From South Devon, England, Furious Pig -- Cass Davies, Martin Kent, Stephen Kent, and Dominic Weeks -- were a mostly a cappella foursome that existed during the post-punk era. The group started out with traditional rock instrumentation but opted to strip things down to be more interesting. In performances (which included shows with the Slits, the Fall, and Pere Ubu), the group tended to accompany its intense and intricately orchestrated vocals with found objects as percussion. They made their debut with the song "Bare Pork" on the legendary C81, a cassette compilation released by NME (in conjunction with Rough Trade) in early 1981. The only single-artist release from the group was the I Don't Like Your Face 12" single, which was released by Rough Trade about a month after C81. (Production on one of the songs came from Wire's Bruce Gilbert.) After splitting up, each of the members continued in music, with their paths occasionally crossing.
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