The Nightingales - Pigs On Purpose (1982)

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I knew absolutely nothing about this band other than they were completely underappreciated and are now worthy of re-evaluation. Well that’s what the hype sticker on the cover says.

I picked this up in Wellington (or Lower Hutt?) during a 20% off vinyl grab last year thinking I’d take a punt (as I often do).

On my very first listen this evening, this is great - prickly, abrasive and unhinged. A combo of many great bands of the time. The Fall, Wire, The Gang Of Four immediately come to mind.

There’s a new (non)rockumentary about them that came out in 2020 called “King Rocker”.

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