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White Pigs

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The White Pigs formed in 1980 out of the ashes of Zak and the Soda Boys. Lead singer Dave Death came up with the name as a goof on a neighborhood dog that used to shit all over the place. That line up did one Shamrock Pub show, then because of inner band problems disbanded.

In 1982 singer Brian Ripthroat and original founding member bassist Keith Grave agreed to reform the band, but it took until the summer of 1983 to locate drummer Deorge Butterrick (formerly of the Seperates) and guitarist Chuck Duncan, to get the band rolling again. Influenced by the Misfits, Black Flag, Choatic Dischord, the Vandals and other early aggressive bands, the band’s first self-titled 7” EP on Switch Kwilson Productions showed a band with a sense of humour and “fuck it if they can’t take a joke” attitude. The band spoofed 30-second thrash songs as well as the under current nazi movement.

In 1984 the Pigs released their seceond 7” EP, this time on their new Songs of Sin label. Evil Stalks the Innocent was recorded live at an outdoor anarchist festival, and saw the beginnings of the death metal spoofing by the band. Lots of Hail Satan’s etc. on this one, with a new guitar player, Mike Morbey, to boot.

By the end of 1984, Morbey and Cutterrick were gone, and out of desperation Grave and Ripthroat located neighborhood metal boys Steve Bertrand, an exceptionally gifted guitar player, and the metal double bass drumming of Pete Clarke.

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