Fairly comparable, right? They're often mentioned in the same early 80s NYC post-no wave noise-rock kind of discussions, they toured together a while back, and I think even Gira, Moore, and Renaldo all played in some of Glenn Branca's ensembles. Both had/have fairly long careers that cover a lot of ground, and have a fair amount of crossover in terms of fanbases. SY obviously have seen a lot more fame so they might have some advantage here, but Swans 've got a pretty solid, cultish fanbase that I'm sure will come out of the woodworks.
This is my first poll, and I've been meaning to do it for some time, even though now might not be the best time with all the EPIC polls going on right now. Hopefully it won't get swallowed up by all those.
― Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 17:56 (ten years ago)