Hear Two Previously Unreleased Richard Swift Songs
"KFC" and "A Man's Man" appear on a new 7-inch
Published Apr 01, 2021The late Richard Swift is being treated to a new posthumous release. Today Secretly Canadian announced it's releasing two previously unreleased comedy tracks from Swift on an upcoming 7-inch.
The vinyl release is due out on June 25, and it will feature the songs "KFC" and "A Man's Man." Right now, though, you can already stream both below.
Secretly Canadian explained the following of the release:
Former KFC manager and visionary producer Richard Swift took his humour very seriously. His novelty songs are as important to his oeuvre as The Big Hits. In the wee hours of the morning at his National Freedom studio in Cottage Grove, Oregon, he would crank out one of these joke songs, which were often sent out to friends and associates on the East Coast so that it would be sitting in their inboxes come that workplace whistle blow. One such work, "KFC," recorded during the same sessions that brought us his famed 'Walt Wolfman' EP, is a scatological spoken word masterpiece. The track is paired with the unreleased "A Man's Man," recorded during Swift's "Onasis" sessions.
Swift died in 2018 at the age of 41. In addition to being a solo artist, Swift worked as a producer and played in such groups as the Shins, the Arcs and the Black Keys
You can now pre-order the "KFC" / "A Man's Man" 7-inch.