Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sluggo
 "Of It" 

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Sluggo
Contradiction
7" EP
(Shag Dog Records, 1983)

Cincinatti, Ohio's Sluggo's claim to fame was their ages. Singer Julian was the baby of the group, at 14, and drummer Andrew was the geriatric, still pounding the skins at the advanced age of 17. The lyrics to this little gem were written by 16-year-old bassist Karl, who penned the words to 75% of the tunes on this platter. Julian and Chris [see below] each wrote one, and Andrew let his sticks do the talking. The aforementioned Chris rounded out the ensemble on the electric, six-stringed twanger, and fit between Julian and Karl (i.e., he was 15). The majority of this lil' EP is pretty good, early/mid-80's hardcore, but this song stands out, and I've always dug it.

2 biased opinions:

Brushback said...

I never owned this EP, but I remember hearing Sluggo on one of those 40-band Mystic compilations, and they were probably the best band on the compilation.

Biki said...

Wow! they sure don't sound like kids! Awesome find!