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"Cut", their long out-of-print debut album, paved the way for the Afro-Pop of Talking Heads, the reggae/new wave hybrids of Grace Jones and Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound System, and the trip hop of the nineties (imagine Bjork fronting Massive Attack).
Along with their pals, The Raincoats, The Slits were one of the few all-female bands to garner critical acclaim, a cult following, and avoid being marketed as sex objects by their record company.
No punk era CD collection is complete without "Cut", one of rock's lost classics. Buy it while you can!
The Slits had formed like The Banshees et al at the start of UK punk in 1976 and honed their craft, developing their individual sound (memorably captured on The Peel Sessions set) While Siouxsie is rightfully revered as a punk icon (largely cos of the Grundy show & no, it doesn't excuse the use of the swastika!), The Slits appear to have been sidelined in the increasingly simplistic/conservative musical history people are sold these days by VH-1, Mojo et al. Which is bizarre, as their debut album proper- Cut- remains both one of the all-time great debut albums AND one of the most influential albums to be produced in the 1970s...
The infamous cover alone sees Ari Up, Viv Albertine & Tessa Politt naked daubed in mud- without this empowering cover there would have been no Boss Hogg, no PJ Harvey...it was also memorably recreated by Mudhoney in 1990! Quite ironic when you think that The Slits label was Island- who put out the Roxy Music albums such as Country Life with female nudity. So, cover alone it's of great influence!
The music has been of influence also- Ari Up's vocals are not far from Patti Smith at times, but the music is so original...Read more ›
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An essential album for any music lover.
A perfect album. Unforgettable songs beautifully crafted and executed. Read more
A classic. I'm not being sentimental. It's still a fantastic album by a fantastic and ridiculously underrated band.Published 6 months ago by Lenton Shake
Loved this album when it was first released and it's great to reacquaint myself with it in digital quality. Unique sound that, I think, sounds pretty fresh and contemporary.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A little like early Scritti Politti, Au Pairs or Pere Ubu - a band that enjoyed the art of their situation. A cleaver record to have at hand.Published 7 months ago by AJM
Saw the Slits at the Vortex in London the night Elvis died. This is so evocative of that era, love it.Published 12 months ago by Reebi
The seminal, classic Slits album! Buy this then buy Viv Albertine's amazing expose Clothes, Music, Boys.Published 16 months ago by NobbyK