I haven't heard them. If you decide to seek out original singles none of them on the LPs avoid this edition of Dresden Style www.
The five John Peel tracks that oates mentions above are excellent, but the rest of Whatever Happens Next isn't that great. Forest Fire from the JP session is on the International Rescue compilation, but sadly the rest of the tracks appear to remain unavailable. Fat Bob , Jun 25, I have been a big fan of the whole Swell Maps extended family for many years. I agree that the their two proper albums and singles are their best work.
Most of the comps have a rare track or two, but there's a lot of overlap. I also recommend tracking down their Peel Sessions, which unfortunately have never been officially released. Nikki's solo albums except for his first bear little resemblance to the Maps. I have almost all of his albums, and enjoy them, though I think his 80s work is generally his best.
I saw him play several times. He was always solo and acoustic, and put on a good show, though he always seemed to be grumbling about how few people there were in the audience. I bought him a drink at one gig, and tried to talk him into playing "Let's Build a Car" to no avail.
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Length 27 tracks, Release Date 31 December Related Tags post-punk pfabtrax 70s Add tags View all tags. Tracklist Sorted by: Running order Running order Most popular. Buy Loading. More Love this track. Play album Buy Loading. Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images 17 more. Swell Maps 93, listeners Related Tags post-punk experimental punk Swell Maps were a British experimental rock group of the s 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 , Swell Maps only really came together as a musical entity after the birth of British punk rock. Swell Maps were a British experimental rock group of the s from Birmingham, that foreshadowed the birth of post-punk. Rex and the German progress… read more. Rex and the German progressive outfit Can , they created a new soundscape … read more.
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Another Song. Vertical Slum. Spitfire Parade. Harmony in Your Bathroom. Don't Throw Ashtrays at Me! Midget Submarines.Mar 24, · If you're at all interested, grab these Mute 90's Swell Maps CDs (Mute – CD MAPS 1, MUTE 9 , & Mute – 9 ) while they're still out /5(50).