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Monday, 7 May 2012

The Wild Swans - Revolutionary Spirit

The Wild Swans are a post-punk band from Liverpool, England, which originally formed in 1980 shortly after Paul Simpson (ex-keyboards) left The Teardrop Explodes and teamed up (on vocals) with Jeremy Kelly (guitar), Ged Quinn (keyboards), James Weston (bass) and Justin Stavely (drums).

The band's personnel has been subject to regular turnover, with Simpson being the only constant member.

The original incarnation of The Wild Swans lasted until 1982, issuing one single.

An opportunity arose when Pete de Freitas of Echo and the Bunnymen (an old friend and flatmate of Simpson's) agreed to fund their first single 'The Revolutionary Spirit' (1982, Zoo Records).

De Freitas, who ended up financier, drummer and producer for the single, was credited under his middle names, Louis Vincent. Bassist for the group at the time was Rolo McGinty, who would leave the group shortly after the release of the single, and found The Woodentops.

Despite turning out to be Zoo's last ever release, the single received a measure of critical acclaim and in time, developed cult status.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
God Forbid - B-Side



  1. I've been looking for this for ages - I only have the 'American' version which is a very dry radio mix. The English version is more lush & dynamic - a bit more Bunnymen in fact. I assume de Freitas produced it? Maybe it was Balfe & Drummond?
    Unfortunately the download link doesn't work - any chance of fixing it?

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