One Bad Pig - Smash (CD) Remastered w/Trading Card #3

$14.99


  • 8 page booklet in a Jewel case
  • Remastered by Rob Colwell
  • One of the original releases on the famed PURE METAL RECORDS!
  • #72 on HM Magazine’s Top 100 Christian Rock Albums of All-Time
  • Produced by award-winning musician/producer Billy Smiley (WhiteHeart)

ABOUT THE ALBUM

One Bad Pig started out as a novelty act that eventually transcended the limitations of their satirical orientation to achieve cult status as a legitimate band. Indeed, the group is quite possibly the most popular hard-punk act ever to arise within the Christian music scene. Although they became known as a “party band,” as famous for their stage antics as for their music, the group had a very serious focus on ministry.  Smash was the band’s debut full-length album that released in 1989 on the most important record label of the 80’s to all Christian hard rock fans - Pure Metal Records! Produced by a young Billy Smiley of WhiteHeart fame - the band broke down all preconceived notions of what could be done with rock, punk, and metal - and it was all rolled up into one amazing, succulent spicy pork roll!  And, while Motorhead and the Sex Pistols might have been promoting anarchy in the U.K., One Bad Pig branded their own live-in-concert chaos, with the song, “Smash” and its legendary chorus “Smash, smash, smash the guitar” being a staple hard rock anthem in any self-respecting hard rock and metal fan’s repertoire. The importance of Smash’s impact on the Christian hard music scene was highlighted by the album’s inclusion on a very coveted, and exclusive list, HM Magazine’s Top 100 Christian Rock Albums of All-Time.  Smash is full of hard rock anthems that have only grown more impressive with time, and bold lyrics that touch on the heart of the human experience. No one dominated a live show like One Bad Pig - and that’s because they are elite musicians whose love for God is something they longed to share with the world.  This album embodies all that passion and youthful energy, and it’s something to behold, to experience, and to absorb. For OBP fans, this is your chance to get a classic album remastered and better than ever. For those who never gave Smash a chance back in the day....this is your chance to jump into the pig pit of fun - just make sure you know where you put your air guitar! For fans of The Crucified, Motorhead, and fun-ol-fashioned Pig Music. 

Pigs-In-A-Blanket.  OINK!!!!

Pig pinatas, silly string, confetti, 40" ice cream sundaes topped with maraschino cherries, guitar smashing, giant beach balls and skateboard mayhem - all combined with powerful music and most importantly a very powerful message. Not a typical description of your average rock band? Well, it is an average description for the band One Bad Pig!

It was #72 on HM Magazines Top 100 Christian Rock Albums of all time beating out Kansas-Vinyl Confessions, Magdallan-Big Bang, Sacred Warrior-Obsession, Ark Angel-Warrios (prog masterpiece), Evenescence - Fallen, Skillet-Comotose, Steve Taylors-I predict 1990, Supertones-Strike Back and others. Yes, it really was that good. And now you can get it remastered on Pink Vinyl or Silly-String-Green. 100 of each.

It all started back in 1985 when Carey Womack (lead vocals) and Paul Q-Pek (guitar) and a couple of other friends were on their way from Austin Texas to the Cornerstone Music Festival in Illinois. They stopped to get something to eat in St. Louis at a Pizza Hut that was doing a promotion with local radio station KSHE FM95. Available for purchase were promotional wrap-around sunglasses which featured the radio station mascot: a tough-looking pig wearing a muscle shirt and sunglasses, sporting a Mohawk haircut and earring, holding an electric guitar. Carey exclaimed, "Man, that's one bad pig!"  Paul replied, "That sounds like the name of a punk band." The rest of the trip they joked about being in this fictional band and about all of the amazing exploits they had done, were doing, and were about to accomplish.

THIS AIN'T NO JOKE

Their chance to make this joke into a reality came two months later at the Austin Labor Day Music Festival at Zilker Park Hillside Theatre. Paul currently had his own band (The Paul Q-Pek Band) on the roster for the festival, so they decided to get on the bill as One Bad Pig and do a few original songs, and a few cover tunes, complete with a large dose of stage antics. Carey, being the gifted evangelist he is, also interjected passionate "sermons" throughout.  After the initial shock, the response was apparently positive enough for the band to take their brand of craziness to the clubs in town, (The band even sold out of the small run of t-shirts printed up just for that show).

For months prior to this event, Carey and Paul were spending their weekends talking to the kids who hung around the punk clubs, striking up conversations about God. With the success of the Labor Day concert, they decided to go into these same clubs as One Bad Pig, thus giving them some clout with the punk crowd. The early years were filled with  extremes. Playing in clubs, the band found acceptance in terms of their music, but as a result of their upfront message, they found themselves the targets for insults, obscenities, spit, beer and bottles. In time the band also  ventured into the church venue, but many times found just the opposite dynamic there. The message was well received, but the music style was given to much controversy. This juxtaposition the band found themselves in led to the title of their first independent recording "A Christian Banned." Nevertheless - armed with their new tunes "hot off the press" they headed back to Cornerstone Festival 1986, this time not as music fans joking about a fictional band, but to play a concert as the very real One Bad Pig. Seasoned with the experiences of the past year, the band gave a performance that created a buzz at the festival. The album sold like lemonade in the Sahara Desert, and the whole supply of records brought was soon going home with their new-found fans.

Over the next year and a half, the band travelled across the country on weekends playing to enthusiastic crowds. Soon word of this crazy foursome that was making waves reached the ears of legend Billy Smiley of the famed band WhiteHeart. Billy produced young bands and the Q-Pek Band was scheduled to open for WhiteHeart, and the band was hoping he would like and produce the band. Billy was on the catwalk above the stage while the Q-Pek Band played below. Well, it turned out he didn't much care for the Q-Pek Band, but when I happened to mention that Paul also had another band called One Bad Pig, he said, "No kidding? I've heard of them. I've been wanting to meet them." So while Paul's band (including Phillip Owens) was still playing, the band’s manager got Carey out of the audience and dragged him up on the catwalk to meet Billy. I think Billy was a little surprised. Billy and the Pigs all got together the next day for lunch. That was pretty much the death of the Paul Q-Pek Band and a new chapter for One Bad Pig. 


ABOUT THE ALBUM

One Bad Pig started out as a novelty act that eventually transcended the limitations of their satirical orientation to achieve cult status as a legitimate band. Indeed, the group is quite possibly the most popular hard-punk act ever to arise within the Christian music scene. Although they became known as a “party band,” as famous for their stage antics as for their music, the group had a very serious focus on ministry.  Smash was the band’s debut full-length album that released in 1989 on the most important record label of the 80’s to all Christian hard rock fans - Pure Metal Records! Produced by a young Billy Smiley of WhiteHeart fame - the band broke down all preconceived notions of what could be done with rock, punk, and metal - and it was all rolled up into one amazing, succulent spicy pork roll!  And, while Motorhead and the Sex Pistols might have been promoting anarchy in the U.K., One Bad Pig branded their own live-in-concert chaos, with the song, “Smash” and its legendary chorus “Smash, smash, smash the guitar” being a staple hard rock anthem in any self-respecting hard rock and metal fan’s repertoire. The importance of Smash’s impact on the Christian hard music scene was highlighted by the album’s inclusion on a very coveted, and exclusive list, HM Magazine’s Top 100 Christian Rock Albums of All-Time.  Smash is full of hard rock anthems that have only grown more impressive with time, and bold lyrics that touch on the heart of the human experience. No one dominated a live show like One Bad Pig - and that’s because they are elite musicians whose love for God is something they longed to share with the world.  This album embodies all that passion and youthful energy, and it’s something to behold, to experience, and to absorb. For OBP fans, this is your chance to get a classic album remastered and better than ever. For those who never gave Smash a chance back in the day....this is your chance to jump into the pig pit of fun - just make sure you know where you put your air guitar! For fans of The Crucified, Motorhead, and fun-ol-fashioned Pig Music. 

TRACKLIST

  1. GODARCHY 3:09

  2. ISAIAH 6 2:38

  3. LET´S BE FRANK 3:38

  4. PEOPLE CRY OUT 3:57

  5. FRAT RATS 2:26

  6. SMASH THE GUITAR 3:44

  7. KINGDOM COME 4:33

  8. TAKE A FLYING LEAP 2:15

  9. I´M NOT GETTING ANY OLDER 4:28

  10. LOONEY TUNE 1:24

  11. DON´T BE FOOLED 3:19

  12. BLOW AND GO 2:14  

 


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SMASH

One Bad Pig plays it loud and fast, mixing in dramatic flourishes (Carey Womak's unaccompanied shrieks) with sudden stops and whimsical lyricism. Explicitly Christian themes dominate the album, yet the band comes across as less preachy than it does exuding raw honesty and zeal. "Isaiah 6" is the show-stopper, with "Godarchy" and "Smash the Guitar" also falling into the must-hear category. 

Cross Rhythms Magazine (U.K.)

Birthed out of Austin’s early ‘80s punk scene, this album captured that spirit with tunes like “Isaiah 6,” “Frat Rats,” “Looney Tune” and “Let’s Be Frank.” 

Doug Van Pelt / HM Magazine

I bought Smash on cassette when it was released and fell in love with an album full of anthems that seemed to all speak directly to me. These were Christians that knew about the problems of life, and their trust in God still allowed them to still have fun - lots of fun. I didn’t know how to do that very well, but I wanted to be like them!  This is still an important album to me.

Matthew Hunt / Retroactive Records

DISCOGRAPHY

  • 1986: A Christian Banned (indie)

  • 1989: Smash (Pure Metal)

  • 1990: Swine Flew (Myrrh)

  • 1991: I Scream Sunday (Myrrh)

  • 1992: Live: Blow Down the House (Myrrh)

  • 1994: Quintessential One Bad Pig, Vol. 1 (Diadem)

  • 2016/2019: Love U to Death (Retroactive Records)

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