Swans’ live album Public Castration Is a Good Idea, originally released as a limited edition “official” bootleg in 1986, is now available on vinyl for the first time since that original collectible release.Public Castration…includes live recordings from UK shows at the ICA, London, The Garage, Nottingham and the University of London Union in support of the release of Holy Money in 1986, featuring tracks from that album along with Greed. Swans for these recordings were Michael Gira, Jarboe, Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys, Ronaldo Gonzalez andTed Parsons.
“... there's no denying the intrinsic entertainment value of having a copy of Public Castration is a Good Idea around the house. The title alone is enough to freak out your parents and roommates; imagine what'll happen if you actually play it for them.” - Pitchfork
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - VINYL ORDERS
Please note that we do our best to protect vinyl records ideally for shipping, using our custom made mailers and additional cardboard squares. However, we can not guarantee that no damage on the way occurs. Ordering is at one's own risk. Vinyl might be delivered unsealed as we have to open copies to check vinyl colours, if not sufficiently labeled by the distributor / label.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PRE-ORDERS
Pre-order means that your item will not ship before it's release date and so will all other items on your order. We do not split up orders, everything will be shipped all at once together in one package.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PRODUCT IMAGES
Please note that most of the images in our store are not actual photos but mock ups. These mock ups are digital representations of what we expect the final product to look like - however they do not represent the final product. Final vinyl pressings, prints, etc. may look slightly different.