Swans - Public Castration Is A Good Idea - Double Vinyl


Catalogue Number: STUMM394
Release Date: 16th December 2022

  • Available on vinyl officially for the first time
  • Includes audio download code
  • Available on vinyl officially for the first time

Swans’ live album Public Castration Is A Good Idea originally released as an "official" bootleg in 1986 is available officially for the first time, via Mute and Young God Records.

Swans’ live album Public Castration Is a Good Idea, originally released as a limited edition “official” bootleg in 1986, is now available on vinyl for the first time since that original collectible release. Public Castration… includes live recordings from UK shows at the ICA, London, The Garage, Nottingham and the University of London Union in support of the release of Holy Money in 1986, featuring tracks from that album along with Greed. Swans for these recordings were Michael Gira, Jarboe, Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys and Ronaldo Gonzalez.

Led by Michael Gira, Swans formed in 1982 and have produced a series of diverse albums both before their disbandment in 1997 and after their reformation in 2010. During this time Swans have made their mark as masters of their craft and have since become an influential band for countless experimental and post-rock acts.

“... there's no denying the intrinsic entertainment value of having a copy of Public Castration is a Good Idea around the house. The title alone is enough to freak out your parents and roommates; imagine what'll happen if you actually play it for them.” - Pitchfork

Side A.

  1. Money Is Flesh
  2. Fool

Side B.

  1. A Screw
  2. Anything For You

Side C.

  1. Coward
  2. A Hanging 

Side D.

  1. Stupid Child
  2. Another You