Greed is the third studio album by American experimental rock band Swans. It was released in 1986, through record label K.422. Greed marks the slow turning point for Swans away from the harsh, brutal noise rock of prior releases, and is also the first Swans album to contain contributions from Jarboe.
Certain tracks utilize drum machines. The lead instrument on "Fool" is a grand piano. "Money Is Flesh" uses a synthesizer.
The first CD issue contained the Time Is Money (Bastard) single as bonus tracks. A later compilation released in 1992, Greed / Holy Money, combined Greed (barring "Fool" and "Money Is Flesh", however "Fool (#2)" and "Money Is Flesh (#2)" were listed as these, respectively) and Holy Money (barring "A Screw (Holy Money)", though "A Screw (Holy Money) (Mix)" was listed as this), as well as the entirety of the A Screw EP and an abridged version of "Time Is Money (Bastard) (Mix)" (listed as "Time Is Money (Bastard)") from the Time Is Money (Bastard) single. This compilation, with its entirely re-organized track list, saw re-issue in 1999 in the double-disc set Cop/Young God / Greed/Holy Money, which included the Cop album and Young God EP, as well as "Sealed In Skin" from "Time Is Money (Bastard)" and "Fool".
Michael Gira – vocals, samples, tape operation, piano, bass guitar, production, album cover design
Jarboe – backing vocals
Norman Westberg – guitar
Harry Crosby – bass guitar
Ronaldo Gonzalez – drums
Ted Parsons – drums
Ivan Nahem – drums
Estabon – production assistance
Jorgé Estabon – engineering
P. White – album cover artwork
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