Thursday, May 26, 2011

Band of the day

Well rather than continuing the onslaught of US ska bands I'm looking to Australia today. The Porkers
formed in 1987 as The Pork Hunts, the band was eventually forced to change its name to the less offensive-sounding Porkers in 1990 after their regular Newcastle venue refused to present them with their old name. Because of this, their first release was the 1990 EP entitled Tired of Being Pork Hunts, which reached #6 on the Australian independent charts. They've been recording and touring ever since, The Porkers have toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Germany and Japan.




You can find more on The Porkers at http://www.theporkers.com/PorkersOnline/main.html

25 comments:

  1. Oh man haha I was listening to the porkers the other day!

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  2. Wow I've actually heard of this band before-- thats good right? :P

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  3. Wow I hadn't heard this song in ages, thanks for this.

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  4. Pretty cool. Think I prefer the slightly older stuff but they're ok.
    Do you know King Prawn?

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  5. One have to admitt one thing they know how to make odd cover :P

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  6. Cover sorta reminds me of a Primus video.

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  7. cool, thanks for the recommendation!

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  8. Holy crap on a pogo stick, these guys are awesome.

    I'll be searchin for their albums when I get home tonight. Thanks for the great band!

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  9. Nice one! how do you find this stuff?

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  10. Ska... Skanking... Skaking... I get it! =P

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  11. Sounds good. Been looking some more good ska music.

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  12. i wish they kept the old name :(

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  13. Awesome. Thanks again for the wicked music.

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  14. Pork Hunts, hilarious! I can't believe i haven't heard of these guys, thanks for the share :)

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  15. what a great name for a band - and SONG!

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  16. Dude, I'm digging your stuff because i love ska abd all super ska friends just listen to Streetlight and Catch 22...>_>

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  17. @Alexis: I hadn't but I looked them up now and they're really good =D

    @Candle: good guess but skanking is actually just the dance done to ska music

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  18. Say what you will about the music, ska bands have great names

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