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#WaxTraxFriday - 14th December 2018

by Graham Needham (© 14th December 2018)

November 2018 Feature Poll Results:
<PIG> = 371(!) votes
Laibach = 86 votes
Cyberaktif / Doubting Thomas = 62 votes
Noise Unit = 61 votes

<PIG> - Wax Trax! Singles

30 years ago, this year (2018), <PIG>'s first album, A Poke In The Eye… With A Sharp Stick, was released in 1988. Two prime cuts were released off the album as singles, a smokey Never For Fun and a cured Sick City. The second single Sick City was backed with the "Shit For Brains" track which a low budget music video was recorded for (see last week's article).

Interestingly, the first single had a rare Wax Trax! UK 12" vinyl pressing (we're still to find one for the CyberNoise archive) whereas the second single was not released on Yellow in Germany/Europe but Potomak instead. Potomak is Einstürzende Neubauten's label and Raymond was their sound engineer around this point in time.

After these two singles and the first album, Raymond moved on from Wax Trax! with the next album coming out on Concrete Productions - more on that another week. Since then he has been on a variety of labels, wallowing in Japan for some time in the 90s, collaborating with many others and eventually rising from the mud to trot over to Metropolis Records.

Products For "<PIG> - Never For Fun"

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Products For "<PIG> - Sick City"

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BONUS

<PIG>'s music had sold very well in Japan and Raymond had established relationships with various people and labels over there. <PIG> released the Wrecked album on 24th July 1996 on XEO Invitation in Japan only. The album sports a very interesting cover photo/design - see picture below - look closely! This album would go on to be licensed to Wax Trax! / TVT Records who reissued it the following year on 16th September 1997 albeit with a different track listing. More recently the album got a limited edition, remastered double vinyl pressing with all the tracks included, by Armalyte Industries. This limited vinyl was available during the Prey & Obey tour with the first gig on 24th October 2017. Victor Entertainment (parent label of XEO Invitation) have released the original Japanese album digitally.

PIG Wrecked front cover image picture

<PIG>

• Wrecked

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