The Slits Cut (Deluxe Edition)

Cut (Deluxe Edition)

The Slits

Released on January 1, 2009 by KOCH RECORDS

Main artist: The Slits

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Punk / New Wave

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Album : 2 disks - 40 tracks Total length : 02:09:55

    DISC 1
  1. 1 Instant Hit

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  2. 2 So Tough

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  3. 3 Spend, Spend, Spend

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  4. 4 Shoplifting

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  5. 5 Fm

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  6. 6 Newtown

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  7. 7 Ping Pong Affair

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  8. 8 Love Und Romance

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  9. 9 Typical Girls

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  10. 10 Adventures Close To Home

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  11. 11 I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Barrett Strong, Composer, Author - Norman Whitfield, Composer, Author - Stuart, Producer - The Slits, Producer, MainArtist - Emi Music Publishing Ltd, MusicPublisher - EMI Songs Ltd, MusicPublisher - Stone Agate Music, MusicPublisher - Réma, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  12. 12 Liebe And Romanze (Slow Version)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  13. 13 Typical Girls (Brink Style Dub)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1979 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  14. 14 Love And Romance (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977)

    Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1977 BBC Music

  15. 15 Vindictive (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977)

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1977 BBC Worldwide Music Ltd.

  16. 16 Newtown (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977)

    Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1977 BBC Worldwide Music Ltd.

  17. 17 Shoplifting (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977)

    Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1977 BBC Worldwide Music Ltd.

  18. 18 So Tough (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977)

    Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1977 BBC Worldwide Music Ltd.

  19. 19 Instant Hit (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977)

    Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1977 BBC Worldwide Music Ltd.

  20. 20 FM (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977)

    Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 1977 BBC Worldwide Music Ltd.

  21. DISC 2
  22. 1 I Heard It Through The Grapevine ("Rough Mix")

    Barrett Strong, Composer, Author - Norman Whitfield, Composer, Author - Dennis Bovell, Producer - The Slits, MainArtist - Emi Music Publishing Ltd, MusicPublisher - EMI Songs Ltd, MusicPublisher - Stone Agate Music, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  23. 2 Instant Hit (8 Track Demo)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  24. 3 Spend, Spend, Spend (8 Track Demo)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  25. 4 Newtown (8 Track Demo)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  26. 5 Adventures Close To Home (8 Track Demo)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  27. 6 Instant Hit ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  28. 7 So Tough ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  29. 8 Spend, Spend, Spend (Toast Version)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  30. 9 Shoplifting ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  31. 10 FM ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  32. 11 Newtown ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  33. 12 Ping Pong Affair ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  34. 13 Love Und Romance ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  35. 14 Typical Girls ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  36. 15 Adventures Close To Home ("Rough Mix")

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  37. 16 So Tough (Outtake)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  38. 17 Instant Hit (Instrumental Outtake)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  39. 18 Typical Girls (Instrumental Outtake)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  40. 19 Spend, Spend, Spend (Dub Version)

    Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist - EMI Virgin Music Limited, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

  41. 20 In The Beginning, There Was Rhythm (Early Version)

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Dennis Bovell, Producer - Viviane Albertine, Composer, Author - Tessa Pollitt, Composer, Author - Arianne Foster, Composer, Author - Paloma Romero, Composer, Author - The Slits, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Ltd.

About

Its amateurish musicianship, less-than-honed singing, and thick, dubwise rhythms might not be for everyone, but there's little denying the crucial nature of the Slits' first record. Along with more recognized post-punk records like Public Image Limited's Metal Box, the Pop Group's Y, and less-recognized fare like the Ruts DC and Mad Professor's Rhythm Collision Dub, Cut displayed a love affair with the style of reggae that honed in on deep throbs, pulses, and disorienting effects, providing little focus on anything other than that and periodic scrapes from guitarist Viv Albertine. But more importantly, Cut placed the Slits along with the Raincoats and Lydia Lunch as major figureheads of unbridled female expression in the post-punk era. Sure, Hole, Sleater-Kinney, and Bikini Kill would have still happened without this record (there were still the Pretenders and Patti Smith, just to mention a few of the less-subversive groundbreakers), but Cut placed a rather indelible notch of its own in the "influential" category, providing a spirited level rarely seen since. Heck, the Slits themselves couldn't match it again. You could call some of these songs a reaction to the Nuggets bands, or the '60s garage acts that would find as many ways as possible to say "women are evil." Songs like "Instant Hit" (about PiL guitarist Keith Levene), "So Tough" (about Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten), "Ping Pong Affair," and "Love Und Romance" point out the shortcomings of the opposite sex and romantic involvements with more precision and sass than the boys were ever able to. "Spend Spend Spend" and "Shoplifting" target consumerism with an equal sense of humor ("We pay f*ck all!"). Despite the less-than-polished nature and street-tough ruggedness, Cut is entirely fun and catchy; it's filled with memorable hooks, whether they're courtesy of the piano lick that carries "Typical Girls" or Ari Up's exuberant vocals. (One listen to Up will demonstrate that Björk might not be as original as you've been led to believe.) Island's 2000 reissue blows away the 1990 CD version in sound and presentation. A mammoth improvement is made with the sound, and extensive liner notes and photos are included. Movie fans should also check out High Fidelity, in which a copy of Cut makes more appearances than many of its co-stars. ~ Andy Kellman

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