Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:40 am Post subject: Swans - A Long Slow Screw VHS rip (1986)
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Swans were an influential American post-punk band active from 1982 to 1997, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. The band was one of the few groups to emerge from the early 1980s New York No Wave scene and stay intact into the next decade. Formed by Gira in 1982, the Swans employed a shifting lineup of musicians until their dissolution in 1997. Besides Gira, the only other constant members were keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Jarboe from 1984 to 1997, and semi-constant guitarist Norman Westberg. The band was noted for droning vocals and strange instrumentation.
Genre(s) Post-punk,Grindcore,Experimental,No Wave,Post-rock,Noise rock,Art rock
One of the trademarks of Swans' early period was playing at painfully loud volumes during concerts, to the point where some audience members would vomit or the police would stop the show. This lent a reputation to the name Swans which was one of the contributing factors in Gira's retirement of the band in 1997.
A Long Slow Screw is a official VHS tape recorded in live shows in London and Nottingham on the Greed/Holy Money tour in 1986 as a video version of their Public Castration Is a Good Idea live LP which is often regarded as the band's most brutal extant live album.
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