Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Slits - Unknown Venue, New York, USA - 20.07.1981 (MP3)

Excellent sounding radio broadcast from WFMU. Thanks to Egg_Crisis for sending me the files to share here.


01 Walk About
02 I Heard It Through The Grapevine
03 Difficult Fun
04 Man Next Door
05 Life On Earth
06 Animal Space
07 Fade Away
08 Earthbeat
09 E Na Tu (The Wedding Song)

Length - 66:34

Tape flip on the radio stations copy was after Life On Earth (the DJ had to stop and turn the tape over).
This is from the realmedia stream. I've never found a higher quality copy, hopefully someone has a tape they recorded off the radio.
Track 9 listed as "E Na Tu" on the WFMU webpage. A version of the song is on the BBC Sessions CD titled "The Wedding Song".
From the stream for the show hosted by Pat Duncan, October 10, 2002.

Sourced from the WFMU realmedia(.rm) stream (20.7kBps, 44.1kHz, Mono, G2, 16 bits).



  1. Fantastic, these Slits recordings are fascinating. I taped them myself once, supporting The Clash in Bournemouth and can still remember listening back to the tape in the coach station in the early hours after the gig thinking the guitar sounded brilliant. Lent the tape to someone, lost track of it (like a few other tapes)...it's out there somewhere!

  2. Hello Mick! It IS OUT THERE indeed-look here:http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/the-slits-live-in-the-u-s-a-1981-a-68847.html

  3. The venue is My Father's Place in Roslyn, Long Island, NY. I was at this show and I am so glad I was.