""Peggy Porn", en av årets tøffeste og mest kontroversielle låter kommer midtveis i settet, og denne er jo bare helt utrolig fengende og deilig, og burde absolutt fått mer spilletid på landets radiostasjoner - til tross for sin omstridte tekst. "
"på en svært så tilsikker måte har de klart å skape sitt eget musikalske varemerke. Greit med stil og genre, men dette bandet utmerket seg vel så mye gjennom sine bunnsolide melodier. "
"En narsistisk, lærhomsevrikende, selvopptatt og med et vidunderlig oppheva refreng, som er så bowie'sk at du lurer nesten på hvilken eller hvilke Bowielåter som skuler seg bak korsettet og stiletthælene"
"(...) suget, draget og løftet i refrenget var om mulig enda mer uimotståelig forførerisk denne gangen og dynamikken enda mer forsterka. Ahh! "
"Gi Piggyback en større scene!"
"Det paradoksale er at jo mer avskyelig og kvalmende teksten utarter seg, jo mer fengende blir låta."




History:

1998:
   Tommy and Neil Anton meet up and decide to form a band. Neil Anton has the idea for the bandname.

1999:
January   Neil Antons brother Trond is asked to join the new band on drums.

March    Holger has an ad in a musicians magazine which Neil Anton responses to. First rehearsal march 29.

June   June 12. is the date of the first Piggyback-gig which is played at a club called Pigalle in Oslo together with three other bands.

autumn   Piggyback rehearses new songs and plays a few gigs.

2000:
January   The guys decide to record a demo and picks out 5 songs. The idea is to pick out three of them to include on the demo.

May   Mixing and finalizing of the demo begins. The guys find it hard to pick out songs and decide to include all 5 and release them as an EP.

September   September 2nd is the releaseparty of the EP. The record gets good reviews in norwegian press, but is left unnoticed by radio and musicindustry

autumn   The guys decide to make a killer liveset and hit the road. Booking gigs for an unknown band is difficult though.

December   In studio again - recording what is to be a radiopromo-single called Peggy Porn.

2001:
January   The guys finish production and mixing of the single Peggy Porn. One gig played at Volapük Winterfestival.

February   The single is sent out to radiostations across Norway february 13. Peggy is playlisted on a few local radiostations and gets good reviews in the press. One gig at Amatøren in Oslo

March   Peggy still playlisted on local radiostations. A gig played at Gamla.

April   During easter we recorded four songs for a new EP. Two gigs played.

Summer   Quiet times. - Working on the new EP and rehearsals. One gig played in July in Tønsberg. Positive responses on our first attempts towards the record-industry, yet no deals in sight. Recorded the b-side of the Postulate-single in Laidback studio.

September   September starts off with promosingle-release and a gig at Nyx. Because of flooding in our rehearsing-studio we were not able to practice as much as we would like to. Luckily no equipment was damaged.

October   We opened for Crash Test Dummies at their concert on Betong oct 8, and returned to the small stage on the 10th together with Velodyne and The Blackbirds. The rest of the month was spent in the rehearsing studio. We blew dust off a few old songs and practised on a couple of new ones.

December   Piggyback is history. It was fun while it lasted.


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