Double LP version is pressed on blue coloured vinyl + extra tracks on DL


Ripe for rediscovery the sought-after and much acclaimed debut album from seminal Birmingham post punk revolutionaries The Nightingales.

This newly expanded ‘Pigs On Purpose’ is remastered by Stuart Moxham with the addition of early demos and non-album singles from this period. The reissue coincides with new ‘King Rocker’ documentary celebrating the life of lead singer Robert Lloyd – a film by Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast Of London), comedian Stewart Lee and James Nicholls (Fire Films, Fire Records).

Double LP version is pressed on blue coloured vinyl.

The first vinyl pressing since 1983 on double blue vinyl with new liner notes.

An early punk classic, The Nightingales' debut was a strange transmission released as the musical landscape was changing. They were the last important band with roots in the first blossoming of punk and became a major influence upon the explosion of mid-80s indie labels and associated bands.

The King Rocker documentary - as shown at Sea Change Festival 2019 - celebrating the life of lead singer Robert Lloyd is now playing on UK television.

“A perfect example of out-of-sync genius.” - AllMusic


“Robert Lloyd's deadpan, elegantly hilarious lyrics make Sistine Chapel shapes of mundane provincial minutiae.” - The Times.

“When it comes to outsider artists, Robert Lloyd is the living embodiment of the term.” - Record Collector.



Blood For Dirt
Start From Scratch
One Mistake
Well Done Underdog
The Crunch
The Hedonists Sigh
It Lives Again
Make Good
Don't Blink
Joking Apart
Yeah, It's Okay
Use Your Loaf
Bristol Road Leads To Dachau (demo)
 Hark My Love (demo)
Nowhere To Return (demo)
Blisters (demo)
Idiot Strength

The Crunch (demo)
The Hedonists Sigh (demo)
Inside Out
Under The Lash
Paraffin Brain
Elvis, The Last Ten Days

Bonus tracks via download code
My Brilliant Career (live)
Which Hi-Fi? (live)
Paraffin Brain (live)
Use Your Loaf (live)


Label: Call of the Void

Catalogue Number:  VOID 010