See wiki, plus "Calling this one of
the most distinct and at the same time confusing Swans releases would be
putting it mildly. Though there's a clear Joy Division influence on
Swans' first EP, the fact that the band would release two separate cover
versions, sung by Gira and Jarboe separately, of the English group's
justly famous swan song must still have been a surprise upon its
appearance. Various editions of the single popped up, ultimately
resulting in an overall 12"/CD single release which compiled just about
everything. Of the two covers, Jarboe's is the more striking, her deep,
mournful vocals beautifully suited to the wracked lyrics, set over a
spare arrangement of acoustic guitar and keyboards; Gira's own take
isn't bad either, but it's a little more straightforward in comparison
(he himself has since dismissed the entire release as one of Swans'
worst moments). As for the other tracks, the most noteworthy are Trust
Me, a brief but incredibly ambiguous take on love and truthfulness
sung with especial wryness by Gira over a tense acoustic/electric
arrangement, and a version of the Children of God track New
Mind, listed as acoustic but with electric guitar in the
background and a general band arrangement helping to fill out the calmer
but still gripping take on the song". - (Ned Raggett, All-Music
Guide)", - thanks Totally Wired.
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