A GREAT PLACE TO START
amysamm | SF, CA United States | 12/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The import version of The Slit's Peel Sessions includes various radio sessions which highlight many of their best moments. The versions of "FM" and "New Town" are far superior here than the Cut LP. "Vindictive" is not available anywhere else and is a Slits punk classic! This import also features versions of two tracks from their second LP "Return of the Giant Slits" ("Difficult Fun" and "Earthbeat") which is long out of print. The version of "In The Beginning" found here is a long drawn out jam which shouldn't be missed! BEWARE: There is a domestic Slits Peel Sessions also in print, but it is missing the three last tracks! Buy this one!"
This is probably my favorite SLITS record
Chris bct | San Diego, CA USA | 03/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most bands don't do much unique on Peel shows from what my ears have heard. Typically they're just recreating what they did in the studio for their records.
That's not the case w/ the SLITS. When I heard this record it took me places musically that the SLITS had never been before, certainly as a complete record.
The Cut first album is quite something. Course, that's assuming yer into the sound these gals made. It's not your usual stuff, punk or otherwise. Sure, they existed right in the fermament of the late 70's punk scene. But they carved out a musical place that is still only theirs.
This is an invaluable release because the SLITS released so few records. I'd recommend it in a heart beat, though I'd caution you to listen to those amazon 'listen' buttons first cuz this is not automatically going to be the group you just dig. We gotta find out if yer adventrous musically or not first. If you can get into their groove, man, they did some hot stuff and here's where they really get into it most. email@example.com"