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The Return of The Giant Slits
Genre: Alternative Rock
2007 two CD edition of the UK Post-Punk trio's second and final album featuring a bonus disc that contains all of the archived dub versions and an American radio interview that was used by CBS for an ultra rare promo-only ... more »
2007 two CD edition of the UK Post-Punk trio's second and final album featuring a bonus disc that contains all of the archived dub versions and an American radio interview that was used by CBS for an ultra rare promo-only release. Originally released in 1981, this reissue features new graphic artwork and two of the classic photos by Anton Corbijn from the NME magazine cover session. This record has often been overshadowed by the more controversial 1979 Cut album. It represents their natural development as artistes by focusing more on their interests in dub and world music that was well suited to their, by then, more accomplished playing style. Produced by Dennis Bovell and Dick O'Dell (Y Records). Blast First.
squarehawk2 | usa | 05/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"watch to see which order of "Return Of The Gaint Slits" you are getting. the tracklisting on Amazon has 12 tracks but the one i received has only 9.
beside that the tracks are great ("Difficult Fun" has this wack synth line though...). the sound strays of course to more of riddim sound, less punky but with a definite punk attitude and producer Dennis Bovell can be found on a few tracks.
the strange thing is that there is 2 versions of "Earthbeat" on the release i got but only one on the expanded version. but you're not missing anything.
anyway, grab it and enjoy."
Long Lost Gem! Giant Slits Return!!!
Baron Dakota | New York | 04/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This long out-of-print, post-punk, dubwise Slits comeback, also turned out to be their swansong. I attended their tours surrounding this release back in the day, and they'd become a tremendous afro-centric, euro-rasta outfit, with an extended line-up. The shows were incredible. This is the formal studio freeze-frame of that luminous supergroup. Ari-Up's broiling vocals soar, yodeling and ululating with the calls of the entire animal kingdom within her larynx! Tessa, Viv, and the rest, expand the SlitsSound with thundering tribal drumming, big, deep bass runs, and all manner of autumnal, Saharan effects. The most sinuous, and authetic of all the ensuing African-influenced, post-punk acts of the time. With the antiseptic drudgery of new wave ahead, The Slits abandoned ship, and ran for individualized pursuits. Most notably Ari, who landed in the jungles of Borneo, Belize, and Jamaica. She continued to release influential discs with the New Age Steppers, which share a sound kindred with this album. Ari-Up is now back from the jungle, releasing her own music through www.ari-up.com ! "Return Of The Giant Slits" includes a bonus track of "Earthbeat" with the ladies crooning the song in Japanese. Critical music!!!"
Dede Korkut | 05/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, the CD contains only nine tracks really and not the twelve that is advertised here. But don't let that deter you from purchasing a copy. You'd only be doing yourself a disservice. Think an improv session with Bjork, Jah Wobble and Youssou N'Dour and you might get an impression of the music brewing on the disc.
Thick slabs of hot dub that skip and slide under fat loping beats - Anyone who cares to hear where the Futureheads, Metric and the Fever took their cues should look no further than the Slits' "Return...""