The debut LP from the seminal Slaughter & The Dogs, one of the first wave of Punk bands that shook up the music industry in the 1977 Punk Explosion – Includes the singles Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone , Quick Joey Small and Dame To Blam.
Slaughter And The Dogs first came to the blank generation nation’s attention when they blagged the hard-fought support slot to the Sex Pistols’ legendary Manchester debut in July 1976. While uniformly squeezed into the haphazard haberdashery of the Kings Road, Slaughter’s hearts belonged in another era. They were named by combining album titles from Mick Ronson and David Bowie, covered Velvet Underground and New York Dolls material and grew their hair back as soon as it seemed reasonably safe to do so. Consequently, their glam-angled three chord plummets always seemed slightly contrived, yet the cartoon yob ludicrousness of Do It Dog Style is nothing short of irresistible. The Cult’s Billy Duffy started his career in a later Slaughter line-up, and even Morrissey auditioned for their perpetually up-for-grabs vocalist role, but ultimately all you really need to know about Slaughter is that their drummer was called Mad Muffet.
Yellow Vinyl.
(Taang! Records)