Swervedriver ‎– Last Train To Satansville

A&M Records ‎– 31458 8247 2
CD, Promo, Digipak

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1 Last Train To Satansville - Edit 3:32
2 Last Train To Satansville - Satansville Revisited 6:45
3 Land Of The Lost 4:11
4 Cars Converge On Paris 6:24
5 The Hitcher 3:25
6 In The City
Mixed By – Marc WatermanWritten-By – John Entwistle, Keith Moon

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For Promotional Use Only - Not For Sale
Tracks 1 to 5 Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Admin. by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
Track 6 Published by Tro-Essex Music, Inc. (ASCAP). Recorded in one take at Splatterhouse Studios, Camden.

℗ & © 1993 A&M Records, Inc. Licensed from Creation Records Limited.

Made in the U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 3145882472 12/93 1DA1
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CRE174T Swervedriver Last Train To Satansville(12") Creation Records CRE174T UK 1994 Sell This Version
CRESCD174 Swervedriver Last Train To Satansville(CD, Single) Creation Records CRESCD174 UK 1994 Sell This Version
660185 2 Swervedriver Last Train To Satansville(CD, Single, Car) Creation Records 660185 2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
CRE174tp Swervedriver Last Train To Satansville(12", Promo) Creation Records CRE174tp UK 1993 Sell This Version
31458 8232 2 Swervedriver Last Train To Satansville(CD, Single, Promo) A&M Records 31458 8232 2 US 1993 Sell This Version


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March 12, 2009

This is one of the most interesting and unique items in the Swervedriver catalog. It contains an edit of the title track (the trippy, extended outro excised), along with a radically different reworking of the same track with rolling, surf-style drums. The "revisit" is not as satisfying as the original, but still an interesting surprise. "Land of the Lost" is a totally unexpected love ballad covered in lazy slow motion guitar overdubs. "Cars Converge on Paris" is also downbeat, with a lot of ideas that reach beyond what you'd normally expect from Swervedriver, beginning with a ticking drum machine and evolving a Jah Wobble-esque bassline, layered with delicate chiming, soaring guitars, some of which mimic a string section hovering over twin guitar parts. "The Hitcher" is classic Swervedriver, a mid-tempo shifting groove with signature flanging, effects-propelled guitars and irresistable, melancholy melody. Lastly, their live-in-the-studio-one-take cover of The Who's "In the City" is a loose and fun spin through a left-field track by an important influence and inspiration. The best b-sides on this release ("Cars Converge on Paris" and "The Hitcher" specifically) are available elsewhere, but any fan of Swervedriver should absolutely seek this out; as far as I know, "Land of the Lost" appeared only on the out-of-print UK "Last Train to Satansville" single, and the Who cover appeared elsewhere only on a CD given away with a French music magazine.