As part of our interview with Dealing With Damage during the week I asked Ed for his dream line up for a festival. His answers made me search through my collection for these bands
The Slits Typical Girls
A band that was so influential but yet still a bit undervalued, or are they. Can’t wait to see the Here to be heard documentary coming soon on the Slits
Rites of Spring
I couldn’t decide what song to pick so went with a gig in their hometown. Sound not brilliant but it captures the energy so well. Groundbreakers
Articles of Faith
From Chicago this band formed in the early 80’s. This singer Vic Bondi wrote about his favourite gig for our fanzine. This was an Artice of Faith gig at Riotfest but I’m sure there’s many fols who wish they were at some of those gigs back when the band started
Embrace had one record. They lasted less than a year. They embraced the revolution summer in DC in 1985. They were great.
Squirrelbait were from Kentucky. They led the genre that would become known as math rock. David Grubbs is still performing and members went on to be in bands such as Bitch Magnet, Gastr Del Sol, Slint and Bastro. Maybe you’ve heard some of them?