Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Slits - City Hall, Glasgow, UK - 26.09.1979 (Flac)

Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sendind me this recording to share here.


01. New Town
02. Ping Pong Affair
03. Instant Hit
04. FM
05. Or What It Is
06. Walk About
07. Adventures Close To Home
08. Spend Spend Spend
09. So Tough
10. Typical Girls
11. Animal Space (end missing)
12. Spend Spend Spend (mainly instrumental with a few vocal noises!)

Length: 47:38

Lineup: ARI UP-vocals, VIV ALBERTINE-guitar, TESSA POLLITT-bass, BRUCE SMITH-drums

Cassette(audience,unknown gen,bought in Camden Market 1992) > wav > Groove Mechanic(dehiss) > wav > Soundforge(eq) > wav CDWave(split tracks on sector boundaries) > wav > flac(6)

In October or November 1978 Budgie joined the group as drummer after Palmolive was unceremoniously thrown out of the group.  During November and December they toured with The Clash on their "Sort It Out" tour which ended with three nights at London's Lyceum, the final date being on 3rd January 1979.  At this point they were still the punk Slits.  Then there was a period of inactivity which was broken in April by an announcement that they'd signed to Island records.  In September 1979 they released a single ("Typical Girls" c/w "I Heard It Through The Grapevine") and an album ("Cut"), featuring Budgie, who had just left to join Siouxsie and the Banshees.  Bruce Smith joined the band on drums, and they did a short UK tour to promote the album.  People going to see them on this tour were to hear a very different Slits, and this is one of those gigs, Glasgow City Hall on 26th September 1979.

Egg_Crisis, 2007.