King Swamp (album)

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King Swamp
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Studio album by King Swamp
Released May 1989
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre Rock music
Length 44:01
Label Virgin Records
Producer Dave Allen and Steve Halliwell
King Swamp chronology
King Swamp
Singles from King Swamp
  1. "Is This Love?"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Blown Away"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

King Swamp is the self-titled debut album of the British rock band King Swamp. Originally released in May 1989, the album was well received by critics. But, its failure to peak even in the top-150 on the Billboard 200 proved to be a bad omen. When their second album failed to chart anywhere in the U.S. or the U.K., the band split up. Despite the failure of the album to find a commercial audience, it did have the distinction of being featured on the 1980s TV show Miami Vice. The track 'Year Zero' was used during the pre-credit car chase sequence of the two-hour finale episode titled "Freefall" (first aired on 21 May 1989).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Is This Love?" – 4:00
  2. "Blown Away" – 4:11
  3. "Man Behind the Gun" – 4:27
  4. "Original Man" – 3:24
  5. "Widders Dump" – 4:53
  6. "Year Zero" – 3:54
  7. "Mirror" – 4:57
  8. "Motherlode" – 4:26
  9. "Louisiana Bride" – 4:34
  10. "Sacrament" – 5:15
  11. "Glow" – 5:42 (Bonus Track on UK CD)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Billboard 200 159



  1. ^ Allan, Mark. King Swamp at AllMusic