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Current 93 - Swastikas For Noddy mp3 Performer: Current 93
Title: Swastikas For Noddy
Style: Industrial, Experimental, Neofolk
Category: Electronic / Rock
Date of release: 1988
Country: Belgium
Label: L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords
Catalog number: LAY20, LAY 020
Size MP3: 1129 mb
Size FLAC: 2163 mb
Rating: 4.0


1Black Flowers Please3:51
2One Eye / Black Sun Bloody Moon0:55
3Oh Coal Black Smith5:18
4The Summer Of Love
Composed By – Albert Bouchard, Don Waller, Murray Krugman
Lead Vocals – Freya Aeswynn
6Since Yesterday
Keyboards – Gary Carey
Lead Vocals – Ian Read
9The Final Church...
Vocals [Co-vocals] – John Balance, Rose McDowall
Lead Vocals – Freya Aeswynn
11(Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh)
Lead Vocals – Rose McDowallVocals [Co-vocals] – Freya Aeswynn
Lead Vocals – Douglas P.
13Scarlet Woman0:59
Lead Vocals – Ian Read
15Panzer Rune
Vocals [Co-vocals] – Freya Aeswynn
16The Stair Song0:25
17Beau Soleil8:32


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LAY20Current 93 Swastikas For Noddy ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)L.A.Y.L.A.H. AntirecordsLAY20Belgium1988
THE SPHERES SPHERES FIFTEEN Current 93 Swastikas For Noddy ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP, W/Lbl, Bla)The SpheresTHE SPHERES SPHERES FIFTEEN UK2015
LAY CD 20Current 93 Swastikas For Noddy ‎(CD, Album)L.A.Y.L.A.H. AntirecordsLAY CD 20Belgium1988
DURTRO 017 CDCurrent 93 Swastikas For Goddy ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)DurtroDURTRO 017 CDUK1993
DURTRO 017 CDCurrent 93 Swastikas For Goddy ‎(CDr, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial)Durtro DURTRO 017 CDRussiaUnknown


  • Backing VocalsRose McDowall
  • CoverBabs Santini
  • DrumsDouglas P.
  • GuitarDouglas P., Rose McDowall
  • Guitar [Stick]John Balance
  • Harmonium, CelloSteven Stapleton
  • HarpsichordHÖH
  • ProducerTibet 93, Douglas P.
  • VocalsTibet 93
  • Vocals [Spoken]Boyd Rice


This LP was the first full-length folk-style release by Current 93. It was referred to as "the pop album" when it came out. The LP included a lyric sheet insert, with only a partial listing of lyrics from the album. The track "One Eye" is listed like a separate track, but is actually the same as "Black Sun Bloody Moon". Though the album art says "September 1987", the album didn't actually come out until 1988. LAYLAH reprinted this album numerous times.

Spine & center label side B list the main title as "Swastikas For Goddy".

Category1 on spine, #2 on labels.

Plain white single hole inner sleeve (marked "N 46/3/6")


  • Label Code: Lay 020
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Hand-etched), Variant 1): LAY 20-Aı 1 2 FOON
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Hand-etched), Variant 1): LAY 20-Bı 1 2 FOON
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched Variant 2): LAY 20-A1 LV FOON
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): LAY 20-B1 FOON NV(Or the V is actually a triangle)
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM


  • Lacquer Cut At – Foon


User reviews
Whilst folky elements had been creeping into Current 93's sound since David Tibet discovered the music of Shirley Collins, Swastikas for Noddy was something pretty different for the group. Other than the six minute industrial sound collage 'Panzer Rune' (completely out of place, even on a disjointed album like this), traces of the earlier experimental, post-industrial sound the band was known for are notable only by their absence.To call Swastikas for Noddy a folk album is possibly doing it too much justice. Certainly Douglas P's acoustic guitar strum is the most prominent sound, Freya Aswynn brings in Nordic folk elements, and the first full track, 'Oh Coal Black Smith', is an interpretation of a traditional song. Yet drum machines, spoken word elements from experimental sound artist and man of controversial opinions Boyd Rice, music boxes, nursery rhymes, covers of pop songs and what sounds like a children's TV theme (plus the aforementioned Panzer Rune) all find their way into the mix.To be honest, calling Swastikas for Noddy an album is probably doing it too much justice. The record is a mess, with only a handful of proper songs slotted between various sketches and half-finished ideas, wordless chants, daft a capella interludes and other barmy nonsense. Half of the tracks are comprised of two totally unrelated sections. In terms of production quality, there is none. Everything here is effectively presented as a demo: badly mixed, badly recorded. Spoken elements recorded at completely different fidelity to the rest of the music are slotted awkwardly into the middle of songs. Tibet and Rose McDowall sing out of tune with each other on more than one occasion. Aswynn's voice is absolutely horrible.Despite that, the album is undeniably a LOT of fun. This is an album named after a hallucination David Tibet had in which Noddy was crucified on a giant swastika. He later renamed it to '...Goddy' after he decided that Noddy was an incarnation of some deity or other. The inner sleeve has Tibet in leather trousers and a Noddy vest posing in a graveyard. The album is daft. Absolutely, utterly daft. If the music were actually better, it'd be a five star work of outsider art genius. As it is, I pop it on once in a while for a laugh, because although it's kind of rubbish, it really is a lot of fun.
Nice review! Now I need eight more words to post.
Take a look at davidtibet.com (note the date this message is posted) and see the remastered reissue of this and "Crooked Crosses..." as a double LP, not listed here yet.
coldlove, No, it isn't listed under compilations. It appears to be unlisted anywhere on discogs. Besides, it is not a compilation except in the technical sense. It is a double album.
It's so easy
It's listed under compilations.
Upon listening to this classic album after so many years, I can't help noticing how different it sounds to my ears today. Its charm still comes from the impression you get that this is the recording of a group of "apocalyptic folks", meeting one night in the woods, singing and playing whatever came spontaneously out of their hands and mouths, with hardly any music skill involved. Probably, things went exactly this way. "Swastikas For Noddy" is a patchwork of moments and raw emotions, there's hardly anything you could call a song. Yes, you got "Oh Coal Black Smith" and two covers, even a Death In June tune, as for the rest, it's some odd and disturbing litanies or rigmaroles. Still, a classic in its genre, and still today spawning endless copycats in the so-called neofolk genre.
This version of the album sounds like it was mastered pretty poorly. It distorts quite often and the volume seems to pulse during some of the louder parts. It doesn't sound as if "Tibet 93" and Douglas P. were very experienced producers at the time. This is an essential item for any Current 93 collectors, but don't expect it to sound the same as the CD copy. That said, I couldn't be happier with it myself.