Reigning kings (and queen) of punk and hardcore Fucked Up
return with a mammoth 12-inch single, second in a series of
records based on the Chinese Zodiac. ÒYear of the PigÓ is an
18-minute, 34-second-long prog-punk masterpiece featuring
lush piano and organ arrangements by Max Danger (The
Deadly Snakes) and guest vocals by TorontoÕs Jennifer
Castle. The track starts with gentle guitar and soothing organ
before heading into darker territory, with gruff male vocals offset
by CastleÕs angelic singing and a meandering bass line. ItÕs
not until a full seven-and-a-half minutes in that the track
explodes into a Keith Moon-esque drum workout, which is followed
by a one note Neu trick that builds up to a thrash attack.
ItÕs ÒThe WallÓ as written and recorded by Poison Idea.