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Opium Jukebox

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What began as a side-note to Pigface has quickly grown into its own entity. If you are not familiar with Opium Jukebox, now is the time to learn about them.
Originally comprised of Martin Atkins (label-owner/Pigface founder) and Bob Dog (former member of Evil Mothers), with a little help from Lee Fraser (Sheep on Drugs) and a few others. The basic premise was to take underground songs and compose them as Bhangra tunes using sitars and drums as the basic instruments. According to the bands page on the Invisible website other parts included, “instruments (both real and imagined) such as stringed things, vibes, toy pianos, tempuras, dijeridus, shakuhachis, sarods, and violins.”

Taking a page from the music journals of the Moog Cookbooks versions of “popular grunge” tunes of the early nineties or the symphonic versions of seventies’ rock hits, their first release, “Music To Download Pornography By,” included songs from bands/artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Soft Cell, Jane’s Addiction and Gary Numan. Each track a mellow, middle-eastern influenced version of it’s original. If you love “Been Caught Stealing,” “Head like a hole” or “Smells like teen spirit,” but just aren’t in the mood to ‘rawk out’ then this album is perfect for your home opium den enjoyment. Sit back, smoke-up and enjoy.

But that’s not all. Atkins decided for their follow-up, they would ask their fans for feedback and suggestions for tunes to be re-worked next.

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  • iamjustkidding

    i'm looking for "merry christmas fuckhead", not sure if its opium jukebox, pigface, or an invisible various artist, don't think it's on last.fm, if someone finds or uploads and reads this, please help.

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • alex_haro

    "Smells Like Teen Spirit реально доставила." Воистину так.

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Gordonflesher

    Крутой пси чилл, Smells Like Teen Spirit реально доставила.

    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • electricchurch

    not bad

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • MaddMack

    Cha'mone

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • benedykt16

    Cheeky bastards!

    15 May 2008 Reply
  • kormak

    Fierce motherfuckers!

    13 Oct 2007 Reply

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