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PostSubject: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:16 pm

This is "A Screw (Holy Money)"


This is "A Screw (Holy Money) (Mix)"


This is "A Screw"


It's always pissed me off how the Cop/Young God/Greed/Holy Money compilation has confused the titling of these tracks.
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PostSubject: Re: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:03 pm

Know not enough about Swans' releases to know about controversial/erroneous re-releases and track listings. In fact, I have no Swans albums despite loving them for over ten years. What's nuts is I can say that about not only Swans but also The Cure and The Smiths and I'm sure at least a few other bands. I'm browsing Amazon right now cuz I hate myself for realizing this.

Know what I've never really known but always suspected I needed more of in my life? Angels of Light. Just listened to How I Loved You in full (on YouTube lol) and it's staggeringly beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:53 pm

Never heard Angels of Light. My Gira escapades never went very far. The thematic nihilism of his music always made me too depressed, lol. A friend of mine said he's a piece of shit in person as well, and somehow that just affects my viewpoint of him as an artist because he puts himself so fully into it.

I hate the fact I sold my Swans CDs though. Thinking of rebuying Filth/Body to Body, Job to Job at least, 'cos daaaaaamn that was a good'un.
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PostSubject: Re: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:00 am

Gira totally seems like an asshole. If you watch any video of his more "intimate" solo shows online, he seems like a complete diva.
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PostSubject: Re: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:06 am

Ever since I made that post I've been kickin my own ass with tons of Angels of Light play. The first album, New Mother is astounding at moments at least. It's a bit long-winded at 71+ minutes, though I can't say there are any bad songs on it, just some that don't kick quite as much ass as others. The first song (after the introduction) especially, particularly in its use of a small choir during the chorus, is positively spellbinding.

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PostSubject: Re: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:37 am

70+ minutes sounds kind of off-putting because that's Swans' Great Annihilator length and it drags on and on. It seems like the guy has trouble writing a really focused album and not just slapping songs together.

I remember when first getting into Swans, I'd heard he punched a fan in the audience because he was dancing to a song, and that shit's like way below Gira or something (even though this shit here is totally danceable in its own industrial sort of way).
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PostSubject: Re: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:40 am

By the way, The Cure is totally like not as good as everybody says, methinks. I haven't listened to their music in forever, and as more time passes, the more I just kind of get annoyed by them. Though Pornography is pretty coo'.

Now watch as I sell all my CDs of theirs and want 'em back a year later lolol.
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PostSubject: Re: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Haha The Great Annihilator is nothing. Swans' latest album, The Seer, is two hours long and two of the songs make up an entire hour of that.

The Cure's best album is Disintegratio, followed by Pornography. I don't like any of their other albums.
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PostSubject: Re: A LITTLE SWANS LESSON, NIGS   Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:41 pm

I like some of their more post-punk stuff, or did. The Head on the Door is supposed to be supreme but I never gave it a chance, but Faith and Seventeen Seconds are cool.

I think it's just post-Disintegration stuff that really starts to suck. Actually, Disintegration kind of ushered in a lot of that ball-sucking, but it's a good album regardless.
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