A1: HALF LIFE (4:18); A2: JOB (4:45); A3: WHY HIDE (5:50); A4: CLAY MAN (5:05).
B1: YOUR PROPERTY (4:46); B2: COP (6:47); B3: BUTCHER (4:00); B4: THUG (5:10).
C1: I CRAWLED (5:39); C2: RAPING A SLAVE (6:22).
D1: YOUNG GOD (7:03); D2: THIS IS MINE (5:24).
CATEGORY: HARDCORE ROCK | DURATION: 65 MINUTES
Emerging from New York, Swans were total hardcore in its purest sense – not hardcore punk but its obverse, speed replaced by grinding, crushing megaliths of sound, societal angst replaced by claustrophobic pacts of sado-masochism, submission, punishment, rape, mutilation, torture. Far more disturbing in its totality than other releases of the same period, Swans’ words and music on Cop form a truly cohesive whole, raising transgression to a brutal art-form. This extended CD edition of Cop, released in 1992, also includes a further four tracks from the same 1984 recording sessions, which were originally issued separately on an untitled 1984 EP. A seminal work in the lineage of all uncompromising, ground-breaking music.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”