As you may know, there’s been a long delay in the re-issuance of Slug‘s early recordings. This was due to a reluctance on the part of former Slug impresario Reginald Barnes, who long held that Slug‘s earliest recordings should remain as relics of an previous era (e.g. 1991-92). Nevertheless, the gentlemen of Slug finally succeeded in prying the master recordings from Barnes’ grip. They’ve digitally remastered them and are ready to re-issue them one month from today, on November 18th, 2016.
There will be two re-issues available:
Swingers will contain the tracks from the original 10″ EP, as well as other tracks that were recorded during the same sessions. It will also include a never-before-released alternate version of “Swingers” with backing vocals by Carla Bozulich and Beth Capper.
Early Volume will have all of the 7″ singles and compilation tracks, many of which weren’t released on CD and have never been available in any digital form.
Both albums will be released on slug.bandcamp.com on November 18th, 2016, a mere 10 days after the collapse of American democracy. What a great way to celebrate the end of the world!
Oh, and one more thing: to kick-off the month-until-this-happens, we’re issuing a previously unreleased track today! Diesel, a song originally recorded for an aborted compilation of car songs (don’t ask), is now available on slug.bandcamp.com. Go get it!