Monday, July 03, 2006

Cheer up my brother


A neat trick many gospel artists did was to slightly recast traditional songs as their own (a practice not in any way endemic solely to gospel). I'd assume this was in order to get the publishing money (or at least to give that money d'reckly to their record label presidents), right? Anyway, this here smoove, jubilee style reworking of "Farther Along" is not the Swans' greatest moment by any means. But it does show how even when they were coasting, it was like at ninety miles an hour.

Hope you all had a great time celebrating the nation's independence from a repressive, regressive government that cared not a single whit for the well-being of its people...

Ohhhh, wait. Fuck.


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