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Swamptrash  It Makes No Never Mind Recording/Album Reviews

Submitted by SkaStan (see all reviews from this person) on 3/10/2008

Where Purchased: Online

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This Lp is a bit of a rarity. I managed to track a copy down recently for $80, the only other one I've seen was $200 on ebay. Swamptrash hailed from Edinburgh Scotland and after starting off busking the streets of Edinburgh in the mid eighties soon cultivated a cult following from their raucus gigs throughout Scotland. The LP was released 1989. A wild cajun/bluegrass/psycobilly mix of originals like Square Ass Sheriffs and Mamas In The Kitchen as well as classics Ring Of Fire and Foggy Mountain Breakdown, the Album may not be to the taste of the more traditionalists, but if you like your bluegrass a little on the wildside, try to hunt a copy down. To check out all things Swamptrash, is a good place to start. The band sadly split soon after its release, some members went on to form Shooglenifty who have released many albums and still play out to this day. Swamptrash were my first intoduction to the magical sound of the banjo for which I will be eternally greatful.

Overall Rating: 10

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