(Copyright © 1999 Piero Scaruffi | Terms of use )
A Poke In The Eye , 5/10
Praise The Lard , 6/10
The Swining , 6/10
Sinsation , 6/10
Wrecked , 5/10
Genuine American Monster , 5/10

Pig is Englishman Raymond Watts, who in the early 1980s moved to Germany to work as a sound engineer and became a founding member of KMFDM and later a collaborator of Foetus. Watts left KMFDM after two albums and started his own project, Pig.

Never For Fun and Sick City/Shit For Brains were Pig's first singles. The ferocious blend of industrial music and rock and roll was still insecure on A Poke In The Eye (Wax Trax, 1988), but Praise The Lard (Contempo, 1991 - Cleopatra, 1997) was the album that defined Pig's style once and for all: the orchestral impetus of Foetus, a shocking cacophony, a frantic collage and/or a noir atmosphere. My Sanctuary and Gravy Train led the charge.

The EP A Stroll In The Pork (Concrete, 1992) remixed some old songs and offered a few new compositions (notably Death Rattle 'N' Roll and Hello Hooray).

Pig blossomed with the stylistic mess of The Swining (Alfa, 1993 - Cleopatra, 1999), The Fountain Of Miracles leading into Blades and the latter leading into the Black Mambo and this leading into The Seven Veils, all completely different from each other. Red Raw And Sore (Alfa, 1994) was the appendix on EP.

Sinsation (Victor, 1995 - Nothing, 1996) showcased a more aggressive style. The music of tracks like Painiac (also Serial Killer Thriller , Golgotha , Analgesia ) is better produced so that the explosive bursts of guitar and electronics are in the foreground.

Wrecked (Victor, 1996 - Wax Trax, 1997) is a little too determined in jumping on the bandwagon of KMFDM's and Nine Inch Nails' commercial success (Contempt, Everything, Save Me), even if Pig's trademark folly remains the underlying force of the songs. Prime Evil (Victor, 1997) and No One Gets Out Of Her Alive (Victor, 1998) are worthy additions to the Pig canon.

Genuine American Monster (Victor, 1999) rehashes their fearful musical and lyrical themes in compact songs like Disrupt, Degrade and Devastate, but a grotesquely exagerated gothic and almost criminal stance detracts from the music.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Matteo Gentile)

Pig è l'inglese Raymond Watts, che all'inizio degli anni '80 si trasferì in Germania per lavorare come tecnico del suono e divenne membro fondatore dei KMFDM e successivamente collaboratore dei Foetus. Watts lasciò i KMFDM dopo due album e iniziò il suo progetto, Pig. Never For Fun e Sick City/Shit For Brains sono stati i primi singoli di Pig. La feroce miscela di musica industriale e rock and roll era ancora insicura in A Poke In The Eye (Wax Trax, 1988), ma Praise The Lard (Contempo, 1991-Cleopatra, 1997) ha definito lo stile di Pig una volta per tutte: l'impeto orchestrale dei Foetus, una scioccante cacofonia, un collage frenetico e/o un'atmosfera noir. My Sanctuary e Gravy Train hanno “guidato l'attacco”. L'EP A Stroll In The Pork (Concrete, 1992) ha remixato alcune vecchie canzoni e offerto alcune nuove composizioni (in particolare Death Rattle 'N' Roll e Hello Hooray ). Pig è sbocciato con il caos stilistico di The Swining (Alfa, 1993 - Cleopatra, 1999), con The Fountain Of Miracles che porta a Blades , questa che conduce a Black Mambo e quest'ultima che trascina verso The Seven Veils , brani tutti completamente diversi l'uno dall'altro. Red Raw And Sore (Alfa, 1994) era la sua appendice su EP. Sinsation (Victor, 1995 - Nothing, 1996) ha mostrato uno stile più aggressivo. La musica di brani come Painiac (ma anche Serial Killer Thriller , Golgotha e Analgesia ) viene ben prodotta in modo da mettere in primo piano le esplosioni violente di chitarra e sezione elettronica. Wrecked (Victor, 1996 - Wax Trax, 1997) è un po' troppo determinato nel saltare sul carro del successo commerciale di KMFDM e Nine Inch Nails ( Contempt , Everything , Save Me ), anche se la follia del marchio Pig rimane la principale fonte di pulsione vitale delle canzoni. Prime Evil (Victor, 1997) e No One Gets Out Her Her Alive (Victor, 1998) sono degne aggiunte al canone Pig. Genuine American Monster (Victor, 1999) ripropone temi musicali e lirici paurosi in brani solidi e coerenti come Disrupt , Degrade e Devastate , ma un'esagerata postura grottescamente gotica e quasi criminale toglie valore alla musica.

What is unique about this music database
Permission is granted to download/print out/redistribute this file provided it is unaltered, including credits.
E` consentito scaricare/stampare/distribuire questo testo ma a patto che venga riportata la copyright