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Longpigs, from Sheffield, were one of the more memorable bands who rose to fame on the fringe of Britpop in the 1990s, comprising Crispin Hunt (vocals), Richard Hawley (guitar), Simon Stafford (bass) and former Cabaret Voltaire member Dee Boyle (drums). The band name refers to the litteral translation of the word for 'human' or 'person' from cannibal tribal language.

The group initially signed with Elektra Records in 1993. However, just before they released their first single, two tragedies struck the… read more

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  • I've been a great fan of Hawley for a while, but, for whatever reason, never got around to the Longpigs. Found three CD singles at a charity shop today, priced 25 pence each, so I obviously bought them, and they are WONDERFUL.
  • there's a 2 CD anthology on cherry red now.
  • Does anyone have a link to download 'Mobile home' from? I can't find it anywhere. Please help me out. I love this band!
  • still listening in 2013
  • Calling all Longpigs fans! We can get a concert happening in London if enough people make a non-commital pledge via Detour: https://detour.songkick.com/artists/468946/campaign Myself and a few school friends have made pledges so join us and help get the show on the road!!
  • This weekend the Guide described them as Noise Pop, which is pure arse. Journalists hear phrases like that and just throw them around willy-nilly. Genuinely great, overlooked band though, even had good b-sides.
  • Old friends...welcome back.

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