Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Escaped Fetal Pigs - "Why Does Captain Kirk Always Get Laid?"

This song was one of the early Weird Al type parody songs that The Pigs started with. In this one, Mark combines two loves of his: the music of Anthrax with the subject of Star Trek. The video begins with a bit of "License To Drive", another one of our songs. In that one, I make reference to Armadillo playing on the stereo. Armadillo was another local band of the time whom we often played shows with. One of the most fun parts of the video was me crowdsurfing, which was a common feature of alternative rock concerts of the time. Thankfully, no one dropped me on the floor. I wouldn't do that today. On the Captain Kirk song, I get to play a bit of harmonica, which was always fun. Also fun was the cameraman's fight (sorry, I don't remember who recorded the concert, but it definitely seems to have been a man) with the dancing women. They kept blocking his view of the band, and he kept trying to work his way around them, until things degenerated into an amusing spat among drunken folks. After "Captain Kirk", the band begins to play one of our biggest "hits", this one a combination of Black Sabbath and Dr. Seuss called "Iron Seuss". Well, that's it for The Pigs for a while, but I am sure that I will find more videos as I slowly go through them and dispose of them. If I find any more fun performances, then I will likely share them here.

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