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THE CONSUMER Michael Gira Signed First Edition SWANS Uber RARE! OOP
1994. VG+ Cond. Near mint condition, only has a slight fold in the front cover - which is not visible, unless you view at an angle. See photos 2 and 3. THE CONSUMER Michael Gira Signed First Edition SWANS Uber RARE! OOP THE CONSUMER by Michael Gira (SIGNED COPY) 2.13.61, US, 1994 VG+ Condition. This is a copy of THE CONSUMER by Michael Gira. It is a collection of stories, most of which were written by Gira between 1983-1986, and 1993-1994, during the early (and mid) manifestations of the SWANS, which saw them release such brutal masterpieces as "Filth", "COP", "Holy Money", "Greed", and "The Great Annhilator". These stories are uncompromising, just as the music from this period was. They explore the darkest recesses of the human condition. Just as the Comte de Lautréamont in Les Chants de Maldoror, took us on the hellish journey, celebrating the pure evil of his misanthropic protagonist Maldoror, almost 150 years ago; Gira takes the reader on a similar harrowing and nihilistic journey, through a series of scenarios where the protagonists explore the limits of human possibility. These are stories of degradation; of dominance and submission; rape and violence. Like the relentless sledge hammer rhythms of early SWANS, which would beat the listener to a pulp, before transforming them into the New Flesh and New Mind; these stories have a similar mild-altering effect, stripping away the human vestiges, layer by layer. And by the end of it, you come to the realisation that these stories are reality about you - the Consumer! The Consumer, is very rare, and very collectable; and has … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: EMPORIUM REIX Rare/Exotic/Old Finds (reix718) [Belfield, NSW, AU]
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