This is what happens when good friends from good hardcore bands get together. Swish features members of NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE and AWKWARD THOUGHT (both from NY), as well as BACKFIRE (from the Netherlands). Born out of fun and chaos! What started out as a fun get together ended with a full length CD. Richie Backfire from the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands was visiting New York in 1997. He got together with good friend John from Awkward Thought who in turn got Dean from No Redeeming Social Value. Scott and Rich from Awkward Thought joined in to jam out. A few songs were written and recorded in one day. Someone in Europe got a hold of the tape and released a bootleg 7" of the recording and titled it "Alles Goed".
In 1998 Richie Backfire came back to NY and in one day the band got together again and recorded a few more songs. Unfortunately these were to be the last recordings that Richie Backfire were to perform on as he died soon after returning to the Netherlands . But these are not sad recordings nor were they ever meant to be! These songs are pure hardcore insanity and great memories. This CD features cameo vocals by Kent from NRSV and Dutch ranting by Richie himself.
Swish never performed a show during their existence but in 2004 No Redeeming Social Value was playing a wedding in Maastricht Netherlands and John from Awkward Thought jumped on stage and they did a Swish song -I guess that is as close as it will ever get.
Band Website: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SWISHHARDCORE
The "Alles Still Goed" CD released on Dead City contains Hardcore Punk anthems created and recorded in less time than most bands would record a single song. Swish was able to do this without lacking any studio quality -these are professional high quality recordings. It includes all of the songs ever recorded by Swish over a two year period and also includes a few twisted rhythms composed by Gary Gilmore of Wrongway Flyers fame.
Swish - "Alles
Still Goed" CD