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Blind Pigs

Blind Pigs: Blind PigsBlind Pigs (2001)
Sweet Fury

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To get straight to the point, the Blind Pigs blew me right out of the water like no other punk band has done since "Maxwell Murder" and "Roots Radicals" by Rancid opened my eyes a number of years ago. Brazil's Blind Pigs are a street punk band much in the same vein as Rancid (my eternal measuring st.
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To get straight to the point, the Blind Pigs blew me right out of the water like no other punk band has done since "Maxwell Murder" and "Roots Radicals" by Rancid opened my eyes a number of years ago. Brazil's Blind Pigs are a street punk band much in the same vein as Rancid (my eternal measuring stick). They similarities don't end with the genre. The Blind Pigs self-titled recording sounds so good it could have come from Epitaph. And the digipack artwork is slicker and more vibrant than all but a select few US punk bands. Vocalist Henrike boasts a mohawk that rivals Tim Armstrong's from the "...And Out Come the Wolves Days". The other band members each have their own completely different style.

I really don't want to give the impression that Blind Pigs are punk rock clones. They aren't by any stretch. Sure, this punk rock genre has been going strong for decades, and the more creative it gets, the more likely it is to be put in a subgenre. Blind Pigs are working class punk rock to the last bead of sweat of their brows. But their energy and enthusiasm is unparalleled. Both the guitarists and the bassist contribute background vocals to make sure that the adrenaline-rush anthems never stop coming. In fact, there's eighteen of them, none over two minutes, like a more melodic, Latin-accented version of the Casualties. It's impossible for me to pick a favorite song, because each is wonderful and there is not a single one weaker than the others. Fortunately their mp3 pagewill give you a head start.

This will go down as one of my most cherished punk albums of all time.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 26, 2004)

Fucking Posers with mohawks cut in Shopping Centers..They´re a kind of Brazilian Rancid, but worster...

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

BLIND PIGS KICK ASS!!! this album totally rlz... i'd say "Amanhã Não Vai Mudar" is the best song.

giovanoisdead (January 21, 2003)

its a fucking good album but the people that dont know blind pigs you have to hear the 1.st and 2.nd records
sao paulo chaos and the punx are allright
they are great albuns.
but there is a lot of good bands in brazil such as: flicts, agrotoxico, lambrusco kids, colera, os excluidos, calibre 12 and others
im gone

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

BLiND PiGS FUCKIN RULE! They're one of the best punk bands ever! and they're really better than casualties. About the comment ("pop punk band") is non-sense cuz the Pigs are a street punk band like Rancid or Blanks 77.
BLiND PiGS rlz!
"Sweet Fury is a time bomb in my head!"

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

to the guy below: why don't you email the band then and ask them what they think of the review? see if they think it is fucking off or not.

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

first off this review is fucking off. who the hell wrote this thing? I've been listening to the blind pigs for years, and they are a screeching weaselesc ramones 3 chord pop punk band. dont get me wrong, they rule, and its cool to hear songs in portugese, but they sound nothing like rancid or the casualties. they are really nice guys too. check out their web site and email them, they always write back.

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

This record is great. Better than most of the stuff on Hellcat Records. I don't think they sound like the casualties at all. Casualties sucks, Blind Pigs rules. It's good to see such a good review of this unknown foreign band. Listen to their mp3s cause it's too hard to find this record.

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

please don't insult music that actually is original by saying this shit is.

seek (September 20, 2002)

I never heard these guys but a melodic version of The Casualties sounds bad, though probably better than The Casualties themselves.

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