Rik & the Pigs - A Child's Gator - LP
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Rik & the Pigs - A Child's Gator - LP

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RIK & THE PIGS have been plopping down some grade A slop for the last couple of years and we've been smearing our ears with every ounce of it. From the brooding droop of "Life's A Bust" to the greasy glam of "Don't Tell On Me" Rik and his Pigs have been the soundtrack to many a late night shenanigan and early morning blunder. Rik's been delivering some prime grime underneath all that tape scrape and on 'A Child's Gator' him and the Pigs give us a collection of songs new and old, recorded at High Command Studios in Olympia, WA and mastered straight from tape by DAVE ECK at Lucky Lacquers, that finally serve as a true testament of what a powerhouse this band is live. Loud, proud, and 100% TOTAL PUNK! Edition of 500 copies.
The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady is without question Mingus’ magnum opus. Originally released on Impulse! in 1963, the album broke new ground in both genre-defying composition and innovative recording techniques. A six-part suite with dramatic shifts in mood and tempo, The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady features the three-way brass dialogue of trumpets, trombone and tuba, swooping reeds and awe-inspiring rhythm section. Balancing delicate Spanish modes and Ellingtonian themes, the ensemble breaks into a divine cacophony of group improvisation on par with free jazz giants like Ornette Coleman or Cecil Taylor.

In his best-known essay, “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung,” Lester Bangs praises, “the experience of the first few listenings to a record so total, so mind-twisting, that you authentically can say you’ll never be quite the same again. Black Saint and The Sinner Lady did that, and a very few others. They’re events you remember all your life, like your first real orgasm.”

This long out-of-print vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes.

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