Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Swell Maps -" The complete Swell Maps " incl. "A Trip To Marineville ", Jane From Occupied Europe" plus all the singles and Peel sessions 1978-80.

I never really recovered from the moment i first saw a picture of NIkki Sudden, in the 80's i think. He looked like he was in the rolling stones or some naff yank rock band.How could this be??? The Swell Maps sounded like perfect non-rock music, a sound brought to its zenith on the monolithic single "Lets Build a Car". I bought this album blind in 1979 on the strength that it was on Rough Trade, and ,as normal, loved it. Falling down rock montage, with a vocalist that sounded like he couldn't be bothered to finish every line he droned. And i never saw any pictures of them, which is essential for any myth.Download the album and non-album singles below, and enjoy these DIY classics.(now also including allll the peel sessions!)

DOWNLOAD "A Trip to Marineville" HERE!

Track Listing:

1. h.s. art
2. Another Song
3. Vertical Slum
4. Spitfire Parade
5. Harmony in your Bathroom
6. Don't Throw Ashtrays at Me
7. Midget Submarine
8. Bridge Head
9. Full Moon in my Pocket
10. Blam!!
11. Full Moon
12. Gunboats
13. Adventuring into Basketry
14. My Lil' Shoppes 'Round the Corner

Tracklist:

1 Robot Factory 2:24
2 Let's Buy A Bridge 1:54
3 Border Country 2:12
4 Cake Shop Girl 2:27
5 The Helicopter Spies 4:16
6 Big Maz In The Desert From The Trolley 5:07
7 Big Empty Field 3:44
8 Mining Villages 1:04
9 Collision With A Frogman 3:40
10 Vs. The Mangrove Delta Plan 4:22
11 Secret Island 4:33
12 Whatever Happens Next... 3:00
13 Blenheim Shots 3:40
14 A Raincoat's Room 1:44

Bonus Tracks
15 The Stairs Are Like An Avalanche 3:22
16 New York

 DOWNLOAD and get occupied with european jane (i.e. hairy armpits) HERE!


 Swell Maps Singles Collection:

1-Read about Seymour (Rather records 1977)2-Ripped and Torn3-Black Velvet4-Dresden Style (Rough Trade 1978)5-Ammunition Train6-Full Moon7-Real Shocks (Rough Trade 1979)8- Lets Build a Car (Rough trade 1979)9-Big Maz In The Country10-.....and then Poland.

DOWNLOAD all these swell singles HERE! 

The complete Peel sessions 1978-80:



BONUS!!!! DOWNLOAD The complete Swell Maps Peel Sessions HERE!

9 comments:

Exeter said...

WoW!
Love this record!

greg said...

This sounds great, but 7 tracks vs. 14 tracks?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hi, well i dunno what happened there?...well,yes I do;this file has been blocked so many times that in the confusion i lost 7 files from the Zip!
Now reupped,and am doing the peel sessions also. As a bonus i'll add "Jane from occupied europe" too, but i'm sure you have that already?

Daniel said...

Thanks! I couldn´t find this anywhere. Another early post punk (that I had never heard of) addition to my collection.

Bodhi Amol said...

Hello,i once had white double lp with live recordings that got stolen,called What ever happens next...Somebody got this to share?

dan st said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you, very much appreciated!

bumiberbagi said...

okay bro. thanks

Exeter said...

WoW!
Thanks for the update!