Saturday, May 30, 2009

Swell Maps.

"Swell Maps were a British experimental rock group of the 1970s from Birmingham, that foreshadowed the birth of post-punk."

"Influenced by the disparate likes of T-rex and the German progressive outfit Can, they created a new soundscape that would be heavily mined by others in the post-punk era. Despite existing in various forms since 1972, Swell Maps only really came together as a musical entity after the birth of British punk rock."

A Trip to Marineville (1979)

They squeezed out only two former studio albums and some singles/b-sides, but their influence is unmistakable. After breakin' up, members formed part of Crime and the City Solution, and the Television Personalities.

FUCK The Strokes. There. I said it. *PHEW* I feel so much better now.

Jane from occupied Europe (1980)


  1. hahaha good good, and bless Swell Maps, life-changers.