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Marc Riley has a session from experimental US rock band Swans.

SWANS - possibly the loudest band on the planet in session tonight.

They have announced a remastered reissue of their ninth studio album, The Great Annihilator, out April 2017.

The album was entirely remastered by Doug Henderson, but only after Bill Rieflin recently tracked down DATs and cassettes containing unmastered mixes from the sessions. Michael Gira (the bands head honcho) described the discovery as "a revelation of great sonic effect".

SWANS is an experimental rock band formed in the USA in 1982, it travels around with very very large amplifying speakers.

2 hours

Last on

Mon 22 May 2017 19:00

Music Played

  • The Clash

    Safe European Home

    • The Essential Clash.
    • Columbia Records.
    • 017.
  • Charlie Moothart & CFM

    Lethal Look

    • Dichotomy Desaturated.
    • In The Red.
  • Pea Sea

    Comby Overs

    • Lonnin Life.
    • Sea Records.


    • Moshi Moshi.
  • The Orielles

    I Only Bought It For the Bottle

    • Single.
    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Sweet Gene Vincent (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 30 Nov 1977)

  • Tender Prey

    The Peach Grumbles

    • Falling Off Chairs.
    • Tequila Worm Records.
  • Josef K

    Radio Drill Time

  • Terry

    Take Me To The City

    • Remember Terry.
    • Upset The Rhythm.
  • Lou Reed

    Kill Your Sons

    • Sally Can't Dance.
    • BMG.
  • Swans

    Live - The Man Who Refused To Be Unhappy

  • Felt

    Ballad Of The Band

    • Absolute Classic Masterpieces.
    • Creation.
    • 001.
  • Aldous Harding

    What If Birds Aren't Singing They're Screaming

    • Party.
    • 4 AD.
  • Television Personalities

    La Grande Illusion (John Peel Session 20th Aug 1980)

  • Swans

    Live - The Glowing Man

  • The Upsetters

    Return Of Django

    • 20 Reggae Blockbusters.
    • Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
  • BEAK>

    Sex Music

  • Chastity Belt

    Caught in a Lie

    • Hardly Art.
  • Jake Thackray

    The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray

    • Jake in a Box.
    • EMI.
    • 011.
  • The Cramps

    Hot Pearl Snatch

  • Pulp

    She's On (John Peel session 30th May 1992)


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