Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Various Artists – "Songs From Pigland" (Bull's Hit Records ‎– EJSP 9548) 1981


Was gonna Post an Amon Duul lp, but its too fucking awful for words; and a thick dick with the sense of humour of  a brick pissed me off, so lets go back to some well-proper good music eh? Here's a DIY classic comp from the UK's west country, mainly around Swindon, where you get that 'Ooh Arh' kinda farmers accent; hence the Title of the record, "Songs From Pigland". Swindon's most famous pop group were the magnificent XTC, and most of these groups make them sound like a Mozart Symphony. Like the various band members had just recorded immediately after swilling out the Pigs, pig shit still on their fingers, dulling the guitar strings with filth, Drunk on cider. Sounds like a recipe for greatness in this bloggers childishly written pamphlet on "The A-z of How to avoid being a Twat of a Rock star". This is up there with the Great UK DIY regional compilations, like "Where the Hell is Leicester", "Vaultage 78", and "Hicks From the Stix", to name but a few. Especially dig The Padlocks, and Dicky and the Tinklers; but I'm sure you'll find your own personal favourites, 'cus nearly every tracks a winner.I say nearly, because of the version of "Yakkety Yak",which is a song I hate a lot.

TRACK LISTING:
 SIDE 1
1. BODYWORK - " THE LIBRARIAN " ( FEMALE SINGER, 2 KEYBOARDS, NO LEAD GUITAR ) 2. THE MODEL - " SUPER HEROES " ( ART SCHOOL BAND, SPLIT UP WHILST LP WAS BEING MADE ). 3. THE PADLOCKS - " ACTION MAN " ( AGGRESSIVE AND SUPERCHARGED ) 4. THE RAYZORS - " DRUGS KILL " ( 3 GIRLS AND A BOY FROM HREOD BURNA ) 5. JON PERKINS & CAZ - " YAKETTY YAK " ( FORMER STADIUM DOG ) 6. MITCHELL'S GRUBE - " LOVIN' AND AFFECTION " ( MITCHELL KEEN, ORIGINAL ) 7. THE CUCUMBERS - " AMBIGUOUS AMBITION " ( BULL'S HIT HOUSE AND SESSION BAND )
SIDE 2
 1. 96 TEARS - " A MANSON MELODY " ( STRONG AND ASSURED ) 2. DICKY AND THE TINKLERS - " THE BUM SONG " ( FUN AND CHEEKY ) 3. IAN DOSSER AND THE POSEURS - " MAXIMUM SECURITY " ( RHYTHM & BOOZE ) 4. THE FADED T - SHIRTS - " ROCK AND ROLL " ( 5TH YEAR BOYS, RIDGEWAY SCHOOL ) 5. THE DRIVERS - " NO NO / BARRY'S PLEASURE " ( KEEN AND HARDWORKING ) 6. GERRY HATRICK & THE SCORE DRAWS - " NONSENSE " ( APTLY TITLED ) 7. DENTURE CARS - " SIXTIES REVIVAL 6359 " ( THE RESULT OF AN AFTER HOURS JAM WITH BULL'S HIT SESSION MUSICIANS ) 8. THE CUCUMBERS - " PIMPLY GIRLS " ( A SECOND OFFERING )

DOWNLOAD from pigland HERE!

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