Saturday, May 30, 2009
"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)