Pigbros: formed 1984 by Nick Beales (guitar & vocals) fresh from a stint in The Nightingales and Jonathan Cooke (bass). Recruiting a teenage Fuzz Townshend (later with Pop Will Eat Itself, Bentley Rhythm Ace, General Public/Ranking Roger, The Beat, The Wonder Stuff, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bucks Fizz, The Wurzels, Black Lace etc- as well as projects under his own name) the band played a few gig...s before augmenting the line up a few months later to include Svor Naan (saxophone & guitar) not long departed from The Cravats.
The initial sound was a rumbling, bass-heavy groove, driven by Fuzz’s drumming and Jonathan’s unique echo bass with Nick's fierce choppy guitar playing. Added to this concoction was Svor’s mixture of sax riffing and swirling echo effects and a rather curious guitar style which could be mistaken for a balalaika. Although along the way there was a tendency to deviate from this template, Pigbros did on the whole manage to maintain this sonic approach.
As a live experience Pigbros offered a bit of showbiz/glamour both in the look and sound. Nick Beales relished the role of front man and sported a silver glitter shirt. Another visual and sound feature was Fuzz’s tin bath normally attached to his drum kit but, for the song ‘Excessive’ held up centre stage by Svor whilst Fuzz clattered out the rhythm.
Pigbros recorded two radio sessions for the John Peel show (in 1985 & 1986) and released four 12” 45rpm EPs and one LP.
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Pigbros Discography Tracks


LP CAKE 1 Pigbros From Now On This Will Be Your Ideal Life(LP, Album) Cake Records LP CAKE 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DRIP 3 Pigbros The Blubberhouses(12") Vinyl Drip Records DRIP 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12NCH 110 Pigbros Cheap Life(12") Backs Records 12NCH 110 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12 SLICE 1, 12 SLICE I Pigbros With The Membranes Pigbros With The Membranes - Now Is The Time To Remove Your Mask(12") Cake Records, Cake Records 12 SLICE 1, 12 SLICE I UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 PIECE 5 Pig Bros* Just Call Me God(12") Cake Records 12 PIECE 5 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Floppy 01 The Waltones, Pigbros The Waltones, Pigbros - Bold / All Of Nothing(Flexi, S/Sided, 7", Single) Irresponsible Spirit! Floppy 01 UK 1987 Sell This Version