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The Slits - Cut FLAC album

Performer: The Slits
Genre: Reggae
Title: Cut
Country: UK
Style: New Wave, Dub, Experimental, Reggae
FLAC version ZIP size: 1658 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1366 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1629 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 735

Cut is the 1979 debut album by English punk band The Slits. It was recorded at Ridge Farm Studios in Rusper and produced by Dennis Bovell. The album was originally released on 7 September 1979 on the Island Records label in the UK and on Antilles in the US. It reached number 30 on the UK album charts at the time. In 2004 it was voted at no 58 in The Observer's list, The 100 Greatest British Albums.

The Slits - Spend Spend Spend 3:40. The Slits - Shoplifting 1:40.

Cut by The Slits introduced an atypical group at the vanguard of female-fronted punk, influencing on everyone from Massive Attack to Sleater-Kinney. Sassy and streetwise: The Slits were everything girls in a band weren’t supposed to be before punk levelled the playing field, and their debut album, Cut, continues to astound. Admittedly, the feisty London-based quartet were well-placed to surf punk’s first wave. Dreadlocked, live-wire vocalist Arianna Forster (aka Ari Up) was the daughter of Nora Forster, future wife of Sex Pistols’ vocalist Johnny Rotten, while guitarist Viv Albertine dated The Clash’s Mick Jones and hung out with Sid Vicious. The Slits, though, were no one’s appendages and were determined to make a mark on their own terms.

the Slits, the art-guitar revelations of Television and Sonic Youth and the 21st-century dervish-noise assault of White Lung. But they’re both great, and they’re both here. Dead Kennedys' debut LP is the ultimate hardcore comedy album, with singer Jello Biafra playing Johnny Rotten as goofball satirist on songs like "California Über Alles" and "Holiday in Cambodia.

Believe it or not the three topless women on the cover art are the same women who created the groundbreaking punk/reggae album Cut. Known for their interesting rhythmic style and fusion of classic-punk, dub, ska, and reggae the Slits were one of the most unique female trios to come out of the late 70's punk explosion. Landmark records such as London Calling, Entertainment, and Unkown Pleasures were released in 1979, Cut ranks up there with every single one of them. Musically Cut blends soothing reggae beats with bouncy guitar lines and angst-ridden vocals

The Slits was a British punk e band, formed in London 1976, originally all female led by Arianna Forster (aka Ari Up. It has had different lineups until the group disbanded after Ari's death 2010. Bass guitar player Tessa Pollit also was a long time member. Hollie Cook – the daughter of Sex Pistols' drummer – joined the Slits 2005, and have now a successful solo carrier.

Album: Cut. Duration: 36:01 Year: 1979 ? Other albums: Buzzcocks - The Way.

1. So Tough (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977) Lyrics.


1 Instant Hit 2:41
2 So Tough 2:39
3 Spend, Spend, Spend 3:14
4 Shoplifting 1:35
5 FM 3:32
6 Newtown 3:46
7 Ping Pong Affair 4:14
8 Love Und Romance 2:25
9 Typical Girls 3:59
10 Adventures Close To Home 3:23

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Virgin Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Made By – PMDC, France


  • Producer – Dennis Bovell


'Made in France by PMDC' on CD label

℗ 1979 Owned by Island Records Ltd
© 1990 Owned by Island Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 042284 255028
  • Matrix / Runout: PMDC FRANCE 842 550_2 00 L7 1**F
  • Rights Society: BIEM MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Distribution Code: PY 899
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L004
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0268

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9573 The Slits Cut ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9573 UK 1979
IMCD 275, 548186-2 The Slits Cut ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records, Island Records IMCD 275, 548186-2 UK & Europe 2000
L 37127 The Slits Cut ‎(LP, Album) Island Records L 37127 New Zealand 1979
7734143 The Slits Cut ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Island Records 7734143 Europe 2019
I-200.874, I-200874 The Slits Cut ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records I-200.874, I-200874 Spain 1982