Action Swingers

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The brainchild behind the Action Swingers incendiary garage punk was New Yorker Ned Hayden. His Stooges-like vocals, guitar, and primitive songs were the hallmark of the group throughout its various incarnations. When the band debuted with a self-titled album, the lineup consisted of Hayden, guitarist/singer Julia Cafritz (ex-Pussy Galore), bassist Peter Shore (ex-Unsane), and drummer Bob Bert (ex-Sonic Youth, ex-Pussy Galore). A couple of songs that ended up on the early tracks compilation Quit While You're Ahead featured J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. on drums. After their debut, the Swingers dissolved for about a year, but then Hayden resurrected the group without Shore and Cafritz and with new members Bruce Bennett (the A-Bones) and Howie Pyro (D Generation) on board. That lineup undertook a U.K. tour in 1992 and released an EP, More Fast Numbers, which included the infamous song "Courtney Love." With the departure of guitarist Bennett and drummer Bert, Hayden soldiered on with various sidemen, releasing Decimation Blvd. in 1993 on Caroline Records. The album, the group's most fully realized effort, was 20-something minutes and 14 songs-worth of garage punk fury and hardcore flourishes.
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Action Swingers Discography Tracks

Albums

Action Swingers - Action Swingers album art Action Swingers Action Swingers (Album) Primo Scree UK 1991 Sell This Version
Action Swingers - Decimation Blvd. album art Action Swingers Decimation Blvd. (Album) Caroline Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Action Swingers - Complete London Toe Rag Session album art The Action Swingers* Complete London Toe Rag Session (Album) Reptilian Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Action Swingers - Enough Already! ...Live! album art Action Swingers Enough Already! ...Live! (Album) Reptilian Records US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Action Swingers - Bum My Trip album art Action Swingers Bum My Trip (Single) Noiseville US 1989 Sell This Version
Action Swingers - Fear Of A Fucked Up Planet album art Action Swingers Fear Of A Fucked Up Planet (Single) Primo Scree US 1990 Sell This Version
Action Swingers - More Fast Numbers album art Action Swingers More Fast Numbers (EP) Wiiija Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
WIJFLEXI 001 Action Swingers - Live At The Sausage Machine - Wiiija Grunge War - Monday 19th October 1992 album art Loveblobs / Action Swingers Loveblobs / Action Swingers - Live At The Sausage Machine - Wiiija Grunge War - Monday 19th October 1992(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Wiiija Records WIJFLEXI 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Action Swingers - Heavy Medication album art Action Swingers Heavy Medication (Single) Reptilian Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Action Swingers - Miserable Life B/W Losing My Cool album art Action Swingers Miserable Life B/W Losing My Cool Total Punk US 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

Action Swingers - Quit While You're Ahead album art The Action Swingers* Quit While You're Ahead (Comp) Caroline Records 1994 Sell This Version