Song of the day: The Pigs – "Saturday Night"

I was contacted by a rather productive chap by the name of Geoff Westen (Hi, Geoff!) who introduced me to three of his albums.

Each album was released under a different pseudonym, and each one exudes a different ‘vibe’.

I have a feeling that Geoff likes the music of the 1980’s a lot, because musically all three albums are firmly entrenched smack dab in the middle of the 80’s. His music is very 80’s. I mean, VERY 80’s. (I can’t stress just how 80’s his music is.)

Despite generally loathing the music of the 80’s (it’s my least favourite decade in the entire history of Western Music), I had listened to all three albums. (I would be a bald-faced – and possibly bald-headed – liar if I said I listened to the three albums in their entirety, ‘cos I didn’t.)

This is the quickest overview I can offer about Geoff’s 80’s ‘bands’:

The one I didn’t mind (I was going to say “the one I disliked the least”, but that would sound insulting – like damning with faint praise), I gravitated towards Geoff’s The Pigs album because it sounded predominantly like a mixture of Oingo Boingo, The Cars, and Devo in 1980 (yep, just that year).

Now to actually play you a song. Here’s the opening track on The Pigs’ album, Oink!:

The Pigs – “Saturday Night” (2011)


Before I finish this post (yes, I’m trying to make this a short one), I want to mention that one of Geoff’s techno songs reminded me of three other songs. This is a bit of Geoff’s track:

VIDIOTS – “Some Of You Girls” (2009) (excerpt)


And it reminds me of these:

Herbie Hancock – “Rockit (1985) (excerpt)


Harold Faltermeyer – “Axel F” (1984) (excerpt)


Yello – “Oh Yeah (1985) (excerpt)



8 Responses to Song of the day: The Pigs – "Saturday Night"

  1. stonefish55 says:

    Absolutely loved the Pigs' song and would like to hear more of the band – but the excerpt of the Vidiots' was so much more than enough – horrible! And I'm glad that you didn't post the techno song because I think that would have been far too much for me to handle. Pigs are very Cars like in that song! Is the rest of the album similar?

  2. stonefish55 says:

    Not sure why but Chrome won't play any of today's songs???

  3. Peter says:

    I don't quite know why that would be, O Stoner. Chrome is my main browser, too, and it's been trouble-free recently (except for this morning when I open 20 tabs simultaneously, and Chrome complained about Flash not working to work with that many tabs open).

    Maybe it's one of those Close-Chrome-And-Open-It-Again scenarios where a simple restart is all you need. Perhaps. Maybe. Possibly.

  4. Peter says:

    Yep, the techno stuff wasn't for me either I'm afraid.

    As for The Pigs' album, you can hear it in its entirety on Geoff Western's The Pigs page.

  5. Peter says:

    Oops. Make that Geoff Westen. Sorry about that, Geoff.

  6. Peter says:

    I'm afraid I gave you a bum steer, young Stoney.

    Geoff emailed me to say that the link for the entire album was no such thing — it was just samples. Oops.

    However, the ultra-helpful Geoff has made the entire Pigs album available and streaming here:$s/

    Geoff said he'll leave the link there for a couple of weeks. Thanks, Geoff!

    (By the way, does anybody still use the phrase “bum steer”?)

  7. stonefish55 says:

    Thanks Pedro – Geoff contacted me to tell me the same thing, but gave me a bad link (maybe intentionally???). Now that you've included the correct link, I'm going to have a listen. Thanks.

    And that'll be OLD Stoney to you young fella!

  8. Peter says:

    As Groucho Marx once said: “You're only as old as the woman you feel”.

    Geoff told me that his email program had an alarming habit of messing about with the characters at the end of the link (which is why yours was iffy), so he sent me the corrected one.

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