No Aphrodisiac

The Whitlams

About No Aphrodisiac

"No Aphrodisiac" is the third single by Australian rock group, the Whitlams, from their third album, Eternal Nightcap. It was released as a CD maxi, with three B-sides and a remix version of the lead track, on 14 December 1997; which peaked at No. 59 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The lead track was written by the band's founding mainstay, Tim Freedman, together with Pinky Beecroft (Matt Ford) and Chit Chat Von Loopin Stab (Glen Dormand): both from the band, Machine Gun Fellatio. It was produced by Freedman with Rob Taylor. "No Aphrodisiac" won Song of the Year at the ARIA Music Awards of 1998. The lead track is the band's most well known song on national youth radio station, Triple J: it was listed at No. 1 on their Hottest 100 for 1997. Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, for whom the band was named, announced news of their win on air. One of its B-sides is "Gough". Machine Gun Fellatio provided a re-mix of "No Aphrodisiac" for the remixes version of the single. 


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A letter to you on a cassette
'Cause we don't write anymore
Gotta make it up quickly
There's people asleep on the second floor

There's no aphrodisiac like loneliness
Truth beauty and a picture of you
You'll be walking your dog in a few hours
I'll be asleep in my brother's house

You're a thousand miles away
With food between your teeth
Come up for summer I've got a place near the beach
There's room for your dog

There's no aphrodisiac like loneliness
Truth beauty and a picture of you
There's no aphrodisiac like loneliness
Youth truth beauty fame boredom and a bottle of pills

There's no aphrodisiac like loneliness
You shouldn't leave me alone
There's no aphrodisiac like loneliness
Bare feet like a tom-boy and a crooked smile

Truth youth beauty fame boredom red hair no hair innocence
Saturday and a picture of you
A letter to you on a cassette
You shouldn't leave me alone

Forty shaved sexy wants to do it all day
With a gun-totin' trigger-happy tranny named Kinky Renée
Tired teacher twenty-eight seeks regular meetings for masculine muscular nappy-clad brutal breeding 
While his wife rough-wrestles with a puppy all aquiver

On a wine-soaked strobe-lit Asiatic hall of mirrors and a dash of loneliness
There's no aphrodisiac quite like it
Truth youth beauty fame boredom red hair no hair innocence impunity and a picture of you
I got a video set-up me love you short time she pay me suck his finger with some fine wine

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The Whitlams

The Whitlams are a rock band based in Sydney, Australia. The original band consisted of Tim Freedman, Stevie Plunder and Andy Lewis. more »

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11 facts about this song

Release and Recognition
"No Aphrodisiac" is a song by Australian band "The Whitlams," which was released in 1997 as the third single from their third studio album, "Eternal Nightcap."
Critical Acclaim
The song is the band's most well-known single and was voted number one in the Triple J Hottest 100, 1997.
Song Composition
Tim Freedman, frontman for The Whitlams, wrote the song. However, the lyrics are based on a letter penned by Louis Nowra and Glenn Dormand.
This song is predominantly about loneliness, longing, and the absence of a loved one. It captures the emotions through its melancholy undertones and sensitive wordplay.
Unique Factor
The song is unique for its time due to its abstract narrative structure and unconventional depiction of romantic themes.
Commercial Success
Despite its sombre theme, the song managed to achieve commercial success. It peaked at number 59 on the Australian Singles Chart.
Musical Influence
"No Aphrodisiac" has often been regarded as a defining masterpiece in Australian pop of the late 90s and marked a stylistic shift, forward from brit-pop and grunge-dominated rock radio.
Band Recognition
"No Aphrodisiac" brought the band into the public eye on a larger scale and generally enhanced their popularity in the Australian music scene.
Awards and Nominations
The song bagged 'Song of the Year' at the 1998 ARIA Awards. This was a breakthrough win for the band and a highly recognized validation of their work.
Continued Popularity
"No Aphrodisiac" remains a favorite among their ardent fans and is often played in their live concerts to this day.
Music Video
The music video for the song is known for its monochrome aesthetic. Similar to the song, the video also explores abstract narratives and metaphorical imagery.

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