Tracklist 01 Movement 02 Give Him A Sip 'Cause His Mind's Messed Up' 03 Sand 04 Distended 05 Diminished Ideal 06 This Is The Big Tree 07 Cartwheels Of Glory 08 At Sea 09 Inattention 10 Interruptions 11 On The Beach 12 Bleached
Loved by those who were lucky to hear them.Formed in the early '80s by ex-Saccharine Trust drummer Rob Holzman and other hangers-on of the LA scene, they went on to release a string of stunning, evocative and highly individual records that still amaze today. There is truly no other band that sounds like Slovenly. Sometimes they evoke memories of No Wave, Beefheart, MX-80 Sound, Wire, Television, Pere Ubu and The Fall, yet their synthesis of these influences is their own. The guitars weave throughout each other like a good Magic Band should, or Lloyd and Verlaine in Television once did, the rhythm sections anchors itself into a beat to allow their fellow members to achieve this, and the vocalist, the deapan Steve Anderson, delivers his sermons of love and woe. Three completely brilliant LP's were released in a row: Thinking of Empire from 1986, Riposte from 1987, and We Shoot For the Moon from 1989 Thinking of Empire is Slovenly's first mature work, a flowering of art-punk influences and California punk mindset.Listeners struggled with Slovenly's prickly sound chiefly because of the monotone delivery of singer Steve Anderson and his tendency to toss off lyrics. After getting a handle on Anderson's delivery, however, it's easy to hear how magnificently the singer sways with the sideways lashings the shifting layers of guitars concoct. The band's three guitarists alternate on bass and six-string electrics, applying a bracing angularity to songs like "Distended," "Cartwheels of Glory," and "At Sea," which fasten driving riffs to becalmed, drifting interludes, resulting in musical mazes that, when solved, are endlessly rewarding. Thinking of Empire is the link in the SST label chain that connects the punk, to an instrumental art-damage. Rarely has the beauty of post-punk's gray areas been so strikingly captured.
WeBuilTArks Info : This is one of the great lost classics of the 80's! If you don't have it, Don't missed it !!!!