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Song Name: "Pigs Waddle" (AKA Pink Rattle AKA Pigs Waddle (Kent Kove 74)+)

Artist: DEVO

Appears On: Art Devo 1973-1977

A previously unofficial release, is on - Booji Boy's Basement disc A001

Run Time: 2:00

Year Written: 1973

Year Recorded:  1974

Year Released:  2023

Years Performed: 1974 (April 23)

Writing Credits:  None given.

Sung By: Gerald Casale

Personnel Gerald Casale (bass), Bob Casale (rhythm guitar), Bob Lewis (lead guitar), Mark Mothersbaugh (synthesizer), Jim Mothersbaugh (percussion).

Demo Versions: None found.

Song Connections:  "Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth" (the shared lyrics "jerkin' back 'n' forth")

Trivia / Info: []

  • Called "Pigs Waddle" in the Daily Kent Stater article on 4/23/1974 which promoted that night's DEVO show in the Governance Chambers. [1]
  • The title is often interchanged with "Pink Rattle".
  • Available on the Booji Boy's Basement release "A001 - xxxx-xx-xx - Unreleased Live Songs (Disc 1), as Pink Rattle."

Onstage Behavior:

Lyrics: []

Pigs waddle
Birds fly
Humans love
Why can't I?
Eat the birds
Eat the pigs
It's not funny
When they won't let you do it natural

I just want to sleep (x4)
I keep jerkin' back and forth
They want me to sleep (x4)
I keep jerkin' back and forth

Girls screaming
Kids mew
Guns don't argue
Why did you
Beat the girls
Beat the kids
It's not funny
When they won't let you do it natural

Lips open
The meat was good
My love is rusting
But it feels good
Meet the lips
Meet the meat
Well it's not funny
When they won't let you do it natural

Tabulature: "Pink Rattle Tab by Devo @ Ultimate-Guitar.com." Tabbed by Maxwell.

Video: Unofficial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENCXqSFsXWo (audio only).

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