Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Jane from Occupied Europe [Remaster]
By

Rating
Album: Jane from Occupied Europe [Remaster]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Robot Factory
2)    Let's Buy a Bridge
3)    Border Country
4)    Cake Shop
5)    Helicopter Spies, The
6)    Big Maz in the Desert
7)    Big Empty Field
8)    Mining Villages
9)    Collision With a Frogman
10)    ...Vs. The Mangrove Delta Plan
11)    Secret Island
12)    Whatever Happens Next
13)    Blenheim Shots
14)    Raincoats Room, A - (single version)
15)    Stairs Are Like an Avalanche, The - (bonus track)
16)    New York
 
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Swell Maps: Epic Soundtracks, Nikki Sudden (vocals, various instruments); Dave "Phone" Barrington (vocals, guitar, violin); Jowe Head (vocals, guitar, saxophone, piano, bass guitar); Richard Earl (guitar, Hammond b-3 organ, background vocals); John A. Rivers (Hammond b-3 organ); John Cockrill (bass guitar, hand claps, background vocals).
  • While the Swell Maps early singles and debut full-length were brimming with the primitive energy of punk rock, by the release of 1980's JANE FROM OCCUPIED EUROPE, the band was punk more in terms of ideology and a sense of artistic possibility than of a purely musical sound. Representing very much that which came after punk, hence their often being labeled a "post-punk" band, the Swell Maps are all over the place stylistically here. Songs such as "Border Country," "Cake Shop," and "Secret Island" utilize a familiar guitar rock base, and "Collision With a Frogman" even rides out a swanky surf-guitar lick, yet the band's experimental tendencies are more fully integrated into the overall song structures of OCCUPIED EUROPE. That said, the album also has a number of purely outre moments as well, as on the proto-industrial scrape of "Big Maze in the Desert" or the noise pastiche "Mining Villages." The Swell Maps called it quits after this album with founding siblings Nikki Sudden and Epic Soundtracks going on to various projects, and though their run together was brief, they left behind an exhilarating legacy of DIY expressionism, with JANE FROM OCCUPIED EUROPE being arguably the quintessential document.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 - "JANE...majors in innocent instrumental prog-rock..."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Exercise
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Jane from Occupied Europe [Remaster] on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top