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King Swamp

King Swamp

King Swamp


King Swamp was the brainchild of ex - Shriekback members Dave Allen (bassist) and Steve Halliwell (keyboardist). Looking for something that would take away the complacency of the British music scene in late 80's, King Swamp would form. Allen and Halliwell spent time in the USA with extended stays in New York and Louisiana in 1987. These stays led to a new vision of rock and roll. Soon they brought on Martyn Barker, another ex-Shrieker, to play drums and Dominic Miller to play guitar. Read more on Last.fm
King Swamp was the brainchild of ex - Shriekback members Dave Allen (bassist) and Steve Halliwell (keyboardist). Looking for something that would take away the complacency of the British music scene in late 80's, King Swamp would form. Allen and Halliwell spent time in the USA with extended stays in New York and Louisiana in 1987. These stays led to a new vision of rock and roll.

Soon they brought on Martyn Barker, another ex-Shrieker, to play drums and Dominic Miller to play guitar. Miller had spent time in the band World Party (and now is with Sting.). To round out the band, they recruited Walter Wray to be their lead singer. Shortly after King Swamp's self-titled album release in May 1989, the press had much to say- Music Week called the album "a throbbing blast of molten rock from a band with London sass" ; Sounds noted that the album had "startling gravity....towering and volatile, and alive with primal energy"; and RAW judged it as "a blistering, caustic rock 'n' roll album.....King Swamp swathe into the jungle with the arrogance and certanty of missionaries" . King Swamp's first single, "Is This Love?", reached number 21 on Billboard's Album Rock chart. The band released two albums and nine singles & promo Cds before disbanding in 1991. Wray later produced a solo album with Dominic Miller in 1993, who later went on to play with Sting. King Swamp's albums: King Swamp - self titled debut album released in 1989 Tracks: Is This Love? Blown Away Man Behind The Gun Original Man Widders Dump Year Zero The Mirror Motherlode Louisiana Bride The Sacrament Wiseblood - the second album released in 1990 Tracks: Wiseblood One Step Over The Line Floating World Walk The Knife Can't Be Satisfied Nightfall Over Eden Walk On Gilded Splinters Some Kind Of Love Kiss The Sun Wiseblood (original mix) Read more on Last.fm.

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