Much-Misunderstood veterans return to the fray with career-defining album.
Vive La Rock
With one of the most unlikely comebacks in punk rock history, Slaughter and the Dogs have only gone and made the album that they probably should have as a follow-up to the patch ‘Do It Dog Style’. If this doesn’t end up in VLR’s top three at the end of the year, I’ll be hog-tied and bound. ‘Vicious’ is simply a thrill-a-minute glam punk masterclass that has as much depth and texture as it does vivacious charm and careening good times. Mick Rossi and Wayne Barrett could have happily tread the boards of any number of punk festivals playing the old album material and thos blistering ‘70s singles; the fact that they’ve put together a set of songs that are the match of that run of seven inch gold-dust says a lot about the character of the duo. From opening song ‘Trust’, which is hurtling crash and burn, to the acoustic-led ‘Maybe If We Followed the Devil’ via the Mick Ronson-summoning wah wah pedal freak-out of ‘Trash Talking Queen’, this rarely pauses for breath. The formula hasn’t dramatically changed; it’s clearly a SATD album with all of the touchstones we associate with them. It is, however, a 21st century version that has absorbed several decades of influence and found its feet and then some. With a re-jigged version of old single ‘Situations’ closing proceedings, this is an album that will surprise and delight in equal measure.
– Joe Whyte
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Time to get CRANKED UP with Slaughter & The Dogs, the true legends of Manchester UK punk rock who have returned with a vicious new album of guitar-driven savagery, their first in 15 years!
Featuring founding members, guitarist Mick Rossi and vocalist Wayne Barrett, Vicious includes 11 blistering new songs plus a killer version of T-Rex’s “”Bang A Gong (Get It On)!””
Known as the band who headlined the historic 1976 Lesser Free Trade Hall show featuring The Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks, SATD went on to release the now classic Do It Dog Style album in 1978 which contained the all-time favorites “Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone?”” and “”Dame To Blame!”
Look for the band at special live engagements including a show with The Vibrators on July 30 and at the Rebellion Festival on August 7 PLUS a full US tour later this year!
1. Trust (All I Want From You)
2. Hollywood Whores
3. Get It On (Bang A Gong)
6. Maybe If We Followed The Devil
8. Rise & Fall Of Babylon
9. You Got Class
10. Trash Talking Queen
11. What A Day