Swans ‎– Filth

Young God Records ‎– YGLP-11
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered


A1 Stay Here
A2 Big Strong Boss
A3 Blackout
A4 Power For Power
B1 Freak
B2 Right Wrong
B3 Thank You
B4 Weakling
B5 Gang

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Vangard Studios N.Y.C. April 1983.

Thanks to: C.A. Westberg, Daniel Gira, and Jeff Zaraya

This album originally released by Neutral Records in 1983

Lyric sheet available on request.

Administered by Mute Song outside North America
(p) & (c) 1983, 2014 Michael Gira/Young God Records LLC

Includes poster. Pressing company uncredited, identified by deadwax number.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 658457001110
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Hand Etched)): YG 11 A 22942.1(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Hand Etched)): YG 11 B salt 22942.2(2)...
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
N11 Swans Filth(LP, Album) Neutral Records (3) N11 US 1983 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM376, YG48 Swans Filth(CD, Album + CD, Comp + CD, Comp + Comp, Dlx, RE, R) Mute, Young God Records CDSTUMM376, YG48 UK 2015 Sell This Version
YG 001-1 Swans Filth L.P. # 1 1983(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra) Young God Records YG 001-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
YG 001-1 Swans Filth L.P. # 1 1983(LP, Album, RE, TP) Young God Records YG 001-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
YG48 Swans Filth(CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD, Comp, RE, RM + Dlx) Young God Records YG48 US 2015 Sell This Version


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November 18, 2019
This album is meaaaaan. Thick, sludgy, gross, all those nice words. Feels like a sledgehammer battering at you while a steamroller drives in from the distance. The included poster is double sided and quite cool. the actual pressing is p nice too, i didn't pick up on any surface noise, etc except between songs and even then it was next to none.


June 29, 2019
Can agree with other comments, this is the best sound available for this album by far. Fat, dirty, and wide sound all throughout! Recommend buying from YOUNGGODRECORDS.com


January 3, 2019
The album sounds great at 45rpm as well. Rock on.


December 15, 2014
This album has never sounded better, while still retaining its filthy sound.


November 15, 2014

Just got this is the mail yesterday. Never thought I would be able to own this piece of art on vinyl but the universe had different plans for me :) such an inspiring, brutal, visceral listening experience. The icing on the wax cake was that Michael Gira signed all the copies. My life is now complete. Now, back to pummeling my ear holes with this beautiful, ugly album.