I thought the crest of this new, new wave had already passed, but
The Pigs are showing me things a little differently. "Saturday
Night" is not a re-make of the old Bay City Rollers' tune;
rather, it sounds like it belongs on a The Cars CD, or anything
fronted by Ric Ocasek. "Stand Back" contains the
herky-jerky vocals of a Talking Heads tune, and the album overall
is very polished with memorable hooks and very little filler. That's
a big thing these days: people need a driving reason to actually want
to buy a whole album, and Oink! delivers in that arena. The
only knock I have against this album is that it doesn't deviate much
from the same formula that created great bands like The Cars, so there's
not much new under the sun here. I'm not hearing enough of anything
that could be quantified as their own sound regardless of how well
they've executed it. And that's the only thing keeping me from giving
this our must-have branding. That aside, anyone looking for an essential
element for their Next Wave collection simply must add Oink!
to their lineup.
1. Saturday Night
3. Stand Back
5. Heartbreak Street
6. I'm Sick
7. I Don't Need It
8. Oh Girl
9. Doesn't Anyone?
10. Beat Me Up
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