A strange one from London. Furious Pig were a very short lived quintet that made music using their voices exclusively - a capella, in other words, but not in the way you might think. It was an interesting $1 find; I almost didn't pick it up after listening to it at the shop, but I figured there must be more to this record than meets the eye. I got it home, made it through all three songs, and found that I was both bewildered and entertained, feelings well worth the buck I paid. This group, which took influence from popular avant-garde artists like Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa, set out to make a name for themselves in a National Melody Maker contest, but unfortunately didn't make the cut. Not ones to be discouraged, they continued to practice their droning chanting and went on to tour with the likes of The Raincoats, This Heat and Television Personalities. They even had a Peel session once. This EP, alongside a flexi and a couple compilation contributions, are all that this band left behind. A very intriguing "non-music," performance art gem that, incidentally, is worth quite a bit more than I paid for it. The label told me to play it at any speed, so I chose to rip it at 45 RPM because it sounded correct. I recommend playing it loudly while your neighbors are walking by.
Furious Pig - Furious Pig EP MediaFire