Release date : Nov 24, 2023
The Porkers have been around forever, and just won’t give up.
Forming in Newcastle Australia in pre-internet times, they’ve been called a Ska band, they’ve also been called ‘Not really a ska band’, and whilst on the U.S. leg of the Vans Warped Tour in 1999, Rolling Stone magazine said they “sounded like a cross between UB40 and The Blasters”. Whatever it is, they create a huge racket and have a worldwide cult following.
Calm Down Karen is 1 minute 45 seconds of pure punk rock, that could be described as a bit “Ramonal” as it portrays the outspoken yet obtuse members of modern society that frequent our urban shopping centres and parents & citizen meetings.
Written by: David Gale & Pete Cooper
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Marc Scully at Studio 57 Recordings, Sydney.
Produced by: Pete Cooper
Additional tracking recorded by: Jackson Kirby at The Cabin Collective, Maitland. And by Andrew Nolan at Alchemix Studios Brisbane.
Guest “Karen”: Jodie Flange from The Flangipanis.
Guest drums: Kye Smith.
Catch The Porkers live in Dec with The Mad Caddies (USA), in Sydney & Newcastle on Dec 9 & 10.
Look out for “25 years of Hot Dog Daiquiri Tour” tearing up the East Coast of Australia in early 2024.
If you’d like to speak to someone in charge: Pete Cooper
If you insist on speaking with a MANAGER!!: Andrew Kelly, Big Apachee
Or have a look at the cool animated video of Calm Down Karen by The Art of Fox.