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Swing for the Crime

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Posted August 12, 2013
the saints swing for the crime

This week's single of the month is 'Swing for the Crime' by the Saints.

Still reeling from watching Rock of Ages, which he describes as being like "tramps shitting into a bin", society editor Wolfgang Bang has decided to wash his ears out with Swing for the Crime from the album Prehistoric Sounds by Australian punk band the Saints, who, by the way, were the first punk band ever to release a record back in 1976. So there. Shove that up your crack, why dontcha?

It's so cynical they used a brass section so they'd be completely unfashionable.

Swing for the crime!

Nasty imagery too.

They hated the punk movement and did songs expressing that sentiment.

They also hated Australia, parochialism, fake shit, advertising, society, etc.

Big up to them.

Mind, they've just toured Aus with the Stranglers and Blondie.

JJ Burnel, the Stranglers' bassist, described it as "a right laugh".

I bet it was!

The above video was embedded from videoacv's YouTube channel and yep, it certainly beats Cock of Ages. Top choice, Bang!

See also Cock of Ages: This is Spinal Crap, posted 12/8/13, and Bop Helium Bar, posted 26/6/13.

Wolfgang Bang
is a former skate punk who dropped the skateboard but remains reliably enraged by various aspects of modern culture. His oaths and verbal abuse still echo around the fashionable Portobello Road area of West London. His hobbies include long-range outdoor drinking, cooking and modern history. He spends much of his time in a hedge with an air rifle, waiting for the rabbits of mass media to pop out of their burrows and graze on the sweet grass of empty promises.

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