The band admits to having to secretly drug Mybergie with sleeping pills while on tour in order to keep him under control. This was the first SA punk album to be released on CD and the 2nd single, ‘Jim’ reached the top ten on the national rock charts. Lately I’ve been getting tired of punk in general, but the Hogs have managed to revive my interest. The band blends a mixture punk , ska and many other influences, including traditional African music to create an original sound, sometimes referred to as Porkrock. However, the landscape of SA broadcasting had changed quite dramatically since the previous release so ironically, this was the first time Hog Hoggidy Hog released an album without any singles that would make the national radio charts. I looked around and there was DV, lying facedown, passed out in the dirt. Another aspect of Oink!
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Hog Hoggidy Hog
This was when the song, Bye Lips was written. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
So when all of their respective bands broke up around the same time, they decided to form Hog Hoggidy Hog. Way Cool was an independent label started by an old punk rocker turned advertising executive, Hennie La Grange. The sound of the band in the beginning was relatively eclectic, but it was already in this early stage that the Hogs experimented with traditional African sounds such as the Cape Goema inspired song, Nkosi Concertina.
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Bacon says of this time period, “I was fairly convinced that I would be dead by the age of 25”. Hog Hoggidy Hog – Oink! Lately I’ve been getting tired of punk in general, but the Hogs have managed to revive my interest.
Their new national popularity lead to the band getting out of Cape Town more and their first solo tour to Gauteng. Stehlik left the band at the end of before the full-length album was released and although he was only part of the writing process for two songs, his influence on the band stuck. At this stage the band was now 3 quarters of the old Leviathan members and while still keeping to the plan of borrowing from various genres, the Hogs started going more in the direction of punk and ska.
They have also had a profound impact on South African alternative music influencing bands from The Rudimentals to Fokofpolisiekar. In an interview for MCA Bacon once said, “We never wanted it, we certainly didn’t ask for it and you never really feel comfortable with it. It’s nice to see these guys not simply sticking to tired old formulas, something a lot of recent punk bands should take note of. Hog Hoggidy Hog also did their first nationwide SA tour and were by then well known throughout the country as one of the pioneers of the scene.
David Myburgh Later Miss David Mybergie drummer for future label buddies, Pothole, filled in on drums ‘temporarily’ until the band could find a suitable replacement. The band admits to having to secretly drug Mybergie with sleeping pills while on tour in order to keep him under control. In late the band was invited to play at their first major mainstream festival at the 3 Passes Festival in Wolseley, Western Cape.
Apparently Poker wanted to, ” However, the landscape of SA broadcasting had changed quite dramatically since the previous release so ironically, this was the first time Hog Hoggidy Hog released an album without any singles that would make the national radio charts. He was apparently stabbed outside of a 7 Eleven in his home suburb of Southfield while buying cigarettes, but the rest of the details remain unclear.
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Although, the music itself hadn’t changed much, finally having a professional recording saw the band being accepted a lot more into the mainstream. A lot of the friendships and bonds made in these early days set the foundations for the infrastructure of the SA scene on a national level and paved the way for a ohg circuit to be used much more frequently.
The band admits to thinking that nothing serious would ever come of Hog Hoggidy Hog, but they went ahead and made it official on 24 June Bacon, Keeto and Porker all attended the same college together. The album saw the sound of the Hogs taking a much heavier and less commercial musical direction.
Porker, however, left the band to emigrate to England shortly before the first album could be recorded. Lips recalls his first meeting DV, “We were at a festival and George pointed out the person he was considering to replace Mike on drums.
Hoggidu recording of the Oink! South African punk rock groups Third-wave ska groups.
Although Mybergie hadn’t been in the band for a few years, the band is said to have remained in contact with him and were deeply affected by his death. Inthey went back to Europe again. It is a little known fact that the Hog song, Naked was first performed on this night and because it didn’t have hogtidy title at the time, they just ended up calling it the Naked song.
Hoggdiy was around this time that Porker had negotiated a record deal with Way Cool Records. Singer George Bacon gave the eulogy at his funeral. If there were any doubt that the Hogs are the godfathers of South African punk, Oink!