Fish Tales/Swarthy Songs for Swabs

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Fish Tales/Swarthy Songs for Swabs
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Studio album by 3Ds
Released 1991
Recorded 1990/91
Label Flying Nun Records
Producer Tex Houston/The 3D's
3Ds chronology
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Fish Tales/Swarthy Songs for Swabs is a CD compilation album by New Zealand band The 3D's released in 1991. It features tracks from their vinyl EP's, Fish Tales and Swarthy Songs for Swabs as well as previously unreleased tracks. Fish Tales was the first EP The 3D's recorded. It was also the first recording from Stephen Kilroy's Dunedin recording studio, Fish Street Studios and was recorded and mixed by Matthew Heine, Stephen Kilroy, and The 3D's. Swarthy Songs For Swabs was the second release from the band, who again chose Fish Street for recording. However this time, The 3D's live sound engineer, Tex Houston recorded and mixed the EP with the band. Tex Houston was The 3D's live sound engineer on all future tours and also produced the 3 following Albums The 3D's released (Hellzapoppin, The Venus Trail, and Strange News from the Angels).

Track listing[edit]

  1. First Church
  2. Dreams of Herge
  3. Evil Kid
  4. Fish Tails
  5. Evocations of W.C. Fields
  6. Mud Sacrifice
  7. The Ball of Purple Cotton
  8. Sing-song
  9. Bunny
  10. Ritual Tragick
  11. Meluzina Man
  12. Nimmo's Dream
  13. Grimace
  14. Hairs
  15. One Eye Opened