All hail the mighty Pork Queen! First let me say that it's difficult to do an Internet search on the term "pork queen," as most of the results refer to either a bizarre Midwestern crowning ritual (which I'm sure Bronwyn C. could elaborate upon for us) or some Sarah Palin-related business about squandered infrastructure dollars, and the latter is just, well, soooooo pre-econocataclysm, so three weeks ago. I mean who can get worked up about Sarah Fucking Palin and her bridge to nowhere anymore? As Jello Biafra put it once, "We've Got a Bigger Problem Now".
Pork Queen were the project of Vancouver-based Trackshun Industries records founder Justice Schanfarber et al., and in their day the "band" made some gloriously unpretentious improvised music, with at least 1/2 foot planted in something that vaguely resembled rock. This LP was issued in an edition of 300 copies and packaged in old record sleeves repurposed by the band members. Each player personally decorated 100 copies, and as you can see, my copy is "Justice 39/100"—the sleeve a tasteful assemblage of wallpaper samples and duct tape.
Nowadays, Justice Schanfarber is a Professional Coach and Relationship Mentor, applying the principles of something called "Gender Synergy," seemingly having left the glory days of the Vancouver noise scene far behind. At least he isn't flogging a dead horse like William Bennett. It would be great to see a CD collection of Pork Queen's vinyl releases, as most of their finer moments were captured on 7" vinyl. Ah, 90s noise—so much better than that crap the kids are listening to today.