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The Slits: Holland Park School, London

Live Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, January 1978

I BURBLED MY feelings about The Slits for four pages in ZZ75 last July, and happily that resulted in crazed Radio One producer and Zigzag ...

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Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, December 1976

Palmolive, drums; Kate Korus, rhythm guitar; Suzi Gutsy, bass; Arianna Forster, lead vocals ...

The Slits

Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, '1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', 1977

ONE OF THE arguments trotted out to minimize punk rock was that however good or bad the sound was live, it would be impossible to ...

The Clash etc: Harlesden's Burning

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, March 1977

The Clash/The Buzzcocks/The Subway Sect/The Slits: Harlesden Colosseum, London ...

The Clash/Buzzcocks/Subway Sect/The Slits: Harlesden Colosseum, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, NME, March 1977

NICK KENT comes out of hiding to offer himself as a 'punk' sacrifice to the ritualistic 'beat' of THE CLASH, THE BUZZCOCKS, THE SUBWAY SECT ...

The Clash, Buzzcocks, Subway Sect, Slits: Coliseum, Harlesden, London

Live Review by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, April 1977

THE GRANDLY-NAMED COLISEUM in Harlesden, London, turned out somewhat grander than most people expected. It's no fleapit, more a small local theatre — complete with ...

The Front Line: On The Road With The Clash

Report by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, May 1977

JOE STRUMMER says he'll smash my face in if I so much as print a syllable of what's said in the dressing room of the ...

The Slits

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, August 1977

THERE ARE FEW groups I'd rather go and see at the moment than The Slits. They've only been going a few months in their present ...

Subway Sect/The Slits: Music Machine, Camden, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, October 1977

Sect stumble. Slits excite ...

Buzzcocks, The Slits: Thames Polytechnic,Woolwich, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, NME, March 1978

Buzzcocks turn pro ...

The Buzzcocks: Another Movie In A Different Cinema

Report and Interview by Jane Suck, Sounds, March 1978

I SMOKE TOO much. I drink too much. I do drugs and don't get off, and, according to Dead Fingers Talk's manager and all the ...

The Clash/The Slits: Village Bowl, Bournemouth

Live Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1978

IT'S 5.30 in the morning and for some reason I'm stuck on a ledge halfway down a several hundred foot cliff overhanging Bournemouth beach... And ...

The Slits

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, April 1979

THE SLITS AND me in an Interview Situation, eh? Well, hardly. We just chat away (it was better when the cassette was off but I ...

One Day, All Girls Will Made This Way: The Slits: Cut (Island) *****

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, September 1979

SLACK JAW, warm hearts: Cuts is astoundingly good. ...

The Slits: Cut (Island); Siouxsie & The Banshees: Join Hands (Polydor)

Review by Paul Morley, NME, September 1979

AS THE Slits sing-song: don't take it seriously. ...

The Slits: Hurrah, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, NME, January 1980

ANOTHER American debut of another new British band at Hurrah's. But this is New Year's Eve and the ticket is 25 bucks – probably a ...

The Slits: And Lo, 'Three Wise Slits Take Their Temple To The West'

Report and Interview by Vivien Goldman, NME, December 1980

GAMES ON TRAINS ...

The Slits: Return Of The Giant Slits (CBS)

Review by Richard Cook, NME, October 1981

SO SOMEONE else gives up their all to the beat of the drum. Bongos clump, shakers rattle and roll, the bright ching of bells and ...

Punk: Rogues Gallery

Overview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, January 1986

TO PUT EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE, AS TO WHERE THE ORIGINALS FROM '76 HAVE GONE; BE IT A WAYSIDE DITCH OR A MAJOR RECORD COMPANY WATER ...

The Slits: Cut

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, December 1997

I remember very clearly the first time I heard Cut – it was the summer of '79, I was staying at my aunt's in the ...

The Slits: Cutting Edge

Retrospective and Interview by Paul Morley, Uncut, February 2001

I AM A LITTLE nervous as I approach Viv Albertine's house. She was a Slit. For anybody of a certain age who has a penis ...

The Slits: The Distaff Side of Punk - The Slits Re-Released at Last

Retrospective by Mac Randall, New York Observer, February 2005

IF YOU ASK PEOPLE to name the most influential punk-rock bands of all time – even people who boast scarily high levels of pop-culture awareness ...

The Slits: Girls Together Outrageously

Interview by Fred Mills, Harp, March 2005

"You haven't said yet how good I look on my Web site!" ...

The Slits: An extract from Typical Girls; The Story Of The Slits

Book Excerpt by Zoë Street Howe, Omnibus Books, 2009

NOTE: Zoe Street Howe managed to interview all four original members of The Slits – Ari Up, Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt and Paloma 'Palmolive' Romero ...

Memories Of Ari Up

Memoir by Adam Blake, Rock's Backpages, February 2011

AT THE START OF September 2005 I moved into a new place: a rather Agatha Christie-esque 1930s apartment block at the posh end of Ladbroke ...

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