Aug 2, 2012
Origin of Species
In case anyone is curious of the name "Warthog Speak" (which I doubt they are, but) ...when I was struggling to think of a name for the label I wanted something relevant to my early days of discovering hardcore punk and after lots of time searching through lyrics, song titles, etc., I found the line, "Hear the pig, warthog speak, telling its lies straight to me..." in the lyrics to the Hatchet Face Vol. 2 LP on Figure Four. This band was quite crucial in the development of my musical interests and to this day one of my all-time favorite bands, so it made perfect sense to take from there. Whether Paul actually sang this (or any) of the [printed] lyrics will forever be a small mystery, but take a listen to one of the straight ILLEST records of the '90s.