Bonk (album)

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Bonk
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Studio album by Big Pig
Released March 1988
Recorded 1987 at Metropolis Studios, Melbourne, Australia
Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, Australia[A]
Genre Rock
Length 43:11
Label White Label Records
A&M Records (North America)
Producer Nick Launay
Big Pig chronology
Bonk
(1988)
You Lucky People
(1990)
Singles from Bonk
  1. "Hungry Town"
    Released: December 1987
  2. "Boy Wonder"
    Released: April 1987
  3. "Breakaway"
    Released: February 1988
  4. "Big Hotel"
    Released: June 1988
  5. "Iron Lung"
    Released: December 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Bonk is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Big Pig. It was released in March 1988 on White Label Records. The album went gold, then platinum in Australia with three top-twenty singles ("Hungry Town", "Breakaway" and "Big Hotel"). The album was released in America by A&M Records in 1988, and the music video for "Breakaway" was played on MTV. "Breakaway" was featured on the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure soundtrack[2] and "Hungry Town" on the Young Einstein soundtrack.[3] "Breakaway" and "Money God" were used in the Miami Vice TV series in the 1980s.[4] "Breakaway" was also featured in Season 1, Episode 4 of Glitch (TV series).

It was re-issued in 1992 by Mushroom Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by O. Witer, A. Scaglione, N. Disbray, and S. Abeyratne, except where noted, according to Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA).[5]

  1. "Iron Lung" - 3:34
  2. "Hungry Town" - 3:06
  3. "Tin Drum" - 4:22
  4. "Breakaway" (Gary Zekley, Mitch Bottler) - 3:38
  5. "Boy Wonder" - 3:26
  6. "Big Hotel" (O. Witer, A. Scaglione, N. Disbray and T. Rosewarne) - 4:14
  7. "Hellbent Heaven" (O. Witer, S. Abeyratne, A Antonaides and N. Baker) - 3:27
  8. "Nation" - 3:34
  9. "Charlie" - 4:03
  10. "Fine Thing" - 3:22
  11. "Money God" - 4:28
  12. "Devil's Song" - 5:27
  13. "Breakaway" (Popper Mix) (Zekley, Bottler) - 6:01
  14. "Hungry Town" (Grub Club Mix) - 6:27

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1988 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 5[6]

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[7]

Big Pig

  • Tony Antoniades - Harmonica, Vocals
  • Neil Baker - Drums
  • Nick Disbray - Percussion, Vocals
  • Tim Rosewarne - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Adrian Scaglione - Drums
  • Sherine Abeyratne - Percussion, Vocals
  • Oleh Witer - Drums, Vocals

Additional musicians

  • Como String Quartet - Strings (Track 9)

Recording details

  • Producer — Nick Launay
  • Engineer — Nick Launay
    • Assistants — Heidi Cannave[A], Noel Haris, Michael Wickow
  • Mixer — Nick Launay

Art work

  • Art Direction & Design - Oleh Witer, Jeremy Pearce
  • Photography — Eric Watson
  • Video Photography - Eric Watson, Robert Ogilvie

Notes

  • A^ "Boy Wonder" was recorded in Sydney separately to the album which was recorded in Melbourne, Nick Launay was assisted by Heidi Cannova on this track

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - soundtrack". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Young Einstein - soundtrack". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  4. ^ "Miami Vice - Music Guide". Miami Vice Chronicles. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2009-02-12.  Note: requires user to input song title e.g. IRON LUNG
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  7. ^ "Bonk album credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-12.