Swell Maps - International Rescue LP (blue vinyl) is a limited edition pressing of the album "International Rescue" by the British post-punk band Swell Maps. Originally released in 1980, the album features the band's signature experimental sound, characterized by discordant guitars, unconventional song structures, and stream-of-consciousness lyrics.
This limited edition pressing on blue vinyl was released in 2021, and quickly became a highly sought-after item among fans and collectors. The striking blue vinyl not only adds a visual element to the album, but also enhances the listening experience, with the unique color of the vinyl adding an extra layer of character to the already distinctive sound of the band.
Swell Maps formed in Birmingham, England in the mid-1970s, and quickly became one of the most innovative and influential bands of the post-punk era. The band's lineup consisted of brothers Epic Soundtracks (real name Kevin Paul Godfrey) and Nikki Sudden (real name Adrian Nicholas Godfrey), as well as Jowe Head (real name Stephen Bird), Richard Earl (aka "Buddy"), and Phones Sportsman (real name David Barrington). The band's name was inspired by a passage in William Blake's poem "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell".
"International Rescue" was Swell Maps' second album, and is widely regarded as one of their best. The album features a range of experimental and avant-garde sounds, from the dissonant guitars of "Big Maz In The Country" to the lo-fi ambience of "Full Moon in My Pocket". The album's lyrics are equally unconventional, with themes ranging from surrealistic imagery to political commentary.
Overall, Swell Maps - International Rescue LP (blue vinyl) is a must-have for fans of post-punk and experimental music. With its unique sound and striking visual presentation, this limited edition pressing is sure to be a prized possession for years to come.
- "H.A.K." – 2:45
- "Big Maz in the Country" – 2:16
- "Gunslinger" – 2:15
- "Adventuring into Basketry" – 4:26
- "The Ghost of an Ideal Wife" – 2:22
- "Full Moon in My Pocket" – 2:47
- "Blam!!" – 3:11
- "Full Moon (Reprise)" – 1:31
- "Harmony in Your Bathroom" – 2:47
- "International Rescue" – 3:20
- "Whatever Happens Next..." – 2:45
- "The Cave" – 2:34
Note that the track order may vary depending on the specific pressing of the album. However, this is the standard track listing for the original 1980 release of the "International Rescue" album