They were insanely funky weren't they, Swans, before they got all bluesy and tedious.?Funky in a kind of rigid, abject way. It's odd, cause certainly A Screw which is all about the horrors of shagging and disgust at the body etc with its barked commands and so forth, is actually a really quite sexy goodtime track.
Let's face it they were New York boys earlyHip-Hop and Disco are all over Swans supposedly rigorous pofaced confronational anti-rock. And actually, sonically it is still not as harsh or stark as some fairly mainstream hip hop cuts of the day.