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Jane From Occupied Europe

1 Jan 1989 | Format: MP3

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Time
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1
2:25
2
1:54
3
2:12
4
2:28
5
4:18
6
5:07
7
3:44
8
1:03
9
3:40
10
4:23
11
4:34
12
3:00
13
3:40
14
1:44
15
3:09
16
0:58
17
0:31
18
6:33
19
2:59
20
3:01
21
4:04
22
0:55


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 1989
  • Label: Mute
  • Copyright: 1989 Mute Records Limited
  • Total Length: 1:06:22
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00H3SN1YE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,322 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album is genuinely fantastic, by any logic this should be a classic. I can't really describe the music on here, sort of a cross between fast but not hardcore garage punk, pink-floyd style sound effects, krautrock, and free jazz..
Starts with the bizarre Robot Factory, an instrumental with air-brake drums, then moves on to three genuinely fantastic garage stompers, with a slight gospel tinge. Next, there's omnious instrumentals starting with big, mining villages is a waste, then a two-part very abrasive instrumental, Slint-esque.. secret island is a slow crawly garage-stomp type-number.., two piano-echo heavy tracks, then the bona-fide classic 'let's build a car'. the bonus tracks from here to finity are mainly ominous, dark instrumentals, the best being 'stairs are like an avalanche'.
All in all, i'd recommend this to people with ears.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Leon White on 17 Feb 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the finest Swell Maps record (and cover) - an amazing and interesting collection of bizzare musical angles I can only describe as sounding like Early Pink Floyd mixed with Pavement/The fall. Highlights include the awsome 'Let's build a car' featuring a noisy two chords and a daft 'out of tune piano', and the 'Helicopter Spies' which involves crazy lyrics to the tune of a repetative 'one note' guitar piece. Of course, the Swell Maps and this record have probably been out long before the rest of you record collection, but they have been largly ignored or unheard of. My personal favorite on this album is 'Cake Shop' which is about a girl who works in a cake shop. This could only have been written by English essentrics!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME on 24 Feb 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Released shortly after Swell Maps' split in 1979 Swell Maps...in "Jane from Occupied Europe" is a classic post-punk LP following the fine debut LP 'A Trip to Marineville' - a record that had attempted to fuse T-Rex, Can & Gerry Anderson (see the excellent 'Rip It Up & Start Again'). Swell Maps stemmed from Birmingham and could be seen as the British Pere Ubu, fitting alongside the DIY/post punk likes of early Scritti Politti, Desperate Bicycles & 'Ambition'-era Subway Sect. Imagine if Gang of Four had been less muscular and nodded to Beefheart & Neu! at the same time and you're close.
This reissue offers the original 14 track LP from Nikki Sudden, Richard Earl, the late Epic Soundtracks & Jowe Head; adding a further eight-related tracks including the single version of 'Let's Build a Car', 'Epic's Trip' (which Sonic Youth referenced on 'Daydream Nation's 'Eric's Trip') & a series of instrumentals that precede such acts as Durutti Column, Slint, Tortoise & Mogwai. Post Punk = Post Rock sometimes...
The LP proper is fantastic stuff, opening with 'Robot Factory', bizarre Boards of Canada style samples prior to a drumbeat that can be only described as drum'n'bass before drum'n'bass! Interesting that something like this and PIL's 'Four Enclosed Walls' predicted a dance music sub-genre of the 1990s!! 'Let's Buy a Bridge' is a tight organ-driven track with fantastic backing vocals from the whole band & a sax worthy of 'The Modern Dance' or 'Trout Mask Replica.' At this point Swell Maps make the mighty Fall look a bit lightweight in that department - though I was reminded a little of Martin Bramah's post-Fall outfit The Blue Orchids.
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By J. D. Ruddick on 1 Mar 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
great album by a fine band - John Peel loved Swell Maps & so do I - this is well worth getting a fantastic cd - 10/10
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