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Swans - Filth Import Vinyl LP - direct audio

Swans - Filth Import Vinyl LP

Mute Records

  • $ 3198


Swans Filth Import Vinyl LP 

Swans' classic 1983 debut, Filth - from a line up of Michael Gira (bass/vocals), Norman Westberg (guitar), Roli Mosimann (drums/percussion), Harry Crosby (bass) and Jonathan Kane (drums/percussion) - remastered and now on vinyl with an accompanying poster for the first time in decades.

“This is all slabs of sound, rhythm and screaming/testifying. What more do you need? In a way, it was a reaction against punk (and just about any other music you can think of), and the conservative notion that 3 chords were somehow necessary. I used to deny it vehemently at the time, but No Wave (I “hated” that scene too, for some reason I can’t remember now) played a big role as the germ from which this music grew, along with The Stooges and Throbbing Gristle, of course.

"I wanted Swans to be “heavier” though – I wanted the music to obliterate - why, I don’t remember! I think it just felt good. Here’s some music I was listening to at the time: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, The Germs, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD., SPK… ” - Michael Gira / Swans / Young God Records

Swans Filth Track Listing:

1. Stay Here
2. Big Stron Boss
3. Blackout
4. Power for Power
5. Freak
6. Right Wrong
7. Thank You
8. Weakling
9. Gang


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