There was a period – a glorious, acid-dappled period – in the late eighties (and into the very early nineties) where shit got weird. It started earlier, in New York and in Texas (Butthole Surfers were probably the motherlode of whatever it was), but that deep lysergic, ugly / beautiful weirdness seeped into industrial music, metal, indie, dub and hiphop and so much else around that time. (Adrian Sherwood remixing an Einsturzende Neubaten song that Pussy Galore also covered felt like the apotheosis somehow).

I think Simon Reynolds came up with ‘arsequake’, meaning bands like the Surfers, Sonic Youth, Big Black and the rest, but I always liked ‘pigfuck’ better. You can all argue among yourselves about who was(n’t) part of this world, but the bands on this mix summon up that period for me, when everyone seemed to be off their tits and Nirvana hadn’t yet come along and ruined everything.

Pigfuck Ting is dedicated to Simon, who never really moved on...

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    01. Butthole Surfers - Human Cannonball
    02. Pussy Galore - Dick Johnson
    03. Big Black - Passing Complexion
    04. Loop - The Nail Will Burn
    05. My Bloody Valentine - Feed Me With Your Kiss
    06. Fudge Tunnel - Bed Crumbs
    07. Melvins - Zodiac
    08. Happy Flowers - Razors In My Apple
    09. Spit - Road Pizza
    10. Big Stick - Crack Attack (Remix)
    11. Einsturzende Neubauten - Yu-Gung [Adrian Sherwood mix]
    12. Tackhead - Mind At The End Of The Tether
    13. Boredoms - Jah Called AC/DC
    14. God - Hate Meditation
    15. Godflesh - My Own Light
    16. World Domination Enterprises - Asbestos Lead Asbestos
    17. Killdozer - Pig Foot and Beer
    18. Dinosaur Jr. - Don't
    19. Terminal Cheesecake - Blow Hound
    20. Stretchheads - Three Pottery Owls [with innuendo]
    21. Silverfish - Dolly Parton
    22. Mudhoney - In 'n' Out of Grace
    23. Sonic Youth - Eric's Trip
    24. Scratch Acid - Mess
    25. The Jesus Lizard - Blockbuster
    26. 1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut
    27. The Young Gods - Longue Route
    28. Butthole Surfers - Perry

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