Big Black - Pig Pile LP (Reissue)

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recorded live in london in 1987, during the last big black tour, 'pig pile' opens in the band's typically charming manner with bassist dave riley announcing "this song is called 'dingy little back alley of a country'," before the band launches into a punishing 46-minute set. the concert includes material from the band's first ep, 'lungs', all the way up through 1987s 'songs about fucking'. the band's confrontational live sound emphasizes crackling, extremely harsh guitar and very brittle drums. in true punk rock style, the treble has been turned up as far as possible. 'cables' - about slaughterhouses and 'jordan, minnesota' - about a pedophilia scandal-both appear in radically sped-up versions. 'kerosene' is introduced as "a song jerry lee lewis wrote before he killed one of his wives," and steve albini's vocals are nearly buried beneath heaped shards of guitar shrapnel in 'steelworker.' while there is no substitute for actually living through the big black live experience, 'pig pile' - both on record and in its video form-documents one of the relatively few instances in history when music was actually dangerous.

 

Tracklist

A1 Fists Of Love

A2 L Dopa

A3 Passing Complexion

A4 Dead Billy

A5 Cables Big

A6 Bad Penny

B1 Pavement Saw

B2 Kerosene

B3 Steelworker

B4 Pigeon Kill

B5 Fish Fry

B6 Jordan, Minnesota

 

 

 

Label: Touch And Go – TG81

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress

Country: US

Released: 2007

Genre: Rock

Style: Industrial, Noise, Punk