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Swell Maps - Trip To Marineville FLAC album

Performer: Swell Maps
Genre: Rock
Title: Trip To Marineville
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Style: Noise, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1532 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1281 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1349 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 976
Other Formats: MPC RA MP1 ASF AIFF MP3 DTS

Swell Maps' debut album was a scattershot affair, ranging from blistering three-chord punk to free-form noise experiments, that was intriguing, yet frequently incoherent.

A Trip To Marineville. SC Distribution, PIAS (от лица компании "Mute"); LatinAutor - UMPG, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor, LatinAutor - PeerMusic, Sony ATV Publishing, CMRRA" и другие авторские общества (1). Композиция. Don't Throw Ashtrays At Me! Исполнитель. A Trip To Marineville.

Catalog number CD MAPS 1 on rear cover and disc face; catalog number MAPS CD 1 on spine. C) 1989 Mute Records. P) 1979 Rather Records.

Tracks A1, A2, A4 to B5, C1, C2, D2 recorded at WMRS, Leamington Spa on 28-29/12/78 + 15&17/2/79 + 15-17/4/79. Track A3 recorded at Spaceward Sound, Cambridge on 14/9/77. Tracks B6 and D1 recorded in Phone's bedroom, Olton.

I never really recovered from the moment i first saw a picture of NIkki Sudden, in the 80's i think. He looked like he was in the rolling stones or some naff yank rock band. How could this be?? The Swell Maps sounded like perfect non-rock music, a sound brought to its zenith on the monolithic single "Lets Build a Car". I bought this album blind in 1979 on the strength that it was on Rough Trade, and,as normal, loved it. Falling down rock montage, with a vocalist that sounded like he couldn't be bothered to finish every line he droned. And i never saw any pictures of them,.

A Trip to Marineville is the debut studio album by English art punk band Swell Maps. It was released in June 1979, through record labels Rather and Rough Trade. All tracks except "Vertical Slum", "My Lil' Shoppes 'Round the Corner" and "Steven Does" were recorded in Woodbine Mobile Recording Studio in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England on 28–29 December 1978, 15 and 17 February 1979 and 15–17 April 1979.

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A Trip to Marineville is pretty much the perfect encapsulation of my adolescence. Not so much in its themes, but most definitely in its mood. It is a perfectly imperfect album, terribly recorded, noisily mixed, redundantly played and awfully sung. However, it is as amazing in how off-putting it is, as it is entertaining. Swell Maps didn’t give two bits of a flying about how this album comes off to people; they just had their absolute fun with it and that enthusiasm and complete exuberance are shining and glowing and dragging you in one song at a time


1 H.S.Art 2:21
2 Another Song 1:43
3 Vertical Slum 1:12
4 Spitfire Parade 3:10
5 Harmony In Your Bathroom 5:24
6 Don't Throw Ashtrays At Me! 1:16
7 Midget Submarines 4:33
8 Bridge Head (Pt.9) 1:58
9 Full Moon In My Pocket 1:30
10 Blam! 3:31
11 Full Moon (Reprise) 1:21
12 Gunboats 8:25
13 Adventuring Into Basketry 7:28
14 My Little Shops 0:44
Extra Tracks:
15 Ripped & Torn 1:46
16 International Rescue 2:23
17 Loin Of The Surf 2:18
18 Shoot The Angels 0:50
19 Elephant Flowers (No.2) 1:28
20 Turn Me On Dead Man 0:28
21 Bronze And Baby Shoes 3:33
22 Nevertoseeanyotherway 1:35

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – WSRS
  • Copyright (c) – Mute Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rather Records
  • Published By – Rough Trade Music
  • Published By – Dying Art Ltd.
  • Published By – Hollow Planet Music
  • Recorded At – Spaceward Studios


  • Cover – Epic*
  • Engineer – John Rivers*
  • Producer – Swell Maps


Recorded at WSRS, Leamington Spa between December '78 & April '79 (Vertical Slum recorded at Spaceward , Cambridge, September '77; My Little Shops recorded at home, July '77)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016025 640010

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
troy one, rough two, ROUGH 2, gear five Swell Maps A Trip To Marineville ‎(LP, Album + 7") Rather Records, Rough Trade, Rough Trade, Rather Records troy one, rough two, ROUGH 2, gear five UK 1979
MAPS 1 Swell Maps A Trip To Marineville ‎(LP, Album, RE) Mute MAPS 1 UK 1989
CD MAPS 1, 5016025640010 Swell Maps A Trip To Marineville ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, EMI) Mute, Mute CD MAPS 1, 5016025640010 Europe Unknown
SC108 Swell Maps A Trip To Marineville ‎(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, RP) Secretly Canadian SC108 US 2012
CD MAPS 1, MAPS CD 1, 5016025640010 Swell Maps A Trip To Marineville ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mute, Mute, Mute CD MAPS 1, MAPS CD 1, 5016025640010 Europe Unknown