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LA Noise-Rock Band SLUG (1988-1996) Reissue 2 records!

In their 8 active years, Los Angeles based experimental noise-rock sextet SLUG recorded three albums, a half-dozen singles and played hundreds of shows in Los Angeles, the northwest and throughout the US. They played alongside bands including Unsane, The Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Hole, Ruins, Distorted Pony, Cherubs, Steel Pole Bathtub, Sleep, Unwound, Crash Worship, Nation of Ulysses, KK Null, and many others. Throughout their career, the members of SLUG were active in the Los Angeles music scene, as DJs on KXLU radio, and releasing side projects and running various labels.  As regular inhabitants at the influential, all-ages club Jabberjaw, SLUG also enjoyed the distinction of playing the most shows during Jabberjaw’s brief, incandescent lifespan. The band’s line-up always included two guitars, two bassists and a variety of metal percussion, tape loops, and found-instruments. The band toured nationally twice and played it’s final show in LA in 1996 at a now-defunct Hollywood record store, No Life.

Swingers –  Originally released as a 10″ vinyl on the band’s own Magnatone Products label, the mini-LP was recorded at Robert Hammer’s Surrogate Spike studios in Los Angeles. The reissue features an unreleased version of the title track and two other songs recorded during the same sessions but never released.

Early Volume – A new compilation of the band’s 7″ vinyl singles and compilation tracks.


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