"I'm almost certain that none of you have ever heard of the band Edge of Etiquitte. And why should you have, anyway?

They've never played a show.

They never even put a record out.

The only shred of analog evidence that can be found of this band is during a scene in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, when the band's only song (I Hate You) is heard blasting out of a boombox being held by a punker on a bus, who gives Captain Kirk a one-fingered salute.

I was flipping through the channels the other day when I came across this scene. I always loved it. When ever I think about the scene (yes, it actually flashes across my mind from time to time, I have no idea why), I always remember the lyrics "and I eschew you, and I say screw you!" I love that line. It's always cracked me up.

The song also appeared at some point in Back to the Beach with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funacello. I looked into it, and sadly, "I Hate You" doesn't appear on the soundtracks for either movie. What a rip-off.

I Hate You

Just where is our future, the things we've done and said!
Let's just push the button, we'd be better off dead!
'Cause I hate you!
And I berate you!
And I can't wait to get to you!

The sins of all our fathers, being dumped on us — the sons.
The only choice we're given is how many megatons?
And I eschew you!
And I say, screw you!
And I hope you're blue, too.

We're all bloody worthless, just greedy human scum.
The numbers all add up to a negative sum.

And I hate you!
And I hate you!
And I hate you...too!

Lyrics by: Thatcher Kirk
Music by: Mike Mangini
Performed by: Edge of Etiquette"


Link to song - http://www.myspace.com/edgeofetiquette1221