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Swearing At Motorists

Postcards From A Drinking Town

Critics wisely referred to Swearing At Motorists as "The Two Man Who" and anyone who was fortunate to see them live would surely concur. The band developed a reputation for being one of the most energetic and charismatic American bands, both on stage and record. Their songs are characterized by emphatic, crunching tonic chords and emotive vocals and the recordings were always raw. A perfect combination of compact stadium rock sing-alongs and lucid love songs that portray a character at the mercy of his own destiny. It all began in the early 1990's in the bedrooms and basements of Dayton, Ohio amongst the hazy murk of the Midwest American lo-fi scene -- a movement championed by neighbors Guided By Voices as well as Sebadoh, Supreme Dicks and Pavement. We here at Secretly Canadian have combed through our libraries and are proud to offer a comprehensive collection of their 7" and compilation tracks from this exciting era.

Swearing At Motorist select discography:

More Songs From The Mellow Struggle, 01/17/2000 Number Seven Uptown, 10/23/2000 The Burnt Orange Heresy, 04/02/2001 Along The Inclined Plane, 04/02/2002 This Flag Signals Goodbye, 06/04/2002 Last Night Becomes This Morning, 02/07/2006 Exile On Gipsstrsse, 10/05/2006

(SC112 released: 03/29/11)


  1. King of Baltimore
  2. Sympathy for Thinkers
  3. All The Presidents Men
  4. Feeling Transparent
  5. Painfully Obvious
  6. A Drinking Town
  7. Bars Close
  8. Before The Flood
  9. Plum Island
  10. Speedracer's Lament
  11. Two Blocks From The River
  12. Smart Aleck's Karma
  13. Valentine's Day Massacre
  14. Academy Award For Best Actress
  15. Life Has No Equation
  16. Barbwire Sweater
  17. Late Night Arithmetic (Timmy Runs Interference)
  18. Duke Of Anxiety
  19. Nightingale In The Hangar
  20. No More James Dean
  21. Stuck Inside
  22. Letter To A Fanzine (Great Plains cover)
  23. The Ballad Of John Graci
  24. Volcano Divers
  25. Spin the Bottle
  26. Goodbye Second & Main
  27. Wounding Boywonder
  28. Pilots At The Temple
  29. The Mercy Of Death Is Like Flowers
  30. Bitch (Idle Hands And The Devil's Plaything)
  31. Bad Drawing Of The Worst Photograph