Monday, November 7, 2011

Sluggo - Contradiction 7"

I didn't know anything about this band back in the day, but I really liked this 7". Pretty straightforward hardcore from '83. I searched for some info and found out they're from Cincinnati, Ohio, this is their only release, and they've done a couple reunion shows the past couple years.
Here's a description is their own words:

Founded by four suburban youths in 1983, Sluggo ambushed the unsuspecting Cincinnati music scene with its brand of fast, loud, straight-edged hardcore influenced primarily by the Dischord bands from Washington, D.C. The Cincinnati scene had several great punk bands around (Musical Suicide, SS-20, The Edge, Snare and The Idiots, and others), but Sluggo stood apart by being younger, appearing more clean-cut, and playing much tighter than any of their older counterparts. 
As members changed and the musical interests of the members evolved, Sluggo moved away from the thrash sound of D.C. toward the metallic appeal of Motorhead. This direction was an appropriate one, as guitarist Chris Donnelly had matured into an accomplished lead player. In their later days, singer Julian Bevan, having completely overcome his initial shyness, put on an extraordinary show by leaping around the stage with a sweaty devillock obscuring his growly face while Donnelly displayed his virtuosic guitar work.
The second and third incarnations of Sluggo each produced studio recordings that for a variety of reasons were never released. Fortunately, the master tapes survived the intervening years and they have been digitally re-mastered, now sounding better than ever.
If you like this check out their website: It's got all their recordings available for download.

It's A Contradiction

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