Polyester Girl

Regurgitator

About Polyester Girl

"Polyester Girl" is a song by Australian rock band Regurgitator. The song was released in May 1998 as the third single from the band's second studio album Unit. "Polyester Girl" peaked at No. 14 in Australia and No. 16 in New Zealand and it also ranked at No. 26 on Triple J's Hottest 100 in 1998.


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All I want you to say is nothing at all
And all I want you to do is stare at the wall
I love your plastic hair and plastic eyes
Marvel at your plastic breasts and plastic thighs

My polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny

You're the perfect guy's accessory
Dangling from my arm for of the pretty people to see
Boy's with sassy pouts and perky glee
Great for backstage and entertainment award ceremonies

My polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny

Took you for a ride up in an aeroplane
But your body burst and left an ugly stain
Had to take your pieces back to the factory
It took them several weeks to get you back to me

My polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl
So shiny
Polyester girl

She's my polyester girl
Shiniest in all the world
She's my polyester girl
Shiniest in all the world
She's my polyester girl
Shiniest in all the world

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Regurgitator

Regurgitator is an Australian rock band from Brisbane that consists of Quan Yeomans (lead vocals, guitar), Ben Ely (bass, vocals), and Peter Kostic (drums). The band formed in 1993, its original line-up consisting of Yeomans, Ely and drummer Martin Lee. Regurgitator's debut studio album, Tu-Plang earnt the band a significant following, before the release of their second album, Unit in 1997 that propelled the band into mainstream success, winning the ARIA Award for Best Album of 1998 and going three times platinum. more »

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Written by: BEN ELY, MARTIN LEE, QUAN YEOMANS

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10 facts about this song

Genre Composition
"Polyester Girl" is a song that blends the elements of electronic music and alternative rock, a common characteristic within Regurgitator's unique music style.
Album Release
The single appeared on the album "Unit" which was released in 1997. The album was a major commercial success and sold double platinum.
Song Ranking
"Polyester Girl" peaked at the number 14 spot on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart. It was also listed at number 6 on Triple J's Hottest 100 list in 1998 which is a significant feat in Australian music industry.
Album Acclaim
The album "Unit", carrying "Polyester Girl," won Regurgitator the prestigious ARIA Music Award for Best Album in 1998. The electronic direction of the album received considerable critical acclaim.
Video Theme
The music video for "Polyester Girl" incorporates various elements related to the consumer culture theme of the song, showing the band members as plastic action figures.
Song Content
The lyrics of "Polyester Girl" are a sarcastic commentary on materialistic values and consumerism. The 'Polyester Girl' is generally interpreted as a symbol representing plastic or false values.
Tour Success
"Polyester Girl" was an instrumental part of Regurgitator's band's tour rotation and a crowd favourite, ensuring the sales of 'Unit' album to reach over 250,000 copies.
Band Collaboration
In creating "Polyester Girl," the band worked closely with producer Magoo (Lachlan Goold). Regurgitator and Magoo pushed the boundaries of the traditional rock setup and explored new sound layers, making the song sound ahead of its time in the late 90s.
Environment Impact
The third album "Unit" which features "Polyester Girl" was listed to be certified carbon neutral, making Regurgitator one of the first bands globally to actively consider their environmental impact.
Cultural Influence
"Polyester Girl" brought Regurgitator mainstream recognition nationally and internationally — a landmark point for the progression of the Australian music industry during the late 90s.

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