Everett True

Song of the day – 105: Pigbag

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I’m all for shameless opportunism, if it amuses me.

Tons of jokes have been already been made about the vuvuzela, that long thin plastic trumpet that is drowning out all before it at the World Cup this year in South Africa. Sunn O)))) are planning a remix album. Vampire Weekend are going to be ‘incorporating’ it into their sound for the next album. The massed ranks sound like an a capella version of Psychocandy performed by Scousers. Glenn Branca is composing a symphony for it. It’s like listening to a Yoshi Wada piece. An ex-Plan B type has even written an engaging article around it (and the attraction of drone) for New Statesman.

Something’s for sure: it’s seemingly persistent unwavering tone is more interesting than any of the football played so far. (As one sage asked on Twitter: “Does that sinister brass band playing The Great Escape theme annoy you more or less than the massed vuvuzelas?”)

Someone’s beaten them all to it in the cash-in stakes, however. Former Pop Group offshoot Pigbag….

Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag (Extra Vuvuzelas)

I don’t think it’s coincidence that Pigbag have a new double-CD reissue of their debut album coming out on Fire Records in the UK (not the one pictured below). But… um… good on them for this. Or something.

(The original is still way better incidentally.)

One Response to Song of the day – 105: Pigbag

  1. EverettTrue July 18, 2010 at 9:34 am

    reinspired said…
    Ha! I enjoyed that!
    JUNE 19, 2010 6:31 PM

    glenn branca said…
    You are mistaken. I’m writing a symphony for voodoozembas not vuvuzelas. Actually Tibetan temple horns are far more irritating than vuvuzelas. The design is very similar and at least 1000 years older.
    JUNE 21, 2010 7:11 AM

    (from Facebook)
    Laura Boccardelli
    No, no no no no, sorry Everett, I can’t agree with you: last saturday the mosquitos in my living room had personality crisis beacuse of that terrible sound, so…they came all together to my bathroom, where I was tryin’ to connect my brain to the infinite pleasures of the universe, on my personal throne: I had to solve my rebuses with insects as big as elicopters all around me!
    17 June at 20:02 · Like ·

    Scotch Alba
    Just dug it out and played it. It’s the da-da build before it breaks open that gets me every time. Cheers.
    18 June at 10:19 · Like ·
    JUNE 25, 2010 1:35 PM

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