Music Reviews


Eat Shit You Fucking Redneck


“Pigface Advisory: Some people might find the title of this album and the lyrical content offensive. Other might find the music offensive. The pure essence of Pigface live finally captured.” This is attached to the CD in a bold and blazing sticker warning all potential buyers, and it’s 100% true. I caught this tour when it stopped in Tampa, and must say the album captures the performance as exactly as one can for Pigface. As many of us know, this is Martin Atkins’ child. It’s grown over the years, and the quality of the live albums has improved immensely. The first was Welcome to Mexico… Asshole, and was about as low-fi as they come. It said something about the insanity of Pigface at the time. Next was Truth Will Out, and we saw a huge jump in the quality as well as the capturing of Genesis P-Orridge’s first show with Pigface. That album showed the fervor, intensity, insanity, and creativity of Pigface. Eat Shit comes close to getting this same feel, and kicks the quality up to level that would best be described as recording a live show in the studio. I can’t pick between the two. On one hand, I have my favorite Pigface songs done with some of my favorite Pigface members, and on the other, I have a huge boost in quality. So I’m torn. This is by no means a bad release. It’s actually a very well thought out and cohesive representation of the newest material by Pigface. I’m just hesitant with it. I started listening to Pigface with Gub and Spoon Breakfast on vinyl, and I’m just having a hard time growing and evolving with Pigface. So my suggestion is this: if you are a Pigface fan, pick it up, because it’s worth it. However, if you’re not a Pigface fan, I would highly recommend buying A New High in Low to get your feet wet on the new material. Why? Pigface live is like doing shots of Tequila over breakfast. You are either going to love it or hate it, but damn, it’s intense. Invisible Records, P.O. Box 16008, Chicago, IL 60616;

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