Young God (EP)
|EP by Swans|
|Recorded||May 1984 at Platinum, Zurich, Switzerland|
|Genre||Noise rock, no wave, industrial, experimental rock|
|Producer||Michael Gira, Roli Mosimann|
Young God is an extended play by American experimental rock band Swans. It was released in 1984, through record label K.422. It is also referred to as "Raping a Slave" and "I Crawled", but is officially referred to as Young God by the band. As with Cop, the cover art includes a notice that the record is "designed to be played at maximum volume."
Young God is considered by critics to be one of Swans' most brutal releases, similar in sound to the band's first two albums, Filth (1983) and Cop (1984), but slightly more experimental, and with subject matter exemplified by the title track, from the point of view of serial killer Ed Gein. One notable element of the release is the use of a chain and metal table in the percussion section.
All lyrics written by Michael Gira; all music composed by Swans.
|2.||"Raping a Slave"||6:22|
|4.||"This Is Mine"||5:24|
The EP sold around 1000 copies in its first year, making it K.422's highest-selling record.
It has been re-released with the Cop LP.
- Michael Gira – vocals, tapes, production, album cover design
- Harry Crosby – bass guitar
- Roli Mosimann – drums, tapes, production
- Norman Westberg – guitar
- H. Lombardi – engineering
- Voco – engineering
- Repul. H. L. – sleeve artwork
- J. Erskine – technical assistance
|UK Indie Chart||9|