Tommy Dow (vocals), Eric Wagnblas (drums), Gerry Forte (guitar), Carrie Horvath (bass) and Tony Pereira (guitar) are Feed The Pigs. These badasses from New Haven, Connecticut play old school, unpretentious rock on their album Beer Gut Rock n' Roll. This is the kind of rock that really defines what rock was about back in late ’60s and ’70s. Rock with some attitude, songs that were supposed to stick it to the man and some seriously crunchy guitar.
There are a number of bands that came to mind when listening to Beer Gut Rock n' Roll. Suffice it to say if you can get down with a band like Motörhead or Led Zeppelin you will like what Feed The Pigs offers. Let's get a couple of things straight about this band. They can play their instruments like pros. From the Jon Bonham style drumming to the intense guitar action the band is on point and in the pocket.
The band opens with “Split By Two” which is an opener that establishes their sound. I loved the vocal work and Jimmy Page-esque guitar riffs. This is the song you hope to hear at 2:00 am in a crowded bar.
They do not let down the intensity with the next track “One of These Days.” The song is somewhat hopeful and I also thoroughly enjoyed the ripping guitar solo. As the album progresses the band doesn’t play any ballads or slow songs. They continue to rip it up with songs like “Immortal Curse,” “Into The Wind” and “SMUT (Show Me Ur Tts).”
I wouldn’t go as far as to say the band is a one trick pony but the songs come from the same ilk. Pure rock. Feed The Pigs isn’t the first and they aren’t the last to pay their respects to some of rock's most prolific artists. That being said they are one of the bands who do it right.
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