Body to Body, Job to Job

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Body to Body, Job to Job
Swans Body to Body Job to Job.jpg
Compilation album by Swans
Released 1991
Recorded 1982-85
Genre Experimental rock, art rock, noise rock
Length 64:14
Label Young God
Swans chronology
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity
(1991)
Body To Body, Job To Job
(1991)
Love of Life
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Body To Body, Job To Job is a compilation album by the American no wave/noise rock band Swans. It was released simultaneously on LP, CD and audio cassette in 1991. It presents various live recordings, tape loops and previously unavailable material from the years 1982-1985.

Release history[edit]

While the original CDs and audio cassettes contained 16 songs, the LP version – due to the limited length of the medium – omitted 4 songs: "Whore", "Loop 21", "Get Out" and "Mother, My Body Disgusts Me".

While the album, in its initial form, would eventually go out of print, it has been reissued various times. It was included on the double-disc set Filth/Body to Body, Job to Job in 1999 (which also included the bands 1983 recording Filth, and it was also included in the 2015 deluxe triple-disc reissue of Filth.[2] The 2015 reissue of Filth containing Body to Body, Job to Job adds "Raping a Slave (Live Berlin 1984)" as a bonus track after the end of "Thug."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'll Cry for You" - 5:41
  2. "Red Sheet" - 3:11
  3. "Loop 33" - 0:59
  4. "Your Game" - 3:57
  5. "Seal It Over" - 3:48
  6. "Whore" - 3:56
  7. "We'll Hang for That" - 3:55
  8. "Half Life" - 3:57
  9. "Loop 21" - 1:26
  10. "Get Out" - 3:31
  11. "Job" - 5:40
  12. "Loop 1" - 1:01
  13. "Mother, My Body Disgusts Me" - 4:53
  14. "Cop" - 5:56
  15. "Only I Can Hear, Only I Can Touch" - 2:41
  16. "Thug" - 9:44

Notes[edit]

"Whore" was originally released on the album Cop in 1984 as "Butcher"; the disparity indicates that the song's title may have been taken from an early setlist. "Your Game" is an early version of the song "Your Property," which originally appeared on Cop as well; the lyric at this time was a spoken word piece titled "Your Game" that was later collected in Gira's book The Consumer. "Mother, My Body Disgusts Me" is an early version of the title track from Greed, with different lyrics.

The CD and cassette edition track listings reveal the year of origin for each track, save for "Loop 33":

  • 1982: 2, 7, 9, 15
  • 1983: 5, 12
  • 1984: 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16
  • 1985: 1, 13

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[3] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Body to Body, Job to Job". Allmusic. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kaye, Ben. "Swans announce expanded reissue of debut album, Filth". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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