Pigbag Cuttings

This page links to reviews, adverts and other Pigbag related press.
Most items are scans from the original press, with some also having text versions. Copyright for each item remains with the originator and if anyone would like me to remove anything for copyright reasons, please let me know.

News Stories

Announcement of Y Records Disco Party Night July 2nd 1981 at The Venue, London
Pigbag announce re-release of “Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag”
Pigbag add horns – Oscar Verden and Brian Nevill join the band (1982)

Two new Pigs in the Bag – Oscar and Brian join and more shows are announced (1982)
Swill Power – New album and tour 1983
Lend Me Your Ears – New album and tour 1983


The Face – May 1982 – by Deanna Pearson
Part 1 Part 2 : Pigs In Space by Danny Crilly (pic by Jill Furmanovsky)

scantext : The Whole Hog by Karen Swayne, Sounds, 1st May 1982 (pic by Alison Turner)
Part 1Part 2 : Brand New Beanbag by Mark Cooper

scantext Bag Boys (26th Feb 1983) by Mark Cooper

Where Are They Now? – Q Magazine Article – July 2000

Record Reviews

Dr Heckle & Mr Jive (Review by Mark Cooper)
Dr Heckle & Mr Jive (Review by Karen Swayne)
Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag review of re-release
The Big Bean

Live Reviews

Pigbag at the Venue, London, Thu 2nd July 1981 by Simon Fellowes
Pigbag at Leeds November 1981 by X.Moore (with The Raincoats)
Pigbag at Kings College London by Gary Hurr


Roger, Simon, Ollie, Simon, Chris and Chip on the cover of the sheet music for Papa’s
Simon and James on the cover of The Face – May 1982
Simon, James, Chris and Ollie in The Face – May 1982

Simon, Ollie, Chris and James in The Face – May 1982
Pigbag in two boats
Sax man
Steppin’ Out – March 1982 UK tour from Sounds
Simon puts the “Pig” into “Pigbag” (pic by Justin Thomas)
Pigbag at number 1 in the indie charts
Pigbag at number 3 in the charts (just behind Bucks Fizz)
Masterbag issue 11 came with a free Pigbag flexi (Orangutango)


Pigbag at the Lyceum, London, Sun 30th August 1981 (with the Au Pairs, O.K.Jive, The Bloods and The Pinkies)
Get Into The Big Bag – Y Records poster advertising Dr. Heckle and Mr Jive
Pigbag at the Porterhouse, Retford, Thu 11th March 1982 (with Pinski Zoo)
Pigbag at the Hammersmith Palais, Tue 16th March 1982 (with The Belle Stars and Mouth)
Pigbag at the Hammersmith Palais, Tue 16th March 1982 (with The Belle Stars and Mouth) (also Bristol Locarno, Brighton Top Rank and Birmingham Locarno)
Pigbag at the Hammersmith Palais, Tue 6th July 1982 (with Clint Eastwood and General Saint plus Inity Rockers, Carmel and The Dread Broadcasting Corporation)
Pigbag at the Dominion, Sat 5th March 1983 (with The Frank Chickens, Laurel and Hardy)