The Nightingales

Pigs On Purpose

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The first vinyl pressing since 1983 on double blue vinyl with new liner notes. Ripe for rediscovery the sought-after and much acclaimed debut album from seminal Birmingham post punk revolutionaries The Nightingales. This newly expanded ‘Pigs On Purpose’ is remastered by Stuart Moxham with the addition of early demos and non-album singles from this period. The reissue coincides with new ‘King Rocker’ documentary celebrating the life of lead singer Robert Lloyd – a film by Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast Of London), comedian Stewart Lee and James Nicholls (Fire Films, Fire Records).

An early punk classic, The Nightingales' debut was a strange transmission released as the musical landscape was changing. They were the last important band with roots in the first blossoming of punk and became a major influence upon the explosion of mid-80s indie labels and associated bands.

“A perfect example of out-of-sync genius” AllMusic

“Robert Lloyd's deadpan, elegantly hilarious lyrics make Sistine Chapel shapes of mundane provincial minutiae.” The Times

“When it comes to outsider artists, Robert Lloyd is the living embodiment of the term.” Record Collector

TRACK LISTING

SIDE 1

1 Blood For Dirt
2 Start From Scratch
3 One Mistake
4 Well Done Underdog
5 The Crunch
6 The Hedonists Sigh
7 It Lives Again

SIDE 2

8 Make Good
9 Don't Blink
10 Joking Apart
11 Yeah, It's Okay
12 Use Your Loaf
13 Blisters

SIDE 3

14 Bristol Road Leads To Dachau (demo)
15 Hark My Love (demo)
16 Nowhere To Return (demo)
17 Blisters (demo)
18 Idiot Strength
19 Seconds

SIDE 4

20 The Crunch (demo)
21 The Hedonists Sigh (demo)
22 Inside Out
23 Under The Lash
24 Paraffin Brain
25 Elvis, The Last Ten Days

Bonus Tracks On DL Only

1 My Brilliant Career (live)
2 Which Hi-Fi? (live)
3 Paraffin Brain (live)
4 Use Your Loaf (live)

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