The Porkers

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The Porkers
Also known as The Pork Hunts
Origin Newcastle, Australia
Genres Ska punk
Years active 1987 – present
Labels Sound System, MoonSka
Website theporkers.com

The Porkers are a ska punk band from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Formed in 1987 as The Pork Hunts, the band was eventually forced to change its name to the less offensive-sounding Porkers in 1990 after their regular Newcastle venue refused to present them with their old name. Because of this, their first release was the 1990 EP entitled Tired of Being Pork Hunts, which reached No. 6 on the Australian independent charts.[1]

In 1994, their debut album Grunt! received rave reviews and entered the American market through Moon Ska Records. The album was a mixture of studio and live tracks, and included covers of Devo's Mongoloid and Radio Birdman's Aloha Steve and Danno.

The Porkers have toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Germany and Japan (a live album recorded in Japan was released in 2004). In Australia, they have supported groups such as No Doubt, Fishbone, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Rancid.

After 20 years, there have been numerous changes in the Porkers line-up, but two of the original members are still in the band: frontman Pete Cooper (aka Pete Porker) and Phil Barnard on saxophone.

Discography[edit]

  • Tired of Being Pork Hunts - EP (1990)
  • Grunt! (1994)

Track Listing

1.Goin' Off

2.Buds For Brains

3.Alcohol

4.Aloha Steve & Danno

5.Woman

6.Bush Turkey

7. Cool McCool

8.Mongoloid

9.California Sun

10.Des's Humble Pies

11.Earthquakin'


  • Not Bad, Pretty Good, Not Bad (1996)
  • Hit the Ground Running - EP (1996)
  • X-Factor - EP (1997)
  • Chemical Imbalance - EP (1997)
  • Hot dog Daiquiri (1998)
  • Perfect Teeth - EP (1998)
  • Too Big For Your Boots- EP (2000)
  • Time Will Tell (2000)
  • The Porkers vs Salmonelladub - EP (2001)
  • Buds for Brains - EP (2002)
  • Now Hear This - EP (2004)
  • Live at Nakanoshima (2005)
  • This is The Porkers (2007)
  • Persistence is Futile DVD(2009)

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pete Porker. "The Porkers Story".