A real mixed bunch here, 'Loin Of Surf' is the Swell Maps first foray into 'surf instrumentals' and for me they don't disappoint (although you should note in my book the Swell maps can do no wrong). The second track 'Doctor At Cake' is another instrumental and most probably the weakest on the EP. Next up is the classic, legendary, outstanding 'Steven Does'. Only the Swell maps could make a song like this. For any of you budding guitarists out there, listen to the solo, untouchable. At only 1:45 mins long this was always on the turntable, hence the condition. The last song 'Bronze and baby Shoes' is a rela strange one I cant even begin to describe. So why don't you have a listen and leave a comment and say what you think.
I have two copies of this one with printed pictures on the sleeves, and one with hand drawn faces (does anyone know if the Swell Maps drew them?)
Some etching trivia again, on the a-side we have "Don't Wear Leopard Skin" and on the b-side "Swell Maps Amuse Children"
Band: Swell Maps
Label: Rather Records
1. Loin Of Surf
2. Doctor At Cake
3. Steven Does
4. Bronze And Baby Shoes
Ripped from glorious very scratched vinyl:
If you like this then buy their excellent debut album now, only a £5 no excuse (note Steven Does is not on this one):