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CHINA PIG (Buy CDs by this artist)
Tip-Toe Through the Hatching Chamber (Mudd) 1995

The three members of Danbury, Connecticut's China Pig play rock with the protracted brutality of Caspar Brötzmann Massaker or the Melvins. Thudding beats, lumbering guitar and mumbled/growling vocals make up marathon-length tracks to create music full of evil intensity and distortion. The plodding tempos underscore the sounds between beats rather than an overall context for each track. Tip-Toe Through the Hatching Chamber was produced by Thom Monahan of Monsterland and the Lilys. Two members of China Pig went on to the skronk jazz outfit Hat City Initiative.

[Ben Goldberg]
This piece was first published in Badaboom Gramophone #3 and appears here with permission.