JR Hayes (Pig Destroyer vox) talks influences and recommends some tunes.

 

 

Love this Spirit of St. Louis turntable/cd/cassette combo. A birthday present from my Grandma many many years ago.

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At first I thought this was just a decent collection of “lost” tracks, then I realized that it one of his finest albums. soul sleaze anthems from the most soulful white boy around.

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I’ve probably listened to Lou Reed more than any other artist. I don’t know if I can give higher praise than that. A killer album in a long, long list of killer albums.

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Grind/hardcore band from Ft. Smith Arkansas. Angry and punk as fuck. The 7″ on Slap a Ham is also essential.

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Speaking of Slap a Ham, here’s a crucial split of power violence royalty. Maybe I’m a little biased being a VA boy, but Suppression deserve waaaaaay more recognition. One of my favorite bands from that era.

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Classic debut from the smooth talking NOLA MC. The title track alone is worth the price of admission.

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Post moody hardcore from DC, kind of like a crankier Fugazi. One of my favorite Dischord releases.

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Mean, pulverizing grind from NOLA. Thanks to the Priapus boys for turning me on to this band! This shit is so sick!

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This New Zealand band has been writing great songs for decades. If you even kind of like indie rock or lo-fi, then meet your new best friends.

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Bulldozing metallic hardcore from Germany. Sort of like Rorshach’s “Protestant” LP sprinkled with “essence of Hanneman”.

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I am just in awe of this band. The Nachos make other hardcore bands sound like a bunch of little sissies. Feel the hate.

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New Pig Destoyer album “Book Burner” out now via Relapse Records on CD and LP.

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