How to Swim Start Life In 2D

by How to Swim

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    Our kind-of first album, a collection of EPs and demo tracks dating from 2002 and '03, some of it recorded by students from Stow College in Glasgow, and some by students at SAE. I think one of the Bay City Rollers played bass on a couple of the Stow tracks, weirdly enough.

    If you've a passing interest in obscure HtS trivia (is there any other kind?), this is the record that we taped on the side of Velvet Underground hero (and unofficial King of Wales) John Cale's tour bus when he played King Tut's in Glasgow in June of '03. That's where the "Plunge, Johnny, plunge!" on the album sleeve comes from - it was a plea for him to produce us. To date, Mr Cale has not yet taken us up on the offer. It could still happen, John, just name the date!

    As it happens, we saw Cale later in a bar around the corner from the venue and we were gonna go talk to him, but we chickened out.
    To paraphrase the late, great Jason Robards: "The goddamn regret. The goddamn regret..."

    Available for a solitary buck, or more, if you're warm of heart and deep of pocket. :)
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    Get all 13 How to Swim releases available on Bandcamp and save 15%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of A Little Orgasm of Disappointment, Dill Pickle EP, The How to Swim Christmas Album, Niagarama, Midnight Steak EP, Bacterium: The Remixes, Little Room/s, She Gets Around - SINGLE, and 5 more. , and , .

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released October 4, 2003

Ink Wilson: Electric Guitar, Keys, Vocals.
Martin Docherty: Bass Guitar
Chris Brown: Drums
Fiona Burns: Flute

Songs and lyrics by Ink Wilson
Music by How to Swim

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