Thursday, 16 February 2012

Cook it Up

From May 2010, The Slits, re-energised after the release of 2009's Trapped Animal, an album recorded thirty years after their debut Cut, took to a festival stage in Barcelona.

Ari Up, a familiar but unique figure, and only original member, fronted the band, backed up by long time bass playing Slit Tessa Pollitt; drummer Anna Schulte: guitarist Michelle Hill; and helping out with vocals, and doing a mighty fine job, Hollie Cook (son of ex-Pistol Paul).

Six months later, Ari was dead.

Listening to this, no one could have anticipated that (including the band at the time, apparently).

A wonderful performance by Ari - an artist who believed remaining in key was nothing more than bourgeois, and no doubt patriarchal - the perfect crystallization of a truly authentic artist.
There won't be another.
Long live Ari Up!
Long live The Slits!

The Slits - Live, Barcelona (2010)

Intro
Grown Ups
Typical Girls
Shoplifting
Reject
Fade Away
FM
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Lazy Slam
Partner from Hell
Let's Do the Split

CD rip, excellent quality.
Have a punky reggae party here
(No matter what Bob would have thought....)

If you haven't checked out Hollie Cook's album yet, do.
A very nice piece of old skool styled lovers rock.

3 comments:

devotionalhooligan said...

ta for this one marrar... Long live Ari Up! :))) xx

stc said...

ohhhhh the slits! i love their cover of 'heard it through the grapevine'

roy rocket said...

Hmm, so do I.
So much better than the original ;) roy