SLOW: Against the Glass: LP

Jan 31, 2018

It’s time for another Canadian punk rock history lesson. In this episode, we will discuss the Vancouver band that had the world in its hands, then disappeared. In the mid-‘80s, Slow were the Vancouver band everyone loved. Heavy and fast but with a serious rock’n’roll vibe, they managed to release a 7” and an LP before they made headlines as the “punk band that shut down the 1986’s World Exposition Fair’s independent music showcase in a bout of drunken punk rock nakedness.” Then they were gone. Until now. Recently, Slow reformed to play a handful of shows promoting this amazing reissue that includes all of their recorded output. Listening to it now, it is shocking how influential it has been on Canadian music for generations. From the newest local band rattling around in their basement, to the Tragically Hip (arguably the best Canadian mainstream band there was) and all points in between. Even American bands like Murder City Devils or even Green River (who opened for Slow on their last show in 1987) have a bit of the sound. This is one lost gem that is worth checking out. –Ty Stranglehold (Artoffact,