Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Yes, this is a joke. The Longpigs sound like the Hothouse Flowers, not the other way around.
But I found The Longpigs first. I'd always known of the Hothouse Flowers, and even liked a few songs of theirs from the '80s, but I didn't collect their albums until recently. So, to me, the Hothouse Flowers sound like The Longpigs.
I never saw any stylistic connection between the two bands until I heard “Trumpets. “ Then, holy shit, this song comes on Spotify Radio, and I’m thinking, "Cool, Spot hooked me up with some ‘Pigs!"
But, I've never heard this song. I check my phone and it’s Hothouse Flowers. What’s the degree of separation? 6? Yes, that’s it! Whoa!
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