catalogue

PIGBAG

VOLUME 1: DR HECKLE & MR JIVE (FIRE RECORDS)

PIGBAG - VOLUME 1: DR HECKLE & MR JIVE 44791
format:
2 CD
release:
23.07.2010
label:
FIRE RECORDS
genre:
Hardcore/Punk
item ID:
44791
barcode:
0809236114525
London's iconic Fire Records has been making quite a habit of re-introducing some of the most vital music from the past of late and this is no exception.

Led by the dance floor anthem that rocked into the UK pop charts all the way to #3, "Papa's Got A Brand News Pigbag," a song that has since become a signature at football matches and television shows alike, Pigbag returns with the definitive collection of their output: Pigbag Volume One and Pigbag Volume Two, encompassing both of their full length releases "Dr.

Heckle & Mr. Jive" and "Lend An Ear" along with a collection of their pulsing singles and b-sides and a clutch of amazing live performances.

Volume's One and Two kick it up a notch with fresh mastered versions of stone cold groove classics that sound more at place with the current indie/world music resurgence than they ever have.

Don't mistake them for a one hit wonder when you hear "Sunny Day" or "Getting Up" kick in, or "Hit The 'O" Deck" and their smoky live cover of "Smiling Faces." Mixing punk, funk, jazz, ska, reggae and afrobeat into a bewitching brew - Pigbag delivers baby! The list of current tastemakers that owe them a debt of gratitude would take days to run through.

This is hardly a simple re-issue, but rather a long needed re-introduction. ABOUT PIGBAG: Formed from creative jam sessions in punk's aftermath, the young group gathered steam after convincing Simon Underwood to join the fun following his departure from The Pop Group.

Soon, the band would find themselves on Dick O'Dell's Y Records and naming themselves after early member Chris Hamlin's bag that he always carried.

Cheekily naming their first single in reference to the Jame's Brown number, they delivered an instrumental classic of their own with "Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag" and stormed the charts.

Following with funky singles and the massive success of debut album "Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive," they embarked on a tour that began to fragment the group, while also bringing several appearances on "Top of the Pops" and other highlights.

All the while, "Papa" pounded relentlessly on the dance floor and the football terraces, culminating in a triumphant third showing on the Christmas edition of "Top of the Pops." This isn't the only bit of excitement as the rumors are true, the band is currently rehearsing with the possibility of select reunion dates in the near future.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PAPAS GOT A BRAND NEW PIGBAG (7" VE
  • 1.2. SUNNY DAY (7" VERSION)
  • 1.3. GETTING UP
  • 1.4. BIG BAG
  • 1.5. DOZO DON
  • 1.6. BRIAN THE SNAIL
  • 1.7. WIGGLING
  • 1.8. BRAZIL NUTS
  • 1.9. ORANGUTANGO
  • 1.10. AS IT WILL BE
  • 2.1. PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW PIGBAG (12"
  • 2.2. THE BACKSIDE
  • 2.3. AS IT WAS (LIVE)
  • 2.4. ANOTHER ORANGUTANGO
  • 2.5. SUNNY DAY (12" VERSION)
  • 2.6. ELEPHANTS WISH TO BE NIMBLE
  • 2.7. WHOOPS GOES MY BODY
  • 2.8. GETTING UP (12" VERSION)
  • 2.9. GO CAT
  • 2.10. GIGGLING MUD
  • 2.11. BIG BEAN (12 VERSION)
  • 2.12. SCUMDA
  • 2.13. BIG BEAN (7 INCH VERSION)