“Swingers” and “Early Volume” now available on Bandcamp

Slug‘s first recordings, all made between 1991 and 1994, are now available for the first time as digital download from Slug‘s Bandcamp page.

We have released two albums:

Swingers is a re-issue of our first album, an EP originally released on 10″ vinyl in 1992. In addition there are three never-before-released tracks: “Diesel” (originally recorded for a compilation that never came out), “Horrible Skull” (we’re not sure why this was never released…) and an alternate recording of “Swingers” with backing vocals by Carla Bozulich and Beth Capper.

Early Volume is a new collection of our singles and tracks from various compilations we appeared on over the years. Most of the tracks on this release were only ever available on vinyl.

Both albums are available at slug.bandcamp.com now.

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To soothe your rattled nerves: Godstopper

godstopper-cropAs you may have heard, on November 18th Slug is re-releasing all of our pre-1994 recordings for you to enjoy with your loved ones over Thanksgiving dinner. And to further whet your appetite for late 20th century noise, we’ve decided to release another track in advance.

According to our own Mr. S. K. Ratter, “Godstopper” is a meditation on our crass society and evil leaders”, so it seems particularly appropriate given the events of this past week. The song was originally sold on a one-sided single, and was only available directly from the band during our first national tour in 1992. It was a limited edition of 200 copies with individually stamped covers and record labels, and sold out very quickly.

To help ease that ominous sense of despondence you may be feeling of late, we’re giving you the digitally remastered “Godstopper” for free this week only at slug.bandcamp.com. We will heartily endorse its use at your next protest march.

Please enjoy, and come back in a week for all of “Swingers” and “Early Volume”.