Pigs On Purpose

The Nightingales

16th April 2021 - Album - VOID010

Ripe for rediscovery the sought-after and much acclaimed debut album from seminal Birmingham post punk revolutionaries The Nightingales. This newly expanded Pigs On Purposeis remastered by Stuart Moxham with the addition of early demos and non-album singles from this period.

  • The first vinyl pressing since 1983 on double blue vinyl with new liner notes.

£12.00£22.00

PRE-ORDER - Released On April 16, 2021

Ripe for rediscovery the sought-after and much acclaimed debut album from seminal Birmingham post punk revolutionaries The Nightingales. This newly expanded Pigs On Purposeis 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.

“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

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Tracklist

Blood For Dirt
Start From Scratch
One Mistake
Well Done Underdog
The Crunch
The Hedonists Sigh
It Lives Again
Make Good
Don't Blink
Joking Apart
Yeah, It's Okay
Use Your Loaf
Blisters
Bristol Road Leads To Dachau (demo)
Hark My Love (demo)
Nowhere To Return (demo)
Blisters (demo)
Idiot Strength
Seconds
The Crunch (demo)
The Hedonists Sigh (demo)
Inside Out
Under The Lash
Paraffin Brain
Elvis, The Last Ten Days
My Brilliant Career (live)
Which Hi-Fi? (live)
Paraffin Brain (live)
Use Your Loaf (live)

Description

Ripe for rediscovery the sought-after and much acclaimed debut album from seminal Birmingham post punk revolutionaries The Nightingales. This newly expanded Pigs On Purposeis 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.

“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

Description

Ripe for rediscovery the sought-after and much acclaimed debut album from seminal Birmingham post punk revolutionaries The Nightingales. This newly expanded Pigs On Purposeis 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.

“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

Tracklist

Blood For Dirt
Start From Scratch
One Mistake
Well Done Underdog
The Crunch
The Hedonists Sigh
It Lives Again
Make Good
Don't Blink
Joking Apart
Yeah, It's Okay
Use Your Loaf
Blisters
Bristol Road Leads To Dachau (demo)
Hark My Love (demo)
Nowhere To Return (demo)
Blisters (demo)
Idiot Strength
Seconds
The Crunch (demo)
The Hedonists Sigh (demo)
Inside Out
Under The Lash
Paraffin Brain
Elvis, The Last Ten Days
My Brilliant Career (live)
Which Hi-Fi? (live)
Paraffin Brain (live)
Use Your Loaf (live)

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