Public Castration Is a Good Idea
|Public Castration Is a Good Idea|
|Live album by Swans|
|Label||Some Bizzare Label
Thirsty Ear Recordings
Public Castration Is a Good Idea is the first live album by the New York City band Swans. It was recorded from shows in London and Nottingham on the Greed/Holy Money tour in 1986, the first six songs taken from a show at London's I.C.A. Public Castration Is A Good Idea is often regarded as the band's most brutal extant live album. Its song performances are musically quite different from their studio versions: they are typically lower in pitch, harsher and more abrasive. One notable song difference is on "A Screw," which is longer and more minimalist than its studio counterpart. An accompanying VHS of these live performances was released called A Long Slow Screw.
|1.||"Money Is Flesh"||Greed||12:06|
|3.||"A Screw"||A Screw||7:27|
|4.||"Anything for You"||Greed||9:09|
|6.||"A Hanging"||Holy Money||12:32|
|8.||"Another You"||Holy Money||10:16|
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- Mirov, Nick (July 20, 1999). "Swans: Public Castration is a Good Idea". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
- "Swans - A Long Slow Screw". Retrieved October 23, 2016.
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