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Artist: Asphalt Ballet

Title: Pigs

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Asphalt Ballet Pigs Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1993

Label: Virgin Records

Catalog Number: B000008CZT


Tommy Dean lead vocals
Julius Ulrich guitar
Danny Clarke guitar
Terry Phillips bass
Mikki Kiner drums


1.  Angry Youth  
2.  Weeds  
3.  Daddy's Dyin'  
4.  Outta Hand  
5.  Save the Children  
6.  Pigs  
7.  Crash Diet  
8.  Dead Horse Kick  
9.  Nothing to Do With Anything  
10.  Mercy  
11.  Down to the Money  
12.  Pay for What You Get  
13.  Anybody  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: PauloFernandes Date: March 11, 2003 at 20:05
A let down, at least to me. The southern feeling is totally lost, and the songwriting with maybe the exception of 1 or 2 tracks is lame compared to the first album. Oh well .... :P

From: Great Dane Date: March 12, 2003 at 16:50
Right Paulo. Youre right, they lost one of the best singers in the genre. Jefferies were/are superb, and so was their first release. Check his new band Alligator Stew. Its phenomenal.

From: TheRipper Date: March 12, 2003 at 18:20
As a fan of their first this was/is a let down...

From: PauloFernandes Date: March 12, 2003 at 21:47
I have the Alligator Stew cd, really great - altough southern as it gets, heeh, blood money is a GREAT track i'm sure you'll agree

From: Great Dane Date: March 13, 2003 at 0:53
Blood Money is superb. Two Wheels too and in fact so is the whole disc. When I listen to it, I just want to sit down and have a glas of Jack D. Do you know if they have plans of a new release.?

From: Lovechild333 Date: April 13, 2003 at 15:41
Did u know "Crash Diet" is an outtake from Guns N'Roses Use Your Illusion's recoreding session ?? I've got the demo version played by axl & co. on a bootleg cd, it's really the same song.

From: STRETCH!! Date: June 21, 2003 at 19:59
This CD sucked...but the first one w/ Gary Jeffries..ROCKED..I spose I should check out Alligator Stew huh...!?

From: Great Dane Date: June 22, 2003 at 7:58
STRETCH............Get Alligator Stew. Its a damn good cd.

From: Slik Vicc Date: May 9, 2004 at 9:15
OK Jefferies is an awsome talent! love his stuff with Alligator Stew, 'Blood Money' gives me chills. But this album is not as bad a you people are saying, in fact I think is pretty damn cool! Can anyone tell me what The regulators Cd with Jefferies is like?

From: Slik Vicc Date: June 4, 2004 at 11:46
That's Final....Great album, but not the real asphalt ballet sound. If they called themselves something else would you 'critics' say the same thing? Angry Youth, Daddy's Dyin', Outta Hand and the Axl rose penned Crash diet are fantastic!!! Lost Gem...nuff said

From: Date: June 29, 2004 at 19:34
I agree what slik Vicc siad. This is the same thing people did to the Ratt S\T cd. I hate when people say shit when theres a new singer taking over for a good band. The cd is alright.

From: Geoff Date: March 22, 2005 at 5:32
Man do I disagree with most the above! I much preferred the new vocalist and more than that, the new songs! 'Angry Youth' shows spirit and fire I did not detect on the debut, 'Daddy's Dyin' is a killer rocker, 'Save the Children' is a great ballad despite the potentially song-ruining name, 'Crash Diet' is done great by these guys and is an awesome song, and many of the other songs are great, 'Anybody' being another highlight I believe. IMO, much better than the debut, especially the songs!

From: z4roxx Date: April 11, 2005 at 12:22
Good cd but I prefer 10 times their debut.Itís not much more heavier or modern than their debut but itís not good as the other one,IMO.I think in their debut you can find some great songs,in this one I can find some good song but nothiníkiller or awesome.Good second cd but nothinímore

From: Metal T Date: March 30, 2006 at 20:00
...was never the same without Gary on vox.He had that rasp,yet always sang very clean.If you liked "Pigs"-more power to ya.I personally thought "Pigs" was just... well,you know...Pig Sh*t !

From: headbanger4life Date: September 8, 2006 at 5:57
I think I'm with the majority here, in that I preferred the debut cd over this one. Don't get me wrong, this one has some good tracks but I liked Gary Jeffries vocals better. Still a decent release though and it's easy to find it cheap.

From: rallen399 Date: October 16, 2007 at 10:01
Crash Diet is also done by Wildside the exact same song Axl must have been shopping that song around a bit.The 1st CD is a classic and this isn't bad the singer isn't quite as good but not bad either.If anyone knows more about Crash Diet I'd like to know the real story.

From: sluss528 Date: April 5, 2009 at 13:02
this blows away the debut!! as geoff said the songs are way better and the new singer brings some much needed energy to this band! 9/10

From: walter Date: August 8, 2009 at 3:21
Bought recently ... great! a little surprise! Rough sound, awesome!

From: Blue Tequila Date: August 10, 2009 at 13:37
I too was surprised at how much I enjoyed this album. Avoided picking it up forever but finally broke down and bought it and am glad I did.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 10, 2011 at 11:28
Rough as walter said in his comment...agree with him...raw & roll..pure from the heart...i don't have their debut album which somebody told me it has some sparks ala Guns & Roses...gotta find out..."Angry Youth","Daddy's Dying","Save The Children"(wonderful message in the lyrics),"Crash Diet" (maybe the band CrashDiet from Sweden took their name out of this title song,who knows ),"Mercy"(solid lovely sound) & "Down to The Money" are my favorite songs...90/100

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 10, 2011 at 16:59
Funny you mention GnR: I read an interview with Gary Jeffires, the singer on the first album (and later of the fantastic southern-rock band Alligator Stew), who referred to the singer who came after him in Asphalt Ballet (on this disc) as an Axl clone. The debut is more like semi-southern hair-metal. As I recall, Pigs is more aggressive.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 10, 2011 at 21:30
Yeah Doughouse Reilly...that's what i've heard about their debut...the singer was way too much AXELish... ...cheers mate!!!

From: Wardy Date: April 13, 2013 at 6:10
While much appreciation for the debut Pigs was more to my liking. Aside from the occasional meh moment Pigs delivers. Daddy's Dying, Save The Children and Anybody all top class and Nothing To Do With Anything probably being the album highlight. These so-called official write-ups about the net regarding this album would have us believe this was an attempt at grunge but have to disagree. Much like their contemporaries Asphalt felt the heat of the flannel attack and wisely heavied up for the occasion, and to be fair wasn't too far removed from what came before. Sad the industry didn't back more bands the likes of Asphalt Ballet, bandwagon jumping needn't have been such a nasty term, some of the bands creating fantastic music under such pressures (SlikToxic (TwentySomething!) SkidRow (Enemy!) just two quick examples...) Great performances all round, this one was for the heavier inclined and deserved better! Rating 7.5

From: Metal T Date: July 8, 2013 at 21:08
Gotta say that ive really come around on this one over the years-good solid record! Being a big Jeffries guy,i didn't give this one an even shake.There's alot to like here.A moody,ballsy record w/ some really good songs.Not as good as the debut but definitely unworthy of being called sh#t.The band itself are just way too good to slag off.

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