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The Slits - Cut

  • The Slits

    Cut LP (1979)

    Island Records

These girls were just on their own shit. I mean, look at that album cover. So, this is some kind of unholy post punk / reggae / disco alliance but not in that Bad Brains heavy sort of way. Sounds kind of like The Raincoats if you ever heard that (same drummer), but more dance oriented. There's all these keyboards that just twinkle in and out and all these spaced out dub effects laying back in the mix just ready to pop out. Shit sounds absolutely nuts on headphones. Plus this is mixed like a dub record with a huge soft bass pillow to rest your head upon. You'll need it. 'Typical Girls' is the real jump off with it's no disco throbbing bass and morphing time signatures.


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