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Swans is a band from New York, United States, active from 1982 to 1997, reformed in 2010, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira.

Marginally associated with the no wave scene at first, their original sound was slow and extremely heavy, with live performances that were often so brutal and physical that in a number of instances certain audience members were made ill, police were called and venues…

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  • I am amazed by the killer version of The Apostate on The Gate! and the way it morphs into Cloud of Unforming. Can they capture all the new songs in the studio? I have my doubts.
  • The live of Fishman 98.12.28 , probably one of the best recording ever. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/fishmans/98_12_28_%E7%94%B7%E9%81%94%E3%81%AE%E5%88%A5%E3%82%8C__98_12_28_otokotachi_no_wakare_/
  • And the demos ... !
  • Sure is. It's a pity they didn't include the full-length, 50+-minute-long Frankie M. The first twenty minutes of build-up, most of which go by before Gira even shows up on stage, are also incredible, and make the remaining half hour quite a lot greater. But the rest of The Gate, yeah, just amazing.
  • The Gate is mesmerizing
  • Have you ever tried first Linkin Park live album (Live in Texas)?
  • vv Yes
  • Don't be coy! Tell us which are better! I'd rank it WAY high among the ones I know. I'd love to discover new things that are similarly accomplished.
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  • is Swans are dead the greatest live album of all time?

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