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Slam
999
Slam
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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19 demos cut in 1980-81 for two of the English new wave group's most successful albums, 'Concrete' and 'Biggest Prize In Sport'. Seven of the tracks are previously unreleased songs; the other 12 are 'works in progress' tha...  more »

      
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All Artists: 999
Title: Slam
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Overground Records
Original Release Date: 4/20/1999
Re-Release Date: 4/27/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 652160008428

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Album Description
19 demos cut in 1980-81 for two of the English new wave group's most successful albums, 'Concrete' and 'Biggest Prize In Sport'. Seven of the tracks are previously unreleased songs; the other 12 are 'works in progress' that differ substantially from the final album versions. 1999 release.
 

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A collection of demos
eveoflove | North York, Ontario Canada | 05/13/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Made in UK in 1998, Serial# OVER-84-CD, Playing Time 54:21To put it simply (and bluntly), this disc is simply atrocious.Made up of a collection of demos recorded back in the 80's, it's hard to believe that the liner notes have been written by vocalist/guitarist Nick Cash himself.Not only are they demos, but I'd say incomplete demos: some tracks didn't even make it (in a completed form) to their albums.It's sometimes interesting (emphasis on SOMETIMES) to hear early versions of tracks we really enjoy, but in this instance, some are truly pathetic. Even the content of the disc itself doesn't always match the back panel of the packaging (seriously!, don't blame it on Amazon.com).6 of these tracks were later completed and included on the "Concrete" album, in MUCH better versions: I'll never be able to listen to "Taboo" the same way again.I wouldn't even recommend this to fellow fans of 999, and even less to the novice. All remaining copies of this album should go into a compactor: not because my copy would raise in value, but because no one should be inflicted this kind of aural torture."