Formed in 1976 and led by then 14-year old Ari Up, The Slits were one of the first and most significant female punk bands. They made a few crude recordings, and then joined the Clash on their White Riot tour, firmly cementing their place in punk history.
In 1979, they recorded Cut with reggae producer Dennis Bovell. The record was a slight departure from their sound; unlike their live shows and previous recordings, Cut was a confident, stylistic record (not to mention the infamous album cover).
KOCH Record’s reissue of Cut will include the two bonus tracks that were on the U.K. reissue, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” and “Liebe and Romanze.”
Reviews"Here are some things you might already know about Cut, even if you haven't heard one note of the Slits' music: This is the first time the album's been released domestically in the U.S. on CD (with the obligatory bonus tracks). The album cover features three members of the group wearing nothing but mud and loincloths. When the group first formed, they couldn't play their instruments for shit. The songs on the album offer an amalgam of punk's abrasive DIY WTF-ness and the spacious relaxed rhythms of dub reggae. This album is a keystone for any and all punk-based grrrl movements. And-- though it goes without saying, it's often said anyway-- this album is terribly, terribly important in the history of the rock music and the grand scheme of canonical flippity floo flap.