Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Rare Gem
Irene Helen Zundel | Carmichaels, PA United States | 02/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a hardcore Pig fan, and his early stuff is the best. This is no exception. A Stroll in the Pork is a rare classic, and Pig's 3rd best album.
1. Hello Hooray (Extra Large) - 8/10 - The Regular version is better, although this features more guitar. This is one of Pig's more mellow, uplifting songs. Surprisingly, it's very catchy and has a great guitar solo. It sounds like it's performed live, although it doesn't say on the back of the CD.
2. Death, Rattle, n' Roll - 10/10 - An orchestrated rock piece, this has the best guitar work EVER played on ANY song. It opens with an orchestra, and gradually builds up to an awesome guitar rift. The song is very hardcore, and has some really catchy lyrics. Hell, even the orchestra is heavy.
3. High Protein - 10/10 - The best song on the album, and one of the catchiest songs ever written. It's a diatribe against consumerism, and rivals Death, Rattle, n' Roll for its guitar work. It has the best guitar solo EVER. Why this wasn't a Top 10 Billboard climber is beyond me.
4. The Gravy Train (Revisited) - 10/10 - There's not much difference from the original version from Praise the Lard, except it's remastered and the vocals are much more clearer. It's a very diverse song, it opens with soldiers marching to a rhythm, then trumpets, guitar, and keyboards that have a Japanese sound to them. It also has some police sirens in the middle of the song. The lyrics are really catchy, and rival High Protein's. You'll be singing along to this track over and over again.
5. Sonderoso Luminoso - 9/10 - An orchestra/jazz hybrid instrumental, the song is misprinted on the U.S. version - it's actually "Senderoso Luminoso."
6. Sick City (Live) - 10/10 - A rare case in which the live version is actually better than the studio recording. It has a really cool funk guitar and trumpets, accompanied by edgy, in-your-face lyrics. There's a long, heavy guitar solo near the end.
7. Watts - 9/10 - A peaceful, surreal instrumental. It has a New Age sound to it, and is great for relaxing and/or meditating.
8. Hello Hooray (Regular) - 9/10 - I prefer this version over the Extra Large. It has a different guitar opening, and has more keyboards throughout. The guitar is used more sparingly, although the awesome solo is still in tact.
OVERALL SCORE: 9.4/10
CONCLUSION: If you're serious about collecting all of the Pig albums, make this a top priority."