Fucked Up Re-Release Year of the Pig A Few Different Ways

Fucked Up Re-Release <i>Year of the Pig</i> A Few Different Ways
It was only last week when Fucked Up dished out the details on their new full-length, The Chemistry of Common Life, as well as their new label, Matador. But already the music industry mischief-makers have some more news for us: via the Toronto band’s new Matador home they are re-issuing their Robert Pickton-inspired single, Year of the Pig. Yeah, Pickton, the B.C. pig farmer/convicted serial killer.

The twelve-inch first saw the light of day last year on What’s Your Rupture?, but now on July 22 Matador is doing a re-release, and not just one re-release but five.

The first version will come as a twelve-inch and contain the original "Year of the Pig” cut in its 18-minute hardcore entirety, along with the flipside "The Black Hats.” Three re-issues will come as seven-inches, with each featuring a new edit of "Year of the Pig,” as well as a new unreleased track. (Strangely enough, the UK version finds the Toronto punkers taking on the twee pop classic "Anorak City” by Sarah Records darlings Another Sunny Day). Also, the seven-inches will each come sporting a different sleeve and be released in the U.S., UK and Japan, respectively. And finally the last re-release will come as one convenient CD-EP, which will include all the tracks featured on the vinyl singles.

As you may remember, "Year of the Pig” is the second in a series of songs based on the Chinese zodiac, with the Fucked Up’s theme being "exploitation and violence against women, using prostitution as a main symbol.” Back when the original single was released and followed by a companion concert, Fucked Up generated $4,000 for a prostitution rights charity in Toronto.

Here are the tracklisitings for the "Year of the Pig” singles, followed by Fucked Up’s upcoming tour dates.

Twelve-inch:
1. "Year of the Pig”
2. "The Black Hats”

Seven-inch (U.S.)
1. "Year of the Pig” (U.S. Edit)
2. "Mustaa Lunta” (new track)

Seven-inch (UK)
1. "Year of the Pig (UK Edit)
2. "Anorak City” (Another Sunny Day cover)

Seven-inch (Japan)
1. "Year of the Pig” (Japanese Edit)
2. "For My Friends” (new track)

CD-EP:
All of the above.

Fucked Up Tour Dates:
6/27 Calgary AB, Vern’s (1 a.m. start time)
6/28 Calgary AB, Royal Canadian Legion #1 (1 a.m. start time)
6/29 Calgary AB, Palomino Smokehouse (1 p.m. start time)