Kill the Child

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Kill the Child
Swans Kill the Child.jpg
Live album by Swans
Released 1995
Recorded 1985-87
Genre Noise rock, No Wave, experimental rock
Length 62:17
Label Disaster Records
Atavistic Records
Producer Michael Gira
Swans chronology
Kill the Child
The Great Annihilator
(1995)The Great Annihilator1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Kill the Child is a live album by the New York City No Wave band Swans, released in 1996. It was recorded from shows in 1985, 1986 and 1987 in Germany, Yugoslavia, the UK, and (unlisted) the United States. Mastered as a single track in an attempt to recreate the concert experience,[2] Kill the Child is considered by many fans and critics to be one of Swans' most brutal live albums. The recording focuses primarily on Gira-sung material from Children of God, in particular the musically heavier material, with the exception of the Jarboe-sung "Blood and Honey" and two selections from Holy Money.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Kill The Child"
  • I. "Like a Drug (Sha La La La)"
  • II. "Beautiful Child"
  • III. "Blind Love"
  • IV. "Coward"
  • V. "Blood and Honey"
  • VI. "Sex, God, Sex"
  • VII. "[Untitled Intermezzo]"
  • VIII. "A Screw (Holy Money)"


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Kill the Child". Allmusic. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kill The Child". cosmik. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 

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