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This weekend I’m mostly listening to… PigBros… November 22, 2008

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture.

Who they? Well with a name like that one would be forgiven for imagining that they didn’t exactly reach the pinnacles of the music industry, for which one could say fair dues to them, but also, hardly a surprise. A more indefatigable musical follower at worldbystorm towers put me right to them. A band who came and went almost in the blink of an eyelid.

Excessive… excessive amounts of alcohol… I haven’t got a bogs notion of what they’re singing about, but hey, that was the 1980s when literalism wasn’t the order of the day.

There are sort if gothy inflections to the sound, but also a hint of the 3 Johns, horns sections here and there, doomy vocals – sort of, and some excellent percussion

For the more forensic amongst us members of them came from the Nightingales (whose contribution to Pillows and Prayers ‘Don’t Blink’ was rather fine and a clear precursor to the Pigbros sound – ‘I sound fascist’ being one of the lyrics… hmmmm), the Cravats and other less well known stalwarts of UK 1980s indie.

There was some linkage with the Membranes, who I saw in 1988 or thereabouts, was it once or twice, tis all a haze now. I liked them too, but I like these guys better.

Here’s yet another band from that period whose material is now deleted who can only be heard by accessing sites such as this. I, naturally, abhor that approach to making available previously entirely unavailable music which no commercial music company will re-release 😉


1. yourcousin - November 23, 2008

WTF?!?!? I drink excessive amounts of alcohol, but if I act like that big of a jackass then not only would I expect someone to kick my ass but I would thank them later in the hopes that a boot to the skull might clear my brain. Seriously if you need decent music in Ireland I’ll send you some. My brother got me a great Stax 50th anniversary comp for my wedding gift and I’ve always got classic country out the wazoo. I’m just saying, maybe its time for your friends to do an intervention. ; P


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