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Pigface

January 20, 2007

Easy Listening for Difficult Fuckheads
Underground Inc.

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A mixed bag from the multi-star-spangled juggernaut that Martin Atkins (PiL, Killing Joke) calls Pigface.
I don’t know what to make of an album that tells me to “fuck conformity, fuck the mainstream” but then contains some of the most ready for Clearchannel Nu-Rock spuzz (Blow You Away, Bitch, King of Negativity) and formulaic quirky Goth-girl pop (Sweetmeat) imaginable. It does feature a cool version of Delta 5‘s Mind Your Own Business, a weird turn by Ex-KMFDM‘s En Esch and a dreamy track from My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult’s Groovie Mann (Closer to Heaven- which also features ex-PiL member Keith Levene, making it a reunion of sorts), which is heads above anything Thrill Kill’s done in a long time. Chris Connely makes an appearance on Miss Sway Action, a floating, Berlin period-Bowie-esque tune. There’s certainly a wide array of styles and genres represented here, so you’re a little less likely to be completely disappointed. Add to that a calculated faux rant piece by Penn Jillette as the closer that is sure to only shock/annoy/entertain those who didn’t hear it coming.

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4 comments

  1. Thanks…


  2. You bet.


  3. Cheers for this.Pigface used to be one of my all time fave groups


  4. thanks for this Pigface release, you have “Notes From Thee Underground” ???
    I’m desperatly searching this cd!
    Help.



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