Call them the Marilyn Mansons of the subcontinent. Their songs are composed of expletives ? not lyrics. But, every third person who has iTunes is busy downloading B**** c*** sutta (BCS, aka smoker?s anthem) by Karachi-based band Zeest, and G**** mein danda (GMD) by XLRI Jamshedpur band bodhiTree (that has a female drummer): two songs about lovable losers.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2006 14:51 IST

Call them the Marilyn Mansons of the subcontinent. Their songs are composed of expletives — not lyrics. But, every third person who has iTunes is busy downloading B**** c*** sutta (BCS, aka smoker’s anthem) by Karachi-based band Zeest, and G**** mein danda (GMD) by XLRI Jamshedpur band bodhiTree (that has a female drummer): two songs about lovable losers.

Chances are that MTV and Channel V are not going to belt out these numbers- and neither will FM channels. But just hop across to the nearest pub and you might hear these two gems even before you finish your first drink.

“I heard GMD and BCS on a friend’s iPod and immediately transferred it to mine. For the last two months I have given this song to at least 500 people through file sharing,” says Ramit Shah, a class XII student.

The downloading started in September last year. Within 21 days, 8,000 people had downloaded BCS. Soon after, bodhiTree got in with its act. “Today, in Delhi, bootlegged CDs are being distributed all over,” says Dhruv Arora, a student of Kirori Mal College.

The lyrics have also raised some ‘discriminatory’ questions. If artistes like Eminem and 50 Cent get airtime to be ‘explicit’, why can’t local rock bands?

BCS talks about a boy who gets caught by his livid father while smoking; GMD derives its stuff from the carrots-and-sticks treatment going on at a business school.

Interestingly, the hottest request on various music download forums is for the instrumental version of BCS. Obviously, the numbers pack in quite a punch when it comes to the music as well.