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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side A

1. Half Life (4:18)
2. Job (4:46)
3. Why Hide (5:50)
4. Clay Man (5:05)

Side B

1. Your Property (4:48)
2. Cop (6:47)
3. Butcher (4:02)
4. Thug (5:12)


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Line-up / Musicians

- Michael Gira / vocals, tapes, production
- Harry Crosby / bass guitar
- Norman Westberg / guitar
- Roli Mosimann / drums, production

Releases information

K.422 Records 1984

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SWANS Cop ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
Good, but non-essential (60%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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3 stars AllMusic calls this album one of the most darkest albums ever recorded. I have to agree. This is dark sludgy metal, brutal to the bone with no light whatsoever. Grinding metal, slow pounding drums and deep dark vocals run through the entirety of this album. Listening to this, you have to adm ... (read more)

Report this review (#1320493) | Posted by TCat | Friday, December 05, 2014 | Review Permanlink

3 stars 'Cop' sounds like black metal in slow motion. Like watching a train crash frame by frame on slow play DVD. It's Swans most extreme recording by a long way where Roli Mosimann's drums hammer over and over driving nails into your skull as both guitarists screech out the most unpleasant dirge you're ... (read more)

Report this review (#1185250) | Posted by Dobermensch | Thursday, June 05, 2014 | Review Permanlink

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