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Pigface
Best Of...
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2

This best of CD includes performances from everyone. Trent Reznor, Genesis P Orridge, Flea and Jello Biafra. Disc 2 contains 80% unreleased material including performances from Dean Ween and Black Francis (Pixies). The sub...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Pigface
Title: Best Of...
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Invisible
Release Date: 1/1/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, American Alternative, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 637642020129, 803680915004

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This best of CD includes performances from everyone. Trent Reznor, Genesis P Orridge, Flea and Jello Biafra. Disc 2 contains 80% unreleased material including performances from Dean Ween and Black Francis (Pixies). The sub-title is 'Preaching To The Perverted'. Gatefold digi-pack. 2001 release.

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CD Reviews

Pigface: A Side Project to End all Side Projects.
Wade D. Haynes | Minneapolis, MN USA | 07/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pigface has put out so many releases in the past ten years that it has been hard to keep up. For me, only Fook was consistently good, but the other albums had some really brilliant tracks. I applaud Martin Atkins effort to combine all this brilliance on one CD, Ok, 2 CD's. The first CD is a proper "hits" package with the strongest tracks culled together from Pigface's 11 releases. The second CD contains remixes, radio spots, and unreleased material. All in all, this is an excellent introduction to Pigface's impressive oeuvre. Who can deny that a collaborative project featuring members from groups as diverse as Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Dead Kennedys, Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shonen Knife, Pixies, Big Black, Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid, PiL, and more would result in some of the strangest, most provocative msuic that no one has ever heard? If your musical tastes border on the unusual, the experimental and the downright weird, you NEED this one. Fans of Butthole Surfers and/or any of the abovementioned artists (and their myriad of side projects) would revel in the sound contained within these two CD's. Check it out."
Very well put-together compilation
Paul Kath | Canada | 08/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're a fan of the industrial/experimental rock genre then you probably know the background of Pigface. Pigface started when other members of the Wax Trax community began to collaborate their ideas with a few key musicians. Martin Atkins who was kinda out of work at the time assembled Pigface, a side project for other underground musicians to make ideas with.

Pigface was never really popular, while Trent Reznor and other rose up to the occasion, Pigface was still there, touring with everyone, recruiting new members and people. It was really something.

As for the music, it isn't the thrashy industrial you're thinking of. It isn't like Ministry, NIN or KMFDM nor is it like Front 242, Nitzer Ebb or Frontline Assembly. It's alternative-industrial if their ever was such a thing. It featured loud brutal drumming from Martin Atkins (and others) growling loud base and wacky guitar. As well as some well (and not well) written lyrics to go along with the noise. There was no legit lead singer, though back in the day the only two real singers were En Esch (KMFDM) and Chris Connelly (Ministry, RevCo). They basically sang what they thought up of. Trent Reznor stopped in a couple times for his amazing tune Suck (that was also redone by NIN on Broken in an even more intense track). Suck is here on the album, and this original version is pretty different then what you've probably heard on Broken. Instead of it being a loud attack, it's just a simple drum and bass song with Trent's vocals being a bit more laid back then usual. Other great tunes on disc one include:

Divebomber - Flea (Red hot Chili Peppers) does bass for this song, really hard and fun song to crank.

Seven Words - Probably the most "industrial" sounding song on this compilation, sounds like early Ministry. I've always thought this track is too short.

F*ck it Up - Really fun beat-driven song, sounds like Meat Beat Manifesto.

Chickasaw - Awesome vocals and awesome sound, may turn off some uninformed listeners.

Alle Ist Mein - Neat little song, the sound is harmless but the lyrics aren't.

Asphole - Even though it loses momentum near the end, this is a great drum-driven track, the lyrics are pretty dumb though but they don't come off as stupid.

Steamroller - Funny but loud psuedoindustrial-metal song.

Satelite - For some reason this song reminds me of Divebomber. Hard and loud song, fun to crank like Divebomber also.

Cutting Face - Really hard base marks this track out, but irritating vocals take it down a notch.

I Can do no Wrong (live) - I would've liked it better if the original was stuck on here, because Chris Connelly did an awesome job with the studio version. This is still good to hear.

Even though disc one is better suited for the early Pigface fan, disc two is a collection of all kinds of unreleased and rare stuff. Some interviews, a funny outtake section and a few remixes and lost tracks. The real good choices from disc two would be:

Dog - Frank Black works with Atkins. Fast acoustic guitar alongside very fast drumming, no real lyrics besides Frank's standard screams and yells.

Taiko (Which became Asphole) - Some of this was put into the track Asphole. Really cool vocals and drumming. The first 20 seconds is very catchy with drums and claps being collaborated.

Mickey #1 - Just a bluesy-type jam with Andrew Weiss of Rollins Band. Nice stuff to hear.

Spanish Lesson (Mix 3) - I don't even know what this is all about but the drum beats are really, really kickass near the end.

Lost Track - Odd sounding synth mixed with cool drumming.

War Ich Nicht - REALLY intense live cut from the disc Eat(...) En Esch really goes nuts with the song, it drags after 4 minutes though.

Ogre (and the six million dollar man) - A short interview with Ogre with him going on about a gig in Mexico.

Martin Interview - Funny interview where Martin critizes his own music, it's confusing at first but funny.

Sickasphuck - Cool remix of (...)it up.

The rest is either okay or good on both discs. If you're curious as to what Pigface may sound like, then pick this up for good measure, if you liked this then pick up Fook and GUB and move onto the entire Pigface cataloug. If you're a fan of Lard or the Revolting Cocks then this you will probably love."
A nice collection of music from Pigface.
Joseph P. Ulibas | Sacramento, CA, USA | 06/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Preaching to the Perverted is a collection of tunes from the collective group of musicians known as Pigface. The ring leader of this unit is former Public Image Limited drummer
Martin Atkins. Atkins has continued the tradition of P.I.L. with this umbrella group. He's also been busy with his label Underground Records. Like P.I.L., Pigface's membership his very huge with members of KFMDM, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Dead Kennedys and P.I.L. amongst former or current members.

The songs from this industrial band are some of the best of the lot. The CD comes with a bonus disc of remixes and alternate versions of some of the songs. Great fun for Industrial music fans and Public Image Limited philes.

Strongly recommended."