Saturday, June 24, 2006

Typical girls?

Those "Typical Girls" of punkdom The Slits are releasing their first new material in more than 20 years. The release will be a three-track EP, and one of the tracks -- "Number One Enemy" -- features Ants guitarist Marco and Pistols drummer Paul Cook.

The Slits, eh? Didn't John Lydon used to go out with one of their mums? Maybe they got married. Who knows?

Here's the cover of The Slits' first album, Cut.

3 Comments:

Blogger the cappuccino kid said...

ah the slits! again, caused certain stirrings in my youth!
off to have a moment. back later!

24 June, 2006 20:05  
Blogger wrinkled weasel said...

WW boasts:

I saw the Slits perform live at the Rainbow. It was awful! They had a really shite support act called Prince Hammer or something and during that, a SLIT came and sat next to me to watch the show.

Then there was longish break, and finally the Slits came on and did 20 minutes (probably their entire repertoire). The sound was lousy and the girls mumbled into the mikes as if they really wanted to be somewhere else.

I bought into the idea that big girls with muddy tits was an exciting concept, but in the end, you have to have the music to back it up.

By the way, their debut album was produced by one, Robin Scott, who was famous for the incredible one hit wonder, "Pop Music" as "M"

The audience was of course full of punks (all except me, that is) and they were delightful and very polite, mostly asking if there was a vegetarian option on the sandwich stall.

24 June, 2006 23:43  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

To be perfectly honest, the only Slits track I know is "Typical Girls", and that's only because it was on the NME's excellent Pogo A Go Go tape of many many moons ago (1986?). Good track, I think.

Didn't know about M man, no.

25 June, 2006 10:18  

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