The Slits - Cut (Vinyl)

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The Original Punk Girl (mostly) Band, Cut Stands As One of the Most Endearing Testaments to the Diy Philosophy. The Slits Were Raw and Raucous and Possessed the Spirit of Creativity That Was Never Equaled Amongst Their Peers. Chris Blackwell Believed So Much in Their Charm, He Signed Them to Island Records in 1978. The Line Up Was: Ari Up (vocals), Viv Albertine (Guitar), Tessa Pollitt (Bass) & a Newly Recruited Budgie (Drums) (The Future Mr. Siouxsie Sioux). Their debut studio album was originally released in 1979 and contained just ten tracks, whereas this 40th anniversary edition features a cover of Marvin Gaye's 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine'.


I've read many reviews declaring The Slits to be musically incompetent, which I don't think is really fair. On this classic album, they demonstrate an understanding of reggae and dub and transform them into something weird and wonderful. Granted, Ari Up's vocals are an acquired taste, but you get the feeling that she was fed up with singing normally (as in say, their cover of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine") and just wanted to experiment a little. I think she sounds fascinating on "Love Und Romance", especially the way in which she ennunciates the lines "see you later, awhile crocodile".

By: Nealysuperstar

A1 Instant Hit
A2 So Tough
A3 Spend, Spend, Spend
A4 Shoplifting
B1 New Town
B2 Ping Pong Affair
B3 Love und Romance
B4 Typical Girls
B5 Adventures Close To Home
Bonus Track
B6 I Heard It Through The Grapevine

40th Anniversary edition.
Includes die-cut inner sleeve with illustration artwork and download code.