Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Performing Ferret Band ‎– "Performing Ferret Band LP" (Pig Productions ‎– PIG1) 1981




Apparently Antony H. Wilson told them to do an LP in the Hacienda after an echoey gig. So they did just that. On their own label, 'Pig Records'.....we're still waiting for PIG2.
In the time between their first cassette and this album they seem to have added the word 'Band' to their moniker. A word that always seem to upset Mark E. Smith......"We're a fucking Group not a fucking Band!"...he would often say.
It seems that everyone in Manchester with an ego had a middle initial also?
Basically,this LP is a UK DIY proto-indie post-punk classic of faultless proportions. Knowingly charming.

Tracklisting:

A1 Plastic Macho Man
A2 Fizzy Drinks
A3 Howler Monkey
A4 Lung Cancer
A5 Field Of Yellow Flowers
A6 The Rush
A7 Bar Room
B1 Bottle Fruit
B2 Decorations
B3 Disco One (II)
B4 A Story
B5 Fallen Tyrant
B6 Nudes
B7 Great Duos Of Our Time


3 comments:

Zopo Eighties Reünie said...

Whilst checking this on YouTube a Scottish band/group popped up. The Flowers with (Life) after Dark. Pleasantly surprised I was.

Zopo Eighties Reünie said...

http://www.pukekos.org/2008/10/flowers.html?m=1
Comment not to publish. BTW thanks for explaining rules about posting music. I removed my question because I thought I was ignorant :-)

Jonny Zchivago said...

Flowers were a great band... two tracks ghere:
https://dieordiy2.blogspot.com/2014/03/various-artists-earcom-1-fast-product.html