The Swankys – Lifestyle EP 7″ (KPP Records Japan)’85
Also known as the “This is my Lifestyle EP”. So you know who The Swankys are now I guess unless you haven’t visited the Gai flexi posting. Both the Gai EP and this EP were bootleged in the early ’90s by unscrupulous UK bootleg label Revoltation Records as a double pack ep.
This record leads on nicely from Gai but is nowhere near as clean and professional sounding as the later Swanky’s releases – which are also great rocking and catchy punk. The second track, “Knife will not open…” as an example, appears on the “Never Can Eat Swank Dinner” LP and is much improved after being ‘cleaned up’. Still, the sloppyness of this EP has loads of charm and the track “Lifestyle” almost obtains anthem status. Despite not undertanding 95% of the words I can sing along quite happily. Fuck it… let’s all sing along!
I’m pretty sure that most of the Swankys LP material is still in print with Japan’s Kings World Records on CD. Although these might be tough to obtain outside Japan.
Knife will Not Open Because Of The Rust
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