SWA - Evolution (85-87) !
SWA - Evolution
SST Records - CD
1985 Lp "Your Future If You Have One"
1986 Lp "Sex Doctor"
1987 Lp "XCIII"
01. Simon's Thing
02. Sine Cosine X
03. Until You Bleed
05. Islands In The Freeway
06. Ten Miles Of Hate
08. Sea & Sky
09. Sex Doctor
11. Big Ride
12. The Evil And The Good
13. Faker's Blues
17. So Long
Bass - Chuck Dukowski
Drums - Greg Cameron
Engineer - Ethan James (tracks: 7 to 18) , Michael Boshears (tracks: 1 to 6)
Guitar - Ray Cooper (3) (tracks: 1 to 6) , Richard Ford (2) (tracks: 1 to 12)
Guitar, Backing Vocals - Sylvia Juncosa (tracks: 13 to 18)
Producer - Chuck Dukowski (tracks: 7 to 18) , Greg Ginn (tracks: 1 to 6) , SWA (tracks: 7 to 12)
Vocals - Merrill Ward
Written-By - Chuck Dukowski (tracks: 1 to 7, 10, 11, 13 to 15) , Merrill Ward (tracks: 1 to 17)
Damaged-era Black Flag bassist Dukowski now leads this LA power-rock quartet which unconsciously draws on the sound of the '70s for likable, original music that stop well short of metal.
Former Bandmate Greg Ginn produced the hard-driving, intelligent debut album which revolves around Merrill Ward, a singer who can really project. Sex Doctor refines the concept on a batch of new tunes, penned mostly by Ward. The lyrics are generally presentable without saying much; tight group playing lends the music conviction and dignity.
Stating yet another of SST post with this release, which compiles highlights from the first three records from this band.
The most striking thing about SWA in retrospect, is that they played pretty much straight-up rock n’ roll in a scene and an era when that was about the least “cool” thing a band could do.
Don't forget to check out this post for 1991 "Volume" album on db.
EAC extracted to wav, then 224~320kbps VBR Mp3 encoded with dbMusicConverter, includes tags + scans ... how uncool is that? Alright.
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