In the bottom photo, that’s Carla Bozulich helping Steve out with the vocals, as Robert Hammer (engineer of many of Slug’s early recordings, just below Steve’s head) and Corrin (from Ben is Dead, on the left) watch.
For much of Slug‘s existence, photographer Don Lewis was on hand, going to our shows, dropping in on our recording sessions, and capturing a great visual record of what we were doing.
We asked Don if we could post a few of his photos here on slugla.com, and he generously turned over a huge archive of pics from his years of following us around L.A. We’ll be posting them here in small batches over the next several months so keep your eyes open, and give Don some love by visiting his site at wilddonlewis.com.
A big thank you to Martin Wong for this very cool article.
All band photos by Wild Don Lewis.
Worlds collided a few weeks ago when I introduced the legendary punk rocker Rikk Agnew to my friends and our hosts Steve and Max (a.k.a. Cyrano and Lotus) when we were guests on KXLU’s Molotov Cocktail Hour. I casually mentioned that Steve used to sing for a band called Slug, and Rikk immediately recalled being blown away by them at Bogart’s in Long Beach. In fact, he flashed back on them somewhat recently and had even dug up videos on YouTube. And then the very next day, the ex-member of the Adolescents and Christian Death sent me a text saying that he downloaded the recently remastered tracks on Bandcamp and to let Steve know that he was in Slug heaven!
I’m super excited about the return of Slug as well, fondly recall seeing them often in the ’90s when they were…
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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.